At the end of our shoot, our hottie for July, Danica Torres reminded us of a spiked cupcake, or a happy brownie, or a slice of rhum cake, whichever you prefer. She's sweet and sugary and nice, yes, but good grief, the intoxication!
A fitting metaphor considering two things. First, Danica loves to bake—among her favorite things to make are cookies and pastries. Second, like a shot of your favorite poison, Danica does not dilly-dally. If she wants it, she wants it. She'll crumple what little doubt you may have and leave not a millimeter of space for regrets. See? It's pose after pose after pose after pose; can't get enough of her, no?
And her effects are almost instantaneous. Immediately, you're spell-bound.
Considering July is her birthday month—Danica turns 19, if you must know— how about we celebrate with a spiked cupcake, or a happy brownie, or a slice of rhum cake, whichever you prefer? They're all sweet and sugary and nice. Don't get us started with intoxication.
Can you tell us something about yourself first?
Hi I’m Danica Torres, I live in Taguig and birthday ko sa July 8. Ha ha!
Happy birthday! Can we think of this as a birthday treat?
What gift would you like to receive on your birthday?
A brand new car!
That’s pretty expensive. And you’re turning how old?
I’ll be turning 19 years old.
Barely legal! And you’re this daring already?
Nag-start lang ako nung December last year, It started with the photo shoots I see on the internet. Madalas kasi akong online and dahil nga sa mga nakikita ko, na-inspire ako to try modeling. Parang na-inggit ako and naisip ko na kaya mo naman gawin yung modeling. And since I’m part of the Premiere Vixens, alam ko naman na kaya ko siya i-handle. Confident naman ako.
We like that you're oozing with confidence.
Kahit kasi nung bata pa ako, mahilig na ako magpicture-picture, mag-pose and feeling ko naman I have the potential para mag-model. Yung nga lang, medyo kulang sa height. Ha ha!
Well, your other assets definitely make up for that.
Oo nga. Panalo pa din ako. Ha ha!
Does this boldness translate to your personality?
Siguro, hindi masyado. Pero kung sa poses lang, I can be daring as you want.
How did you get discovered? Facebook?
May isa akong friend na photographer and he convinced me to do a photo shoot with him. Then nung natapos na, ayun, sunod-sunod na yung mga offers. And after a while, napunta na ako sa [Premiere] Vixens.
We hope there’re no violent reactions from mom and dad.
Alam naman nila. Suportado naman. Siyempre nung una, hindi talaga, pero andiyan na, naghubad ka na, you’ve shown a lot of skin na. Finish what you started na lang.
And how do you see the Vixens search so far?
Medyo may pressure. Competitive din kasi ako and gusto ko talaga manalo. Lalo na kapag we’re doing our [photo] shoots, parang paano yung pose ko, paano kung mas maganda yung sa iba, the thing is kapag pinakita mong pressured ka, makikita yun sa mukha mo, lalabas yun sa photos.
PHOTOGRAPHY: NIKO VILLEGAS OF EDGE OF LIGHT
STYLING: DEBRA BERNALES
MAKEUP: WINN RAMOS OF LANEIGE
HAIR: FRANKIE CHAVEZ
SPECIAL THANKS TO CARLO ERRAZO AND DONNY ELVINA OF THE MALT ROOM
SHOT ON LOCATION AT THE MALT ROOM, REMBRANDT HOTEL Q.C