Did you always want to be a model?
Actually gusto ko kasing maging flight stewardess, kaso di naman ako katangkaran, tapos yung
boses ko pa, pangit. Husky. Ha ha! Sino lang ba makikinig [ng recording] na ’to?
Just us. You look pretty young. Weren’t you shy about taking your clothes off?
Nung una nahihiya ako pero okay naman sa parents ko. Long story kasi... adopted ako so di ko kasama yung real parents ko. Supportive naman yung family ko.
You’re part of the Premiere Vixens. What do you want to achieve in the next few years?
Meron nang nag-iimbita sa aking mag-photo-shoot sa labas ng bansa like sa Singapore, Thailand. Gusto ko ring magkaboutique ng lingerie. Hilig ko talaga shopping eh. Mga paborito kong puntahan Forever 21,Topshop, Freeway, and Aldo sa shoes. Pero gusto ko talaga yung modeling. Mga picture-picture, and gusto ko maging model ng Victoria's Secret
Lorraine De Jesus
What were you doing before becoming a model made sense?
I was a nursing student, but then I stopped and now I’m planning to shift to HRM. I only had a
year of nursing school, gusto ko lang naman siya ma-try eh, pero nung na-try ko na, ayoko na pala. Sobrang matatakutin kasi ako at kinakabahan ako sa pagdu-duty. There was a time I’d run from the hallway for no reason.
Have you always been a scaredy cat?
Yes. Dati kasi nung bata ako, sa bahay ng friend ko, may nakita akong mumu! It was a woman
floating, and she had no feet. Apparently, she had committed suicide in that very house. The worst happened when I was 14— I stirred awake tapos may babae ring nakaharap sa akin. I couldn’t move and scream, bangungot ata yun. The moment na naigalaw ko yung paa ko, takbo talaga ako!
So what’s your stance on horror movies, then?
Ang ironic kasi mahilig ako sa mga ganun! May thrill eh! My favorites are Asian horror movies, The Ring, The Eye, The Grudge, The Cellphone…wait, meron bang The Cellphone? Ha ha! Wala atang ganun. Even the House of Horrors, I love them. Dati nga, pumunta kami sa Star City nung bata pa ako para lang dun sa haunted house na attraction nila. Sa roller coasters, dun ako hindi sumasakay!
What else gives you a thrill?
I want to do what the boys do. Pangarap ko actually na makasabit sa jeep, ha ha ha! Feeling ko ang sarap nun eh!
What do you do when you’re not being, erm, one with nature?
I’m a mass communications graduate with a major in broadcasting, and currently I do modeling and work as a casino dealer at the same time. I consider myself as an extraordinary lady, always happy and playful. I think sexy and wear sexy all the time!
Let us just say, you and this planet truly look good together.
Ha ha! I believe nature is one of the best things in life that we should treasure and enjoy. I am not materialistic kasi. For me, it’s better to spend money traveling to undiscovered places than buy expensive stuff. You can see how marvelous our planet is. Just by looking at it, I feel very satisfied and complete.
Which part of our natural surroundings do you frequent?
I’m a beach person. The water makes me feel at ease, and the sand and the sun make me go crazy in a good way. Lying down on a beach mat on the shore while drinking vodka and playing my favorite music is my ideal bonding with nature. Plus, it makes me feel sexy wearing bikinis and getting tan lines, ha ha! When I get married, I want it to be on the beach.
We hope that doesn’t happen soon. What’s the craziest thing you’ve done outdoors?
I have yet to do it, but I’d like to try skinny-dipping one of these days. Next summer,hopefully!
Photography: Paul Ticzon of The Attic Studio for Nikon Philippines. With Erwin Tolentino and Bob Gonzales
Interview: Danee Torres, Alex Paita
Styling and Makeup: Jo Ticzon of the Attic Studio for www.joticzon.com
Hair: Donn Donato of The Attic Studio; www.theatticstudio.org
Lorraine De Jesus
Photography: Jerico Montemayor of Illuminati
Interview: Gelo Gonzales
Makeup: Rhina Montemayor for Temptupro
Hair: Trixie Esperanzate
Shot On Location At Le Monet Hotel, Camp John Hay, Baguio City. Visit lemonethotel.ph