People envy models, believing that the world they’re in is all glitz and glamour. But the truth is, it’s far from that. For one, modeling entails a lot of waiting. And there’s more to it than just wearing glamorous clothes, doing the perfect runway walk, and flashing the best smile.
But if you have the skills, the patience, determination, discipline, and the right attitude, you can easily get past through the rough patches you may encounter as you try to succeed as a model. A lot of Philippine-based models who are now the industry’s pillars also started at the bottom. Those who were just extra in commercials or placed at the back during group photo shoots now grace magazine covers. A good example is Kelsey Merritt. She hasn’t always been the top model that she is now, but look at her, she just did a shoot with Victoria’s Secret.
And it’s not Kelsey. More and more models seemed to have found the right formula to succeeding as a model and are now being recognized in the field.
Let’s get to know some of the hidden gems of the Philippine modeling industry in this article.
Hidden Gems of the Philippine Modeling Industry to Watch Out For
Below are four hidden gems of the Philippine modeling industry who are grabbing everyone’s attention and are expected to only grow bigger and more popular in the next few years.
Before, articles about Jessica Wilson always has her sister’s, Georgina, name in the headline instead of hers, as she was more popular. But now the gorgeous model has made a name for herself after starring in several campaigns and gracing magazine pages. Jessica has modeled for Unarosa and has appeared in Rogue, Preview, and Metro magazine. Her exotic beauty and attention-grabbing features make him a model to watch out for.
Mika Dela Cruz
The little sister of actress Angelika dela Cruz has grown to become a stunning 20-year-old. From appearing on kids shows to taking on more mature roles, this Japanese-Filipino beauty has established herself as one of the most promising young actresses of the current generation. But when she’s not on TV, Mika dela Cruz is busy doing photo shoots. She’s currently modeling for clothing brand Apartment 8, and in every photo with her donning the line’s pieces, the young model is just breathtakingly beautiful. It won’t come as a surprise if the next time we see Mika is on a huge billboard for an international clothing line.
This year is Jessica Yang‘s eleventh year as a model. As to how she managed to stay that long in an industry that is considered one of the most unstable and unpredictable, it’s easy to see. The Taiwanese model started modeling when she was in college. Her professor had her attend a Philippine Fashion Week casting, and the 5’8″ model got in a few shows. That marked the start of a career that only grows bigger.
Jessica Yang has modeled for SM Fashion and Converse and has been featured in magazines like Preview and MEGA Style.
If you’ve watched every season of Asia’s Next Top Model, then you sure know who Julian Flores is. Julian joined the fourth season of the prestigious reality television show and even made it to the top 4. Her appearance on the show gave the young model more chances to showcase what she got. Until now, the 28-year-old continues to make her presence known in the fashion scene by modeling for brands and gracing magazine pages.
The Philippine modeling industry is no easy world to break into, but with the right attitude, right amount of hard work, and the passion for it, you will be fine. Take these models as an inspiration.Hidden Gems of the Philippine Modeling Industry You Should Know About by Holly