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10 Things You Need to Know About Akiko Abad

Nope, she's not Japanese.
10 Things You Need to Know About Akiko Abad
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Nope, she's not Japanese.

Whoever said you can’t be smart and stylish at the same time surely hasn’t met this 20-year-old Legal Management student from San Beda College Alabang. A future lawyer and a rising model with brows forever on fleek, Akiko Abad is—dare we say it—your next It girl. She has posed for SM Youth, Folded & Hung, Neon Island and the likes, and she’s also quite the digital influencer (she was discovered on Instagram for her first-ever magazine editorial) with more than 33k followers up her sleeve.

Here are 10 fun facts you need to know about her, as told by Akiko herself:

1. “My name literally translates to 'child of autumn' in Japanese, although I don’t really have any Japanese blood in me.”

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2. “I'm a pre-law student, currently on my 4th year in Legal Management. It's my dream to become a great lawyer someday and to be a VJ/host maybe in the future. Elle Woods is definitely my spirit animal. LOL.”

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3. “I love boxing and running! I prefer combat sports because it’s a great stress reliever for me.”

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4. “I'm such a foodie! I'm obsessed with chocolates and anything matcha. Sweetness is definitely my weakness.”

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5. “I used to dance ballet when I was little girl. If only I could practice and see if I still have the skill. Haha!”

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6. “I'm a coffee addict! I always drink coffee to keep me awake and to perk me up for my daily activities. I love going to chill coffee shops to just hang out or to study. My go-to drink is white chocolate mocha, non-fat and no whip!”

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7. “I have hazel colored eyes and poor eyesight; I have astigmatism and near-sighted vision. I started wearing glasses when I was six years old.”

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8. “I started doing commercials when I was four—I even modeled for a kids brand, Barbie. Ever since, I've been into fashion, although I never really thought that I'd be continuing my career in modeling.”

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9. “I love watching the sunset. A nice view at the beach during this time of the day makes me feel so calm and relaxed.”

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10. “My favorite Disney character is Snow White. I remember how my mom made me dress up like her one time for Halloween and for my seventh birthday celebration.”

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