Mom-daughter tandems conquering the runway

IMAGE @insteege on Instagram, Melanie Marquerz on Facebook

They say, "an apple doesn't fall far from the tree."

So if a girl grew up seeing her mom strutting on the runway, it won't come a surprise if she becomes a model, too.

And since genes play crucial in determining "up to eighty percent" of a person's weight and body shape, long-legged and slim moms will most probably have long-legged and slim daughters.

Here are still-visible and oh-so-familiar model/moms whose daughters have followed in their footsteps.

1. Melanie Marquez and Michelle Dee

Melanie won Miss International 1979, Face of the 80s winner in New York, USA, and Supermodel first runner-up in 1986.

A photo posted by MICHELLE DEE (@mddeee) on

The former actress has a daughter, who is 5'10" tall, whom she described a "tomboy."

Her name is Michelle Dee, who admits to being the athletic type, and loves basketball and volleyball.

Launched as the face of Herbench February of this year, Melanie's daughter has been appearing on fashion spreads since then.

Pretty sure my summer is one for the books. How was yours? #EverySummerHasAStory

A photo posted by MICHELLE DEE (@mddeee) on

2. Tweetie De Leon-Gonzalez and Sabina Gonzalez

Before Tweetie became Faye, the love interest of Vic Sotto in Okay Ka Fairy Ko, she was hailed as the first Philippine Ford SuperModel winner.

Her daughter Sabina is an Architecture student at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde.
She made her runway debut in August 2015 at the #REDxMaureenDisini fashion event.
A morena beauty just like her mom, designers like Jojie Lloren and Rhett Eala remarked that beauty is in her genes.

In March 2016, Rhett included her in his lookbook.

So happy to have done @rhetteala's lookbook ???? Always love everything you do. Thank you!!! ???? ??

A photo posted by Sabina Gonzalez (@sabinagonzalez) on

3. Lala Flores and Danica Magpantay

Lala won the Supermodel of the World Philippines in 1990.

More than two decades later, she became an in-demand celebrity make-up artist.

Among her clients are Maine Mendoza, Angel Locsin, Jodi Sta. Maria, Carla Abellana, among others.

She also produced the country's first-ever Ford Supermodel of the World.

Without any prior modeling experience, Danica Magpantay made the country proud in 2012.


At present, she is based in New York.

Where's Waldo? Try to find me today, I'll give you some candy.???????????? #waldo #halloween #nyc #workday #costume

A photo posted by Danica Magpantay (@icamagpantay) on

4. Apples Aberin and Sam Sadhwani

One of the most sought-after models in the '80s, Apples Aberin has been visible in fashion, lifestyle, and even showbiz events.

She became the president of Professional Models Association of the Philippines in the '90s, then decided to shift her focus on the corporate world.

Some things never change ??

A photo posted by Samantha Sadhwani (@samsadhwani) on

Apples and daughter Sam, 26, have done several mom-daughter shoots.

This one's for Preview magazine's October 2015 issue for the advocacy campaign #BandForBreastCancer.

That 70's shoot || Preview magazine October '15 #bandforbreastcancer

A photo posted by Samantha Sadhwani (@samsadhwani) on

5. Phoemela Baranda and Kim Baranda

Phoem, a runner-up in the 1994 Philippine search for the Elite Model Look, is now known as a model, host, actress, and, 17 years ago, a mom to Kim Nichole.

Goodluck Mom!!!! Love you ?? wish i was there to support you @phoemelabaranda

A photo posted by Kim Nichole Baranda (@kim.baranda) on

But it was only in 2014, through Pinoy Big Brother, that Phoem introduced her daughter to the public.

Kim has been a familiar face in the fashion scene since then.

#sneakercarnival2015 @soleacademy Thank you for the picture ???? @rynong

A photo posted by Kim Nichole Baranda (@kim.baranda) on





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