After winning Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 in 2017, Maureen Wroblewitz graced Tonight with Boy Abunda to talk about her triumphant journey, which involved overcoming bullying, and answered questions from the netizens.
In a TWBA episode aired in 2017, Maureen named Donny Pangilinan as her celebrity crush. At that time, she and JK Labajo had just met through their supporters. She said her fans wanted her to meet JK because they’re both half-German. In 2019, the two went public about their relationship, after Maureen starred in JK’s music video for “Buwan” in 2018.
Maureen was also asked about being bullied by other Asia’s Next Top Model contenders who tried to bring her down. During her stint, she was closest to twin contestants Veronika Krasnasari and Valerie Krasnadewi from Indonesia.
Tito Boy asked how the twins reacted to the bullying incident. Maureen replied that they haven’t talked about it as Veronika was also down due Valerie’s elimination. She didn’t want to add to Veronika’s sadness because she treated her like a sister. Maureen opted to just focus on herself and the competition.
The model-turned-beauty queen has three sisters and a stepbrother. Asked how they look, she said her siblings are as gorgeous as her. Her little sister wants to act. She also thinks her six-footer brother could be a model.
Maureen represented Pangasinan in the recent Miss Universe PH pageant. Besides her modelling skills, which she also displayed in this throwback video, Maureen was lauded for her genuine answers in the preliminary interviews and in the Q and A round, where she talked about inspiring women to move out of their comfort zones. Maureen was hailed as Miss Universe Philippines 2021 1st runner-up.