The Sexiest Models Party
For as long as I can remember, my body has been the receiving end of jokes and criticisms, from skinny to bones to anorexic to stick to Olive Oyl. I had just disregarded and tossed it aside. Jokes like that really have no meaning since first of all, it’s still the truth, and I have come to love the body that I was given. Plus, it is because of this body that I am able to model and still be skinny as hell after all these years. I see my High School classmates all getting fatter one by one, and lil ol me, still the same. One of my model friends likes to joke that the body I have now was her body when she was in 5th grade. Haha! That was why I can still look so young and can still pass off as a teen.
So just imagine my shock and surprise when I was named as one of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s 8 Sexiest Models for 2011. Woot woot! I was extremely honored. The last time the magazine had it’s 8 Sexiest Models was way back in 2005. The previous sexiest models were Joey Mead, Rissa Mananquil, Georgina Wilson, Amanda Griffin, Phoemela Baranda and lots of other models. What’s really funny is that this batch is composed of the skinniest models in the industry today: Ana Sideco (me, of course), Jasmine Maierhofer, Samantha Lewis and Pauline Prieto. The four of us are skinny, skinny, skinny. So imagine our surprise and laughter when we saw each other on the set. We couldn’t quite get over it. We all think that skinny is the new sexy. Haha! The other four in the list were: Vanessa Matsunaga, Bea Soriano, Wendy Tabusalla (yep, the PBB housemate) and Jessica Yang.
The 8 Sexiest Models Party was held last November 8, 2011 at Palladium, New World Hotel, Makati. Only five out of the eight were able to attend. Jasmine had sore eyes, Wendy was already in PBB that time, while Pauline was a no-show. I never did found out what happened to her. Nevertheless, it was a fun night. We were introduced one by one. I was so embarrassed to be walking on stage in front of so many people. But I was super happy and proud of myself that I achieved this honor. Who knew that the lady teased as Olive Oyl will one day be considered as sexy.
Check out the AVP of the 8 Sexiest Models, click here.
Check out the Cosmopolitan 8 Sexiest Party, click here.
Check out my interview with Jasmine Maierhofer at the shoot, click here.