It’s no secret that the Philippines is home to numerous rich family clans—the Zobels, the Cojuangcos, and the Aranetas to name a few. We're all familiar with the wealthy lifestyles of these business owners, yet there's an air of mystique that surrounds their descendants. Inevitably, many people can't help but get curious about how the children of the one percent actually act outside of their family businesses.
If you also want to learn more about these old rich scions, we've dug through the internet to find some of the most elusive heiresses who have piqued our interest.
The Most Stylish Heiresses in the Philippines
1. Isabel Elizalde
Needless to say, being the daughter of a luxury resort CEO has a lot of perks. Isabel Elizalde, for example, gets to travel abroad with her friends on a regular basis. She even finished her college education at a private university in North Carolina!
2. Monica Concepcion
Fun fact: RFM Corporation President and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion III actually has a 20-something-year-old daughter named Monica Concepcion. In fact, she was the talk of the town when she graced the Le Bal des Débutantes in a stunning Marchesa number seven years ago. Now, Monica is quietly enjoying her days with summer vacations in Madrid and custom designer clothes.
3. Rocio Zobel
The youngest daughter of Iñigo and Maricris Zobel, Rocio Zobel hardly needs any introduction. Apart from being a Le Bal des Débutantes attendee herself, this young lady is also studying fashion design and photography in Parsons School of Design and rubbing elbows with fellow elites. The up-and-coming it girl also graced Preview's Best Dressed 2023 list!
4. Alicia Aboitiz
Hailing from the illustrious Aboitiz clan, Alicia Aboitiz is probably the most discreet heiress in this list. Since all of her social media accounts are set on private, we only see glimpses of her glamorous life on the Instagram stories of her bestie Rocio. When she’s not busy hitting the beach and attending high society events with the Zobel family, she’s working hard as an economics major at Boston College.
5. Nikki Huang
Nikki Huang, the heiress of Rustan's and SSI Group, is unsurprisingly a Gen Z style star in the making. At only 23 years old, the Rustan’s merchandising consultant has already made an appearance in Paris Fashion Week alongside Heart Evangelista. Beyond the world of fashion, Nikki is also making her mark in the social sciences industry as a Sociology and International Studies student at Boston University.
6. Allison Laude
Allison Laude is the youngest and only daughter of Candyman scion Philip Laude and socialite Small Laude. Following Allison’s graduation from International School Manila, the 18-year-old is now attending Claremont McKenna College in California. While Allison prefers to keep things low-key and private, her bubbly personality shines through in her mother’s occasional family vlogs.
7. Nicole Coson
Ever wondered what it’s like to be the granddaughter of the richest man in the Philippines? Well, a quick Google search of Nicole Coson’s name will tell you everything you need to know. Despite being the grandkid of Henry Sy, Nicole is paving her own path as an artist in London. After graduating with honors from Central Saint Martins, she finished her MFA in Painting at the Royal College of Art London and held solo exhibitions for Ben Hunter Gallery and Silverlens Galleries.
8. Kayla Uytengsu
Kayla Uytengsu, the daughter of Alaska Milk Corporation CEO Wilfred Uytengsu, is the third Le Bal des Débutantes attendee to make it to this list. Gracing the high society event when she was only a college freshman, the Stanford University student has a penchant for social sciences and community-based work. For her 16th birthday, she even organized the construction of a public school library, which has now turned into one of International School Manila's service sites.
9. Mercedes Zobel de Ayala
Mercedes Zobel de Ayala is another young Zobel to keep on your it-girl radar. Beyond being the beautiful daughter of Jaime Augusto and Elizabeth Eder Zobel de Ayala, Mercedes is also a Harvard University student in her second year of college. Prior to her undergraduate studies, she also studied at International School Manila and London School of Economics and Political Science!