Hello everyone! I am Rachelle but you can call me Rach, I am from Manila, Philippines. I am a professional host, a singer, a voice-over artist, and a talent on camera. So mainly, I collaborate with brands and endorse their products through multiple shows and convert sales during the show. Other than that, I am a budding content creator on the side with a main niche of beauty and a little bit of fashion too.
Fun fact about me, I started working as a full-time host when I was in my third year of college because when the pandemic hit, our university shifted to online and that’s when I craved for experiences. That’s what pushed me to work in a media company while pursuing my studies. I earned a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Communication and graduated Magna Cum Laude just recently this June 2023.
Currently, I am still working for the same job and I am grateful to have received two promotions in a span of a year, I am close to my third promotion too! Exciting times ahead! Truly, it’s a different feeling when you are earning through pursuing your passion. You don’t have to pick really, between passion or practicality because I was able to buy my own car by doing what I love! So I tell you now, do what makes you happy!
What inspires your fashion style and where do you love to shop from?
I would say, even as I grew older my sense of fashion is definitely inspired by Barbie. I was always the girly one ever since I was a kid. I love everything pink and my definition of fashion is hyper feminine. I never strayed far away from that. My best friends will always tease me because when I was in grade school my mom would always make me wear complete accessories from headbands to earrings, to necklaces, bracelets, and watches, all in the same color! But I love them all though.
So you probably guessed it by now, but by the time the Barbie movie was released I definitely wore my best outfit at the cinema even though it may seem that I overdressed a bit, I just have to rock it with confidence, lol!
Also, I usually shop at Forever 21, they capture my sense of style plus I love how young their designs are, so it totally fits me.
How much of a foodie are you and what are your favorites?
Ohh! That’s something I discovered by hosting a food brand where I was tasked to do a taste test on air and describe what I love the most about the dishes. From then on, I became a foodie and was on the lookout for cafes and good food restaurants as well. I remember one time, I was out with my college friend and she brought me to a recently opened cafe the owner was so hands-on because he was asking us how the food tasted. My friend just casually said, “It’s delicious” but when I was asked, I went on and said in detail what I love about it and little suggestions on how it can be improved as well. Funny!
In terms of my favorites, I really love good Japanese and Korean cuisine. I am a fan of sushi and some fish cakes. But I do not eat spicy foods because my tolerance for anything spicy is literally little to none. Oh, and I crave sweet foods as well, that’s what I eat whenever I am stressed, it’s my happy food!
Do you have any hobbies or interests?
Well, I love literature and I have a whole collection of books. I enjoy reading and getting transported to another world while being lost in the texts. Aside from that, I love to paint too, that’s what I mostly do to pass the time. I enjoy combining colors and sometimes I do sketches as well. For sports, I was a badminton player back when I was in junior high school and it was the most fun experience I had back then. Up until now, I still do play but just for leisure time, not really anything competitive.
Right now, what I love doing the most is to recreate the glam looks that I see on Pinterest. Since I do character hosting for some of my events like copying Cinderella, Tinkerbell, and many more. That’s why I find it fun and entertaining to challenge myself to pull off those looks and be able to put a smile on the kid’s face by seeing some characters that are familiar to them.
Which 3 things do you recommend every tourist to experience in the city you live in?
Go to museums! The culture and the history that you will see will make you feel drawn to know more about it. These are rich cultures and the paintings that you will see are world class, it will be a trip to the past that will surely be one for the books.
Stroll at parks! I love the peace and serenity that one can get from these different parks, may it be a public park, a zoo, an ocean park, or an amusement park. It’s filled with fun people to interact with, and you may find something even more entertaining when you get to discover it yourself.
Eat in great Filipino restaurants! Yes, what I love about the city of Manila is that it has a tons of amazing dishes that you wouldn’t want to miss out on when you come by and visit. My personal favorite would be Sinigang, which is a stew characterized by its sour and savory taste.
Have you been in an embarrassing situation that is funny now when looking back?
Maybe when I was hosting an event as Super Mario but the catch is kids obviously see that I am a girl and there was no way I am Super Mario. One girl approached me and said, “You are not Super Mario because Super Mario is a boy,” I replied, “I am the sister of Super Mario and I wanted to be like him too!” But the kid wasn’t convinced and she just rolled her eyes and walked away.
I am also loss for words as to what I should reply because frankly, I’d rather be Princess Peach than Super Mario to make it look more convincing. Lol! When I look back now, it’s really funny how I desperately convinced the kids that I am the same Super Mario but a girl version just happened to show up!
If you could learn anything in this world, what will it be?
Maybe the secret to maintaining motivation on things that you are used to doing. Sometimes I feel like whenever I am used to what I am doing, it doesn’t excite me any longer or I kinda want to discontinue it. Just to share, I am also a writer but I remember back then, I just knew how to start a story and not be able to finish it, well unless it was a university requirement.
Mainly, because we all know that starting a journey is much easier than maintaining a path you walked on, eventually there will be hardships and challenges so how will you stay motivated when things do not go the way you plan right? Well, I am still in the middle of finding the answer, maybe you are too, but it is fine as long as we keep on moving forward, we will eventually find the right answers!
What do you not get about guys?
Hmm, I think how fast they are to get ready for some certain occasions even if it is a special one, they just have the right clothes in mind and does not spend a lot of time figuring out what they have to wear, sometimes it boggles my mind to as to how quick they decide on food that they want to eat because when I am with my girl best friends, it will probably take a long time for us to decide what we will eat for that specific time.
For me, that’s not what I do not get about them, and frankly, I also want that ability too. But jokes on me because I know for a fact, I’d rather prepare longer and go out with a polished look at the end of the day.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Rachelle. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
For me, sexy doesn’t just entail the physicality of a certain person. It is not just about the body and the common notion that we normally attach to its definition. I believe it transcends that, being sexy is about being confident. Whatever body shape, race, preference, or gender a certain person has, as long as they are confident about what they show towards other people then they are sexy to me.
Again, confidence is what makes a person sexy because if you look at it, sometimes insecurities eat us up and therefore, we end up questioning ourselves, whether we are beautiful, worthy, or enough, but if we overturn that and be more confident about how we present ourselves, then we too can become sexy in our own definition.
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