The reigning Top Model of the World 2016 Margo Cooper, a Bulgarian-Russian who lives in Dubai, arrived in the Philippines on March 26 to conduct a series of activities as part of her reigning duty. During her four-day stay, Cooper visited Bahay Aruga, a free halfway house for pediatric cancer patients as part of her campaign to uplift and empower children.
On February 28, she visited Palawan to promote the place as a topnotch, tranquil, stunning, and picture-perfect summer destination.
The official visit of to the Philippines is the very first official visit of the reigning Top Model of the World in South East Asia.
Cooper is an experienced beauty queen and has competed in international beauty pageants such as Miss Eurasia 2014, Miss European Tourism 2014, Miss World Next Top Model 2014, where she represented Bulgaria. She has graced the cover of internationally-acclaimed luxury and fashion magazines such as L’Official Hommes, Millionaire, and Amica. She was also cast in a Bulgarian reality TV show Farmer is Searching for Wife in 2015. For the first time in the history of Bulgaria and the United Arab Emirates, Cooper won the prestigious title of Top Model of the World last August 26, 2016, in Bremen, Germany.
“I am extremely excited to visit the Philippines. Living in Dubai where there is a humongous Filipino community, I am always told to discover these beautiful islands. I am thrilled to learn that this is happening now and I am more than happy to meet the children in Bahay Aruga, and do a fashion photoshoot in the world’s best island, Palawan,” said Cooper.
She will be staying at Fairmont Hotel Makati and Daluyong Beach Club in Puerto Prinsesa. She will be photographed by ace lensman Raymond Saldana.
Welcome to the Philippines, Margo!