Medical student Michael Celis wants to be a doctor and a model at the same time and he is definitely working hard for it.
He is one of the 18 finalists of Robinsons Place Iloilo’s Campus Fashionista, a search that provides opportunity for young Ilonggos to be models.
“I decided to go into modelling this year for the excitement. The doctor side is a bit boring,” he said, laughing.
“Once in my life, I’d like to do something else. Not all doctors can say they did modelling,” he added.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Essa Ul Abdin said that life has been amazing after he won the Campus Fashionista 2012.
“I get to enjoy the benefits of winning Campus Fashionista. I learned to be disciplined, like coming on time for shows, taking care of my skin and at the same time, I still have fun,” he said.
He works as a medical representative and balances his job and modelling.
Also, Nneka Gee Berte said that after winning Campus Fashionista 2012, she has joined many shows and has met a lot of people.
Mohammad tells this year’s aspirants that this is their once-in-a-lifetime chance to join the search, so “they should enjoy the moment. Don’t be nervous. Be yourselves. Enjoy!”
“Be confident,” Nneka added.
Mohammad shared that he went to the gym to prepare for the search while Nneka said she just emotionally readied herself for the results.
Mohammad and Nneka became best friends after their Campus Fashionista 2012 stint.
Campus Fashionista 2013 grand finals will be on October 17, 5 pm at the Robinsons Place Iloilo’s fountain area.
The finalists are Janelle Rodriguez, Krenzylle Batiles, Kristylle Batiles, Denielle Gallardo, Lynette Mamigo, Angelica Mamauag, Karen Mendoza, Metchie Lyn Bacong, Mary Louise Padernal, Jean Perri Gambol, Kent Castaneda, Kevin Alonso, Michael Carnaje, Michael Celis, Paul Garreth Lucero, Peter John Kirby, Robin Tupas and Sien Cargason.
They will wear the designs of Bo Parcon, Mike Sorilla, Jet Salcedo, Franco Malay, Jor-El Espina, Alfie Desamparados, Djohn Clement, Dodi Vril Tan, Paul Conte, Rommel Salarda and Russel Patina.
The sponsors are Ding Montelibano, Baron Barber Shop, Anea Nail Spa, Pepsi, Infinite Fitness Gym, J & N Ultra Pi Refilling Station, Universal Robina Corporation, Picture City and Robinsons Appliances.*
|Michael Celis (front, middle) with fellow Robinsons Campus Fashionista 2013 finalists.|