Filipina models Lucia Santiago, Charo Ronquillo, Charlene Almarvez and Gayle Ong [ Philstar]
So go the stories of the country's leading Filipina models Gayle Ong
, Charo Ronquillo, Lucia Santiago and Charlene Almarvez.
under the meticulous tutelage of mentor Joey Espino, Gayle
, Charo, Lucia and Charlene not only have model miens but also the skills to conquer the Big Apple.
After modeling on the Asian circuit, Gayle Ong joined Ford Models in Chicago and shuttled to and from New York.
Doing various campaigns and runway shows, Gayle
showcased her talent working for the likes of Chanel
, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang.
Being one of the more experienced in the industry, Gayle
says, "Modeling is like any other job, but what makes you work harder is your passion and love for what you do."
Joey Espino, the force behind successful models such as Teresa Herrera, Sarah Meier, Christine Bayer and many more, has guided the growth of Gayle
, Lucia, Charo and Charlene from the time they were discovered.
says, "People back home look up to foreign looks because they can really sell.
says, "Training is important because Joey doesn't only teach you how to walk but he helps you prepare mentally and spiritually to be a good model.