From the OC to Malibu
I'm Vietnamese and French. I was born in Orange County, California and now I live in Malibu, which is right on the beach. It’s very relaxing here but far from where the nightlife is.
I’ve been very busy the past couple of months. I manage our family beauty salon and I'm also working on a Jewelry/Accessories line with my partner. I model part time, which means I'm constantly going to meetings and auditions every day. I've been thinking about getting into acting, too. I just love being productive and there are lots of things I want to do. This year is going to be even better!
Up and coming
I've been featured in many music videos—from Kanye West, Far East Movement, Jay Sean just to name a few. I’ve done commercials for McDonalds and Budlite. I recently got a shot for Hangover 2, which will come out in May 2011. I'm very excited about that.
People always assume that I'm stuck-up or that I’ve got no personality. What they don’t know is I'm completely the opposite of that. I never get intimidated by people. I'm friendly and outgoing because you never what know what you're missing out on.
Go get her
I've come across some negative people in my life so you can say I’m like this for a reason. I just think if you want something, go out there and get it. Don’t depend on someone else to do it.
She loves us
I love Pinoys. I think you have style. You look Asian and Spanish, which makes you very exotic. I love the Filipino accent when you speak English. I think it’s so cute.
She really does!
I have lots of Filipino friends. I love the Filipino culture and your food. I swear I never cook but for the first time, a couple months ago, I made chicken adobo. I’m so proud of myself! I know there are different ways to cook it but I think I did okay. I'm also a big fan of Manny Pacquiao, not just because he’s a good boxer but also for what he does for his people. Of course, there’s also my friend Apl de ap from the Black Eyed Peas, who’s doing a charity tour for the kids in the Philippines right now. I may not be Filipino but I know how to say, “mahal kita.”
PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHAEL BALL
INTERVIEW: LOU E. ALBANO
MAKEUP: VAL C