Angel Aquino is a Santacruzan veteran, having started when she was in grade school. Summers in her hometown, San Jose, Batangas, often saw Angel putting on crown and gown. Angel herself reigned as Reyna Elena twice while still in high school.Angel’s modeling career got fast-tracked when she joined a Robinson’s Mall Santacruzan, where she donned a canary-yellow and fuchsia gown by designer Peter Lim. A fashion stylist for a glossy fashion magazine noticed the s
The merry month of May is that time of year when we celebrate Filipina pulchritude via the Santacruzan. Not even hard times will stop small towns and big cities from coming up with their own version of this “Queen of Filipino Festivals.”
If you’re one of the lucky ladies chosen to grace the regal procession—whether as Reyna Sentenciada, Reyna Judith, Reyna de las Flores, or the emperatriz, Reyna Elena—remember that dressing up like a queen does not have to mean spending a treasure of royal proportions. Let Angel Aquino show you how.