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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

Kalinga female boxer among figures featured in Vogue Philippines’ maiden issue

Tabuk City, Philippines – A young female boxer from Kalinga province who brought prestige to the country is among the figures featured in the maiden or first issue of the Vogue Philippines, a fashion and lifestyle magazine that covers many topics, including haute couture fashion, beauty, culture, living, and runway.

The 27-year-old Hergie Bacyadan from Taloctoc, Tanudan snatched gold medal under women’s middleweight category in the 2022 Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament held on April 09 at Angsana Laguna Phuket Resort Hotel, Phuket, Thailand.

Bacyadan was supposed to play in the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Hanoi, Vietnam in May but the organizers decided not to push through with middleweight division due to lack of participants. Only team Philippines and the host country was present in said event.

Some time in July this year, the Kalinga boxer was contacted by the Vogue Philippines to do a photoshoot.

In August 29, Vogue Philippines finally unveiled its maiden issue in print and on digital platforms. The 36-page cover story showcases the beauty of the three main island groups of the country: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

In said issue, Bacyadan can be seen smizing, showcasing her tattoo on her chest and left shoulder.

In an interview, she shared that she ‘felt happy and overwhelmed’ for having been given the rare opportunity to be included in the magazine.

Bacyadan invites the public to ‘grab this September issue of Vogue Philippines from any store of Fullybooked & NBS.’

Vogue Philippines said that other notable fashion stories in the issue include a futuristic take on the terno, the traditional silhouette symbolic of Philippine national dress as interpreted by contemporary and cutting-edge Filipino designers; a feature on the next wave of emerging talent who are pushing the boundaries of fashion, whether by creating gender-disruptive clothing or diving deep into Filipino heritage; and an accessories story that celebrates the history of craft and artisanship inherent in the country’s latest must-haves.


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