WHILE most residents of Metro Manila were busy cleaning up fallen billboards and experiencing power outages after typhoon Milenyo's onslaught, Pink and Blue Soda decided to light up the catwalk and unveil their new celebrity endorser Iza Calzado last Friday at Teatrino, Greenhills. Iza joins the fashion brand's pool of image models-Mariel Rodriguez, Bianca Gonzalez, and Borgy Manotoc.
"I'm so happy to be part of this family," she smiles."And I hope I get to live up to the name of the brand. I hope I can in some way make the brand...progress. Thats the main purpose naman di ba [of being an image model]. That's something to look forward to."
As a teenager, Iza felt that being a model seemed too far a goal to reach. At 15 years old, she tipped the scale at over 200 lbs.
"I was obese," she says bluntly. "It's funny-certainly ironic-kasi parang dream lang siya dati... That's life, maybe I was a big dreamer. Ano ako e, lipad lagi utak ko e [laughter]. Lagi akong nagdi-dream but I never really thought this would be possible. That's why sometimes lang I just laugh so hard na thinking na ?Wow!"
The much sought-after endorser is very thankful for the blessings that have come her way. "My dreams have actually come true," she humbly smiles. "That's why I'm thankful for every little thing.