MANILA — "You only have a pretty face but no skills."
This was the harsh comment that Maureen Wroblewitz heard from one of the contestants on "Asia's Next Top Model."
But this didn't stop the Filipina model from improving herself and pursuing her dream.
On Wednesday night, Wroblewitz silenced her detractors by winning the fifth season of the model search, the first Filipina to do so.
Twitter users were tuned in during the announcement of the winner and congratulated Wroblewitz for her feat. They added that her victory is a good reminder never to underestimate a person's ability.
Here are some of the tweets:
Wroblewitz bested Malaysia's Shikin Gomez and Vietnam's Minh Tu Nguyen to secure a contract with London-based Storm Model Management. She will also be on the cover of Nylon Singapore magazine.