A New Prowess in the World of Modelling was Born
Report: Anton Eder | Media Correspondent
Managing Editor: Raymund Thom Golez
Photos: Anton Eder
MANILA, Philippines – The 2017 winners for the Junior Division of World’s Best Models Philippines made their country proud when they competed in Mister and Miss Teen International and Asia Pacific Prince and Princess in Bangkok, Thailand.
Joshua Helito bagged the title as the first MR. ASIA PACIFIC PRINCE besting 16 other contestants around Asia, while Alysa Esponilla was proclaimed 2nd runner-up for Miss Teen International.
“From the time they won our local pageant in 2017, I already knew that these two youngsters will go places in the fashion and beauty pageant scene,” says Edwin Uy, President of Prowess Supremacy Production Inc., the company behind World’s Best Models. “We made sure that we gave Joshua and Alysa much-needed support in every way we can,” adds Boyet Santos, Chairman of Prowess.
Joshua is an athlete and is involved in various sports which helped him prepare for the competition mentally and physically. “Nowadays, so many of us, especially the youth, are so preoccupied with their gadgets and vices that they forget to take care of their body often lacking the rest and nutrition they need, let alone proper exercise.”
Alysa’s advocacy is anti-bullying, “An estimated 80% of children in the Philippines are victims of bullying. This may lead to symptoms of depression, loneliness, and decreased academic achievement among others. When I was younger, I was bullied because of my skin color. No one should be made to feel like they are lesser because of what they look like, where they come from, or how they talk. I dealt with my insecurities alone for the longest time. And, without having anyone to talk to about it, I felt alone and helpless. But then, I found art- or maybe art found me.”
“Joshua and Alysa are role models of our youth. And in Prowess, one of our visions is to encourage the youth to use their skills positively”, enthuses Edwin, a prominent fashion designer whose collection has made many beauty queens walk down the ramp of beauty contests, glamorous in Edwin’s fabulous gowns. “Proof of how we help our models not only on the ramp is our newest partner, ramp and commercial model Jas Baldoza, who we are proud to announce is Prowess’ Creative Director. Jas is undergoing rigid training for a beauty pageant.”
“We believe in helping the youth hone their skills by providing avenues and platforms to showcase their prowess and expertise,” says Boyet Santos, our Chairman of the Board. “As a leader in the industry when it comes to training models, we have also expanded and recently opened an affiliate travel agency, Budget Journey Travel, Inc. We assure our valued clients that in terms of overseas travel, our rates are competitive because we guarantee them lesser cost on packages and the best service.”
Prowess Supremacy Production Inc. will soon launch its next project and will send the winners of World’s Best Models Senior Division Pauline Ebora to Miss Super Model Globe in New Delhi, India this coming September 2018 and Mr. Rafael Baquiran, whose international competition details will be announced soon.