Photography I GERRY ROBINSON
Hair & Makeup I NANAN VILLALBA
Styling I ARGIE SALANGO
Model I JUSTINE DUGENA
MaKeUp By NaNiVoN
ICON Fashion | BRYANN FORONDA: BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD
Chiseled jaws, expressive eyes and a toned physique make Bryann Forondo a natural in the world of fashion and show business. A sought-after model at the Victo Rio agency, Bryann is also under the
tutelage of the theater group Stages.
“I modeled in the States. I was Mr. Philippines Youth 2009. I represented the Philippines for WCOPA (World Cup of Performing Arts) in Hollywood, California. I did runways shows for Natasha and catalogue shoot for Hang Ten,”Bryann says. “I just recently did a shoot for the Cosmopolitan 10 boys of summer editorial. Also recently, I did a shoot for a Samsung billboard/print ad and also for a Hang Ten billboard and store collateral.”
Bryann studied high school at Desert Pines, Las Vegas, Nevada, the Nevada Care Nursing college and currently does online schooling at the Community College of Southern Nevada.
“I went back to the Philippines to continue my modeling career and hopefully get into the showbiz industry. I’m currently doing modeling jobs and rising to the top,” he says with a delightful laugh. “So, watch out for me!”
The incredibly handsome lad keeps himself fit and runway-worthy by eating healthy and doing what he loves to do, which are outdoor activities and sports. “I especially love to hit the gym and pump ‘em irons,” he shares. “I wanna take modeling internationally or I can use it as a way to getting into the showbiz industry.”
But for this consistent honors student, education is more important than modeling. “So if I were to balance school and modeling, I would prioritize school first then modeling after. The best way to balance school and modeling is time management.”
He loves Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister, Express, Diesel, Zara, and of course, the brand he just recently modeled, Hang Ten. Randy Ortiz, Marc Tana, Marc Rancy and Roel Rosal are the designers he’d like to work with. Nanan Villalba, Bobby Carlos, Anton Patdu, George Delfin and Mycke Arcano comprise his dream hair and makeup artists wish list.
He also hopes to work with stylists Noel Manapat, Ton Lao and Argie Salango and appear in publications such as Garage, Metro Him and View.
What will make him an icon? “I have the charm, the charisma and the guidance of God,” he says in all humility. Bryann Foronda, the future is yours for the taking.
ICON FOUNDER: Jendy G. Asuncion
EDITOR IN CHIEF: Sherwin Elaine Esguerra
PHOTOGRAPHY by: Dookie Ducay
MAKE-UP by: Nanan Villalba
HAIR by: George Delfin & Mycke Arcano
STYLING by: Argie Salango, Cho Orlanes & Donald Elizaga
INTERVIEW by: C. Mendez Legaspi
SUIT by : Marc Rancy
LOCATION: Nanivon Studio - The Rooftop of EMILIA BUILDING, Makati City
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Seph Bagasao for the assistance at the shoot
Jojo Victorio & Rys Villavieja of Victo Rio Modelling Agency
Carlo Orosa & David Cosico of Stages
BRENT CHUA : The First Asian Male Supermodel
I was privileged to have worked with Brent Chua in a special collaboration photo shoot organized by my photographer friend - Henry Anima II. Brent was dubbed as the First Asian Male Supermodel. Contrary to what I have expected, I thought he was a diva but I was totally wrong. He was uber nice, super pleasant, understanding, fun and very down-to-earth person to work with. He doesn't want any special treatment from all of us in the shoot. He was there working his ass with utmost professionalism. He dominated the whole shoot with his energy and fun personality even when it was already wee hours of the morning.
I told Brent in one of our conversations in Facebook, that really I like supporting people like him. He is someone who does not have an air inspite of all the success he experienced abroad. He is so much worthy to be called a Supermodel because the title does not get inside his head.
Until our next shoot Brent...More Power to you!
Photography I HENRY ANIMA II
Makeup I NANAN VILLALBA
Hair I GEORGE DELFIN
Stylist I ANTON BELARDO
Post Processing I MICHAEL MAGUIGAD
Model I BRENT CHUA of FORD NY