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Aug 28, 2013
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Can you tell us about your backstory?
Everyone assumes my mom is Filipina but actually my Filipino genes come from my dad. He’s six feet in height, which is not usual for a Filipino.

Being a mix of Mexican and Filipino genes, are you also a sucker for boxing?
I'm a huge boxing fan. When I watch fights, I get so into it I turn into a crazy person.

Any fond memories of punching a guy in the face for being too cocky?
I walk away from guys who are cocky. I did take martial arts classes in case a guy ever messed with me.

We’re sure you’ve tried Filipino food at one point. Any favorites?
I’m obsessed with Filipino food. My family makes some of the best, too. I love kare-kare, pancit, lechon, and dinuguan.

When you’re not busy modeling, what do you do in your spare time?
I live by the beach. So usually I lay out in the sun or bike along the beach. I like to stay active, hit the outdoors, and catch up with friends when I'm not busy.

Have you ever dated any Filipino guys in the States?
I've never dated a Filipino guy. All the Pinoy guys I've met so far are so down to earth and funny that they end up feeling like family. Like a brother or a cousin.

Now that you’ve finally broken into foreign territory with this shoot, what’s next on the bucket list?
Take over more foreign territories. And travel and model as much as I can. It has always been my passion.


FOR KENDALL'S FULL INTERVIEW, GRAB THE AUGUST 2013 ISSUE OF FHM. OR CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A DIGITAL COPY!

 

Photography Luke Pearsall Styling Ashley Pennington Hair and Makeup Amberlee Schoneweis
Swimear by Haus of Pink Lemonaid; Jewelry and accessories by PR Beverly Hills
Special thanks to Christiaan Almazan and No Ties Management
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