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Meet International Pinoy Models Brent Chua, Ram Sagad & Paolo Roldan plus more of Chat Almarvez & Charo Ronquillo
Represent! The Pinoy X-Factor shines in the global fashion arena.
By: Dyan Zarzuela  |   Published on: Mar 10, 2011 - 12:00pm

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Because we can't get enough of Filipino beauties in the global fashion arena, feast your eyes on these snapshots of Ford models Charlene Almarvez and Charo Ronquillo.

 

Charlene "Chat" Almarvez, 2009 Ford Supermodel of the World first runner-up

 

Charo Ronquillo, 2006 Ford Supermodel of the World second runner-up

 

Homepage artwork by Warren Espejo.

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  • international talent manager
    Brent Chua and Paolo Roldan are the best. 2 different looks one ethnicity = FILIPINOs! I am proud of them!
    Oct 28 2012 @ 08:41am     Reply  
  • Christina
    I had been a fan of Supermodel Brent Chua po. I also heard that he is making waves as a lensman! Inspirational!
    Oct 25 2012 @ 03:22pm     Reply  
  • SPOTchikka
    Ram is not just an ordinary model he is indeed a role model too!!!! Feedback regarding him were mostly positive.Count me as one of your fans Ram! Go Ram
    Oct 06 2012 @ 02:15am     Reply  
  • modelo
    Ram is the top Filipino male model of our country!!!!! He is with Ford, New York and I heard Ram is in New York again to continue his international modeling career still under w/ the same agency. I am a big fan of Ram not just because of his international achievements in modeling but also because of his love for his brother. I heard that the reason why Ram went back to Manila last year and booked out from Ford was because for his brother who has a rare illness. He even organized fundraising event for his brother. More power Ram. Make us Proud!!!!!

