Lia Andrea Ramos, Bb Pilipinas Universe of 2006 and Ms. Photogenic @ the Miss Universe Pageant in Los Angeles that same year, has decided to come back to the Philippines to put up a beauty shool in partnership with Gold’s Gym. Lia has been modeling abroad after her stint at the Binibining Pilipinas pageant. Little is known in her international career because she was based in Cape Town, South Africa. In Capetown she was like other famous international model here in the Philippines like Akihiro Sato and Daniel Matsunaga. They wanted her to stay in South Africa and do TV as well but she sees herself settling in the Philippines.
She came back in late 2009 after her stint in international modeling in Los Angeles. She has done commercials for Kohl’s in the USA, Heineken in Spain and other numerous commercials in South Africa, Germany and the UK.
Lia is a Political Science graduate of UP Diliman and has been working with the Asia Foundation prior to the Philippine pageant.
Here is the background of Estudio @ Golds Gym:
Estudio Press Release
“There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting” – John Kenneth Galbraith
When a person speaks of the characterization “beautiful,” it is often a combination of inner beauty, which includes personality, grace, charm, and intelligence, and outer beauty, such as health, youthfulness, symmetry and complexion.
In an effort to pursue a holistic development of an individual, Gold’s Gym, the leading authority in fitness, is launching a new academy in one if its facilities in the Philippines. It is a first of its kind in the country, Estudio at Gold’s Gym provides the latest development programs in fitness and character development focusing on the importance of a healthy lifestyle through personal training and basic diet and nutrition, as well as enhancement of character through confidence building, lifestyle coaching, and self-presentation.
A pool of certified fitness instructors, former beauty queens, top models, well-known stylists, talented photographers, and communication experts, have been tapped to conduct the trainings of Estudio.
The prestigious roster of trainors includes: Earl Jimenez (American Council on Exercise Certified and Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant), Cristy Marasigan (Gold’s Gym Nutritionist), Ana Kalaw (Columnist and Sylist), Bianca Valerio (Model and Events Host), Kelly Misa (Model and Beauty Editor), Kimi Lu (Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy Life Coach), Lia Andrea Ramos (Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2006), Lon Liwen (Photographer) and Frank Hoefsmit, (Photographer), among others.
Estudio has also partnered with Mercator Model Management, Inc., one of the freshest, most dynamic and respectable modeling agencies in the Philippines. Mercator has discovered and molded top models who have graced the runways, fashion magazines, television commercials, and print campaigns in local and international markets.
The Estudio packages offered are:
All about the BASICS -Specializes on basic self-presentation to improve confidence and better present oneself in public. Classes include Basic Diet and Nutrition, Grooming, Styling, and Visual Poise
BEAUTY and You – Turns the individual’s beauty inside and out.
Classes include Weight Management, Personal Training, Make-up and Styling,
Building Confidence and Charm, and Catwalk
The making of a MODEL – Enhances the individual’s potential to become the next top model. Classes include Diet and Nutrition, Personal Training, Catwalk, Make-up and Styling,Test Shoot and VTR
Classes start on March 20, 2010 and will run for a period of two months. For more inquiries, you may call (02) 994 2930 and look for Ms. Luisa Beltran. Enrollment is ongoing at Gold’s Gym Intercontinental Hotel, Makati. Slots are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.