Abbygale Arenas
Abbygale Williamson Arenas (born November 17, 1974 in Angeles City) is a former model from the Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

. She is 5'9" and is said to resemble Linda Evangelista
Linda Evangelista
Linda Evangelista is a Canadian model. She has been featured on over 600 magazine covers and has garnered work on numerous modeling assignments with companies, most recently with L'Oréal.- Early years :...

. She is now a freelance make-up artist. She is married to photographer Jun de Leon


In 1992, she represented Pampanga
Pampanga is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. Its capital is the City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Pampanga is bordered by the provinces of Bataan and Zambales to the west, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija to the north, and Bulacan to the southeast...

 in the "Ford Supermodel of the World - Philippines". After that she went on to represent the Philippines in the international finals
Supermodel of the World (contest)
Supermodel of the World is an international modeling contest established by Eileen Ford in 1980. The contest showcases young fashion model entrants from over 50 countries in order to discover new talent for the fashion industry...

. In 1994, she enlisted to compete in Binibining Pilipinas
Binibining Pilipinas
Binibining Pilipinas is the organization responsible for sponsoring the annual national beauty pageant which selects representatives of the Philippines to Miss Universe and Miss International, among others.-History:...

, where she came became First Runner-up. In 1997 she won the Binibining Pilipinas Universe title, which entitled her to go on to the Miss Universe
Miss Universe
Miss Universe is an annual international beauty contest that is run by the Miss Universe Organization. The pageant is the most publicized beauty contest in the world with 600 million viewers....

pageant. She also brought home the Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown awards. She placed 11th in Miss Universe, missing the Top 10 by 0.01 of a point, but came home with a Miss Photogenic title.
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