Hazel Cha might look as soft and cute as a marshmallow, but the moment she talks, you know she’s a tough girl. That might have something to do with the fact that she grew up in the infamously hard streets of Tondo. "They always think that I'm a bully because of the way I speak, pero ganito lang talaga yung punto sa amin," shares the doe-eyed beauty. In the few hours that we spent with her, Hazel, we're glad to report, didn't try to trip us up or write something nasty on our back. She was warm and friendly and huggable, but admits that she only reciprocates the kind treatment she gets.
So you're lucky enough to score a dinner date with her. A word of caution, though: Keep the sweetness to yourself. "I don't like being pampered too much,” she shares. “Ayaw ko yung kapag sobrang sweet agad sa akin ng guy pero isang linggo pa lang naman kaming magkakilala." Time to put your #medyobadboy moves to practice, bruh!
If you want to impress her, Hazel suggests that you do away with chocolates and flowers. "I'd appreciate it more if we become good friends first, then develop into something more romantic later on," she says. Trust us, the risk of getting friendzoned by this one is worth taking.
It'll also probably help your cause if you brush up on your knowledge of other Asian cultures. Her dad is half-Korean while her mom is half-Chinese.
And here’s a tip: While “Cha” is a Korean surname, it means "let's eat" in Chinese. Saying "Hazel Cha, cha!" on repeat at the dinner table is guaranteed to make her laugh.
Want to know more? Carefully examine her entry on the FHM Slum Book below, too, so you’ll actually have something to talk about!
Now, go check out her photos below!
Photography Ejay Leung of Midnight Bonkers Styling J-Em Sta.Ana Makeup Janina Dizon Hair Georm Imperial; Special thanks to Paola Nazario