Kicking off our SB Road Trip series was a trip to the land they call the Culinary Capital of the Philippines, Pampanga. And as you might already know, our adventure began with enlisting the help of three stylish ladies.
It all started with Kelsey Merritt's homecoming.
In the video, we rode with the model-of-the-moment as she went home to her hometown for the weekend. We got to know more about the It girl as she shared with us her experiences of modeling in New York, all while we witnessed her rad driving skills.
Kelsey then picked up friend and Preview anniversary cover girl Jana Stuntz before heading to Coffee Academy, one of their favorite restaurants. (It's also where Kelsey used to work, would you believe?). The food trip allowed us to get to know the two better and found out that they've known each other since they were little. They'd even shower together back when they were kids. Cute!
They then met up with another model born and bred in Pampanga, Sam Gomez. The trio got hungry from a tiring day of sightseeing so Sam decided to introduce us to Susie's. Owned by her aunt, she filled us with the best palabok and kakanin. These treats got us dreaming of Pampanga, all the way in Manila.
The three girls are all wearing tops from Pine Clothing. (Follow @pinemnl on Instagram)
So what did we really do in Pampanga? These girls showed us where to eat, what to do, and how to speak the dialect—all in this video! They even shared with us where the cute boys are at. LOL! Watch it below:
Editorial shot on location at Air Force City, Pampanga.
Photos by Yayay de Castro
Video by Gerald Esmailzadeh
Produced by Bea Jocom and Zoe Laurente