Philippines holds world's biggest fashion show

By Miguel Dumaual,

Posted at Nov 29 2012 11:38 PM | Updated as of Nov 30 2012 10:32 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- A fashion show held Thursday night in Makati City became the Philippines' 8th Guinness world record this year.

Coinciding with the launch of "a new Glorietta," the popular Makati mall set out to beat the current world record for "Most People Modeling on a Catwalk" through a fashion show dubbed "Move to the Vibe of Glorietta."

"The current record is 1,967 people modeling on the catwalk, and that is now held in Turkey, and that was just broken in May this year," Kirsty Bennett, adjudicator of the Guinness Book of World Records, told ABS-CBN News moments before the Glorietta fashion show broke the world record.

More than 2,000 professional and amateur models gathered at the event held at the new Glorietta Palm Drive. They showcased brands such as Bench, Penshoppe, Stores Specialists Inc., Mango, Folded & Hung and Lacoste.

A screen on stage showed the count of the individual models who walked the five ramps. By the end of the show, the participating models numbered 2,255, beating a record earlier set by Turkey.

The event turned festive -- confetti showered those in attendance -- as Bennett officially conferred the record.

9 world records in 2012

Nine Guinness world records have been set in the Philippines in 2012 alone.

In March, Camarines Sur scored the world record for most number of mangroves planted in one hour. The world record for the most number of consecutive haircuts by a team was set in Valenzuela City in May.

The saltwater crocodile named Lolong, meanwhile, was named by Guinness as the largest of its kind in captivity in the world in July. In the same month, the religious organization Iglesia ni Cristo scored three Guinness records for the country -- the largest dental health check, the most number of blood pressure readings taken in eight hours, and the biggest number of blood glucose level tests conducted in eight hours.

Early this month, Filipino Herbert Chavez made his way to the 2013 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest collection of Superman memorabilia.

On Thursday, another world record -- the Philippines' ninth this year -- was announced to have been set by Gina Gil Lacuna of Tagaytay City.

Her collection of 1,028 different puzzles was recognized by Guinness as being the world's largest. -- with reports from Ginger Conejero, Apples Jalandoni, ABS-CBN News