Senin, 24 Januari 2011

Magpantay wins Ford’s World Supermodel in NY

Danica Flores Magpantay bested young aspiring models from more than 40 countries to win the World Supermodel 2010 competition of Ford Models in New York.

This is the first time a Filipino was named World SuperModel. It is a much-coveted title that carries not only a $250,000 modeling contract, but also the chance to model for the world’s top retail brands and fashion designers and work with leading photographers.

The 17-year-old student of the University of the Philippines, whose body has been described as the “perfect designer’s body”—30-22-30 was chosen by the iconic modeling institution.
The genes of 5’8 3/4” tall Magpantay are also from a Supermodel. Her mother, Lala Flores, was a top model in the ’90s and was the Philippines’ SuperModel winner in 1994. The mom is now a leading makeup artist for advertising campaigns, and showbiz personalities.

The other finalists were Kristina Gromovaite of Lithuania, Zuzanna Bronczyck of Poland—the two became runners-up—Rufina Rudenko of Estonia and Natalia Haiden of Brazil.

While this is the first time a Filipino became World SuperModel, the Philippines had runners-up the previous years—Charo Ronquillo in 2006 and Charlene Almarvez in 2009.