One on One with The Irresistible Danielle Lo
Christmas comes a little early this year in the form of the irresistible Danielle Lo. The bay area model has graced the covers of DSport and Import Tuner magazine, but now she's here and ready to dish out the details on who she is. Follow her on Twitter @Danielle_Lo
Where are you originally from?
I was born and raised just outside of San Francisco, California. They bay area will always be my home, and I've been so spoiled by the weather; however, I have been moving around a lot lately! Once you move, you feel like you can go anywhere.
What was it like growing up in the bay area?
I grew up in a relatively small town. However, being close to San Francisco was really nice. The ethnic diversity, cultural influences, amazing restaurants, shopping and ability to drive out to places like Santa Cruz or San Francisco for the day was always nice. Whenever you grow up in a small town, you get to know everyone and things become comfortable, due to their familiarity. That's why some people stay, and others leave.
What were you like growing up?
I definitely went through phases. When I was really little, I was always by my dad's side helping him with his construction projects out in the backyard or in the house. So by the time I started school, I loved anything hands on and growing up I tried every single sport out there. Then as I got older, I became more interested in finding my niche and fitting in with the right group of friends. I probably came off as shy, because I was so focused on school and sports, but once you got to know me you figured out I was the exact opposite ^-^
What is your nationality?
According to 90% of people who've asked me, I'm either Filipino, Latina, or Hawaiian. However, I am actually half Chinese, English, Irish, German and Austrian. Most people never think I'm Chinese because of my eyes...to me that's just a common stereotype and misconception.
What are your measurements?
I'm 5'5" and my measurements are 32-24-36. Thank goodness for my monster metabolism, because I love to eat! Hehe
Give us 5 words that you think best describe you?
Optimistic, Driven, Passionate, Loyal, and Ambitious.
Do you have any hobbies or special talents?
Of course! I love traveling the world and trying new things. One could say I'm an adventure seeker. That and I am a major foodie! I've been so fortunate and have traveled to such amazing places like the the Caribbeans, Paris, Spain, London, Italy and India. Within the next few years I plan on traveling out to Singapore, China and Japan!
How would you describe your personality? Are you into the zodiac signs?
Haha, I normally hate it when people ask me what my sign is. I don't really read into the whole Zodiac thing too much...however, I can relate in some aspects. I'm a Capricorn, and I think they are known for being the most independent, ambitious and disciplined of the signs. In regards to my sign, I could agree that I am very independent. I've grown up really fast due to certain circumstances throughout my life and have come to appreciate how I can get by without depending on someone else.
It's rare to catch me when I'm not smiling.
What would you say is your best asset?
I would have to say, my smile It's rare to catch me when I'm not smiling. Like I said earlier, I'm very optimistic. Besides, who wants frown lines?! Yikes! haha
How long have you been a model?
I've been modeling for 6 years now. When I first started, I was just having fun with it and wasn't taking it too seriously. However, I've met a lot of people who have really helped be develop into the model that I am today. I'm really grateful to those who encouraged and supported me throughout the years.
How did you get started in modeling?
My modeling ventures started when I was approached by a photographer that I really looked up to and respected. I was still so fragile and that point and hadn't found my confidence. It was a challenge for me to be able to improve my ability to portray emotions on camera, and so my competitive nature took over and helped me progress into the model I am today.
Out of all of your features do you have a personal favorite?
Hmmm...it wouldn't be fair to name just one. Besides, all of my features have been absolutely amazing and all of the people I've worked with are so incredible. They remind me of my close friends back home and I consider most of them to be good friends now. Overall my greatest accomplishment has been becoming a part of Prestigious Models. It was through their agency, that I was able to gain the exposure that I have today.
If you could be on the cover of any magazine which magazine would you want it to be?
I would love to be on the cover of Nylon magazine! I love the focus on pop culture and fashion, it's very NOW! They also don't feature the typical fashion models. They're very innovation and offer great substance for alternative fashion, not to mention the large emphasis in music coverage.
