INTERVIEW: CECILE JUSI BALTASAR
PHOTOGRAPHY: DOC MARLON PECJO ASSISTED BY ROY MACAM
STYLING: REY SANTOS
MAKEUP: DIANA DE CASTRO
HAIR: GERALD BELINO
SEE MORE PICS OF MANETTE MERCADO IN THE APRIL 2009 ISSUE OF FHM!
So why Macau? Is there a special someone there we should be aware of?
Honestly, I’ve been asking myself that same thing. I guess I’m doing this to prepare myself for what happens after my modeling career in Manila. I’m building myself for the next level.
Don’t you get exhausted shuttling from Macau to Manila and back again doing two jobs?
Not really. Because when I started to work in Macau, I told myself to focus on my job. This is my main thing now, although it’s a tough schedule. I’m always on night shift—I work from 8PM till 6AM, depending on how much work there is. I only do modeling when I’m on vacation in Manila. It ends up not really being a vacation since I line up fashion shows, shoots for print ads, and TV commercials when I’m there.