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/entertainment/08/19/11/fashion-show-held-models-brother
    Oct 06 2012 @ 02:04am     Reply  
  • modelo
    Ram
    Oct 06 2012 @ 01:52am     Reply  
  • genuine
    That apache, navajo, sioux, whatever he is, is so, well, gay
    Nov 12 2011 @ 03:58pm     Reply  
  • loi landi-chou
    Tangina! bading na bading yung brent chua! No way can he be associated with the pinoy looks! Mukha syang drag queen from some china town! Only Ram Sagad has the distinct manly Filipino look!
    Nov 12 2011 @ 01:56pm     Reply  
  • fernando
    i love you brent chua
    Jul 09 2011 @ 12:00am     Reply  
  • misty
    Jara - you truly know what you're talking about. your comment is honest and it makes so much more sense than the other comments here. go Paolo! and Danica!!! you are my top picks!!!!rn--------------------------------rnjara wrote 2011-03-25 07:05:11rnrnThe two models that are the most relevant to HIGH FASHION are Paolo and Danica. Paolo is the true filipino superstar, and I think Danica has the potential to be one as well.rnrnPaolo has already cracked the high-fashion market. He's a staple face of Givenchy, has been featured in French Vogue, GQ, V Man, has been shot by very influential fashion photographers like Mert & Marcus... and doing more and more relevant fashion shows like Hermes, Armani, Patrick Ervell, Philip Lim, etc. It also helps that he's a cool guy with fantastic personal style, which belive it or not, helps with the fashion set.rnrnDanica has extreme potential because she has the endorsement of Paul Rowland. And her look is not overtly commercial --- she has a slight hard-edged beauty, with a bit of an androgynous, masculine edge that immediately takes her out of the commercial world and into hi-fashion. She's cooler and sleeker than Charlene and Charo. (Charlene still has a baby face, and Charo is a commercial beauty). She just needs to build her editorial book and her NY show list....rnFORD should also work on her visa because i think she could potentially be a Givenchy girl. Givenchy is written all over her...rnrn
    Jul 04 2011 @ 02:05pm     Reply  
  • sammy ragad
    si brent chua talaga ang may international appeal. i
    Jun 13 2011 @ 12:13am     Reply  
  • evelyn ramos
    brent chua and jo ann bitagcol are like brothers and sisters. pang high fashion talaga. sayang si jo ann, hindi pumatok sa international scene...
    May 26 2011 @ 11:24am     Reply  
  • cali
    Just want to ask... if Ram is a certified Ford model, how come his name is not on the Ford website???
    May 22 2011 @ 12:41pm     Reply  
  • tim
    Brent chua my idol.
    May 06 2011 @ 12:55pm     Reply  
  • nate
    brent chua and paolo! RAISE THE PHILIPPINE FLAG! LOVE YOU BOTH
    Apr 28 2011 @ 03:44am     Reply  
  • stam
    PANALO talaga si brent chua...
    Apr 26 2011 @ 02:20pm     Reply  
  • go go go
    GO GO GO Paolo and Brent Chua! You guys make us proud.
    Apr 25 2011 @ 03:09am     Reply  
  • francia
    Brent Chua! truly inspirational.
    Apr 25 2011 @ 03:07am     Reply  
  • ooopss
    lahat sila gusto ko minus ung bading......go go go brendt minus ka
    Apr 23 2011 @ 10:17pm     Reply  
  • ichiro model agent
    コクガンChuaさんは豪華です
    Mar 29 2011 @ 07:35am     Reply  
  • pinoy model
    brent chua is beautiful.rnyeah, i know he looks uniquernpero, iyan ang patok sa international modeling scene.rnamazing sya talaga!rni wan to be like him when i grow as a model.
    Mar 29 2011 @ 02:01am     Reply  
  • jonis cummings
    no one of our international supermodels is better than the other... let us be proud of them coz ther are all great! working hard and doing the best they can achieve putting pinoys in the global map! rnrni salute brent chua, ram sagad, paolo roldan, danica magpantay, and charlene almarvez! rnrnBRAVO
    Mar 26 2011 @ 07:05am     Reply  
  • reuben flores
    hot ang maga international pinoy supermodels natin! so paolo... canadian citizen yan! hindi filipino. may filipino blood lang.
    Mar 25 2011 @ 10:26pm     Reply  
  • jara
