FHM (Philippines) - - PULSE -

It’s crazy how it has be­come a ne­ces­sity for mod­els, artists, and per­son­al­i­ties to ac­tively en­gage in so­cial me­dia. These peo­ple cu­rate their In­ter­net iden­ti­ties as care­fully as they would write their re­sumes, and you can’t blame them for do­ing so since most ma­jor en­dorsers re­ally look into how a per­son is able to in­flu­ence oth­ers when they de­cide who to get to rep­re­sent their brand.

Whether they like it or not, this is how me­dia is evolv­ing so they ei­ther adapt or be­come ir­rel­e­vant. Or, if you‘re like our cover girl Misa Campo, you can just con­tinue be­ing your­self with your ca­pac­ity to gen­uinely at­tract peo­ple.

In the need­lessly com­pli­cated world of so­cial me­dia, Misa Campo sim­pli­fies things by be­ing real (who is all she needs to be in our opinion) de­spite the pres­sures of the com­mu­nity “to be dif­fer­ent.”

“I’m not as ac­tive on so­cial me­dia as every­body else. I just like to live in the mo­ment. I don’t re­ally like to hold on to my phone to cap­ture ev­ery mo­ment as they go by.” This keeps her ac­tive fol­low­ers on In­sta­gram (280,000 as of this writ­ing) who seem to al­ways be on the edge of their seats wait­ing to “like” all her posts.

Misa’s just the type of girl who you keep an eye on. We know we did, be­cause when we learned that she was vis­it­ing the Philip­pines again, we didn’t have any se­cond thoughts ask­ing her if she wanted to be on our cover again. We were also pretty kilig when it seemed like she was just as ex­cited as us to have the op­por­tu­nity to have an­other FHM shoot. “It’s al­ways a re­ally, re­ally great time [to shoot for FHM Philip­pines]. The stylist, the hair, the make-up–they’re al­ways amaz­ing. Xan­der An­ge­les is al­ways awe­some, so I was sure that this shoot would be as good as the last.”

It’s al­ways re­fresh­ing to work with Misa who is drop-dead gor­geous yet is not afraid of show­ing her real self to peo­ple. You can tell that she’s still the down-to-earth car show model and bar­tender we shot in 2011, de­spite hav­ing al­ready gone beyond that with stints in in­ter­na­tional mod­el­ling and pageants in Canada.

But with the steady rise in pop­u­lar­ity come the haters, as is the norm for In­ter­net fame. “I feel like some peo­ple think that I’m a bitch. I hon­estly can’t re­ally tell, maybe I could be?” says Misa. “I do try my hard­est to be a nice per­son, to be nice to ev­ery­one. I think I have, like, a rest­ing bitch face some­times, so they’ll go, ‘she’s not nice,’ but, what can I do? I try to be true and just re­ally au­then­tic as pos­si­ble with every­body.”

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