The Beautiful Life’s 8 most beautiful Fil-Ams

THESE Filipino-American beauties prove they are  ‘confidently beautiful with a heart’ and with brains.

Danielle Nicole Viray

Dahl Aesthetic Skin Care’s endorser, Danielle is a sophomore at San Fernando Valley Academy, a member of The National Honor Society and Beta Club and is currently on the varsity volleyball team. In addition to her social and academic involvement, she also does volunteer work in dog shelters and is actively involved in her church. Danielle dreams of becoming a surgeon and start her own foundation for children with special defects.

Jasmine Reyes

A Fashion Merchandising and Photography student at Santa Monica College, Jasmine is well-rounded in working both in front of and behind the camera. She works as a freelance model and has walked down the runway of LA Fashion Week. She also performed at LA’s renowned stages such as the Ford Ampitheater and Kodak Theater.  Jasmine loves performing on stage, especially the adrenaline rush that comes with it. Her love for dancing started at the age of 12 and has since trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, and salsa.

Lindsay Berneking

She is the current World Pro/AM Champion for American Smooth in the Junior and Youth divisions and was ranked 3rd in Pro/Am Youth International Latin.  Lindsay is a Sophomore at Orange County School of the Arts in the International Dance Conservatory.  She is trained in classical, commercial and ballroom dance and has competed successfully on state and national level as well as The Hip Hop International twice. Lindsay also competed in the Miss Young Philippines USA 2015 pageant and bagged both “Miss Talented’ and “Miss Photogenic.”

Krystal Von Seyfried

This aspiring entrepreneur is the only child of Emerita von Seyfried neé Leonardo, a clinical lab scientist at UCLA and Henry Festner von Seyfried, a real estate investor and former actor from Munich, Germany. Krystal is an LA native and is majoring in business administration with dual emphasis in operations management and entrepreneurship. She competed in several beauty pageants since she was young. Her future plans include studying abroad at the prestigious Waseda University in Tokyo and competing for Miss Northeast in Connecticut as well as for Miss California.

Richie Anne Soliven

“If you are confident with who you are and are always humble, you will prosper through life.” –this is the motto by which Richie Anne Soliven lives by. The beautiful lady from Eastvale, CA is a certified civic and humanitarian advocate. She volunteers regularly in many Filipino events and organizations. She enjoys taking part in these event as it reminds her of her roots – and makes her proud to be a Filipina. Her unique talents include the ability to solve a rubix cube in less than a minute.

Emmeline Sturgeon

Emmeline realized her love for children when she volunteered to watch over the kids in her church. She would always play with the younger kids who, in turn, also loved spending time with her. She realized she has a soft spot and special connection with children. A Junior at the California State University in Los Angeles majoring in microbiology, Emmeline works full time but never fails to spend some quality time with her beloved family. Growing up she had an immense love for theater and choir and has dedicated most of her time into Performing Arts.

Krystalyn Laura Rey Hipolito

In the past four years, Krystal served as a membership chair, secretary and co-president for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers CSULB chapter, a volunteer in promoting science, technology engineering and math (STEM) through a non-profit organization called Great Minds in Science Technology Engineering and Math, and a founding member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Delta Alpha chapter. Krystal is studying Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at California State University in Long Beach. Her biggest passion in life is working with children and promoting higher education. Krystal currently works as a healthcare administrative assistant at Southern California Immediate Medical Clinic.

Grachelle Gonong

Grachelle Gonong is a senior at the University of California at Irvine, where she is majoring in pharmaceutical sciences. She interned at The Hydration Room in Newport, where she helped in overseeing the flow of patients and assisted in accommodating visitor and patient inquires. She has been active in civic activities as a youth leader and activities director of Sons and Daughters of Paoay USA. She is also an active member of the Philippine Independence Coordinating Council of Southern California and the Pre-Pharmacy Society and Kababayan at the University of California. Grachelle also served as North Region’s assistant governor for Rotary Interact District 5280 in LA County.

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Monet Lu is a Marikina-born, award-winning celebrity beauty stylist with his own chain of Monet Salon salons across Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Ultimately, Monet is known as an all-around artiste who produces sold-out fashion and awards shows as well as unforgettable marketing campaigns. Monet is also the founder of the revolutionary all-natural beauty products such as Enlighten, your solution to discoloration. To contact Monet, please visit www.monetsalon.com or email him at monetsalon@aol.com

Monet Lu
Monet Lu

Monet Lu is a Marikina-born, award-winning celebrity beauty stylist with his own chain of Monet Salon salons across Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Ultimately, Monet is known as an all-around artiste who produces sold-out fashion and awards shows as well as unforgettable marketing campaigns. Monet is also the founder of the revolutionary all-natural beauty products such as Enlighten, your solution to discoloration . To contact Monet, please visit www.monetsalon.com or email him at monetsalon@aol.com.

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