It's official: Maymay Entrata will be walking for Amato Couture at the ARAB Fashion Week.
This makes the ABS-CBN actress the first-ever Filipina celebrity to walk for the event, which, according to its website, is "one of the world’s highest-profile designers showcase."
Designer Furne One Amato and fashion PR Josh Yugen made the announcement via a video post earlier today, November 16.
In the email sent by Yugen to PEP.ph, Furne Amato enumerated his brand's requirements for the show.
"AMATO represents a woman who has a passion for couture, fearless, out-of-the-box, unconventional yet outstandingly chic.
"I am looking for someone who can embody the AMATO brand ideology and bring them to life as they walk the runway with my latest collection.
"I want someone who has a personality that can fill the room and a distinctive look that can leave the audiences in awe."
Maymay's handler, Edelweis Abrenica, was among the first to congratulate the young Kapamilya star on her achievement.
Edelweis wrote, "Sabi mo nga, huwag susuko... kelangan mo lang maniwala sa sarili mo!"
Maymay first received her invite to audition for ARAB Fashion Week on November 10.
She took to Instagram to personally thank Furne One and Yugen PR for the invitation.
Her caption read, "Di ko talaga alam kung panu ko ma express ang [nararamdaman] ko pero, dito ako sigurado ang pasalamatan po kayo AMATO COUTURE Family! Binigyan niyo ng panibagong kulay ang buhay ko. Maraming salamat po!"
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Di ko talaga alam kung panu ko ma express ang nararamdan ko pero, dito ako sigurado ang pasalamatan po kayo AMATO COUTURE Family! 😭🙌🏻 Binigyan nyo ng panibagong kulay ang buhay ko. Maraming salamat po 🙏🏻😭❤️ - 💕 Special thanks po to Ms. @furneamato Sir @josh_yugen @amatoofficial At sa lahat ng naniwala sakin maraming maraming salamat po 🙏🏻❤️
This will not be the first time Maymay will don Amato Couture.
During the recently-held ABS-CBN Ball, Maymay made waves on social media as she walked the red carpet in an angel-inspired Amato Couture gown.
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"Control your desires; don’t let them control you." (Sirach 18:30) . . Sobrang maraming salamat (BEST GLAM TEAM) sa lahat po na nag sipag at tyaga para maging perfect ang night po namin. 😭🙏🏻❤️ Gown by FURNE AMATO (@amatoofficial) JOSH YUGEN (@josh_yugen) (@yugen_pr) Jewelry by JJ JIAO (@Jj_Jiao) Hair Accessories by BROADWAY GEMS (@broadwaygems) Custom Shoes by NEREKU (@nereku) Make up by OWEN SARMIENTO (@owensarmiento) Hair by JAYMAR LAHAYLAHAY (@jaymarlahaylahay) Styling by RAIN P. DAGALA (@rainierdagala) and EM MILLAN (@emmillan) Assisted by CHINO AGUILAR (@chinobrownleeaguilar), REGINE ALDABA (@reginealdaba), JOHN DONOR (@johndonor_), TRIXIE PLATON (@trixieplaton) and SOFIA BRAVO (@s.pbravo) Photo and Video Production Team Photography by CALIBER KING (@caliberking) and PAT DY (@patdy11) Creative Direction by MERLITO PABATAO (@merlitopabatao) Videography by BOBBY MADATU (@bobbymadd) Special thanks to STARMAGIC (@starmagicphils), Ms. LOVE CAPULONG (@lovecapulong), Ms. SMILE MAGBOO (@smileydood), and kuya NIK GONZALES (@nik.gonzales)
Furne One, who marks his 25th anniversary this year, will open the prestigious fashion event on November 20.
Maymay is set to fly to Dubai on the same date.