Shikin Gomez, 25, Model
“Passion empowers me. I believe if you do not have passion in anything that you are doing, the result will be less desirable.”
How did it feel being the runner-up for Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5?
Well, I knew from January and had to keep it a secret until June. At the finale, really it felt really good. But honestly? I was genuinely happy but I find that the editing made me look less sincere than I really was. I was really shocked to come second, to be honest, but it was great. There was a lot of support from everyone back here at home and around the region. Including the Philippines! Which is surprising seeing that [the winner] Maureen Wroblewitz is from the Philippines. They were all like “Shikin you should have won!” too.