L-R Tootsy Angara March Ventosa Monchet Olives Macie Imperial Christina Lopez Mark YambotLeading society and lifestyle magazine Metro Society granted the wish of a 17-year-old leukemia patient of Make-A-Wish Foundation Philippines to become a runway model for a night at the third Metro Society Benefit.
Dressed from head-to-toe in Brooks Brothers, Mary Rose Bermejo was met with a standing ovation as she sashayed down the runway to fulfill her dream to become a runway model.
“She was the star of the night because she fulfilled her dream. I think her moment in the runway touched everybody’s heart,” Ernie Lopez, ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc. president said.
Make-A-Wish Foundation Philippines is the chosen beneficiary this year of Metro Society and Brooks Brothers, through its local distributor SSI Group, Inc.
Since 2013, Metro Society has been leading successful charity events to rally together Manila’s notable personalities to support important advocacies. The first beneficiary was Sagip Kapamilya of the ABS-CBN Foundation for their rebuilding efforts in Yolanda affected areas. Last year, efforts were directed towards AIDS awareness via TREAT Asia.
The third Metro Society Benefit also showcased the Autumn/Winter 2015 collection of US-based premium brand, Brooks Brothers which Metro Society editor-in-chief Raul Manzano described as, “true to the brand signature of classic luxury and iconic American style.”
Among the influential personalities who graced the event were Metro Society cover personalities Dawn Zulueta and husband Antonio Lagdameo, Dr. Z and Aivee Teo, Mike and Sheila Romero, Sarah Meier, Tessa Prieto-Valdez, Tim Yap and Atty. Karen Jimeno.
The Metro Society Benefit was held at the City of Dreams Manila. (Story/Photos by: Katherine Solis)
L-R Dawn Zulueta-Lagdameo Anton Lagdameo Tessa Prieto-Valdes Tessa Alindogan 1
L-R Raul Manzano Ernie Lopez Andy Lew Anton Huang Sarah Meier
SSI Group, Inc
Metro Society Benefit presenting Brooks Brothers 2015 Autumn Collection
Metro Society Benefit presenting Brooks Brothers 2015 Autumn Collection 1