Badjao Girl is now a badass model!

Badjao Girl is now a badass model!

Newest Internet sensation, Rita Gabriola or more commonly known as Badjao Girl gets a makeover and a photo shoot!

Badjao Girl is now a badass model!
(Photo from PowerCasting Artists Facebook)


A few days ago, Badjao Girl became widely popular on the Internet for her beauty despite her beggar appearance. After garnering thousands of shares from her candid photos during the Pahiyas Festival in Quezon last week, ABSCBN’s Rated K was able to get an interview from Badjao Girl.

In the episode, both Rated K and Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation gave Rita a scholarship so she can go to school. She dreams of becoming a teacher so she can help children and her parents who didn’t have the opportunity to go to school.

Not only was she given a scholarship to help her study, she was also given a makeover and her very first pictorial!

Peps Silvestre Salon gave Rita a new look by giving her a new cut and newfound confidence for her shoot. Dra. Annalice Gumawid and Dr. Andrew Gumawid gave Badjao girl a perfect smile with their dental services. Janell Capuchino was Rita’s personal makeup artist during the shoot and Jobo Antonio Nacpil as her creative director.

Rita Gabriola showing off her natural beauty.

Stephen Capuchino and Wilmark Jolindon shot Badjao Girl’s first photo shoot at Zoomburst Photostudio.

Doesn’t her makeover suit her really well?

Netizens have commented that Rita’s new look resembles Tweety De Leon, Ylona Garcia, and even Bianca Gonzales.

Badjao girl looks like a professional model in this black and white photo.

The artist management company, Power Casting, also cast Badjao Girl as one of their talents. Power Casting also handles Internet star Aura, actress Sofia Andres, and many more. This may mean that Rita will get more exposure and fame, perhaps in the acting industry next?

(Photos grabbed from PowerCasting Artists’ Facebook page.)

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