Interview: ELIJAH MENDOZA
Photography: ERWIN “WENG” BARLETA OF EDGE OF LIGHT
STYLING: TELAY ROBLES OF YUNIKWITA
MAKEUP: MICKEY SEE OF SHU UEMURA
Is this your first sexy shoot?
Not really. I’ve actually worked with FHM babe Gail Nicolas before in Mossimo. But I had problems with my contract so my Mossimo stint didn’t push through. I also did a sexy shoot for Top Model with Xander Angeles. I also met Robbie Carmona, and professional models like Joey Mead and Rissa Samson. I really grabbed the opportunity to ask advice from them, which they didn’t mind giving.
And what was the greatest lesson they’ve shared with you?
There was this one time we had this dinner date with Joey Mead and Rissa Samson. Joey said: “If you go to a casting call, or if you go to a VTR, and they don’t get you, the most important thing is that they remember who you are. Make it a point to let them know your name. It doesn’t matter if they get you or not.”
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