If you think Jodie Tarasek got lucky for having Paulo Avelino as her boyfriend (and not the other way around), then you’re wrong. This list proves you that this lovely girl is more than just a pretty face.
Let’s get to know more of Jodie with the facts below!
1. She embraces her Filipino side dearly
Do you know that she was born to a Filipina mother and a Polish-Australian father? She grew up in Sydney, but she never had qualms about professing her love to the Philippines.
2. She was 16 years old when she entered the modeling industry
Her family and friends encouraged her to join the industry. Kudos to them, for her goddess-like features did not go unnoticed.
3. She went to the Philippines in 2016
Her stay in the country was unplanned. She said:
“Actually I wasn’t meant to come to the Philippines. I was meant to go to Hong Kong, Thailand, and travel around Asia. My plan was to stay here for one month but one month turned into two.”
4. She was a former sales associate
Jodie graduated from Australian Catholic University with a degree in Psychology. She also shared that she worked as a sales associate and a model at the same time.
5. She’s having a wonderful life in Manila
The 22-year-old model said that living in Manila changed her life “for the better.”
6. She experienced culture shock
Jodie experienced culture shock after arriving in the country. Some of the things that surprised her were the traffic, the drivers and their “skillful” driving skills, and poverty.
“There were things that I wasn’t used to like the crazy traffic and how people would drive ‘skillfully,’ if that’s one way to describe it.”
7. Her dream is to have a successful career and a family of her own after five years
During an interview with PEP, Jodie expressed her desire to have a family and a successful career after 5 years.
“I wanna be married, I wanna be married with a family. I would like to be married with a family, but I don’t know what could happen. Hopefully by then, I really wanna look back in my 20s and say I did whatever I wanted and really enjoyed it.”
“Same thing with modeling, I feel like I’ve really exhausted all my opportunity in there, and I think I wanna do that in all platforms, whether it’s acting or hosting or whatever may come.”
What are your thoughts about Jodie Tarasek? Do you think Paulo Avelino is so blessed to have this woman in his life? Don’t forget to drop your thoughts in the comments section below!