PHOTOGRAPHY: DOC MARLON PECJO
INTERVIEW: MARC LAURENZE C. CELIS
STYLING: REY SANTOS
MAKEUP: NOEL FLORES
HAIR: ALEE ABENSON
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How did you end up as a supermodel?
I was on a go-see and the then director for the fashion show I was hoping to get in to, Robbie Carmona, approached me and asked if I would like to join MTV Fashionista in 2003. I won second runner-up, which handed me the title Ms. Tourism Queen International. I then competed in China the next year for the Best Model of the World. There were about 54 countries na naglaban-laban. I didn’t win but I looted some of the special awards. The funniest award I got was the bikini princess of the world—imagine, bikini princess! Ha ha ha!