MEGA Magazine Pays Homage to Fashion Trailblazers In Its September 2022 Issue

In the title’s big fashion issue, rich stories behind the fashion industry’s originals are unraveled, recognizing the trailblazers who have cemented the ethereal world of fashion and modeling in the Philippines.

At first glance, fashion is a mere aesthetic. But behind its beautiful visuals are also creatives and collaborators who are helping change an entire industry. MEGA Magazine redefines what the world of fashion is truly about by putting a spotlight on the best of the best. Pioneers are brought together once more to paint a picture of the legacy they have created in the industry.

In a world oversaturated with social media, may it be TikTok videos and Instagram visuals, anyone can strike a pose and model in front of a camera. However, those who truly call it a profession summon the truth behind modeling—how it takes more than just glamour, one needs to have discipline. Models who have found their calling deem themselves as actors and actresses that convey feelings and concepts. They tell stories by capturing emotions through fashion and art.

MEGA Magazine brings back the true gems of the industry. The Big 5 graces the cover—Apples Aberin, Marina Benipayo, Tweetie De Leon-Gonzalez, Myrza Sison, and Rissa Mananquil Trillo.

Each talked about their journey as a model and how they strut to the top. Apples started as a guest model, Marina was discovered while working as a crew for McDonald’s, Tweetie worked her way through TV commercials, Myrza planted herself in a fashion boutique, and Rissa began as a writer. The rest became their very own legacy.

Now the visionaries behind Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP), a first-of-its-kind modeling agency run by models themselves, they continue to discover and mold emerging talents that will follow in their inspiring footsteps, slowly but surely changing the landscape of fashion in the Philippines.

The world of fashion truly has a larger purpose than we all know—and MEGA Magazine welcomes the month of September with only the greats as a retrospective feat in celebration of the evolution of fashion in the country.

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