Written by Lauren Acurantes / Photography by Ash Reginald Evasco
You wouldn’t want to mess with this month’s Asian Beauty. With a green belt in karate and a recent interest in muay thai, we would advise the utmost caution to anyone who would dare fight Mae Li. She has always been interested in physical fitness, specifically in martial arts, saying that it’s a great way to vent out your frustrations. “I like keeping fit, and not just because I model, but also because sometimes sweating it out is the best way to forget your problems,” she said in a demure tone that belie a tough inner core.
No wonder this 21-year old full time model of Filipino-Chinese descent boasts a trim body admired by men and envied by women. “Baka kaya rin natanggap akong mag-model,” she quipped. Yet modeling was not a profession she ever thought she would get into. “I saw the Facebook page for Talents Manila and I thought I would just upload my photo and see what happens. The next thing you know I was being offered to be a model for MIAS [Manila International Auto Show], and I just kept on doing it after that,” she explained.
See the full story and photos in the April 2013 issue.