South Africa


with Maeurn Smiles

Interview by Lenola PR

Can you tell us about where you’re from originally, and how and when you ended up in Bali? Well, I’m originally from the Philippines which is an amazing place. I came to Bali a few years ago with an ex and fell in love with the place. The rice fields, the beautiful people, and the spirituality of the place. It’s all so beautiful! When the Covid-19 pandemic started, all countries in Asia started locking down. I decided to fly here and have been here ever since. 

Describe yourself in 3 words… I would say that I’m kind, family-orientated, and loving. 

What’s something people might be surprised to learn about you? Despite what people might think based on my pictures, I’d much rather have a night in and watch a movie than go out to a club. I have a small number of close friends. It’s hard for me to open up to new people but once people are my friend, they are my friend forever!

What’s the best compliment a guy can give you? I like it when a guy doesn’t start things off talking about my booty or body. I prefer them to be nice and respectful when we meet and talk about normal stuff. There’s plenty of time to talk about those things once we know each other more (laughs). As for compliments, it’s nice if they appreciate the things I do for others. 

What’s the best pick-up line you’ve ever heard? What about the worst? The worst pick-up lines are when guys just compliment my body. So boring. The best pick-up line is just a normal interesting conversation, not a one-liner.

Your Instagram photos are stunning! Any tips for our readers on how to take Insta-worthy photos? I would advise getting a tripod, a remote timer, and a good phone because it is worth it. Take lots of pictures so you have lots to choose from! The tripod lets you take photos at many different angles and I can then ask my friends which ones look the best. It’s really good. After a while, I now know which angles and heights work best for me. Lastly, find a good editing app to change the lighting and for little touch-ups. I like to use Lightroom but there are probably many others.

What are the 3 things you can’t live without? I would say family, coffee, and my notepad. Probably in that order. I don’t know what I would do without my family. They are my world and mean everything to me. As for coffee, it’s the first thing I think of when I wake up and need 3 or 4 cups a day to operate. It’s definitely an addiction (laughs). My is what I schedule my whole life and work on. It allows me to schedule time to respond to my fans and also manage my account. I should really take notes on an iPad but I just like the feeling of writing things down.

Were you close with family your family back home? How do you stay in touch with family and friends back home in the Philippines while you’re in Bali? Facebook messenger is how I communicate with family and friends because everyone in the Philippines uses Facebook. From a young age, I took care of my siblings. I’d wake up early to feed them for example. I definitely didn’t grow up with a silver spoon to my mouth. Since I’ve been in Bali, I’ve been supporting my family and I video call nearly every day. My family lives in a village with a very close-knit community. It seems like every week it’s a birthday for someone I know. I pitch in for parties they have in the village and maybe buy a Lechon, which is a Filipino specialty. 

You look incredibly fit! Do you work out? What booty workouts do you recommend? Yes, I do work out. I’ve been going to the gym since I was 16. My workouts used to be really intense but recently I’ve let it slip (laughs). Now I like to work out 3 times a week but if I have the energy, I’ll go 5 times. The best feeling for me is waking up early and getting to the gym before it gets super busy. If I could choose only one exercise, I would do the hip thrust – it really fires up your booty.

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