Having been a model since she was 16 years old, Regina worked the camera like a queen would, her castle. This is royalty at its best, we reckon. And so we treat her as we would any member of a royal family: Because she is October’s 100% FHM Hottie, we crown as this month’s hottest babe.
Regina exposes herself, bare and bold. This queen gives a whole new meaning to regality. Take a hold of something to protect those eardrums as you witness her bomb-exploding shoot yet.
All together now, we bow in reverence.
Tell us something about yourself, Regina.
I started modeling when I was only 16. I was modeling while studying. Pumasok din ako ng showbiz pero nag stop lang ako e. At that time, I was trying to juggle modeling and showbiz, but I chose modeling. Ang hirap maging artista talaga. Minsan 7 ng umaga hanggang madaling araw, tapos papabalikin ka ulit nila ng umagang umaga, parang wala kang tulog. Sometimes, the others don’t even take a bath anymore.
Are you still in school?
Hindi, graduate na ako. I took a two-year course in HRM.
So you pursued modeling after finishing college?
No, actually after college, I tried working as a receptionist in restaurants. But I went back to modeling after trying that.
It’s hard not to notice your pink car parked outside.
That design is anime and movie inspired. Ang alam ko, ginaya siya from the movie The Fast and The Furious. The one who painted my car is a professional, who designs cars and hooks them up on contests though I’ve never really tried getting into any contests.
Going back to the car, why’d you have it designed like that?
Actually, I only wanted the color changed to pink. E yung mga gumawa non, sabi nila mura lang daw kung pati yung makina non mayron din drawing. So pati yung transmission dinrowingan, so pagdating kinabit, parang nasaan na yung drawing? Pano ko makikita? Parang nasobrahan na lang sa gastos pero hindi naman kita.
And the tattoo on your leg?
That tattoo is a Dragon, meron kasi akong crush na may dragon tattoo, so nagpalagay din ako. Actually, that tattoo really started out as a cartoon character, way back when I was in high school. Then I had it changed into a flower. First it was black, and then they changed it to red.
Did it hurt?
Oo, masakit magpa-tattoo sa legs. Pero at that time kasi, it was mostly out of curiosity. Parang “masakit kaya magpaganon” kaya tinry ko.
PHOTOGRAPHY: KAI HUANG
INTERVIEW: CARLJUFETHEL RATON
STYLING: PATRICIA CORONADO AND AJ ALBERTO FOR YUNIKWITA
MAKEUP: DIANE DE CASTRO FOR DMAKEUPARTIST.MULTIPLY.COM
HAIR: ALEE BENSON FOR ALEE BENSON SALON