What I Want For Sure: To Be My Most Beautiful Self

For the last 25 years, PMAP has been tremendously successful in nurturing aspiring models, searching the country for the most potential faces, and professionalizing the local modeling industry. As a way to celebrate the organization’s Silver anniversary, a celebration-cum-reunion was held at Marriot Hotel a few weeks back. Luckily, I was invited to the event. The event showcased the various milestones of PMAP’s esteemed models through a photo exhibit including Tweetie De Leon- Gonzalez, Rissa Manaquil- Trillo, Apples Aberin, Ornussa Cadness, Marilen Faustino, and Mika Lagdameo- Martinez to name a few. For the grand finale, a fashion show took place where the members of PMAP, old and new, have strutted the runway clad in couture designed by Jerome Salaya Ang, Pablo Cabahug, Joel Escober, Chris Diaz, Maureen Disini, Vania Romoff, Christel Yulo, Martin Bautista, Mark Tamayo, and Nińo Angeles. The event was directed by Jackie Aquino and co- presented by Pond’s.

Apart from featuring PMAP’s top models, the exhibit also highlighted the organization’s most significant projects as well as the then to now photos of its first- ever members. While gazing at their photos, I had observed one thing: They didn’t grow old, physically. In fact, they look even better now! I guess that’s what success does to you-it just brings out all the positive things in you that you feel so good on the inside, it translates on the outside. Other than that, I also think they have long practiced an outstanding skin care regimen and it finally paid off.

 As one of Pond’s Brand Ambassadors in 2011

Allow me to backtrack for a little: In one of my biggest events with Pond’s, the ethereal Rissa Trillo was there. I have always admired her skin color and how she effortlessly embodies the phrase “Aging gracefully”. If you see her in person, you won’t believe your eyes because she looks way younger than her age!

 Going back to the event, Rissa had a little conversation with us and I appreciated the fact that she has divulged a few of her skin care staples and one of which is the Pond’s Age Miracle line. Rissa has mused that she’s a self- professed avid user. According to her, no matter how many anti-aging products she has used, she would always find herself going back to Age Miracle because it’s simple and effective. Well, I think that is pretty obvious because until now, she still looks 10 years younger than what she actually is!

 Another Filipina beauty icon I admire is Tweetie De Leon- Gonzalez: I have always liked her statuesque beauty and her golden glowing complexion, of course. Just like Rissa, I can’t deny as well that this goddess looks too young for her age! Tweetie uses Pond’s Gold Radiance and Age Miracle, a phenomenal combination that helps slow down the process of skin aging. Their testimonials (and faces) only show that sticking to a tried and trusted brand is one of the keys in maintaining a youthful look. Recalling all these things just makes me want to open up my back- up of Pond’s Age Miracle Night Cream and slather it not only on my face, but all over my body as well!

Going back to PMAP’s 25th anniversary celebration, the event has made me realize that it is always never too late for us to transform into the most beautiful versions of ourselves. With the apt products for our skin type and a trusted brand such as Pond’s, growing old and looking better and better is completely possible. To be honest, I have been dreading over the fact that I am getting older and sooner or later, I’d have to bid my youthful skin farewell. This momentous event and the ageless models I’ve seen had taught me that my age should only reflect on my birth certificate—not on my face!


During the PMAP anniversary, Pond’s has also launched their newest ambassadors and aptly called them the Magic 6: It is composed of Ornussa Cadness, Marilen Faustino, Mika Lagdameo- Martinez, Apples Aberin, Rissa Trillo, and Tweetie De Leon- Gonzalez. These beauties are not only the well- loved endorsers of Pond’s, but they’re also-what the brand thinks-as the best representatives of the Age Miracle line. Follow them on Twitter and keep on checking the official Facebook fan page of Pond’s for more expert skin care advice from the Magic 6.

Pond’s will also launch an exciting app for their loyal patrons called ‘Batch of Beauties’ this December. Please watch out for it by visiting Pond’s on Facebook regularly, and be one of the firsts to try it!

And the good news doesn’t end there-Pond’s is also treating all of their fans to these fabulous holiday discounts and gifts:

1.    Free make-up brush set for every P500.00 worth of purchase from Pond’s Age Miracle, Flawless White, or Gold Radiance. The promo is available in these leading department stores: Robinson’s, Landmark, and Gaisano

2.    Holiday Gift Set for only P699.00: Buy one Pond’s Age Miracle Day Cream and get a FREE 100g Pond’s Age Miracle Facial Wash worth P220.00

For more information about the Age Miracle and Gold Radiance line, please visit POND’S PHILIPPINES on Facebook.

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7 Lovely Thoughts

  1. aww ma m im amazed at ur accomplishments. i dnt femember having read n ponds ambassador ka for 2011. good job

  2. the free brush set only available in ayala malls >.<
    prevention i better than cure!
    prevent those lines as early as now :))))))))

  3. Thank you for sharing this Martha. I may try Ponds when I'm in my late 20s or early 30s na :)

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  4. I have heard raves about ponds, it has a wide selection of products that cater to various age groups. I once saw products of Ponds at The Tyra Banks Show. Even Tyra said it was a great product. I also admire Tweetie De Leon, her beauty is effortless, simple, but definitely a FILIPINA Beauty!..Wish to look effortlessly beautiful when I am at her age

  5. Tweetie de Leon is really gorgeous! I love her complexion and she even look better now than before :)

  6. Eloise: Thank you! :D

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts ladies! :D


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