PHOTOGRAPHY: WESLEY VILLARICA
INTERVIEW: PAULO RAFAEL T. SUBIDO
Styling: RaCHEL LISBETH SO
HAIR AND Makeup: QUA FOR SHU UEMURA
We can’t believe you actually came back to do some charity work. Tell us about it.
I was in Pampanga the first time and we went around, giving handouts to all of these low-income families. I took great footage and I showed it to everyone. I can help collect donations for these underprivileged kids. It is one more reason to keep coming back here. I really do want to help because I had made friends with these little girls from there and they wanted to keep in touch. They tracked me down and I gave them some of my necklaces. I cried when I left because they came from the really depressed areas. I promised to keep in touch, and now I have pen pals from the Philippines. It is a great feeling to help even just a little bit.
So this third visit will certainly not be your last?
The Philippines is a great place to live, and I sincerely want to move here. Apart from charity work, I figured if I stayed here longer it would be more convenient as I plan to do some more work in Asia. I actually did a shoot for FHM Singapore recently.