It was a beauty-full evening for Jenna Pertgen when she was named the Grand Prize Winner in the recent SM Department Store Plus Size Model Search.
“Dreams can be fulfilled and what size you are shouldn’t hold you back from reaching them,” says this young and stylish Jenna Pertgen. And Jenna, who joined the search “for adventure and for proving that plus sized women do have a place in the fashion scene”, not only saw her dreams transform into reality, but also won exciting prizes like a trip for two to some of Asia’s fashion capitals – Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Macau with pocket money. She was also awarded P20,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates and a six month modeling contract, as well as gift packs from Dove and Etude.
The search was equally fulfilling for First Runner Up Christine Montalbo and Second Runner –Up Jennafer Ilagan. Christine believes that “each woman is unique and beautiful no matter what her size, shape, color or look.” She adds that she joined the search “to let plus sized women love and accept themselves and enhance their beauty.”
Jennafer, on the other hand, says that joining the search made her realize that “fashion has no size.” She unabashedly says that she is “proud of the beauty God bestowed on me, and I want to inspire other plus size women to share this confidence.” Both Christine and Jennafer won P10,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates and gift packs from Dove. The rest of the finalists received P5,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates.
Thousands of applicants joined the search, which was held nationwide, and eight finalists were eventually chosen. The finalists were presented during the Grand Finals held at the Filipinas Heritage Library, where the Grand Prize winner was also announced.
More than just a model search, the contest allowed full figured women not only to embrace their curves but also to dress fashionably as well. They learned more about the stylish 1L to 4L clothes from the SM Department Store’s Jus’ Ur Size and Jus’ Jeans collection.
Jus’ Ur Size offers stylish and comfortable day-to-night clothes in extended sizes. Designed for full figured working women whose on the go lifestyle calls for a versatile wardrobe, it features classic investment pieces and on-trend numbers.
Jus’ Jeans, on the other hand, is perfect for weekends with a collection of denims in a myriad of cuts perfect for the full figured woman. It features smart looking shorts and skirts, as well as chic knit tops in cotton, knit, or weaves.
Because healthy, full-sized women are riding the wave of runways, Plus Size Model Search is one of the many exciting events of the SM Department Store. Check out the fashionable clothes that are made of high quality fabric designs that fit a woman’s body curves. Visit the ground floor level of SM City Marilao.