Held at New York City, Danica Magpantay becomes the first Pinay to ever win the said modelling contest, besting contestants from 40+ different countries around the globe. She won a $250,000 modelling contract with Ford Models.
(Photo from IM Agency website)
The exotic, towering Danica is also the daughter of top-calibre makeup artist Lala Flores, who herself was the winner of the Supermodel of the World Philippines in 1990. Wow, true beauty certainly runs in the blood!
(Danica with mom Lala - photo from adventuresofabeautyqueen.com)
I first heard the buzz about Danica thru Clyde Rivera and her aunt, May Flores of IM Agency while watching F&H/Jellybean's fashion show held last Philippine Fashion Week in October 2010, wherein she was one of the models.
(Photo from www.femalenetwork.com)
Last year, another Pinay came close to winning the title through Charlene Almarvez. Luckily for all of us, now is the right time that the beauty of the Philippines comes shining through - in the global fashion and modelling scene!