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Twenty years later, 1990 Ford Supermodel of the World Philippines Lala Flores' daughter Danica Magpantay wins the same title
Published on: Nov 4, 2010 - 9:41am

Danica Flores Magpantay, 2010 Ford Models Supermodel of the World-Philippines.
Photo by BJ Pascual. Click for more photos.

College student Danica Flores Magpantay, 17, was declared 2010 Ford Models Supermodel of the World Philippines during the finals night on October 31 at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. The event culminated the 2010 Philippine Fashion Week Spring-Summer fashion show series.

Danica is a BS Fine Arts student majoring in Visual Communication at the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD). Her sister Danielle, 19, also made it to the top eight. The two are daughters of 1990 Ford Models Supermodel of the World-Philippines Lala Flores, who is now a renowned makeup artist.

Lala told, "Just three months ago they told me that they (Danica and Danielle) both wanted to try modeling also. I was very surprised because they never have expressed desire to do it before....So they are really babies in the business. When they joined I advised them to just enjoy the experience and not be attached to win the title. If it is their destiny, it would happen."

Lala said she got emotional when Danica won: "I could not breathe and I started crying kasi nga 'di pa naman sila talaga pro na model, but I was happy and, at the same time, unbelieving. It was like a dream, but it was a well-deserved win. She fought with fierceness."

According to Lala, considering Danica's little exposure, she needs to practice until she perfects her modeling skills.

Danica will be competing for the Ford Models Supermodel of the World title in January 2011. Other winners are Sha Whitaker (first runner-up) and Kim Fernandez (second runner-up). Earlier this year, Filipina Chat Almarvez placed first runner-up in the 2009 International Ford Models' Supermodel of the World competition held in Brazil, reports the Philippine Star.


Photos courtesy of Lala Flores.

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  • gem
    Proudly Augustinian!!!! congratulations danica!
    Jan 23 2011 @ 02:28pm     Reply  
  • jon
    and WIN she did at the Supermodel of the World in New York. Congrats!
    Jan 23 2011 @ 12:34pm     Reply  
  • mina
    ang ganda niya,..Pinay na Pinay,..sana manalo siya :)
    Nov 08 2010 @ 01:07pm     Reply  
  • jackie oh
    Now, that's a real beauty. Pinoy through and through, she'll stands out as exotic and unique among the caucasian candidate. She 'll make it big, I just know it.
    Nov 06 2010 @ 04:16pm     Reply  
  • gil broncano
    We watched Lala 20 yrs ago when she won the title - Supermodel of the year. The same feeling of elation ignited when her daugther Danice walks on the same path. Next year, we cross our finger that the crown, which was long due to Lala will land on Danica head. Your victory is our victory. Bless the Magpantays!! - rn
    Nov 05 2010 @ 08:36pm     Reply  
  • joy bobiér flores
    ohmygawd! ate ica! you're really famous now :>rnim sooo happy for you cousin :)rnGood Luck at New York :)
    Nov 05 2010 @ 06:19pm     Reply  
  • pinay
    very pinay and fierce! hope she wins the title.
    Nov 05 2010 @ 08:36am     Reply  
  • chikadorah
    love the content and i am happy for lala and her daughters. will be rooting for danica.rnrnpero mali ang grammar ng headline.
    Nov 04 2010 @ 09:39pm     Reply  
  • chronicler
    lala, adamson chronicle and i'm sure the whole of adamson university) is so proud of you and of your two daughters' recent triumphs! cheers!
    Nov 04 2010 @ 07:26pm     Reply  
  • paris
    Amazing! Ang ganda niya. Sana manalo!
    Nov 04 2010 @ 05:30pm     Reply  
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