We Get Up Close and Personal with Annette Kristine
Originally from the Bay area of California, the adorable Annette Kristine sat down with us to dish out the details that we'd all like to know since we laid eyes on her. Like her on Facebook
Where are you originally from? I was born in the bay area and I moved to Tracy, California when I was about 4. Tracy is literally in the middle of nowhere. They call it "cow-town". In the summer it gets to the triple digits but the weather feels so good. I would never trade California weather for anything.
What was it like growing up in Tracy, CA? I have 2 brothers, 1 sister, a lot of cousins, and I had bunch of neighborhood friends so I was never bored. I'll never forget Falcon Court and Huck Park. Growing up as a kid was so much fun! Swimming, fishing, rollerblading, climbing trees, and biking during the summer was the only thing I wanted to do when I was younger. Living here had a lot to do with who I am today.
What were you like growing up? I have always been the adventurous type and I would always want to try something new even though I knew it would get me in trouble. I would always be with my older brother, so I kind of felt like I can do what ever the boys were doing. I would fight, walk to the liquor store by myself, climb roofs and jump off. My family would always have to remind me, "Your a girl! Your not supposed to do that!". To keep me busy, I had my mom sign me up for different sports and activities all the time. I played basketball, piano, violin, gymnastics, dance, hula, and Tahitian all for a short period of time before I ventured off to the next best thing. In high school, I was never really in a "clique". I was shy and quiet, but I am the total opposite now. I grooved with everyone no matter what ethnicity, gang, club, or group they were in just as long as they were funny and easy to get along with. I love having fun with people and making memories!
What is your nationality? I am a Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese born in the US.
What are your measurements? My measurements are 32B-25-34 and I am 5'7'' tall. What I always get from people, "You're tall for an Asian." or "You have big boobs for an Asian". 100% real, by the way.
Give us 5 words that you think best describe you? Loyal, Sweet, Down-to-Earth, Funny, and Driven.
Do you have any hobbies or special talents? I love cooking different types of dishes and I definitely have an ear for music. Since I played the violin and the piano for more than 10 years, I can definitely tell when a note is off. If I am out somewhere minding my own business and someone is either singing or playing an instrument off note, I will definitely stop and tell them. I won't leave until they have the right note! I am also an outdoorsy type of girl. The rough outdoors, hiking, riding jet skis, fishing, and biking. I am also into fashion. I have had a lot of people ask me for styling tips even from men.
I love men that are mysterious, quiet, and have cave-man like feelings.
You're a Gemini, how would you describe your personality in that regard? People always say to watch out for Geminis! No, honestly, when you meet a Gemini it's kind of a wild card. You never know what to expect. You don't know if the person will be a complete witch or an angel. I am an angel...most of the time *evil laugh*. I am a free-spirit and I love to just groove and just be happy! I am really talkative, I am really easy going, positive, and I am always the peacemaker when it comes to confrontations. I am very understanding so its easy for people to open up to me and ask me for advise. On top of that, I keep it real all the time.
What would you say is your best asset? What do others compliment you on the most? People fancy my hair a lot. They always have to ask if I'm wearing extensions and if I dyed it black. I tell them the same answer every time. "You can touch it if you want."
How long have you been a model? I have been modeling for about a year now. Earlier this year I was interning, working, and going to school full-time so I didn't have that much time to dedicate. Now, I have a lot more time to focus on modeling and expanding myself.
How did you get started in modeling? I did a couple of head shots for a pageant I got accepted into and since then, photographers have been wanting to shoot with me which led me to a lot of the work I received during the year.
Out of all of your features do you have a personal favorite? Being a spokes model for the Asian Poker Tour in India, Goa has been my favorite experience so far. I was able to interview a lot of famous poker players, interact with them, and network with a lot of different people from different countries.
If you could be on the cover of any magazine which magazine would you want it to be? I would love to by in FHM Philippines to represent my Filipino side and I would love to get into fashion magazines, such as, Vogue, Bazaar, and many others in Asia.
What do you enjoy most about modeling? Modeling is like having an alter ego. When I'm getting my hair and make-up ready, I have to switch on the different side of Annette that people don't get to see everyday.
Do you enjoy the constant attention and adoration that comes with being a glamour model? I love meeting new people in different cities and countries! It just makes me feel much more connected with people. The love I get from all my supporters definitely keeps me going!
Let's switch gears to learn more about what makes you tick. What type of man are you attracted to? I love men that are mysterious, quiet, and have cave-man like feelings. If we were in a crowded room, I wouldn't notice the loud, obnoxious guy on the mic. I would notice the guy in the back, trying so hard not to be noticed. Those type of guys are fun to break. And as far as cave-man like feelings, what I mean is, a man have little to no feelings at all. I don't like guys that are emotional, that are too clingy, and get jealous easily. I want a man that will take charge and that will be able to hold me together when I feel like every things falling apart.
What is a trait in guys that you find irresistible?Lips. I love fat juicy, big lips. I think it's cute when guys play with their lips too.
What personal qualities do you think the men of the future should have? Mentally strong, driven, and powerful.
What body part of a man do you think is sexiest? A man's butt.
When it comes to your taste in men, pick one: "the bad boy" or "the nice guy"? Have you ever heard of the saying, "Bad boys ain't not good, and good boys ain't no fun"? A mix of both is definitely ideal, both realistically I would have to go with "the bad boy". I feel like a "nice guy" wouldn't be able to handle a girl like me. Trust me, I am a lot to handle.
How does a man keep you interested once he's caught your attention? How do you show him that he has your attention? A man that knows how to make me laugh and lure me in with good food is a winner in my book. As soon as he has my attention, I will make it hard for him to let me go. I am an easy charmer and I am so lovable. I will dedicate long hours in the kitchen for him and I will take him to Warrior games on a regular basis during basketball season. Of course, he would have to get over the fact that I have a crush on Derek Rose.
Let’s take it up a notch, are you the quiet type in the bedroom or the loud one? Wow, I am literally blushing! Like I said I am a hard one to let go
When it comes to men, what are some of your turn offs? The biggest turn off is someone who is not sincere and not genuine. I hate guys who can't hold up to their promises. Bad hygiene is pretty much a deal breaker as well.
What's the most memorable thing a guy has done to get your attention? One time this guy stood on my fence with "I love you" across his chest. It was pretty much the funniest thing ever!
In contrasts, what was the worse thing? I get guys that love to flash money in my face all the time. I hate it. I make and spend my own money. So flaunting it in my face doesn't really tickle my fancy.
Do you have a quote that you live by? "You can't soar with the eagles if you're walking around with chickens."-- Kanye West
What is your favorite city? I love traveling outside of the United States. I like exploring and trying things I've never tried before.
What is your favorite sports team? I am a San Francisco 49ers fan and also a Sacramento Kings/Chicago Bulls fan. I love watching basketball in general, because it's so exciting. The trash talking is the best. The Celtics and the Warriors are fun teams to watch as well.
So, where can we see more of you? I am new to social networking but I am in love with instagram.
Photo Credits: Edison Ravelaz, Kirby Photography, John DSR, Agcaoili, Andrew Ho.