    The two models that are the most relevant to HIGH FASHION are Paolo and Danica. Paolo is the true filipino superstar, and I think Danica has the potential to be one as well.rnrnPaolo has already cracked the high-fashion market. He's a staple face of Givenchy, has been featured in French Vogue, GQ, V Man, has been shot by very influential fashion photographers like Mert & Marcus... and doing more and more relevant fashion shows like Hermes, Armani, Patrick Ervell, Philip Lim, etc. It also helps that he's a cool guy with fantastic personal style, which belive it or not, helps with the fashion set.rnrnDanica has extreme potential because she has the endorsement of Paul Rowland. And her look is not overtly commercial --- she has a slight hard-edged beauty, with a bit of an androgynous, masculine edge that immediately takes her out of the commercial world and into hi-fashion. She's cooler and sleeker than Charlene and Charo. (Charlene still has a baby face, and Charo is a commercial beauty). She just needs to build her editorial book and her NY show list....rnFORD should also work on her visa because i think she could potentially be a Givenchy girl. Givenchy is written all over her...
    Mar 25 2011 @ 07:05am     Reply  
  • candice mccarthney
    j'adore brent chua... so inspiring!
    Mar 24 2011 @ 12:53pm     Reply  
  • trish
    i like ram...he looks hot and fresh>>>>>
    Mar 23 2011 @ 08:29am     Reply  
  • star
    after reading their interviews, i love brent chua more and more. the way he answers is very witty and to the point. love you brent!
    Mar 22 2011 @ 06:42pm     Reply  
  • hannah
    my all time favorite pinoy supermodels...rnrnANNA BAYLErnCHAT ALMARVEZrnBRENT CHUArnJOAN BITAGCOL (who did not went to the fashion capitals of the world)
    Mar 22 2011 @ 01:39pm     Reply  
  • =)
    I love Ram, he is very humble. We have common friends and talagang lahat positive ung mga sinasabe sakanya unlike other models na mayabang. Go go go go Ram. More power . stay humble
    Mar 21 2011 @ 09:14pm     Reply  
  • fashionista
    medyo badingski ang dating
    Mar 21 2011 @ 04:34am     Reply  
  • chit
    i'd rather choose paolo roldan than ram sagad.
    Mar 20 2011 @ 12:26pm     Reply  
  • cha
    Ram Sagad is my choice! i like his boyish looks! FRESH!!!!
    Mar 20 2011 @ 07:24am     Reply  
  • dimensions
    BRENCT CHUA and CHAT should have an editorial together. BOTH are great SUPERMODELS!
    Mar 20 2011 @ 02:36am     Reply  
  • paulina bernhard
    from brent chua's interview, he seems to be a very down to earth individual as well a witty and intellectual supermodel.
    Mar 18 2011 @ 01:12pm     Reply  
  • aiken
    i like ram sagad...he's a top-notch model....hope to see more of him in the international scenes of fashion world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Mar 17 2011 @ 08:43pm     Reply  
  • fifi
    neil etheridge pa din! SEXXXXY! panggulo lan. haha
    Mar 17 2011 @ 07:00am     Reply  
  • samantha
    i love all our international models specially brent chua! so expensive! so high fashion!
    Mar 17 2011 @ 06:33am     Reply  
  • waley
    Brent Chua = cute!rnrnRam Sagad = HOT!rnrnPaolo Roldan = sexy!rnrnCharlene Almalvarez = Fresh!rnrnCharo Ronquillo = Gorgeous!
    Mar 17 2011 @ 03:57am     Reply  
  • maria nenita negrita
    panay kabaklaan ang nagkocomment dito.mabuhay!
    Mar 16 2011 @ 10:10am     Reply  
  • jonas
    well done brent chua, ram sagad and paolo! love you guys! make us proud! continued success!
    Mar 16 2011 @ 09:49am     Reply  
  • cry
    somehow, i think that it's harder for black and asian male models to get into this business; it's much easier(relatively) for their female counterparts to do so however. WELL DONE GUYS!rn
    Mar 16 2011 @ 09:11am     Reply  
  • thalia
    Amazingly awesome! Got the look and the body….attitude???rnI bet, he is beautiful inside-out! sobrang simple at hnde mayabang! saw him at Fashion Week and once in Bora.RAM is synonymous to Yummy!
    Mar 16 2011 @ 09:08am     Reply  
  • ramdiehard
    is there any chance na makilala ko si ram?kasi sobrang crush ko sia sobra..i bought all his magazine na feature sia.sana mgkaron pa sya ng mdmeng projects! There was a time na nakita ko sia sa isang fashion show but unfortunately hanggang tingin lang.I dont watch serye atually but i do watched lastikman and tayong dalawa..,andun kasi sia eh at mga ibang guestings nya dati..tsaka mga commercial nia like revicon,kfc,nescafe,smart,century tuna mountain dew..sobrang idol ko sia..sana mameet ko sia someday!hayyyyyyyyyy!
    Mar 16 2011 @ 08:43am     Reply  
  • mate
    korek ka jan INSIDER!!!! im sure may talent si fashion insider na hindi nakapasa kay joey espino....hindi kasi pwede ang mga model modelan!!!! na napangakuan lang ng mga manggagamit na agent!!!! tama ba yun!!!!!
    Mar 16 2011 @ 01:19am     Reply  
  • insider
