The Exclusive Interview
What the viewers want to know...
Interviewer: Why did you choose to start modeling in the first place?
Lorabel: I chose modeling because I wanted to be able to express all the emotions I had inside of me. Modeling was my form of expression.
Interviewer: I read in a recent article in KoreAm Journal, that you are sterotyped in certain categories because of posing nude in Playboy. Can you eleborate more on this?
Lorabel: Well, it's true. Once you do "Playboy", there's never going back.
Interviewer: So, what is the confusion between the name "Lorabel Rey" and "Lorabel Han"?
Lorabel: Tough questions! Well, "Han" is my legal name. When I started modeling, I had no intentions of hiding that I was modeling from my parents, so I used my legal name for all of my assignments. But, when it came time for Playboy, I had to tweek it a bit so that my parents wouldn't find out. It didn't help though, they found out anyway.
Interviewer: Are you 100% Korean?
Lorabel: Yes, 100%.
Interviewer: So, do other fellow Koreans give you a hard time about what you do?
Lorabel: It depends on which type of Koreans you are refering to. The old' school folks do but the younger generational ones are much more supportive. Thanks guys!!!
Interviewer: How was it like growing up for you?
Lorabel: Hum...another tough one. Well, I'd have to say that growing up for me was one of the toughest times of my life. But, I had a special friend who experienced the same, and we went through it together. I guess that's what makes us who we are today though. Those rough times made me a stronger person. For that, I am grateful.
Interviewer: What are your next plans?
Lorabel: I just graduated from college. Go Trojans!!! ...and I moved to NYC. I needed a change in pace. And quite a pace it is here.
Interviewer: Were you there during the chaos of 9-11???
Lorabel: Luckily, no. I came right after. But the weird thing is that being in New York, you feel more apart of the tragic event.
Interviewer: Are you still pursuing modeling?
Lorabel: Most def! I just signed with Giovanna and so I will be touring 2002 with them across the nation. I'm very excited about that.
Interviewer: Well, thank you for your time and we wish you all the best. Is there anything you'd like to say to our viewers?
Lorabel: Only that I hope to meet you all one day. XOXO