“Pretty face, but no skill,” was the phrase we heard far too many times on Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 whenever other contestants doubted why Maureen Wroblewitz was even part of the competition. Yet, time and time again, the young Filipino-German model emerged from the show’s challenges and photoshoots strong and competitive, much to the surprise of the judges and her veteran counterparts. She really made the Philippines proud! Here are five moments that proved Maureen is indeed more than what meets the eye.
5. When she showed that she’s still the same humble and grateful girl, despite the newfound fame.
I took this picture in Singapore before everything started. Oh and hi @yshin.c 🙋🏽 I'm just thinking about how blessed I am to be part of AsNTM. Not everyone gets an opportunity like that and I just feel really lucky. I also want to thank you guys for the amazing support I've been receiving. You guys are the best!! Even if I don't get to reply to all your messages, I do read them all and I appreciate them so much. I hope you keep supporting me. I'm excited for you to watch the next episodes! #TeamPhilippines #PhilippinesOnTop ❤🇵🇭
#latepost but I wanted to thank everyone who came and surprised me. Thank you so much for the time and effort and of course for making me the happiest girl ❤ You even got my favorite food!! I didn't expect it at all 😭 I'm so grateful for having such amazing people supporting me! I've had so much fun with all of you guys! Love you all ❤❤❤ P.S.: My actual birthday is this Thursday 🎉💓 AND THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR 300+K 😭😭❤
4. When she’s never afraid or embarrassed to show her goofy and crazy side. Models are like the rest of us, too!
3. When she didn’t mind the haters, and instead, focused on spreading positivity and improving her weaknesses during the competition. #OnlyLoveNoHate
• my eyes disappear whenever I laugh 🙃 one of my friend's actually once asked me if I can still see when I laugh 😂 • So sad @heidingaemma had to leave this week! She's such a sweetheart 💗 • Now guys.. I really appreciate your support and all your sweet comments like I just wanna give you all a hug but please don't hate on @sanchezjennica She doesn't deserve the hate, no one does! We're cool now and that's all that matters 🙏🏽 #OnlyLoveNoHate remember? Love you guys so much 💗 @asntm #AsNTM #AsNTM5 #ExpectTheUnexpected #TeamPhilippines
#OnlyLoveNoHate 💓 Clara's perspective: when you see your crush talking to another girl so you try to join their conversation but you realize that you're just interrupting them and your crush isn't really interested in you 😭😂 I'm sorry @clarasutantio 😂 I asked for permission though hahaha #AsNTM #AsNTM5 #TeamMaureen #TeamClara • Guys, please don't hate on the other girls for confronting me. It's their opinion and I'll choose to respect it, even if I may not agree to it. At the end of the day, it's still a competition. And like Tu said in her last post, sometimes we have to set our friendships aside, especially now that we're Top 6. Only one girl can win and we're all competing for that one spot. Now my job is to prove them wrong and that I do deserve to stay. I'm cool with all three of them outside of the competition and they're all amazing models so please don't hate. Always remember #OnlyLoveNoHate 💗
2. When she won best performance of the week, not just once…
First my group wins the Maybelline challenge and then FCO!!! 😍What an amazing week for me!! But what's more amazing is the amount of support I'm getting from you all! 😭 I'm so blessed to have you guys! I hope I continue to make you proud 🙏🏽❤ Before winning Best Performance I actually looked at the 5th frame on the wall and jokingly told Veronika that it's going to be me because 5 is my lucky number. Crazy that my photo actually took in that spot. Hard work pays off, you just have to have faith in yourself! ❤ #AsNTM #AsNTM5 #ExpectTheUnexpected #TeamPhilippines #PhilippinesOnTop #TeamMaureen 🇵🇭
Top 5 ✨This week was certainly a really tough one for me but another week proven that I'm not just a 'pretty face'. Even if I won my second Best Performance this week, I still can't be fully happy. I feel like Tu when she was FCO and Layla had to leave the competition. First Valerie, now my other twin Veronika. Who will I now be telling my stories to? 😔We used to be 3 girls sharing one bed and now I'm left alone. I'm missing the times we would watch movies together or the times we would cook for each other. At least you both are back together again @valerie.twns @veronika.twns ❤ I'll keep aiming for the top and I'll also be doing it for you two. I'm so lucky to have met both of you, my twinsies! Love and miss you both too much ❤ #AsNTM #AsNTM5 #ExpectTheUnexpected #TeamMaureen #TeamPhilippines #PhilippinesOnTop
3rd Best Performance and Top 4?! 😍 I'm so close to the finale, just one more step! • I've learned a lot about myself throughout this competition. But the most important thing I've learned, is that I never give up. I'll keep fighting no matter what and I'll be doing this for all of you ❤ I also wanted to thank you all for the amazing support! You all mean the world to me! So many people have been telling me how proud they are of me and you have no idea how much those words mean to me. I hope I inspire every single one of you to go out there and do what you want to do. Don't ever give up on your dreams because other people make it seem impossible! Anything is possible! You just gotta work hard always and never doubt yourself ❤❤❤ #AsNTM #AsNTM5 #TeamPhilippines #TeamMaureen #PhilippinesOnTop
1. When she became the FIRST Filipina to win Asia’s Next Top Model.
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