1. What are 3 major goals you want to accomplish in life?
-I want to graduate with Summa Cum Laude honors in spring 2019 for my BA in Business Marketing at my current university.
-I want to star in a television series (maybe in the USA, maybe in the Philippines).
-This is reaching for the stars, but I hope to one day walk in the Victoria Secret Fashion Show.
2. What is a change you wish to see in the world and why?
There are so many things in this world that need fixing, it is hard to decipher which needs higher priority. But I think something worth changing is creating better educational opportunities for students, especially women. I am blessed to have the opportunity to complete higher education, but there are kids in the world who don’t even have the basic human resources to survive, let alone the resources needed for primary education. I think it is worth investing in proper education. We are paving the way for the future generations. Who knows, maybe they will be the ones to help fix the many other problems in the world.
3. What has been your favourite experience in your modelling journey?
I think the most pivotal experience in my modeling journey was at the very beginning when I was still trying to figure out if this was something I really wanted to pursue. I was looking for validation that I was capable of any success in the industry. I found that validation from a major international modeling agency who was interested in meeting me. While I didn’t end up getting signed with them, as a young girl looking for any sign to keep going, that moment meant everything to me.
4. What are some of your favourite quotes and why?
I think my words to live by can be summarized in my personal mission statement: “To live authentically, to welcome and accept growth, to be fearless in the pursuit of happiness and my passions, and to share my story in hopes of inspiring and genuinely connecting with others around the world.” But I also have phrases that influence my daily attitude. When it comes to my friendships and relationships or things I don’t have control over, I think “If it is meant to be, it will be.” But when it comes to opportunities and choices, I try and live by “If you want it, go out and get it.”
5. What is one place you have always wanted to travel to?
I have a list of places I want to travel to but I think one place I have always wanted to go to is Barcelona. This might sound cheesy but after watching the movie The Cheetah Girls 2, I made up my mind that one day I will go to Barcelona with some of my closest friends and have a fun adventure like in the movie.
Model: Isabella J