Maureen Wroblewitz: The first Pinay to win Asia’s Next Top Model


Name: Maureen Wroblewitz
Birth place: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date of Birth: June 22, 1998
Height: 168cm / 5’6″
Age: 19
Country: Philippines
Favorite feature: Eyes
Favorite model: Taylor Hill
Favorite designer: Vera Wang, Karl Lagerfeld
Phobias: Heights, spiders, snakes
If modelling doesn’t work out: She wants to be an actress because she believes she is dedicated to ART.

Maureen was born and raised in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She moved to Germany at the age of 12. Discovered on Instagram by a modelling agent when she was only 15 years old, Maureen completed her studies and took a leap of faith, moving from Germany to the Philippines to pursue a bona fide modelling career. She began modeling when she moved to the Philippines at age 18. Like any teenager, she’s full of dreams and believes that all of them are possible if you just go for them. Her soft-spoken and good girl demeanour may fool the other contestants, but they’ll soon find out how her effortless fierce stare can be picture-perfect.

Maureen Wroblewitz has gone from this insecure teen who keeps bringing up that she lacks the height to be a top model to standing the tallest in the finale of “Asia’s Next Top Model.”

Wednesday’s episode revealed that Wroblewitz, who stands at 5’6″, has become the first Filipina to win the popular modeling search. Also the youngest contestant this year at 18, she turned emotional when judges announced that she had beaten Malaysia’s Shikin Gomez and Vietnam’s Minh Tu Nguyen. She’s the first Filipina who won this competition, after 4 seasons the Philippines always end up as the runners up (Except cycle 4).

“Maureen, your gorgeous face has been a great advantage to you, but you also worked hard to prove that you were worth more than just a pretty face as you finally broke free of that mold throughout the weeks,” host Cindy Bishop said before Maureen was announced the winner. “You’re not only the youngest, you’re also the smallest of the competition. But you have stood tall, and silenced anyone who ever doubted you.”

Well, congratulations Maureen! We’ll wait and see your modelling career at Storm Model Management London.

Sources: asntm website, abs-cbn, rapler.
Writer: Aditiya Yasmin