If you guys are wondering who this (Zhang Ziyi look-alike) gorgeous girl is from Fabio Ide's feature on Manila Bulletin. No need to think hard, it's Tina Marasigan!!!
If you are a Beauty Pageant enthusiast, you might have heard her name during the latest Binibining Pilipinas Beauty Pageant, yes, she was one of the Top Finalist. What surprised me more, was when i learned that Tina also joined Ford Supermodel of the World 2009 and she was part of the Top 10 Finalist of the said international modelling contest.
Here's a feature about Tina on Manila Bulletin- Students and Campuses yesterday 05/24/2011...
MANILA, Philippines -- Who would have thought that a girl who got one foot overrun by a jeepney, one who once got bullied in school because of her looks would grow up to be a ramp model and a beauty queen?
Twenty three year-old Maria Kristina Marasigan never saw herself being a finalist in both the Binibining Pilipinas 2011 pageant and Ford Supermodel of the World (2009), much less walk the ramp swathed in glitz and glam.
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In grade school, Tina was also frequently teased by her classmates because of her geeky appearance. She would often bury her nose in school books, carrying a heavy backpack that would make her back hunched. She was also the type of girl who didn’t care about her image.
It was not until high school that she started to fix herself. In college at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Tina’s friends convinced her into joining the school’s various beauty pageants and fashion shows.
Her whole experience of being bullied was the story that inspired her to write an essay to enter the Ford Supermodel of the World in 2009. Tina did not expect to go as far as being part of the top 10 finalists. She did not bag the plum prize but little did Tina know that it would not be the last of the surprises waiting for her.
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Styled by Jp Diche
Tina's Make up by Eman Deleon
Tina's Hair by Adrian Adraincem
Shot on location at Johnny Rockets
Clothes from Penshoppe
(located at The Veranda, Robinsons Galleria)