You have an interesting name. Where did it come from?
It came from my mother…kidding! It is actually my screen name. I was studying at a Catholic school
at the time, where sexy modeling was prohibited. So I had to hide my identity for the sake of not getting kicked out of school. Then my first talent agent named me Barbie San Miguel.
When did you start modeling?
After graduating from high school. Actually I didn’t have any plans on entering the modeling industry. My focus back then was to pursue studying in college but my parents were having a hard time sending me and my siblings to school. That’s why I found my way into modeling.
What’s the hardest part about being a model?
Well, being a model is not as easy as it looks. To be honest, the hardest part about being a model is when most people think that they can buy models like candy. But I think it’s part of the business and I don’t want to be sensitive about it. I’m actually used to it.
What has been the worst case of someone trying to buy you like candy?
There was a time during a car show, may nag-approach sa akin and asked me, “Magkano ka?” Halos umapaw na yung dugo ko sa ulo ko. But since nandoon ako sa event, I still managed to smile and just turned my back on that guy. Ayoko namang pumatol sa mga ganung tao.
What do you look for in a man?
I prefer those badass-looking guys. Kasi pag mala-boy-next-door baka mas girly pa yun sa akin since I grew up in a house full of brothers. It’s a plus if the guy can catch my attention and has a very good sense of humor, kasi madaldal ako at ayaw kong nasasapawan ko yung kausap ko. Mas gusto ko yung lalaki yung nagdadala ng conversation. Tsaka gusto ko rin yung mabango para masarap halikan at yakapin.
What’s your go-to move in the bedroom?
I always want to be on top. Gusto ko kasi ako yung nagko-control. When I’m on top mas nakikita ko yung reaction ng partner ko, and that’s what turns me on.
What does it take for a guy to approach you?
If ever someone will approach me, gusto ko yung confident pero hindi mayabang. Or kung mayabang, dapat kaya yung yabang hindi yung puro hangin lang.
What are your turn-offs?
Nate-turn-off ako sa mga taong feeling cool, yung sobrang presko. Lalo na yung mga feeling guwapo.
What’s the worst case of a guy coming on to you in public?
Yung guys na nagtatanong ng number ko agad, instead na makipagkilala muna. Sobrang nakakainis.
Any turn-offs in the bedroom?
Nate-turn-off ako sa maliit at walang gawa. Kung ano man yun kayo na bahala mag-isip. Ha ha!
INTERVIEW: JASON TULIO
MAEKUP: RHINA MONTEMAYOR
STYLING: CAROL CONCEPCION
HAIR: KLICK VICTORIA