|Nelson Banzuela, Fashionissimo 2011|
As winner of Fashionissimo 2011, 21-year-old Nelson Banzuela received more than half a million pesos worth of prizes.
Check out below the info written on Nelson's profile on the Fashionissimo website:
"Nelson is not unfamiliar to working hard. Born into a family with lesser means, Nelson has already experienced working odd jobs, including busting tables and lifting goods at a restaurant warehouse. All these he did so that he could support her younger sister’s schooling while finishing his highschool. But instead of bringing him down, his experiences has imbibed in him humility balanced with a sense of pride in his work. He wants to win the competition so that he’d be able to help his family further and so that he’d be part of the medical missions of the foundation."
Meanwhile, JB Espiritu and Hamid Hassan went home 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up, respectively.
Now on its second year, Fashionissimo is a male model search organized by Circle of Friends Foundation and CHU Production.
Photo courtesy of Fashionissimo and Ash Reginald Evasco