We hope you don’t mind if we jump on to the burning questions. First off, where were you born and raised?
I was born in Kanagawa Ken, Japan and my family stayed at Chiba Ken and Tokyo during my preliminary schooling. I then continued my studies here until I got my Bachelor’s degree.
Oh, so you’re mostly Filipino. How did you get into modeling?
I jumpstarted this wonderful career when I was 15 years old, although I never had a chance to attend workshops and modeling courses before. I started as a stage play actress when I was in elementary, then a talent manager saw my potential to be a model. Since then, I’ve been going to VTRs and go-sees for TV commercials and print projects.
Have you also done acting jobs?
Yes, I had some minor characters in GMA-7 from 2002 to 2004. As far as I recall, I missed some of my school activities to grab those acting job opportunities, ha ha!
What other countries have you modeled in?
I had some advertisement campaigns for online gaming companies in China and the US, a catalog for fitness center ads in Korea and an appearance in a lifestyle magazine in Japan. I also had photo sessions in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
Apart from modeling, what other career options are you considering?
I can continue my nursing career as a clinical instructor instead of being a staff in a hospital ward. I’ve worked as a flight attendant for almost two years in one of the local airlines.
That suits you well.
Ha ha! I’m also planning to take a pilot course in the future. Or maybe become a sexy pastry chef.
How would guys like us ever get the chance to go out with a girl like you?
I like a guy with looks but with a little mystery! He could be reserved, shy and silent but when he starts talking I will be able to learn something new every time. He should be easy to talk with, open minded and open-hearted. A hardworking man ruled by his moral ethics and responsibilities in life.
Er, that’s quite a handful. Physically, what do you find sexy in a guy?
Chinito, nice smile, nice build, smart and he has to care about something other than sex!
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done?
Since I’ve worked as a flight attendant before, I’ve moved several times to strange cities where I didn’t know anyone!
Of course. Have you done anything as “adventurous” in those cities?
Ha ha! Nothing adventurous, in fact I’m a jerk in bed. Kidding!
What activities do you like doing with your man?
Maybe extreme sports and out-of-town recreational activities like skydiving, scuba diving, zip line, water surfing and drifting.
What other projects do you do?
I usually have print projects related to beauty, cosmetics, fitness and clothing, so it’s really rare for people to see me posing provocatively
INTERVIEW: JOEY TUAZON
STYLING AND MAKEUP: JO TICZON OF BENEFITS STYLE SALON
HAIR: DONN DONATO OF BENEFITS STYLE SALON
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