Chanelle Kuhn,Marjorie Flor, (Daraog ),Coach Clarissa Calingasan,Vania Winardi, topless, Playboy Philippines – March – April 2016
With the busyness and harried pace of everyday life, taking time to actually take care of yourself seems to be a luxury nowadays. But it’s something our International Woman, Chanelle Kuhn, advocates for one’s peace of mind. “Take care of your body and your mind. Do what makes you the happiest. If you don’t like something in your life, then change it! Fall in love with who you are,” she advises. Wise words, we say. And ones that we wholeheartedly agree with. For Chanelle, in practicing
what she preaches, taking care of herself involves “hot yoga for mindfulness, a trip to the gym to keep fit and feeling good, and an occasional day at the spa for serenity”. Surrounding one’s self with supportive family and friends should also be on your agenda. And her Instagram account is filled with more positive vibes as she writes, “Be kind. Show gratitude”. “I don’t work a typical 9 to 5, and I don’t let fear stop me from trying new things. I make each day special and live life in the moment. I travel whenever
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possible and enjoy every opportunity to the fullest,” she enthused. This young 26-year-old, Canadian native also know exactly what she wants when it comes to relationships, citing dishonesty, unfaithfulness, and not having confidence as her top three dealbreakers. “He also shouldn’t make you lose yourself. He should be kind to you and to everyone around him. There’s nothing sexier than a great attitude, a friendly persona, and someone who opens doors for you,” she revealed. We did mention good vibes, right?
Marjorie Flor (Daraog )
PLAYMATE DREAMY DOESN’T EVEN BEGIN TO DESCRIBE THE HEADY ALLURE OF MISS MARCH. Slither In PHOTOGRAPHY BY OWEN REYES
WORDS BY LAUREN ACURANTES
Can one be both a responsible breadwinner and a free spirit at the same time? Apparently so, and one only needs to sit down with Miss March, Marj (Daraog), to get the right balance between fun and functional. A 2 5-year-old online casino dealer, Marj had only begun modeling at the ripe old age of 24. But with her youthful looks and petite frame, she can run cirdes round her barely legal counterparts. Good genetics coupled with a pretty positive outlook evidently makes for a radiant, ethereal glow. “The very first modeling gig I ever did was for a fashion show, and it was quickly followed by a car show. I started late but the jobs and gigs have been pretty steady so, I feel really lucky,” she stated proudly. When asked about what she enjoyed the most about modeling. Marj was quick to quip, “You mean aside from the talent fees?” Did we mention she’s also got a bit of a funny bone? “Hindi, pero
seryoso, yung mga tao. Na-e-enjoy ko talaga yang mag-meet ng mga tao. It’s nice because you have this great support group that goes to all your events so kahit na pagod na pagod ka na, ang sarap nung feeling ng may mga taong nagsu-suporta sayo,” she said. Her quip about the talent fee may have been said in jest but it’s also a reflection of her practicality. She’s the eldest in the family and is now financially supporting her family. An independent through and through and showing an entrepreneurial spirit, her future plans include opening up their own store. “Bigasan siguro. Para mataas tsaka di mawawala ang demand,” she replied when asked what kind of store. We did also mention that she has a good head on her shoulders, right? In the meantime, take a gander at these photos where our lenses captured Miss March in all her free-spirited, go-with-the-flow glory. 13
Coach Clarissa Calingasan
“INTERNATIONAL LIFE COACH AND FITNESS MODEL CLARISSA CALINGASAN IS WINNING AT LIFE. SHE’S THE WALKING EMBODIMENT OF THE ‘LAW OF ATTRACTION: BUT THIS DIMINUTIVE POWERHOUSE SAYS THERE IS NO SECRET; ITS ALL ABOUT LIVING IN P.LN.IC.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY RENJIE TOLENTINO
WORDS LAUREN M. ACURANTES
ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHERS PAO BERNAL & MELO BALINGIT HAIR & MAKE-UP MONIQUE JARAMILLO-SENERES STYLED BY ANGELI HULAR SHOOT COORDINATOR PAMELA ACURANTES
“I can’t do it.” “I don’t have time.” “it’s just impossible.” “I give up.”
AAt some point in our lives, we have all uttered these phrases when faced with a challenge that is seemingly unsurmountable or overwhelming. But for Life Coach Clarissa Calingasan, you can always turn the impossible into the possible. As of this writing, the petite 44-year-old mother of two, has just made a place for herself on an
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international dragon boat racing team after having only tested for it a couple of weeks ago. To put that into perspective, Coach Clarissa doesn’t know how to swim nor has she ever tried her hand at rowing. At least, not until that day she tried out. Foolhardy you might say (“What if she falls into the water?”), but this plucky athlete likes taking risks. “For me, risk is the road to influence your success and knowledge,” she
said. If you’re observant you would notice that her definition of R.I.S.K. is an anagram of the word’s spelling. Coming up with platitudes formed from various words is something Coach Clarissa does very well. She says her favorite color is pink. Why pink? Because, “I live, walk and talk in `P.I.N.K; passion, inspiration, new ideas, and kindness,” she explained. And that, ladies and gents, is pretty much how you can describe her.
OUR ASIAN BEAUTY IS THE PERFECT BLEND OF SUGAR AND SPICE.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ADVAN RAMIREZ
you know that feeling you get when you drink your first glass of bubbly for the evening? Like you just know that you’re in for something special for the rest of the night? That’s how we would describe meeting Vania Winardi for the first time. This Indonesian stunner arrived in Manila by way of Brazil (where she was raised) and Miami, Florida (where she moved to when she was just 18). And it was in Miami that this month’s Asian beauty honed her people skills in the nightlife scene. “It’s a fun job,” she proclaimed, “You get to go out every night and just, literally, have fun.” But Vania is also the first to admit that handling VIP relations for a well known nightlife hotspot isn’t for everybody. While she can’t quite articulate what that is, it certainly has a lot to do with attitude, she admits. An attitude, we noticed, that Vania has in spades. While she’s loathe to leave Manila for greener pastures elsewhere, this 37-year-old charmer feels like it’s time for a change, after
having spent a few years here. But it’s not for the reasons you would imagine. “I don’t know why you guys complain about the traffic so much. Brazil is so much worse,” she joked. It’s not the traffic; it’s not the heat. Rather, Vania is looking to move soon because things are just getting too good here and, as we all know, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. “You guys just really know how to have fun!” she gushed, “The people here are awesome, your food is so good, and you just know how to really have fun,” she laughed. And so it was that we found ourselves at Vania’s loft on one of her rare days off and got a glimpse into what life is like when she’s not at the club. Apart from visits to the gym (as evidenced by her incredibly hot bod and killer abs), Vania admits to just wanting to laze around in her home. The results of our visit? Absolutely breathtaking. Because while she’s all kinds of spicy and sassy at night, she’s downright bright and sweet in the daytime.