What was going through your mind coming into this shoot?
I was just super excited to do another shoot for FHM.
That’s right. You shot for FHM Thailand before.
Yes, I did. It was awesome. I got to work with a friend of mine who was the photographer and the pictures looked great.
Did you do anything to prepare for this shoot?
I listened to some reggae music in the car and played air drums.
When did you start modeling?
When I was 16. I was living in Miami. The shoot was for a scarf catalogue. I remember getting the photos back and they photoshopped me 10 pounds lighter. I thought, “I look so great!”
Has modeling been your dream since you were little?
Yeah! My mom was a model. I used to go through her old portfolio and thought, “I want to do that.” I get to be a Barbie every day, just dress up, and meet cool people.
We’re glad you pursued modeling. But with a bod like yours, we have to ask—what’s your workout like?
I work out an hour to an hour and a half a day, six days a week. I wake up at 5:45 every morning to go to the gym and I go to sleep at 9 p.m. like clockwork.
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Photography Rey Trejano Hair and Makeup Tina Luong