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Mau­reen Wrob­le­witz, Asia’s Next Top Model and ASUS Brand Am­bas­sador

HWM (Philippines) - - Contents - Text by Nestor Domingo Jr. Pho­tog­ra­phy and Art Di­rec­tion by Vic­tor Felix Pul­gar

Just like most of the mil­len­ni­als, I usu­ally have my phone as my tool for brows­ing on my so­cial me­dia ac­counts all-day long. And now, I also have the ASUS Zen­book Flip S. I now have some­thing to use when­ever I want to watch movies and TV shows dur­ing night time. What’s re­ally keep­ing me busy now are the up­com­ing en­dorse­ments, shoots, and events. Also, I’ll be leav­ing the coun­try by the end of the month. That be­ing said, I will be hav­ing my things packed and ready, and more of men­tally-pre­par­ing my­self of stay­ing in Lon­don for three months. It won’t be an easy stay­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for me. In a typ­i­cal day of a model, or when I have a shoot, I usu­ally wake up early in the morn­ing and do­ing some per­pa­ra­tions to my­self such as tak­ing a shower then hav­ing some light break­fast. Then, I will go to my shoot but I usu­ally get stuck in traf­fic some­where.

And then, once I get back at home, I get to take my make up off since I also have to take care of my skin, es­pe­cially as a model. And then I try to calm down and re­lax like watch­ing movies. My life was pretty bor­ing. I just fin­ished high school be­fore mov­ing to the Philip­pines. I also got my driver’s li­cense in Ger­many. But back then, I was at the school the en­tire time so there was noth­ing re­ally in­ter­est­ing. The op­por­tu­nity to get into Asia’s Next Top Model (ANTM) just came to me when I ar­rived here in the coun­try. Of course, I have been very busy since the an­nounce­ment. I have en­dorse­ments and earned recog­ni­tions now and then at the streets. A lot has changed and I got busier. But as a per­son, I just feel more con­fi­dent, and my life­style has changed, but not too much. I just lis­ten to mu­sic to calm down and spend some time with my fam­ily. I also do binge-watch­ing lot of TV shows like Al­tered Car­bon or Break­ing Bad, just a few episodes so I don’t stay up too long. Be­fore mod­el­ling, I was ex­tremely shy and was afraid, so I would end up miss­ing huge op­por­tu­ni­ties think­ing I won’t be able to do that.

I would’ve known if I am ca­pa­ble of do­ing a thing that will make me to con­trib­ute or to work hard a lot for it so I’m very thank­ful.

I al­most missed an op­por­tu­nity to be­com­ing the Asia’s Next Top Model be­cause I was so shy and afraid to get out of my com­fort zone. So now, I’m just re­ally happy that I pushed through.

Now with this op­por­tu­nity of go­ing to Lon­don, if I were think­ing like the way back then, then I would prob­a­bly be afraid and re­sort to can­cel it for some­thing. But now, I am see­ing it as a great op­por­tu­nity. Of course, I’m still ner­vous con­sid­er­ing that it’s Lon­don. But I just thought that it’s good to take a risk and ex­pe­ri­ence some­thing dif­fer­ent that will make me grow both as a model and a per­son. Well, I have Zen­book Flip S right now and I’m just very happy with it, es­pe­cially when I use it for watch­ing movies. I just have to flip it, so you just have the screen and you don’t need to have the key­board. It felt like it’s packed of cool fea­tures and you can bring it ev­ery­where.

Its color is royal blue. I just don’t put stick­ers or any­thing on it be­cause it looks so good on its own. Let’s leave it as el­e­gant like that. Usu­ally, I am us­ing it for watch­ing movies and brows­ing on so­cial me­dia. But soon, I’m plan­ning to do some photo edit­ing. I’ll just try to get the right pro­grams for it. But I plan to add and edit some videos soon, since I’m try­ing to get back to that hobby. I can’t leave with­out my phone, wal­let, keys, makeup — specif­i­cally, my lip balm and con­cealer, and per­fume. First, it has to be light be­cause I am al­ways on the go, so it means I would be cary­ing it with me. Then, I look for the stylish one so it can be paired with my look or my out­fit of the day (OOTD). And of course, it has to be high-per­for­mance and durable. As long as your con­fi­dent with your skin and cloth­ing, you are a top model.

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