    JOEY ESPINO IS THE BEST!!!! REMEMBER SIYA ANG DAHILAN KUNG BAKIT MERON TYO NGAYON DANICA MAGPANTAY FIRST FILIPINA SUPER MODEL OF THE WORLD 20011.....WAGNA KYO MA INSECURE KAY JOEY...DAHIL SIYA LANG ANG MAY KARAPATAN...SIGE NGA MAGSABI KYO KUNG SINO PA? ABER!!!!
    Mar 16 2011 @ 01:05am     Reply  
  • francis
    very true model agent... well said. MABUHAY!
    Mar 15 2011 @ 01:39pm     Reply  
  • model agent
    MGA NANINIRA dito sa mga pinoy international male models natin... this is the message... TIGNAN NIYO MUNA SARILI NIYO SA SALAMIN BAGO KAYO MANLAIT!rnrnWE SHOULD BE PROUD OF THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS. Kayo... pwede ba kayong mag model?rnrnSi Ram S... gwapo naman pero pag dating niya sa states, mga kalaban niya ay ang mga latino. Maganda naman ang katawan niya pero ngayon and uso sa EUROPEAN at AMERICAN market ay ang mga mapapayat. Katulad nila Paul Bocche at Marcel Catenmiller.rnrnSi Brent Chua, patok siya sa mga editorials. kakaiba ang look niya kaya siya patok sa international markets... tignan niyo na lang si Du Juan, Hye Park, Ming Xi, Hyoni Kang... Iyan ang look niya. Pang high fashion talaga!rnrnSi Paolo, ang ganda ng katawan... 1980's Supermodel ang dating. Kapareho ni Ram... mga latino ang mga kalaban niya.rnrnBE PROUD OF FILIPINOs who are making waves abroad. TAMA NA ANG PANLALAIT! Mga INSECURE LANG ANG MGA NANLALAIT!rnrnGood luck Ram S, Asian Male Supermodel Brent Chua, at PAOLO Roldn
    Mar 15 2011 @ 11:18am     Reply  
  • fashion insider
    si borgy manotoc? cute pero walang appeal. gusto ko si brent chua. hanep kung maka emote... pang international talaga ang dating!rnrnbtw, calcarrie agency lang ata ang may connection sa international market PERO they are not good. si joey espino nambabastos ng mga modelo. napanood ko and philippine fashion week. sinisigawan lang niya and mga talents.
    Mar 15 2011 @ 10:36am     Reply  
  • loyalist!!!!!!
    sana sinama din si BORGY MANOTOC!!!
    Mar 15 2011 @ 08:23am     Reply  
  • pak
    may hawig pala si brent kay donaire...yung boksingero....infairness lakas ng appeal ni donaire...
    Mar 15 2011 @ 08:18am     Reply  
  • macmac
    sa totoo lang andmi kaya potential dito sa pinas...mabigyan lang ng chance...hindi lang nila alam kung sino dapat kausapin..sino b? marami kasing nagpapanggap na may connection sa international market ang ending mga wala naman alam... manggagamit lang pala...kung pupunta naman sila sa US or Europe aba kailangan ng matinding connection pa rin at di biro ang gagastusin nila...sino ba talaga dito sa pilipinas ang dapat lapitan kung sa tingin namin may global appeal ang isang modelo???? paki sagot lang po....thnx....
    Mar 15 2011 @ 07:11am     Reply  
  • maria
    paolo,brent and ram....you make us proud here in the us...hope to see more pinoy models get through the international market....
    Mar 15 2011 @ 06:58am     Reply  
  • brent
    RAM AND PAOLO PINOY NA PINOY ANG DATING! BRUSKO! LAGLAG ANG MGA PUTI!!!! YAHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! SO PROUD OF U GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!
    Mar 15 2011 @ 06:51am     Reply  
  • studionero
    brent chua. super stylish and hot! all the pinoy models are great! but brent is so high fashion. LOVES it!
    Mar 15 2011 @ 04:09am     Reply  
  • manila
    My favorite model Ram Sagad....going international na...yung mga naninira kay ram manahimik na kayo! maging masaya at maging proud na lang kayo sa kanya...kahit ano sabihin nyo na penetrate na nia ang new york ok...PEACE!!!
    Mar 14 2011 @ 10:43pm     Reply  
  • tyra banks-daw
    Brent Chua just copied my smizing! ughh!
    Mar 14 2011 @ 09:13pm     Reply  
  • jabs
    I do agree with Peter. I was looking at Ford Men's stable and Ram Sagad is nowhere to be found. I dont think that its about him having crab mentality. He was just merely stating a fact
    Mar 14 2011 @ 07:24pm     Reply  
  • philippa
    Im in love with paolo and brent!
    Mar 14 2011 @ 12:56pm     Reply  
  • james powel
    just googled brent chua and saw his aveda campaign. he looks stunning!
    Mar 14 2011 @ 08:55am     Reply  
  • bem
    attention spot.ph...hindi makakatulong ang mga pambabastos at negatibong komentaryo sa ating mga itinuturing na PINOY INTERNATIONAL MODELS....
    Mar 14 2011 @ 07:48am     Reply  
  • liutenant sanders
    Charlene A and Brent C are my favs. Hope Charlene gets more eds and continued success to Brent C!
    Mar 14 2011 @ 07:17am     Reply  
  • sam
    Way to go!!!We're proud of you guys! Continue to live your dreams and keep us Proud!!
    Mar 14 2011 @ 07:11am     Reply  
  • melissa

