Danica Magpantay is the newest brand ambassador of [email protected], Globe Telecom’s broadband brand. One would think that the main reason why they chose Danica is because she is a stunning supermodel. While that may be true, it is not the only reason why they signed her up.
At the launch of [email protected], especially when she answered questions from the press, Danica proved that she’s not just a supermodel, but a super role model for the young ones, too.
For starters, she has strong family values. Apart from being a supportive sister (her older sister is also a model), Danica is also an obedient daughter who is especially close to her mom, makeup artist Lala Flores-Magpantay, who was, of course, present during the launch. Just like a lot of mothers-and-daughters, they like doing a lot of fun things together, and since they are part of the same industry, they end up working together as well. In fact, for Danica’s [email protected] TVC, Lala was the one responsible for Danica’s makeup.
Danica is a model worth looking up to. She’s focused and ambitious but also grounded and well-mannered. While she admits that she initially thought modeling was easy and that “it’s just posing and walking,” her perception of it instantly changed when her modeling career jumpstarted. “When you process it (modeling), there’s really much more to it.” This Ford Supermodel of the World 2010 titleholder gives 100% of herself in every assignment, whether it is an international runway gig or a local fashion editorial shoot. “I keep doing my best because that’s the right thing to do,” she says. “When I do my best, I give glory to God.”
She may be busy with a lot of modeling assignments now, but she’s not forgetting about school and her future. “I want to finish studying, of course, and then afterwards, I want to start my own business. I’m thinking of having a clothing store. I won’t venture far from fashion because this is where my heart is ever since I was a kid.”
Enjoying the present and at the same time working for her future, Danica is on a roll and she’s not resting on her laurels. “I’ll just keep pursuing what I want and keep on pursuing new goals,” says Danica, a well-brought up achiever who undoubtedly is the perfect ambassador for a product that helps the youth discover new things and put themselves and what they can do out there for everyone to see.
MODELING TIPS FROM A SUPERMODEL
Have a feeling. It helps to have a memory in mind. If you express an emotion and you really feel it, it will help you pose.
Know what you’re getting into and know yourself.
Get good coaches and mentors.
Never stop trying because when you stop trying, you’ll never get to [where you want to go].
Believe in yourself and just enjoy what you have. Never lose belief in yourself.
Feel mo dapat may humihila sa’yo sa taas (on how to “look” tall).