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Dan Pantoja: Profile + Interview

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Dan Pantoja: Profile


Full name

Danier (Dan) Pantoja



Place of Birth? (city, country)

Manila, Philippines

Where you live now? (city, country)

Auckland, New Zealand

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Manila, Philippines

First Language?


What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

University Student / Part-time Worker

How long have you been doing it?

I'm not sure what this is referring to.. Sorry!

Fav Song

Purple by Six60

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Chris Brown and Pharrell Williams

Fav Movie


Fav Actor/Actress

Johnny Depp

Fav Clothing brand

ASOS Brand

Fav Artist (in any art form)

Pharrell Williams

Fav Sport to watch

I don't really watch much sports but when I do its Tennis

Fav Sport to play

Tennis or Rugby



Dan Pantoja: Interview


The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength


Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

An introvert who aspires to be an airplane pilot

Why do you do what you do?

I love it and it's fun. Something I wouldn't mind doing for the rest of my life

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I guess this is referring to the previous question? To be honest, I don't know what led me to choosing it. Although, I know that I've always been fascinated by airplanes and just thought of flying around the world excites me a lot!

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Toughest thing/part of what I do is definitely the studying part. What's helping me get through everything is my passion for what I do.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Yeah basically everyone and everything; my source of inspiration changes every day. There's those main ones of course like my parents, God and Pharrell Williams (Fashion wise). I'm not exactly sure because no one's told me directly that I have inspired them. But I like to think that I have through my Lookbook, Instagram and just what I do in general.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

I ignored the small opportunities and only focused and hoped for the big ones. If anything it is to always remember that everything and everyone starts from zero, so don't underestimate anyone/anything.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

No upcoming projects at the moment. I am way too busy with University (final exams coming up). I am however, going to America in December and I am super excited for that. Will be my first time as well!

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Cliché but honestly, just believe in yourself!

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Thank you Babes&Gents for this interview and to anyone who's going to read this, Follow me on all of my social media accounts!





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