I haven’t forgotten my roots and it is heartening to know that Filipinos are proud of my success. I was given The Presidential Award for Outstanding Filipinos Overseas by President Aquino Jr in 2014.
Working with celebrities really raises your profile. Beyoncé, Rihanna, Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Chris Brown, Fergie, Dita Von Teese and Paris Hilton are some of the people I have dressed and worked with.
I designed costumes worn by Mila Kunis in the sci-fi blockbuster Jupiter Ascending. I also made a matador jacket for Madonna’s new video, Living for Love, and was disappointed when I heard that she didn’t end up wearing it in the video.
Launching a signature scent, Impalpable, expanded my portfolio. In 2015 my limited-edition underwear collection for Bench also hit the shelves.
Having the endorsement of Tyra Banks, who showcased my work on America’s Next Top Model, put me on the international stage. I was also a guest judge on Asia’s Next Top Model.
I am just a very shy person. That is why I always wear my trademark huge sunglasses.
When it comes to brands, I am a fan of Givenchy, Craig Green and COS. I love the quality and style of their clothes, and Goyard and Louis Vuitton for bags. I also have a collection of limited-edition sunglasses.
My favourite song is Casta Diva by Maria Callas; that’s where I get inspiration for my designs.
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