Primetime television became more exciting and colorful with four iconic characters that changed the way we look at kontrabidas forever: Pangako Sa ‘Yo’s Amor Powers, Tayong Dalawa’s Ingrid Garcia, Magkaribal’s Vera Cruz, and Princess and I’s Ashi Behati. For this, we have four equally remarkable actresses to thank—Eula Valdes, Agot Isidro, Angel Aquino, and Gretchen Barretto, who all redefined the kontrabida into a power woman you both hate and love—one who overflows with sass, smarts, and style. In another casting coup for the October issue, “Metro” brings together these ladies to reprise their roles as television’s most memorable antagonists—tres chic, of course.
Decked in Louis Vuitton’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection on the cover and in high fashion pieces by top Filipino designers that befit each of their characters in the inside feature, Eula, Agot, Angel, and Gretchen transform again into Amor, Ingrid, Vera, and Ashi, respectively, and prove once more why they are the ultimate bida kontrabidas our country will ever know—indeed a fitting tribute to an important milestone that we’re celebrating this October, ABS-CBN’s 60 Years of Philippine Television.
This month, “Metro” unveils its 2013 “Women of Now” list, which honors 10 beautiful and stylish women who have made remarkable achievements in their fields, the perfect examples of style and substance: Author, film producer, and accessories designer Celine Lopez; Miss World Philippines 2013 Megan Young; accessories designer Malou Romero, actress and model Jasmine Curtis-Smith; photographer and visual artist Wawi Navarroza; model of the moment Catriona Gray, number one senator Grace Poe; Miss Philippines Universe Ariella Arida; entrepreneur, ‘it’ girl, and philanthropist Jerika Ejercito; and worldwide singing sensation Charice. See them rock the season’s hottest trends from the best international brands.
“Metro” also pays tribute to the working Pinay woman through an insider’s peek into the lives of five highly successful females in the corporate world. Learn their secrets to achieving work/life balance and career success. Plus, the best foundation and makeup for every age, the right way to wear feathers and the key piece of the moment, the trumpet skirt. Celebrate your femininity this month with “Metro!” Grab a copy now in bookstores and newsstands nationwide for only P150. Like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Metro.Magazine) and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@MetroMagPH)