PHOTOGRAPHY: JAY TABLANTE
WORDS: MARC LAURENZE C. CELIS
HAIR and MAKEUP: ARCHIE TOLENTINO
STYLING: HANNAH KIM AND JENNY TENG
SEE MORE PICS OF SAFFI IN THE APRIL 2009 ISSUE OF FHM!
What was the first thing you had in mind when your plane landed in Manila?
I couldn’t wait to sample the nightlife! I was barely legal the last time I was here and I’ve heard great things about the clubs, bars, and restaurants around. After 16 hours on the plane, all I wanted to do was unwind and have fun with my family and friends.
Are you in touch with your mixed heritage?
Growing up, I was always made very aware of my mixed heritage and culture through the food I ate and the languages I was exposed to. I’ve also been fortunate to visit the majority of my motherlands—Spain, Ireland, and of course, the Philippines. My next stop would be Cuba and Hawaii, someday soon I hope! I’m very proud of every bit in my gene pool and I love exploring every aspect of my heritage. It makes life a bit more interesting and means I will always have family somewhere in the world to visit and a good excuse to travel, ha ha ha!