What does the word and colour ‘nude’ bring to mind?
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna.
What colour / texture / both do you enjoy wearing the most?
I often wear dark blues, but my favourite colour is beige! I love the feel of velvet but I don’t have any velvet clothing
What do you think is the most important part of our bodies?
Our sexual organs obviously! It’s a mode of expression that reduces the ‘space’ of consciousness between individuals and I think that’s very beautiful.
What’s your favourite thing about the body?
Probably the variety of different sensations that our bodies can experience. There are so many that we don’t know we can do or feel - which is incredibly exciting.
Who do you admire?
Duterte – not in the sense that I approve of what he does. But the fact that regardless of international pressure from people who don’t understand the daily life in the Philippines, he still carries out what many Philippino’s believe is necessary to reform and deeply corrupt and crime-ridden society.
How do you think the media has influenced your view on the body?
It’s interesting because I go through phases with how I appreciate my body I guess – it’s kind of odd. One moment I’ll be like ‘yeah I look fit,’ and the next moment I can’t stand to look at my body. I never really thought that the media had an impact on my body until recently.
I think a interesting media form that has an profound effect on my view on the body is pornography. Sexuality isn’t really something that’s incredibly visible in media, especially in something like modelling. So what gay people only really have to model the ideal body on from gay pornography - which is incredibly exclusive and dominated by herculean men sculpted with the body of Adonis, or twinky men who are easily dominated.