The youngest one in Asia’s Next Top Model Season 5, Maureen Wroblewitz, won the title at the age of 18. A modelling agent discovered Maureen on Instagram when she was just 15 and she moved from Germany to the Philippines to pursue her modelling career.
The season was tough for the Pinay aspirant because she was the smallest, the youngest, and the least experienced of all the models. She was discouraged by her fellow contestants by telling her that she was “just a pretty face without skills”. Now that she has won AsNTM Season 5, the world was left in awe and remains to be proud of her.
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Maureen proved to everyone that being the smallest and the youngest won’t stop her from slaying by acing AsNTM’s photoshoots several times.
The young Filipina model wrote in a post on Instagram that she still couldn’t believe that she was crowned as Asia’s Next Top Model and said that she learned a lot during the competition. Maureen wants to inspire her supporters to follow their dreams and not let anyone bring them down.
I still can't believe I'm saying this… but I'm Asia's Next Topmodel! It feels like a dream and I don't know when I'll ever realize that all this has happened to me. This has been such a crazy journey but definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience I'll never forget about. Before I entered the competition, I already doubted myself. I never even thought I would make it into the competition at all. But look at me now! 😭 I've learned so many new things. I've learned about different cultures, languages. I've learned about modeling. But I've mostly learned a lot about myself. I am stronger than I thought I was and I really don't give up! I was constantly called 'a pretty face with no skills'. But little did they know, it would just make me come out stronger and better. It became a perfect motivation for me to prove them wrong and to show them that being inexperienced doesn't mean you're a weak model. There were times where I felt like giving up, but I knew that it couldn't be an option. I was the last Filipina standing and a Filipina has never won before. I wanted to win this for my country – the Philippines and I'm so happy to say that I did. This is all for you guys! We won this together ❤🇵🇭 This experience has made me grow so much as a model and as a person and I'm so thankful for everyone involved. The support I've gotten from all of you is insane! I've never expected so many people to support me, a weird, clumsy aspiring model 😂 but I'm so grateful for it. Thank you all so much! I love every single one of you ❤ I hope I inspire everyone to do the same thing I did. To follow your dreams and to not let anyone bring you down. Do what you love to do! It's true! You're capable of doing anything, if you just go out and try! So work hard, it'll pay off. ❤❤❤ Thank you @asntm @starworld_asia for this opportunity!! #AsNTM #AsNTM5 #TeamMaureen #TeamPhilippines #PhilippinesOnTop