"First of all, I would like to say that I am extremely fond of FHM," says Irish model Shahira Barry. "I feel that working with you guys would be a blast." If it means hooking up with more readers all the way from Ireland and Bangladesh, then by golly, count us in!
Scroll down below to know more about this week's Hot Turista applicant!
About this week's Hot Turista
Nationality: Irish (mixed)
Occupation: Primary school teacher-turned-full time model
Please let us into your world. What's it like being you?
I am extremely close with my family and I love animals! I come from a very small town in the west coast of Ireland and in my spare time I go on hikes and walks with my mother and sister. I also love going out with my friends, and shopping.
What's the craziest thing you've done in the name of love?
I've been in a couple of long-term relationships and I am definitely a romantic at heart, but I haven't done anything too crazy except travel and drive long distances to see someone I care about.
Share to us the wildest thing you've ever done, drunk or sober.
I'm really not a very wild person. I'm quite laidback and easy-going. But I can be a party girl if the occasion asks for it. I've even done a beer-bong session with the guys from LMFAO!
What's your take on love, sex, and relationships?
I would definitely say that I'm a relationship person. I'm not into one night stands. I think you should care for the person you sleep with because it makes it that much more meaningful!
What is your proudest moment in terms of modeling?
My proudest moment so far would have to be hanging out with the main man himself, Mr. Hugh Hefner! He is such an icon and it was great to meet him. For a young Irish girl from a very small town, it's definitely a world apart from where I come from. It was a huge honor!
Would you ever consider dating a Filipino guy?
Of course! I am open to dating any guy from any nationality or background if there is a genuine spark between us and if they are nice to me. I've never been to the Philippines so unfortunately I haven't met a lot of Filipino guys, but I do go for dark and handsome men. I heard Pinoys are known to be very friendly and care a lot for their families which I can definitely relate to!
What are Irish girls known for?
Irish girls are known to be strong and stubborn but kind-hearted! We have a good sense of humor and when we travel, people often like our accents.
Since this is a "foreign exchange program," which Filipino figure should your country get in return?
Vanessa Minnillo. I believe she is half-Filipina. We have the modeling thing in common and she is a gorgeous woman!
FHM's Fictional Customs Question: Why should we give you the "Approved" stamp?
Because I've got the luck of the Irish!
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