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WATCH: This Model Is A Proud ‘Balut’ Vendor

And she looks like Lovi Poe, too
by Khatrina Bonagua | Aug 4, 2016
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Feeling weak in the knees? You're sure to crave balut after watching this video.

If you thought you are seeing FHM Cover Girl Lovi Poe, well you are wrong.

Meet Dimple Ortega, a 19-year-old freelance model and balut vendor from Laguna.

It’s not surprising how Dimple stole the spotlight during a recent Wowowin episode. With her looks and charm, she easily made a mark. But aside from her mesmerizing beauty, it is her inspiring story that left everyone in awe.

When she was 16, Dimple and her parents, decided to sell balut, penoy, and chicharon to help augment their family's income. 

“Wala po kasi kaming pagkakakitaan kaya naisip po ng magulang ko na magtinda na lang po ng balut para makaahon sa hirap,” she told Willie.

Her mother shared how Dimple’s classmates often bullied her for selling balut.  “Minsan nga umiyak sa akin kasi tinutukso ng mga kaklase niya," she says. "Minsan tintatawag sa kanya 'Balut, balut' Yun ang tawag sa kanya. Code name niya na yung balut sa amin. Sabi ko wag kang umiyak, kasi ang pagtitinda ng balut ay isang marangal na trabaho. At ipagmalaki mo yun kasi nakakatulong ka sa magulang mo.” 

We did some digging but unfortunately, we can't find her on Facebook or Instagram. Too bad, as well, for she didn’t win. But she definitely won the hearts of everyone. We hope to see more of her someday!

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