|Patricia Fernandez during Ms. International beauty pageant in 2006|
Vim Nadera: Have you tried writing?
Pat Fernandez: I used to have a fashion and lifestyle column in Showbiz Sosyal just for fun. I seldom get to blog.
VN: Please tell us about your thesis.
PF: The Correlation between Communication Apprehension and Pageant Preparation Techniques in Mutya ng Pilipinas in 2006.
VN: How did you defend it?
PF: (Laughter.) It was such a long time ago. My panelists were amused with the photos in the appendix.
VN: What kinds of book do you love to read?
PF: I like fairy tales, children's books, and inspirational stories. I usually go with the bandwagon when I read new stuff.
VN: Who are your favorite authors?
PF: Roald Dahl, Louisa May Alcott, and the Grimm brothers. I read the stories again and again. Their stories would never lose their charm.
VN: If you were a character in a story, who would you be?
PF: Sleeping Beauty, Gretel or Dyesebel. When I was young, I would usually ask my dad to read me their stories.
VN: Are you happy with your accomplishments?
PF: Yes. I’m in Solar Daybreak as Weather and Lifestyle Anchor. I am in Solar Headlines since last year too. I used to be in Good Morning Club; Princess and I; Cocktales; Balitang 60; Sapul sa Singko; Aksyon 41; Amaya; Pepito Manaloto; BFGF Luvcrazy; Eat Bulaga; Global TFC Filipino Ka, Sabihin Mo; Magkaribal; Solar Shop TV Live; and Unang Hirit. As a TV commercial model, for Southeast Asia, I was in the ads of Knorr / Royco, PH Care, and Colgate Total Whitening. Here, I had the chance to endorse Progress Preschool Gold, STI, Wings, Coca Cola Advisories, and Sun Cellular. On the other hand, I was print too -- in Wedding Flavors, Tech Innovations, Comfort Chinese Lifestyle Magazine, Philippine Tourism Feature -- and on the cover of Men’s Health with JC De Vera.
VN: How would you see yourself 10 years from now?
PF: On cam work will always be my first love and I wish I can do it forever. Ten years from now, God-willing, I want to have my own family and I will encourage my kids to read books and study foreign languages. I would also want to produce kiddie shows/movies and have my own preschool and/or orphanage with an organic garden and a colorful kitchen.
VN: What are your tips for future Patricia Fernandezes?
PF: Try to learn as much as you can from everything you encounter. There is always a reason when things happen.