#MetroLovesMcLisse: McCoy De Leon And Elisse Joson Explore The Manila Central Post Office
For Metro's June issue, their annual Philippine Fashion Issue, the magazine tapped four of the country’s favorite love teams to explore Manila's oldest landmarks, garbed in outfits by some of the best fashion designers in the country.
Our annual Philippine Issue is our love letter to Manila. Our multi-cover special features four of the country’s favorite love teams wearing garments by #Metrowear designers around some of the city’s oldest landmarks. Our first couple, #McLisse, explored the ins and outs of a major hub of Manila life in the early 20th century, the Manila Central Post Office. Reminiscent of images from a previous time, #ElisseJoson wore gowns by #VaniaRomoff while #McCoyDeLeon wore suits by #FrancisLibiran, as they watched the sunset from the steps of the neoclassical structure. #MetroLovesMcLisse Grab a copy of our #MetroJune2018 issue, as we celebrate the fashion and culture coming out of the Philippines! Read about Filipino designers making waves outside of the country, see the best collections from the Manila Fashion Festival and Philippine Fashion Week, get to know the newest crop of queens from Binibining Pilipinas, and discover new local beach getaways. #MetroLovesManila on stands soon. Photographer @paolopineda Creative Director @eldzsmejia Makeup @mkqua Hair @ariesmanal_hair Grooming @jeloalindayu Nails @luzfortuno of @tripleluckbrowandnailsalon Stylist @teamrainxem Elisse wears @studiovaniaromoff McCoy wears @francislibiran Special thanks to @sofitelmanila
The first couple is McLisse: McCoy de Leon and Elisse Joson. The story of this love team began inside the Pinoy Big Brother house, where they were among the celebrity housemates for the show's Lucky Season 7. The chemistry they have transcended the reality show and developed into a kind of friendship that makes them constantly want to go on an adventure together.
Below, McCoy and Elisse talk about their similarities and differences as they explore the neoclassical Manila Central Post Office and share their thoughts about the city.
Elisse was born in Bataan but they moved to the US when she was a kid. McCoy, on the other hand, grew up in Tondo:
Elisse: "I was born in Bataan, but we moved to the US when I was a kid. We went to Guam first, later on to the mainland, in California."
McCoy: "Ang buhay sa Tondo, masasabi kong buhay na buhay. Kahit anong oras, kahit madaling araw, hindi nauubos ang tao. That is why you feel safe there."
Elisse: "We both like to eat, but we like to eat different things. He likes dishes that are saucy, and he mostly likes Filipino food. What I like about him is that he is ready to experiment, he is game to try the food at the places I bring him to, like Japanese restaurants."
McCoy: "One thing we both like to do is to try new things, so we like going on these adventures together."
"People say that Manila is noisy and maraming tao. But that is its appeal to me. I grew up here, and I love it. Maraming kwento ang Manila... Makulay ang Manila" - McCoy
"For me, Manila is about family, and I am not just talking about my relatives here. Everyone is so friendly and warm, that they feel like family to me" - Elisse
Read more about McLisse and see more of this love team on the pages of Metro's June 2018 issue, now out in major bookstores. Metro is available in bookstores and on newsstands for P150. Like Metro on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Metro.Magazine) and follow Metro on Twitter and Instagram (@MetroMagPH) #MetroMagPH
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