Hi I’m very grateful for this opportunity to introduce myself. Thank you for having me. To start off, I am a 25 year old model and newbie entrepreneur from the city of Manila. I started modeling at an early age but only did it part time when I was younger because my studies were my top priority back then. My first ever modeling stint was for Baby Magazine then in my adolescent years, I was featured several times in Candy Magazine, a fashion and lifestyle magazine for teens in the Philippines.
I was able to join Philippine Fashion Week in my college days but when I graduated, that’s when I started transitioning into a social media influencer while doing freelance work. I did event modeling, ad modeling, and club hosting on top of my regular job. I can say that I am a workaholic in my own way. I didn’t like being idle and staying at home so I always made sure that my schedule was packed. During the pandemic, I was able to save enough to start a small online meat business (@meatropolismnl) with one of my high school best friends and that’s where my focus is at as of now.
What inspires your fashion style and where do you love to shop from?
I think my style adjusts depending on my mood. One day I’m edgy, sexy, and daring, then next, you’ll see me dressed as your typical girl-next-door in florals. But if there’s one thing you should know about me when it comes to shopping, that is I like to thrift shop. Not ashamed of admitting that I love cheap thrills.
Do you follow a regular workout or beauty regime?
I do morning yoga and I box at least three times a week. I used to train with Coach Flex, he’s a celebrity trainer and bodybuilding coach who offered workout programs and meal plans to help me get into shape. I do not play with products when it comes to my skin ever since I was diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis.
I only use Cetaphil to cleanse my face, my regular medications for my skin disease, then I apply clear sunblock with SPF 50 to protect my skin from UV rays. More tips: I always remove my makeup after a long day and use cold water to wash my face to prevent wrinkles and dryness. I also put ice on my face sometimes to get that instant glow.
How is a typical day like for you?
I like waking up at 6 so I can enjoy my coffee then start with my morning yoga. Afterwards, I do all of my errands for the day which is mostly online business related (which take hours, by the way) I’d run to the gym if my schedule permits but if not, I shoot and edit the PR kits and products sent by brands.
I don’t really like going out especially now that we are facing a global crisis. I want to do my part in helping contain the virus. It’s still kind of out of hand in third world countries like the Philippines.
What have you always wanted to do or learn but have yet to find the time for it?
I’ve always wanted to learn another language, Mandarin or Nihongo to be exact. I took up French classes back in college but I can only remember the basics so I’m not considering that. Traveling and exploring the world is something I’d really want to do (but my schedule and my bank account doesn’t allow, hahaha) it’s honestly one of my dreams–to become a successful food and travel content creator.
I believe that there’s a lot of beauty in the world and it would be life-changing to be able to see and experience those wonders in this lifetime.
Have you been in an embarrassing situation before that is funny now when looking back?
When I saw a posted video of myself crawling on the streets of Boni High Street after a night out. Cue horror! That was definitely one of my “It wasn’t me, it was Patricia” moments.
PS, I have a semi-valid excuse for being untamed that night. It was my birthday!
Would you rather be able to play every musical instrument or master every type of sport?
I wasn’t a sporty kid back then so I’d rather master every sport. Not only will it help me achieve a good physique, but it will keep me healthy and strong too.
What turns you off on a date?
People who are too arrogant, too pushy, or too touchy! I absolutely hate it when people boast about basically everything.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Chesca. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
For me, what really makes a person sexy is beyond physical attributes. It’s when he or she takes care of his mind, body, and soul. I also believe being sexy means being confident in your own skin.
Because when you’re confident it reflects on how you carry yourself, from the way you walk to the way you talk.
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