Our ambassador, Christel Pao is a free-spirited beach bum and surf adventurer, an explorer who also work as a doctor and plays guitar in a hardcore girl rock band! Beachcuties Boutique caught up with the always happy Christel to find out what inspires her.
SO, WHO IS CHRISTEL PAO? PLEASE TELL US LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOURSELF.
Hi! I’m Christel Pao. A proud Filipina living in the Philippines. I graduated as a Doctor of Medicine. Since I was young, the field of medicine, music and nature fascinate me a lot. Which is why I always try to balance my time around exploring new places, creating music and giving service to mankind.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS.
Adventurous. Optimistic. Goal-oriented.
WHEN DID YOU FIRST START SURFING AND WHY?
I started surfing January 2014. I have known the sport a long time ago but I didn’t have the chance due to my busy schedule. Around that year, I decided to give it a try because I could see my friends are enjoying it so much. When I got up my first ride, I told myself: “I’m going to ride more waves and explore different surf spots of the world if given the chance.”
WHERE DO YOU HANG OUT WHEN YOU´RE NOT IN THE OCEAN?
Exploring various places with my family or friends.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
The ocean. It reminds you to stay calm no matter how far the currents will push you away or how strong the waves are. It will give you a sense of freedom but it will also teach you to be humble. Mother nature is a wonderful gift created by God and we should always be thankful for its beauty.
I KNOW YOU HAVE VERY SUPPORTIVE AND WONDERFUL PARENTS WHO YOU ALSO HAVE BEEN TRAVELLING QUITE A LOT WITH. WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT TRAVELLING?
The memorable experiences, life lessons and the people you meet along the way.
YOUR ULTIMATE SUPER POWER?
My faith in God.
WHEN YOU HAVE SOME TIME TO YOURSELF, WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO?
I would still travel the world to explore the places I have never been to.
WHAT ARE YOUR DREAMS AND PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
I would like to be successful in my chosen medical field, to have my own diagnostic laboratory, to have a healthy family and to continue inspiring people.
ONE LAST QUESTION: IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO MEET WITH ANYONE IN THE WORLD, PAST OR PRESENT, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Honestly, I can’t decide whom I want to meet with. I just want my life to move as it is planned. I’m happy to have met the people in the past and to be meeting new people at present and in the future.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING YOUR TIME, CHRISTEL. YOU´RE TRULY AN INSPIRATION TO ME AND MANY OTHERS.
Please follow her on Instagram @cvp.md and of course also here on www.beachcutiesboutique.com.