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She is a mix of Filipino and Puerto Rican ancestry. Growing up in the Philippines, Daphne Joy appreciated "[her] culture, family values, and especially, all the amazing food. My favorite food has always been Filipino food. I loved growing up as an islander because, although I am a girly girl, I'm the type who can scrape up her elbows and get a little dirty without freaking out" (rukusmag.com).
When Daphne was seven, her family moved to Los Angeles. Even though she faced language barriers and culture shock, she adjusted to her new environment.
Daphne Joy says from elementary through high school, she was approached by casting agents intrigued by her exotic features. Meanwhile, Daphne Joy was active in dance groups, choir, theatre and cheerleading.
Daphne Joy says her favorite body part on herself is her stomach. "I always thank God for all the blessings He's given me, and I always say, 'thank you for my fast metabolism, amen.' Because for how much I eat, I definitely should be at least 20 pounds heavier."
When she was 18, Daphne Joy landed roles on "CSI: Las Vegas," "Criminal Minds," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and MTV's "WildnOut" as a VJ/Dancer.
Daphne Joy has appeared in over 10 magazine covers. Some of her layouts include Smooth and Show. She has also appeared in the music video "Miss Independent.
Daphne Joy played a mermaid in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." Previously, she was a Rollerblading Babe in the TV movie "Venice Heat" and had a role in the comedy horror movie "Frankenhood."
Daphne Joy has hosted major parties as well as celebrity events.
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She enjoys hosting, cooking, traveling and cuddling. She has modeled in charity fashion shows, such as the annual Celebrity Catwalk, which raises awareness for abused cats and dogs.
Daphne Joy said of herself, "I'm pretty low key. I'm afraid of heights, so rollercoasters, skydiving or anything like that is completely out of the question for me. But I think one day I'd love to learn how to fly a plane and get over that fear and maybe go skydiving one day!"
Daphne Joy's big turn on is a guy "I am with [who] is somebody nobody wants to mess with. Masculinity, muscles and muscles.did I say muscles? And definitely no 'bitch-ass-ness,' please!" But her turn offs are "guys who gossip as much as women do. That is such a turn off. If I want to hear gossip I will call one of my girlfriends. A show-off; rude and mean attributes in people are turn offs. My motto is 'Be nice or go home!'" (rukusmag.com).
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