The first Filip­ina to win Asia’s Next Top Model is the new face of an ad­vo­cacy close to her heart.

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A heart-to-heart with Mau­reen Wrob­le­witz.

“It’s all about fill­ing your life with pos­i­tiv­ity. I like mak­ing peo­ple happy; I like smil­ing at strangers be­cause you never know what a sin­cere smile can do for some­one.”

After her game-chang­ing win on Asia’s Next Top Model, Mau­reen wrob­le­witz is giv­ing back by walk­ing the run­way for this month’s Fash­ion Can Serve, a fundrais­ing fash­ion show for breast can­cer aware­ness. “It’s a very per­sonal cause. My mom passed away due to breast can­cer, and I’m do­ing this for her and to em­power those who are strug­gling with it. I want them to know that this dis­ease can be fought and that any­thing is pos­si­ble,” says the 19-year-old model. “Any­thing is pos­si­ble” has been her mantra this year, after com­ing out on top on ANTM. “Since win­ning the com­pe­ti­tion, I’ve be­come more con­fi­dent and less afraid to take risks. It has changed me as a per­son. Grow­ing up, I was very, very shy, and if my mom could see how far I’ve come, I know she’d be proud of me.”

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