Tomorrow, some 30 male and female models across the archipelago will walk the runway for the judges to see if they’re fit to be named “World’s Best Models” from the Philippines.
“World’s Best Models Philippines” intends to produce a top image, print, fashion, runway and commercial models.
Leading to the finals night, a series of activities were held: workshops on Basic and Advanced Modeling, Fashion/Ramp Code of Ethics, Photographic Modeling, Runway, Health and Wellness, and Grooming/Hair and Make-Up; swimwear competition in Punta Riviera, Bolinao, Pangasinan; and photo shoots at several locations.
The grand finals will be held at p. m. at Green Sun Hotel, Makati City, tomorrow, Saturday, with a spectacular show under Robby Carmona as Consulting Director, with Jas Baldoza, Marki de los Santos and Concon Seniel as Co-Directors.
Spearheading this unique modeling competition is Prowess Supremacy Production, Incorporated (PSPI), composed of talented individuals with diverse work experiences in the fields of events management, public relations, corporate communications, beauty pageants, and the fashion industry. The Board of Directors is composed of indie film producer and travel executive, Jose Stephen Santos – Chairman; ace fashion designer Edwin Uy – President; banker and former model, Alelyn G. Baldoza – Vice President for Finance; and Fashion Model, Jas Baldoza – Creative Director.
The young aspirants will strut it out for the crowns as they have a chance to shine in segments: streetwear, swimwear, evening gown and contemporary indigenous inspired-designs.
The competition will help the tillers of our land and the weavers by providing them income because of the exposure their end products will get from the event. It also serves as a great milestone for the 30 young competitors of the contest, who, through their exposure, will be given bigger work opportunities in the fashion world, a big help for them to realize their dreams for themselves and their families.
Part of the evening’s net proceeds will be allocated to a group of farmers by the agency responsible for protecting the rights of indigenous peoples that we are working closely with. “After the event on Feb. 9, we intend to have pocket events throughout the year for an awareness campaign and fund-raising to help our farmers and weavers. We will organize talks in the fashion industry to encourage designers and models to promote our indigenous materials,” said Santos.
Part of Prowess Supremacy’s vision is to strengthen cultural integrity in the fashion world. A visit to NCIP director Rogelio Francisco Bantayan, Jr. was made to seek guidance on how the company can ensure that they are headed towards the right direction.
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Duty Free Philippines welcomes the Year of the Pig
Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) hosted its 18th annual Chinese New Year celebration at the Duty Free Luxe in Pasay City.
DFPC Chief Operating Officer (COO) Vicente Pelagio A. Angala, and wife Maria Salome Angala, along with Tourism Attaché to Beijing, China Tomasito Umali, and author and journalist Jullie Yap Daza led the traditional Chinese Eye Dotting ceremony, or “The Awakening of The Dragons”.
Feng shui expert Princess Lim Fernandez from the Yin & Yang Shop of Harmony guided the guests to Chinese traditions and best practices to achieve happiness and prosperity.
According to COO Angala, this year’s celebration is very significant for DFPC as more Chinese consumers are visiting the country.
“Chinese tourists love to shop and we have expanded our offering specifically at the Duty Free Luxe to appeal to the Chinese market,” said Angala.
China recorded 1,255,258 arrivals, the most improved market at an impressive 29.62 percent growth rate, according to data released by the Department of Tourism (DOT).
Meanwhile, brighter prospects are seen for the DFPC this year, with the opening of its provincial stores, renovation of the Fiestamall, new product leads, and other plans and programs that are yet to be announced.
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