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Friday, October 21, 2011


If Snow White is real and walking with us today, she would be one perfect epitome of this lovely Disney princess. Minus the hair, the gown and the evil stepmother, she has almost the exact resemblance of her. From the white glowing skin tone, pretty eyes and red lips, one could clearly say that such an individual existed. And this is for real! She is Essa Santos.

Essa is no stranger in the catwalk and in front of the camera. With many events she attended and the countless photo shoots under her belt, you will really have no excuse that you haven't seen this lady. And with that Snow White-ish face of hers, she is absolutely one head turner. With such credentials, Etallasa is honored to feature a lady who is gorgeous and beautiful inside and out. Get to know her more as Essa answers the 10.

1. What do you do?

right now, i'm a senior student at Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan taking up Bachelor of Arts major in Philosophy. i also do modeling and hosting jobs

2. Describe yourself in three words.

OUTGOING - haha! i've never been the shy type and i looove making new friends!

ENIGMATIC - i would like to believe that i'm not the kind of girl that can be boxed up into one category/stereotype. i even find it hard to figure out myself! getting to know how i am is a lifelong journey.

TOUGH - some of my closest friends think that this is one of my negs. i can come off to be quite insensitive and indifferent. but i'm totally not! yes, i've never been very emotional, but that doesn't mean i don't care.

3. What is one thing you can't leave/live without today?

i can't leave the house without my phone! haha i have paranoid thoughts that fall along the lines of "what if i get stuck in the school's elevator and the emergency bell doesn't work and i don't have a phone?? how will they know i'm here??" haha

i can't live without exercising! i swear i'm addicted to it. haha most of my friends think it's because i'm obsessed about getting thin, but that's not completely the case. i love the feeling i get when i push myself during workout. plus, the endorphin rush i get after is addicting

4. What do you value most in your life right now?

i value the relationships i have built with the people in my life. they make everything better and i feel so blessed to have met them.

5. What do you see as your greatest achievement?

my greatest achievement so far would have to be my attitude towards life. bragging aside, i'm really happy that i have become more hardworking, stronger, and more resilient; i work hard to reach my goals, i stand up for what i think is right, and i constantly work on improving myself.

Credit as tagged: JM Tagarda

6. What is the greatest regret of your life so far?

i don't have any! regrets won't do you any good. so i deal with my mistakes by learning from them and doing better the next time

7. What are the things you would still want to achieve?

i want to graduate on time (this march, hopefully!), i want to be independent, find a stable job, and support myself. these are the things i'm concentrating on for now. i have so many on my list of goals, but all the others will have to wait.

8. What makes you different?

woah. this is a tough one. i would say i'm different in so many levels but i think what sets me apart the most is how i think. i tend to over-analyze and worry too much. haha! but on the positive note, all the adversities and struggles (plus philosophy) i've been through has helped me achieve a broader perspective of things.

9. How do you see yourself five years from now?

well, i'm hoping that 5years from now, i'll have a stable job that has good compensation. i hope i get to buy my own car by then too!! hahaha but yeah, basically i see myself financially stable and a whole lot richer experience-wise

10. What advice can you give to yourself and to others?

i've always believed that everything happens for one reason; and that is for us to have opportunities to grow and become better. let us not dwell on problems as dead ends and reasons to give up. instead, let us regard them as chances to improve ourselves. we can never make our lives perfect, but who says we can't make one helluva good run for it

With such words, Essa is surely not only a beauty but a lady with convictions and a strong purpose in her life. I am sure you would want to know her more. In that case you can visit her Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter.


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