Name: Vanessa Phil
Ethnicity: Vietnamese, White, and Chinese
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Do you have any nicknames that you go by? And if so explain why?
A lot of close friends call me V or V.V. I’ve also gotten Phil because it’s somehow catchy to them. People who have known me forever used to know me by Nesza (pronounced ‘Nessa’), it was a cool nickname I picked up in middle school.
Where are you from originally and how does it differ from where you are now?
Well, I was born in the Philippines but I didn’t stay for long, I quickly came into the states. I grew up in Dallas most of my life.
So you are currently in Texas.. do you have a Tex accent and ride horses all day lol?
Haha, no I do not have a Texan accent. And not all Texans ride horses all day, however we sure do ride on something else … cool ass cars, I mean!
What made you get into modeling?
I was discovered by local agency when I was seventeen. Even before then, I’ve always wanted to model since I was a child.
Also what is in the future for you?
A future filled with happiness and success. I have a lot of dreams and goals, I’m just getting started!
What can we see you doing soon?
Besides modeling? I’d like to get into the business and be behind-the-scenes. I want to work with varieties of people. Which is partially why I want to get into public relations.
Where would be your most favorite place to travel? Or have travelled?
You know, hands down it has to be L.A. so far. I haven’t been to a lot of places, but that city mesmerized me in so many different ways!
Do you work out?? Got any tips?
Haha, I try to. At most is three times a week. My tips are drink tons of cold water, eat your fruits and veggies, and stay away from soda! Soda is so bad for you, I had to force myself to stay away from it a year ago. It was difficult at first but I feel so much better!
How is the Texas Party life? Do you rage???
I’ve stopped appearing around the nightlife for a long time now, but we do get it poppin’! They don’t call us the Dirty South for no reason
Are you Single? Taken? What do you look for in him or her??
I am currently single. Aside from having good hygiene (who doesn’t want that?), I also look for a person who is honest, driven, sincere, genuine, and open-minded. There are tons of traits I have in mind, but I don’t want to bore you with my book of lists
What kinda of hobbies do you have?
When it comes to hobbies, I really don’t have any because I like to do different things all the time.
What did you think of the MiTT shoot? You did get hurt on set hahah
Ugh, I can’t believe you guys didn’t call for an ambulance! At least Nurse Randy [Ly] was there to the rescue! Overall, I definitely enjoyed the shoot. It was so much fun! We had a lot of laughs.
What kind of music do you like besides country? hahah jk any fav music bands at the moment?
Hey, there isn’t anything wrong with a little Faith Hill or Carrie Underwood here and there! All kiddings aside, I enjoy all types of music though: rap, acoustic, classical, alternative, etc. At the moment, I’ve been in love with Drake!
Got Any advice for young Models out there?
Don’t always assume good looks will get you further, let people see how amazing your personality is! Don’t ever stop trying, believing, and achieving. If this is what you want and see yourself doing, take control and make it happen.
Do you have any shout outs or anyone you would like to thank?
First and foremost, I would love to thank Prestigious Models! I’m grateful that I get to be a part of a group that is filled with beautiful and bright women. I’d like to give shout outs to my family and friends, the great teams and people I’ve met from the car scene, and last but not least … my fans! Thank you for continuing to support me and reaching for higher numbers on my fanpage. Tons of love!
Photographed by Gideon Perez