5’ 6 1/2″ ; 26
Riverside College –Bacolod City
Special talent/Sports/hobbies –
Sketching , swimming , cooking
Interesting Information –
2007 Philippines’ Next Top Model -Winner
I’m not sure why it took Grendel Alvarado this long before joining the Bb. Pilipinas. At the age of 26, this Ilongga is dangerously middling on the fringes of age disqualification and as it is, can only be considered for the Bb. Pilipinas-Universe title since the Miss International has 24 years as the ceiling limit for its participants. Which is a pity because she has equal fighting chance for both crowns.
Since catwalk skills have a become a must in the Miss Universe Pageant, then she is certain to effortlessly nail this aspect. Credit goes to her various modelling stints after winning the first (and only one so far) Philippines’ Next Top Model contest in 2007. But then again, how far will this bring her when pitted side-by-side with the 39 other beauty queen wannabes this year?
It would be an injustice to tag Grendel as just a filler (or ‘Thank-You-Girl’) because she possesses the unconventional beauty of face and figure that will bring her places internationally. On top of that, she is deceivingly taller than her height of 5’6 1/2″ which is a good thing (think Miriam Quiambao who is barely 5’7″ but commands a 5’9″ frame when gliding centerstage). Lastly, you just got to see her in person to erase doubts about how she registers in pictures. She has far more impact than what images sparingly bestow. 😉