Organized by SM Supermalls at SM Mega Fashion Hall, The SM World of Women Exhibit, in partnership with celebrity photographer Niccolo Cosme of Project Headshot Clinic, recognized empowered women who achieve their dreams and aspirations.
The project featured 31 inspiring and beautiful ladies who have made a difference in the lives of Filipinos through their chosen advocacies. Among the group were Miss World 2013 Megan Young; HIV awareness and safe sex education advocate Angel Jones; Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines’ 2017 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Rissa Mananquil-Trillo; ‘warrior princess for peace’ Honey Sumndad-Usman; and mother-daughter celebrity beauty experts Vicki Belo and Cristalle.
Five women, whose portraits were also part of the exhibit, were recognized as the winners of the #WorldofWomenAtSM digital promo. They gave the best answers on what it means to be an empowered and independent woman. Maria Corazon Lacambacal, full-time mother and cancer survivor, emphasizes the importance of living a fuller life with confidence, while Mica Flor Catanghal, a pharmacist, believes empowered women exude strength of character. Stephanie Justine Espallardo, a medical doctor, Carla Cabral, a social media strategist, and April Joyce Zaide, an engineer, also won prizes for their answers.
Other SM World of Women participants included Abbygale Arenas-de Leon, Maria Lourdes Bernadette Zaragosa-Banson, Kassy Pajarillo, Jing Castañeda, Katrina Gumabao, Dinah Salonga, Bambina Olivares, Sheena Vera Cruz, Lyn Pinugu, Kai Lim, Jessica Kienle, Gang Badoy Capati, Roxanne Ang-Farillas, Angel Guerrero, Pinky Yee, Bea Ledesma, Milka and Shiella Romero, Raizelle So, and Gelli Victor.
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