The picturesque main campus of the University of the Philippines is home to the country’s greatest minds, but these ladies showed us that the Diliman Republic is also a breeding ground for Manila’s new it girls. These multi-hyphenates are already making a name for themselves in fashion, writing, food, and dance, and all while managing the tough academic life of an Iskolar ng Bayan. Yes, they’re human.
1. BIANCA SING, Business Administration
When she’s not busy juggling her workload for the ten million orgs she’s active in, she’s a fashion stylist for big names like Uniqlo and Kathryn Bernardo and blogs about it on www.biancasing.com. Did we mention she’s doing all this while maintaining an incredibly high GPA as an honor student?
2. SOPHIE RAMOS, Business Administration
With those irresistible eyes and porcelain skin, blogger Sophie Ramos pulls off pastel outfits better than anyone you know. And it’s no wonder she does, because she’s actually the co-founder of popular cupcake and pastry shop Sophie’s Mom. We like her best in deeper tones, though.
3. PATRICIA HENSON, Fine Arts
You’ve probably seen her face in countless fashion editorials, but the statuesque UP Fine Arts major devotes much of her time to managing her online stores Little Turp and Costa Swimwear. Oh, and she can rock menswear better than your boyfriend can.
4. ANGELA RAYOS, Business Administration and Accountancy
Don’t let her petite frame fool you, because this girl is a World Hip Hop champion with her crew, A Team. If she’s not busy obliterating her opponents in dance competitions, she’s showing off her chops as a graphic designer and writer.
5. CELINA CRISANTO, Business Economics
One of those damn girls with always-gorgeous hair, Celina Crisanto has the rare talent of showing off more skin than the usual college student, yet making it look completely tasteful at the same time.
6. KRISTA RODRIGUEZ, Business Administration
Who wouldn’t want to live the life of Krista Rodriguez? As a stylist and a writer for national newspapers and Candy Magazine, she’s a regular at every single store opening and awards night, and always arrives dressed to impress.
7. CHENOA JORGE, Art Studies
Dancers somehow have a unique capacity to rock anything they wear, and this Art Studies major is definitely no exception to this theory. UP Street heartthrob Chenoa Jorge has a hilarious personality, and her humor makes her one of the most interesting girls you’ll ever meet.
8. SOFIA FAJARDO, Business Administration and Accountancy
It doesn’t hurt to have 19-year-old ramp model/professional ballerina Sofia Fajardo’s slender frame, but we know for a fact it’s her fearless attitude that carries her style to the top.