Just Jean It
Sabah is a nature-lover’s paradise. It’s home to some of the most breathtakingly scenic views of wildlife and also home to the region’s tallest mountain. An open secret though would be its stunning women and hailing from the third largest town of Tawau would be the alluring porcelain beauty of Jean Ho.
Being a Sabah native, the golden question is has Jean scaled Mount Kinabalu?
“Of course I have. I conquered Mount Kinabalu and came down via the challenging Ferrata route. Nobody believed I actually did it. I’m definitely a very kiasu person but thanks to my willpower and determination I made it even if I was crying all the way down from Low’s Peak,” she exclaimed.
Jean’s hard to miss and probably a definite shoo-in for modelling but every story has a beginning and hers involved a close friend that was in the industry and convinced Jean; bless that friend’s soul, to take the leap into modelling as well.
Granted, she’s in pretty good shape and we had to know if it was good genes or a killer workout routine. As the saying goes… good girls diet but bad girls squat.
“If even Miranda Kerr has to workout then so do I. I’m into yoga but at the same time I also watch my diet like a hawk even though I live to eat. Don’t let those Instagram food posts fool you, I’m controlling the intake,” she giggled.
Speaking of food, most of women are the hangry type. So, to avoid the fury of a hungry Jean you would be smart to feed her spicy food. Anything and everything with chilli is a winner in her books, the spicier the better. Quite the cili padi indeed.
Apart from looking good in front of and behind the camera, does the affable Jean have any other skills?
“I’m a piano performer’s cert holder and a vocal grade six.”
That’s right boys… Jean can rack up a play on the piano and croon out a tune at the same time. Soo don’t think strumming your ukulele and croaking out a cliché song is going to do much in getting her number.
On the topic of getting her number, how do you separate the men from the boys (we’re asking for a friend here)? How does a random dude go about getting Jean Ho’s attention and number?
“To me, it’s really simple. A boy is possessive but a man is protective. A boy is always testing whereas a man will go for it if he is sure he wants it. It’s very important how a man carries himself. Confidence, being a gentleman and humour is the key point to get my attention.”
You heard it here first, make her laugh.
Now, we’re sure you have to beat the boys off with a stick every time you go out but even the best rat traps skips a rodent every now and then. What’s the smoothest pick up like ever laid on you (it’s that same friend asking again)?
“Hahahaha, well fortunately the pick up line trend seems to be a dying breed here and I’ve avoided my fair share. However, one that stuck was when he asked if I was French and if I was dressed in all black because I was a secret agent or spy.”
Guys, take it from us. Pick up lines should be taken behind the shed and shot between the eyes. They’re best used in jest to just test the waters. Apply some sarcasm as it’s purely a humorous ice breaker.
Once a guy gets Jean’s number and has rightly struck the lottery if she gives him the time of day, you obviously need some pointers on where to take her. Jean’s extremely old school that way and loves nothing more than chitchat over a glass of wine while getting to know each other better over the dinner table.
Red or white? That depends on what meat she’s having.
On one of the few weekends that she doesn’t have a shoot and her girls are dying to head out, is her first port of call a pub, club or pillow talk and grub at home?
Well remember her preference for a first date? It doesn’t stray far from that. She prefers something quiet like a pub or better yet, a glass of wine over pillow talk. Falsely claiming the age factor, Jean likes having an uninterrupted conversation so a pub or somewhere hushed is it.
Follow Jean on her Instagram @jjeanh