We were able to catch up with top models Bianca Valerio and Isabel Roces after the Avon fashion show, where the dinner party showed that long, flowing dresses are definitely ‘in’ for summer – the longer, the better. Bianca wore a green frock which she bought for 200 baht in Bangkok while Isabel slipped on a multi-colored dress from Supre, an Australian brand.
Here’s getting to know Bianca: “I love buying from ukay-ukay, shopping in bazaars and bargain-hunting. Among the brands, I really like Forever 21 and Salsa Trends, a local designer which has these pretty summer dresses. My favorite weakness is shoes. I have 400 pairs…it’s insane!
Isabel and my boyfriend have been trying to convert me to vegetarianism. I figure that Lent would be a good way to start. Right now, I stay fit by not eating anything fattening, oily or fried. I prefer grilled, steamed, boiled or baked. I stay away from simple carbs and as much as possible, I only eat brown rice and whole wheat bread. My only weakness are sweets. If ever I have sorbet, it means I’d have to work it off the whole day. In this business, I really have to make an effort to stay fit. I go to different schools for personality development courses and I try to practice what I preach. Living a healthy lifestyle is not a sacrifice, it’s something you can enjoy. You just have to get used to it.”
Of course, everybody knows by now how devoted Isabel Roces is to vegetarianism. The 5’9 stunner doesn’t eat fish, pork, chicken, beef and their by-products. It has something to do with her cause in helping save the environment. Moreover,she says, all the food that’s being fed the animals is better off relieving hunger in places like Africa.
This model likes to travel and counts on local places like Dumaguete and Palawan among her favorites. Abroad, memorable were her trips to Croatia ( “I did a TV ad here”), Russia (“because of the diamond museums”), and Iran (“because of the culture and architecture”).
Finally, we couldn’t resist asking Isabel if she would refrain from dating somebody because he was a carnivore and not a vegetarian. 😛 Says she: “Of course not. What matters is inside us. I can’t force people to be vegetarian. It’s a choice they have to make.”
One more Bianca-Isabel photo from the fashion show:
Suddenly, oatmeal and yoghurt becomes an appealing option 😀