Monic Lavides / @iamnikkichapman
Photographers Name: Ivan Nikolin / @Nikolin_ivan
MUA Name: Dion Xu & Leo Valentino / @makeupbydion & @ leovalentinohair
PR: LA Media Group / @la.mediagroup
Such an absolute honor to have you on Playboy! Tell us about your daily schedule as a model, do you have a routine? I typically wake up early in the morning. I do intermittent fasting, and I also prioritize eating a healthy ketogenic food to start my day off right. During workdays or being at the events, I am often on it for several hours. I always make sure to stay hydrated and my green tea-infused drinks to keep me energized throughout the day. I prioritize self-care such as skin care routines and getting enough sleep to ensure that I am ready for the next day’s events.
How do you like to begin your day? I typically like to begin my day with a wellness shot of apple cider, honey, and Cayenne and some quiet time to plan out my day. I find that having a clear idea of what I need to accomplish helps me to be more productive and focused throughout the day. Additionally, I like to get some exercise or go outside under the sun to energize myself and get some fresh air before starting my workday.
What are some of your biggest dreams you hope to achieve? Some of my biggest dreams that I hope to achieve include establishing a successful business that can make a significant impact on my family and people’s lives, and traveling the world to meet new people and experience different cultures.
What helps you decompress and relax? I have a few things that I find helpful for relieving stress and calming my mind. One of my favorite ways to decompress is to do cardio and intense training in the gym. This involves focusing on my breath and bringing my attention to the present moment, which can help to clear my mind and ease tension in my body. I also enjoy taking walks in nature or going to national parks as these activities allow me to connect with my body and feel more grounded. Additionally, I find that spending time with animals, my loved ones, listening to podcast, and practicing self-care activities such as red-light therapy at home or getting a massage can all be helpful for reducing my stress and promoting relaxation.
Who has been the most influential person in your life and why? I would say that the most influential in my life is my family. They have been a role model for me, always leading by example and providing me with the guidance and support that I needed to grow as an individual. Has taught me the importance of hard work, honesty, and integrity, and has always been there for me whenever I have needed them. Their unwavering commitment has inspired me to be a better person, and I am grateful for all of the lessons that taught me throughout the years.
How romantic are you? That’s a subjective question and it really depends on the person you ask. Some people may find me very romantic, while others may not. I think I am romantic in my own way, and I try to make thoughtful gestures to show my affection towards my partner. It could be anything from making a sumptuous meal to treating him to a surprise date night. Ultimately, it’s up to my man to define how romantic he thinks I am.
What is the most memorable date you’ve ever had? The most memorable date I ever had was when I took a hike at the most beautiful National Park in the world which is at Yosemite with my significant other. The view from up there was breathtaking, and the peacefulness of nature with the experience of four seasons in a day and with no distractions was something I’ll never forget. It was a very romantic experience, and definitely a date I’ll always cherish.
What was the biggest lesson from your worst breakup? The biggest lesson from my worst breakup was realizing the importance of self-love and being able to stand on my own two feet. When the relationship ended, I felt lost and unsure of myself, but with time and reflection, I learned how to prioritize my own needs and happiness. It was a difficult experience, but ultimately it taught me the value of self-care and personal growth.
Would you rather be loved, respected, or admired? I would say that it depends on the context. If it’s a personal relationship, I would prefer to be loved because love entails a deeper emotional connection and sense of intimacy. If it’s a professional setting, I would prefer to be respected because respect reflects how others perceive my work and my abilities. And if it’s a performance or artistic setting, I would prefer to be admired because admiration signifies a strong appreciation and recognition of my talent. Overall, I believe that feeling loved, respected, and admired are all important and valuable in different ways.
Are you a city traveler or nature explorer? I actually enjoy a mix of both. As a city traveler, I enjoy exploring new cultures, trying different foods, and visiting museums and historical landmarks. On the other hand, as a nature explorer, I enjoy hiking, camping, and experiencing the beauty of the great outdoors.
What’s on your travel bucket list? My travel bucket list is quite extensive. I love exploring new cultures and experiencing different ways of life. Some of the top destinations on my list include Japan, Greece, Italy, and Egypt. Each of these countries has a unique history, cuisine, and appeal that I find fascinating. Additionally, I am drawn to the natural beauty of places like the Philippines, Iceland, and Alaska, and I hope to explore more of these destinations someday as well. Ultimately, I am open to any travel experience that offers a chance to learn, grow, and expand my horizons.
Where can our readers catch up with you and stay updated with your work? Readers can catch up with me and stay updated with my work through my social media accounts such as Instagram or Facebook. Moreover, I frequently participate in interviews, charity and red-carpet events to share insights about my experiences and talk about my creative process. So, readers can keep an eye on such opportunities to learn more about me and what I do.