A Golden Find
Written by Voltaire Lozada / Photography by Owen Reyes
The summer season is upon us once again. In a tropical country like the Philippines, it’s almost impossible to think that it can get any hotter. And then you pick up this month’s PLAYBOY’s issue and find within its pages our Asian Beauty.Twenty-two year-old Joanna Marie Pedrano grew up in the metro, but her lineage speaks highly of her looks: “Dito na ko lumaki, pero yung parents ko from Cebu and Mindoro”. She’s a sweet girl with a soft-spoken demeanor, but one couldn’t tell as her sizzling shoot was oozing with confidence.
The freelance model started her career when she was 18 years old, opting to earn her own money to be more independent from her parents. However, this isn’t the sole reason for her decision to choose a career over a degree in Tourism. “Breadwinner na rin kasi ako,” she says, “nawalan ng trabaho yung Dad ko, and yung Mom ko naman nasa bahay lang.”. The second of three sisters, she proudly says that she finds fulfillment and inspiration in being able to help her parents out. “Kung anong meron ako lahat lahat binibigay ko sa kanila.”
See the full story and photos in the March 2013 issue.