Saturday, March 25, 2006

Charo Ronquillo


The Manila Times writes "....Asked why she succeeded in the Ford Supermodel of the World Finals in New York in January, the 17-year-old stunner Charo Ronquillo could only say, “I was brave.” Courage was all she had during the search since every other candidate from the rest of the world was as pretty and svelte as she. She believed she could make it—and she did. Placing second runner-up overall, Charo Ronquillo now holds the highest honor ever attained by a Filipina—or by an Asian—in the Ford Supermodel of the World Search..."

This lady from Laguna, Philippines... was a favorite among the 39 models from different countries who competed and was referred to as the Asian morena version of the famous model, Kate Moss..."

"...Ronquillo is the first-ever Asian who won in the top three Ford Supermodel of the World title in the 25-year history of Ford Models Inc. (Group shot courtesy of Fashion Wire Daily/Grant Lamos IV) (Oliver Carnay)...."

Some excerpts quoted from Balita.com

Photos Courtesy of Voy.com

8 comments:

jeffrey said...

She is gorgeous and beautiful!
ang galing-galing ni CHARO RONQUILLO!

reizzle said...

so beautiful!she,s like kate moss my favorite!galig ng pinoy!how i wish someday i could be like her!goodluck charo!

opmb's blog said...

She is not the first Asian to be in top 3, the first is another Filipina, Melanie Marquez.

Xyrich said...

she is indeed the first asian to penetrate in the top 3 of ford supermodel of world contest. melanie marquez join Th Face of new York "somthing contest".

Anonymous said...

kamukha tlga xa ni kate moss..
she's great

Anonymous said...

please don't compare her to kate moss . She could never do what kate has done especially since kate is only around 5'6"-5'7". Plus there's already someone who looks a lot like Kate and is short too and that's Mona Johannesson. Now it takes a lot more to be a model when you're short than already being tall like Charo is.

Anonymous said...

face of the year is the same as supermodel of the world contest. charo is not doing so well in new york... she is not even on the ford models website.

hughjanev_31 said...

charo ronquillo is still doing great in new york..she is not in the main board of ford models coz she seldom do high fashion..her beauty is not high fashion coz she is the commercial one that's why she did shoot for target and other big comp in the U.S..there are many qualifications of models high fashion(runway models)plus size(size 10)commercial(commercials and catalogs)