What do you enjoy most about modeling?
Meeting new people and traveling new places! I'm incredibly bubbly and personable, so meeting new people has never been an issue, it's more so the type of people you meet! Everyone is so incredibly fascinating and inspiring. I hope to accomplish great things someday ^-^
Do you enjoy the constant attention and adoration that comes with being a glamour model?
It's a little overwhelming at times, but it's incredibly flattering. I love the fact that I have female fans in addition to male fans. Aside from that, it's such an easy job, we really have nothing to complain about!
Let's switch gears to learn more about what makes you tick. What type of man are you attracted to?
I love a man who's sure of himself and established. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. I'm incredibly driven and hardworking myself, so I need someone on my level.
What is a trait in guys that you find irresistible?
A good smile! And confidence! Men who carry themselves well are so attractive...and for some reason I love guys who look good sporting a hat
What personal qualities do you think the men of the future should have?
Someone who's confident, well spoken, knows what they want to do in life, have strong family values and good hygiene of course!
What body part of a man do you think is sexiest?
I honestly don't focus on physical aspects of a man too much. As long as their healthy and in shape, I'm happy! Not really much of an ab person though.
When it comes to your taste in men, pick one: "the bad boy" or "the nice guy"?
How about bad boy gone nice? Those are the best! They had their years of rebellion and trouble making and are reformed and ready to be in a committed relationship. I don't want a guy who's a pushover and sometimes the nice guys never go after what they want.
How does a man keep you interested once he's caught your attention?
They just have to have that "it" factor. I'm pretty picky, and when I like a guy, they'll know. If we're talking every now and then, or I go to meet up with them, they have my attention..I haven't been in many serious relationships and don't date very much because I keep high standards and to me I'd rather be alone than waste time with someone I'm not genuinely interested in. There are also way too many players out there and I don't wanna be with a guy who's been around the block and back.
Let’s take it up a notch, are you the quiet type in the bedroom or the loud one?
Can you keep a secret? ...Okay, so can I Haha Only those lucky enough will ever find out!
When it comes to men, what are some of your turn offs?
Bad teeth, poor hygiene, and guys with cocky personalities. Guys shouldn't be so aggressive when hitting on girls, vice versa too! Don't try to force chemistry when it's not there...it'll just blow up in your face.
What's the most memorable thing a guy has done to get your attention?
I had one guy leave me flowers on my car after school each day, and he would write me poems and come by my work and bring me starbucks. It was really sweet and he had such a calm approach, I didn't feel like he was just after one thing...
In contrasts, what was the worse thing?
I hate it when someone just grabs me to get my attention or shouts at me from across the room. I even had one guy grab my face and try to kiss me...gross! Like I said earlier, forcing yourself on someone isn't going to win their affection, you're most likely gonna creep them out and possibly get your ass kicked by their friends.
Do you have a quote that you live by?
My motto: Looks may draw a person in, but it's your wit and charm that will keep them around Looks fade fast, and I hate it when girls act all high and mighty because of the attention they get. No one should act like a diva or that they are entitled to a certain kind of treatment. If I were a guy, I would be so turned off by that.
What is your favorite city?
So far, it's a close tie between London and Barcelona. Both are amazing places to go for food, shopping and nightlife of course!
Nice choices. You're a big sports fan. What is your favorite team?
I'm a huge fan of all my bay area teams! They've made me proud these past couple of years! My three main teams are the San Jose Sharks, Golden State Warriors, and Oakland Raiders! I'll always stay fans of those teams, I'm not just a bandwagon fan who hops over to the next team who wins the Superbowl or World Championship.
So, where can your new fans catch up with you?
If you want to stay up to date with my adventures and travels please be sure to follow me on Twitter @Danielle_Lo or on Facebook at facebook.com/missloladanielle
Photo Credits: Itz Kirb, Randy Ly of Models in the Trunk, Mike Ho, Sarah Cabrera Hernandez, JP Agustin, Andy Blake, Andrew Ho, Chau Le and Kennie Whong