MANILA, Philippines - An online magazine recently named former Tarlac 1st district Rep. Monica Louise "Nikki" Prieto Teodoro as the prettiest politician in the country.
Spot.ph, in its "Top 10 Prettiest Pinay Politicians" list released on Monday, said the 44-year-old wife of former Defense Secretary Gilbert "Gibo" Teodoro "has a face and figure that rival those of younger women."
|Screenshot from Spot.ph.
"The former congresswoman of Tarlac's first district is now keeping a low profile following her husband Gilbert Teodoro's failed presidential bid. But there is no doubt that her fans miss seeing her on TV," Spot.ph said.
Teodoro, who hails from the wealthy Roces and Prieto clans, graduated with a degree in International Marketing from Webster University in Switzerland.
She did endorsements for a shampoo brand and a local bank, and is reportedly the Philippines' first Anne Klein model.
Coming in second place is Valenzuela City councilor Shalani Soledad, the girlfriend of President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.
The 30-year-old beauty, according to Spot.ph, has a "mysterious stance (that) only fuels the public's curiosity."
"This mestiza has the kind of beauty that grows on you. The more you look at her, the more you think she's beautiful," the online magazine said.
Rounding up the top 3 is former Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros, who ran for senator in the May 10 polls with a jingle "Maganda ang laban," making a reference to her appearance.
Spot.ph said Hontiveros had "delicate good looks" and "looks like a model even when she's just in a t-shirt and fighting off the riot police."
"Though she lost when she ran for senator, she had already made her mark as one of the representatives of Akbayan party-list in Congress. Hontiveros is someone we'd like to see in the political arena," it said.
Below is the complete list of Spot.ph's Top 10 Prettiest Pinay Politicians:
1. Nikki Teodoro
2. Shalani Soledad
3. Risa Hontiveros
4. Darlene Custodio
5. Jannah Ejercito
6. Abigail Ferriol
7. Cutie del Mar
8. Emmeline Aglipay
9. Fatima Aliah Dimaporo
10. Loren Legarda