You’re a regular girl with a nine-to-five job who just happens to look like our favorite Japanese adult video (AV) idols, so you do modeling on the side. Did we get that right?
Ha ha! I do freelance work as a graphic designer. I currently have a contract with a company based in Japan. I design clothes for them. Modeling, I’ve been doing this for months pa lang.
Where did it all begin?
I applied for a car show just to try it out, but then I got scheduled for shoots. And so I joined the Premiere Vixens, which is my first modeling contest. It’s fun, I get to meet new models and learn modeling tricks, like doing makeup.
With those looks, your name isn’t probably an alias. Or is it?
It’s an alias. Though I’m really half Japanese, born to a Filipino mom and a Japanese dad. My real name is harder to pronounce. I was in fact in Japan a year ago. The culture there’s very different—they’re really outgoing and they can express what they want. But I grew up here so I prefer living here.
Maria Ozawa, Saori Hara, Tina Yuzuki—any of them ring a bell?
I used to be a fan of Maria Ozawa. When I was in high school, I wanted to be a porn star. My classmates back then actually called me “porn star.” And now that I’m here, sabi nila I’m now one step closer to my dream. Ha ha!
INTERVIEW: ALEX C. PAITA
STYLING: CY BREE
MAKEUP: RHINA MONTEMAYOR
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