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    Mar 14 2011 @ 06:58am     Reply  
  • pamela ortiz
    nakakalokah > super hi fashion talaga si brent chua!
    Mar 14 2011 @ 06:47am     Reply  
  • wit
    KUDOS TO PAOLO ROLDAN AND RAM SAGAD!!!!I SAW THE TVC AD OF RAM FOR JC PENNY LAST DECEMBER HERE IN THE US!!!SO PROUD OF YOU GUYS!!!!!!!
    Mar 14 2011 @ 12:55am     Reply  
  • anti-defamation league
    Thanks spot for deleting the comment above. Clearly, respect for minorities is back in business. Brent's team caters to the international audience and their taste for fashion and style is way different from what some locals want it to be.
    Mar 14 2011 @ 12:33am     Reply  
  • mildred

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    Mar 13 2011 @ 11:23pm     Reply  
  • dee whit
    Mar 13 2011 @ 10:47pm     Reply  
  • wesley
    love charlene almarvez. so high fashion. kaso lang... tumaba na daw siya. sayang naman. si brent chua, pang high fashion din ang look. continued success sa kanila! iba talaga pag PINOY!
    Mar 13 2011 @ 03:30pm     Reply  
  • stylista
    Brent Chua = HIGH FASHION.rnrnnakaka in love ang pics ni Brent. pang international talaga.
    Mar 13 2011 @ 02:58pm     Reply  
  • dianne
    si brent sa wilhelmina. just confirmed. ford siya yung first season niya.
    Mar 13 2011 @ 02:57pm     Reply  
  • enthusiast
    QUESTION???? PAOLO IS UNDER BOSS AGENCY NEW YORK...RAM IS UNDER FORD AGENCY NEW YORK....WHAT ABOUT BRENT HIS UNDER _____ WHAT????
    Mar 13 2011 @ 12:27pm     Reply  
  • elisa
    I go for Ram Sagad. You cannot ask for more coz He is a showbiz figure,athlete and a model. All in one package.Not all actors and actreses in Phil showbiz can be a model. But a fashion model can be an actor or an actress. Di ba?
    Mar 13 2011 @ 09:46am     Reply  
  • pedro penduko
    nagpapatawa yata to si peter hindi sigurado sa sinasabe kahit mali.rnrnsa tingin mo ba ay ilalagay nila sa blogspot na to ang maling info?rnrnmay fyi pang nalalaman pahiya tuloy si gung-gong.
    Mar 12 2011 @ 08:35pm     Reply  
  • tina
    congrats to all the pinoy who are making waves overseas.rnrnbrent chua is my idol. i love all his pictures.
    Mar 12 2011 @ 04:53pm     Reply  
  • christina
    saw brent and paolo last week in soho! i am so happy! paolo has a classic look. brent is very stylish.
    Mar 12 2011 @ 04:33pm     Reply  
  • kinee brightman
    Worked with Brent twice for And Men magazine here in the United Kingdom and all I can say is... This guy is an A M A Z I N G model. He produces great quality editorials and is very versatile and the most important thing is... He is really down to earth who loves Art. Continued Success Brent Chua, Mister Asian Male Supermodel.
    Mar 12 2011 @ 03:57pm     Reply  
  • lucy
    wow! brent chua is so high fashion! i love. have you seen his campaign for aveda? wow wow wow! pang international talaga and look!
    Mar 12 2011 @ 03:42pm     Reply  
  • sonny
    Hi Peter, where did you get your informationa that Ram Sylvester Ram Sagad is not is not under Ford Agency? Mali ata ang informant mo brother.? Parang alam na alam mo pa ang sinasabi mo. But unfortunately mali.. hahaha
    Mar 12 2011 @ 01:32pm     Reply  
  • dulce
    I agree Adrian.. and i think Ram is the First Pure Filipino Male Model who made it in New York. Fyi everyone he is a certified Ford Model. We should be proud of him and let's stop crab mentality please, that's the reason why our country is not progressing. we should be proud of them all.
    Mar 12 2011 @ 11:41am     Reply  
  • tom
    Merong resemblance ang tatlong International male model natin...divah! si paolo at ram yummy and hunky!!!kaya lang si Brent halatang Bekimon!!! but im proud to be pinoy!!!!!!!!!
    Mar 12 2011 @ 06:19am     Reply  
  • adrian
    hey peter fyi Ram Sylvester Sagad in under Ford Agency since last year!!!! Be proud if your pinoy...do not question the credibility of this blog site ok....
    Mar 12 2011 @ 05:56am     Reply  
  • mario
    Super talaga si Brent Chua. Ang ganda ng mga pictures. Super mag emote. Loves it.
    Mar 12 2011 @ 01:34am     Reply  
  • pinoy pride
    brent chua looks super expensive. kakaiba talaga. proud to be pinoy!
    Mar 11 2011 @ 10:58pm     Reply  
  • peter
    Apparently, Ram Sylvester Sagad is not part of Ford models agency in new york now. FYI
    Mar 11 2011 @ 08:42pm     Reply  
  • james urbanowitz
    i am a fan of brent chua! the one and only... ASIAN MALE SUPERMODEL! WOW!rnrnfrom poland.rnrndave
    Mar 11 2011 @ 01:23pm     Reply  
  • fashion watcher
    Amazing. I like how the new generation of Pinoy and Pinay models are so brave and independent they would actually be adventurous enough to try it out in the fashion capitals of the world. Kudos to all of you!
    Mar 11 2011 @ 01:13pm     Reply  
  • erica
    brent looks so hot!!! love the hair!
    Mar 11 2011 @ 12:32pm     Reply  
  • benjamin c
    What a great way to wake up seeing my favorite supermodels Brent Chua and Paolo. Brent looks super expensive and I love his emotions in pictures. Paolo is a stud!
    Mar 11 2011 @ 12:04pm     Reply  
  • christina g
    wow. idol ko si brent chua!
    Mar 11 2011 @ 11:54am     Reply  
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