Model: Eriko Malabanan
Agency: YEOH Models
She is what we call “Young and Beautiful”. Her edgy Japanese features have been loved the fashion Gods in the Philippines, earning her a lot of spot on magazine pages and runway shows. From her very first editorial on Preview Magazine, imitating Edward Scissorhands to being part of the biggest shows on fashion week. Eriko is restless yet seem to never get tired of living and breathing a life of a true muse.
She achieved to build a strong portfolio in a short span of time. The girl has a lot of spunk and the signature tilted-head and gasping expression is only one of her colourful sides.
Eriko @ Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2014. Photo by me.
How young are you?
21 years old
So you have plans to go overseas after Philippine Fashion Week?
I’m not really sure about that. But I’m planning to go abroad to apply on agencies.
What actually inspired you to model?
I always watch Fashion TV and always see them walking on the runway. That really inspires me and makes me want to do it too.
What do you think makes a model?
The confidence and perseverance to do it. I think that’s what a true model is.
How do you think personality makes a model likable?
Because it shows on the outside if you have a nice personality
Who is the designer that you are dreaming to work with the future?
Alexander Mcqueen and Elie Saab – cause their gowns are so awesome!
What is your best fashion moment by far?
I will walk the finale show today with Albert Andrada.
Do you have any advice for young girls who look up to you?
Just keep on believing and push yourself every time. Always do your best and one day you’ll reach it.
Bless the models!