Maureen Wroblewitz has won the fifth season of "Asia's Next Top Model," the first Filipina to do so.
The 18-year-old beauty competed against Malaysia's Shikin Gomez and Vietnam's Minh Tu Nguyen yesterday, June 28, where they battled it out in one final runway and photoshoot.
Maureen's final photo was praised by the show's host Cindy Bishop for delivering exactly what the judges wanted.
"You delivered that quiet confidence, which showed that you have been soaking up everything we've been telling you, that you've been taking everything in and just completely laid it all out for us. And I am so, so happy to see that," she said.
Cindy added that she was proud of how Maureen performed despite her "disadvantages" (Maureen was the shortest and youngest).
"You have stood tall, and silenced anyone who ever doubted you," she said.
After she was declared the winner, Maureen took to Instagram to thank her fans.
"I still can't believe I'm saying this... but I'm Asia's Next Topmodel! It feels like a dream and I don't know when I'll ever realize that all this has happened to me," she wrote.
Maureen continued that she has experienced a lot of things, both good and bad. Called a "pretty face with no skills" by a lot of the other girls in the competition, she used their negativity to come out better and stronger.
"There were times where I felt like giving up, but I knew that it couldn't be an option. I was the last Filipina standing and a Filipina has never won before. I wanted to win this for my country - the Philippines and I'm so happy to say that I did. This is all for you guys! We won this together ❤🇵🇭"
Maureen's prizes include a contract with Storm Model Management, and a cover on Nylon Singapore, among others.
Two other Filipinas, Anjelica Santillan and Jennica Sanchez, also joined the show, but were eliminated early in the competition.