Hello! I’m Elle from the Philippines, I am a past thespian turned social media manager. I guess communication was always an interesting thing for me. It was during the pandemic that I really got into creating beauty content on social media and although I don’t have much of a following yet, I’m grateful that a couple of brands have already trusted me and decided to work with me. There is still so much for me to learn and improve on and I’m really enjoying the process so far.
How will you describe your fashion style and where do you draw inspiration from?
I’ve always been a lover of vintage and romantic styles and because of my religious up-bringing I always go for modest clothes. My wardrobe is basically 90% thrifted with patterns ranging from plaid to paisley. If I were to describe my aesthetic, it’s cottagecore x dark academia.
What is your beauty regime like and do you use any beauty products?
For someone who loves my makeup, my daily beauty regime is fairly simple. I stick to the essentials and I prefer natural makeup now. I suppose it’s because I’m 24 and I like to put importance on taking care of my skin now over piling on makeup.
What hobbies or interests do you have?
Oh! I love to read. Recently I’ve been into thrillers but my all time favorites would be YA Fiction. Not a lot of people know that I love to crochet. It’s so addicting that I can actually stay up until 2am with a hook and yarn on hand haha! I’m actually a pretty laid back person and I really enjoy the peace and quiet. Wow reading and crocheting? What am I like, 80? hahaha!
Which 3 types of food do you recommend to everyone who visits your city?
Me! Kidding hahaha! I definitely recommend people try sinuglaw. It’s actually a mix of two words sinugba (grilled) and kinilaw (raw seafood dish similar to ceviche) and I love eating this with seaweed salad! Palagsing is also a morning staple. It’s brown sticky rice made with sago starch and best paired with sikwate (hot chocolate).
If you could time travel, where will you love to go and witness?
I’m a simple girl, I’d go back to when my grandmother was still alive. She recently passed away in September this year. I’d like to have afternoon tea with her again and talk about how she lived during the war and sing our song ‘Secret Love’ by Doris Day.
Would you rather invent a new gadget or discover a new species?
That is a very hard question. I suppose I’d go for ‘invent a new gadget’ because the future is in technology. If it all goes well, maybe I can help mankind or be rich haha! If I discover a new species and they turn out to be havoc-wreaking aliens, then knowing me, I’d probably be the first one to die! See, whenever I’m asked stuff like this I overthink it.
What turns you off on a date?
When they’re just on their phone and ignoring me. Like, why go on a date then? I’d definitely walk out LOL and I’ve done this before hahaha! Sorry babe, I’m way too pretty to be ignored. Bye!
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Elle. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
Sexy is knowing your worth and owning it. Sexy is recognizing that your body won’t always fit what’s conventionally attractive and that’s okay. Sexy is finding confidence in your body and that your features are NEVER flaws.
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