Skip to content
search
PeopleAsia's Most Wanted: The Philippines' Most Eligible Ladies

Asia's Most Wanted: The Philippines' Most Eligible Ladies

Asia's Most Wanted: The Philippines' Most Eligible Ladies
By Hong Kong Tatler
August 07, 2017

Editors of the Asia Tatler titles scoured the region to find them—the sort of jet-setting, merger-making, brainy beauties that any man (or woman) would fawn over. But between managing funds and running hotels, restaurants and fashion empires, as well as being philanthropists and politicians, these high-flying singletons barely touch the ground. They are undoubtedly the most swipe-right of city slickers, stars and socialites, but the question is: can anyone pin them down?

See Asia's Most Wanted by country:

China | Hong Kong | Indonesia | Malaysia | Philippines | Singapore | Taiwan | Thailand

1/6Abba Napa

Abba Napa
Abba Napa

WHY HER?
The French Culinary Institute-educated restaurateur and her team at the Moment Group opened one new restaurant every 45 days for three years. One of their many ventures was to bring Michelin-starred Din Tai Fung to the Philippines.

NATURAL HABITAT: Swimming with her bulldog, KobeItas.

2/6Jam Acuzar

Jam Acuzar
Jam Acuzar

WHY HER?
The art history graduate followed in the heritage conservation efforts of her father, Jose L Acuzar, to found Bellas Artes Projects, an artist residency programme that fosters interaction between contemporary artists and traditional craftsmen.

HEADS-UP: She also oversees business development at the family’s real estate business and launched non-profit art salon BAP Outpost. All dates to be booked well in advance.

3/6

Michelle Barrera (Photo: Courtesy of Tracey Heppner)
Michelle Barrera (Photo: Courtesy of Tracey Heppner)

 

WHY HER?

The Asian Games silver-medallist is coach of the national equestrian team.

THAT’S NOT ALL: She’s also owner of online culinary business Cucina di Michi Quita, an ambassador for non-profits JustWorld International and KIDS Foundation, a columnist and a model. 

4/6Maria Carmela Alvarez

Maria Carmela Alvarez
Maria Carmela Alvarez

WHY HER?
Educated at the Boston business school Babson College, Maria was elected mayor of San Vicente, Palawan, at the age of 21. She has since put the town on the map as an ecotourism paradise while founding and running her own fashion brand, LCP. Education and youth development are causes close to this former World Economic Forum Global Shaper’s heart.

LIKES: Golf and books—first editions.

5/6Sandra Soriano

Sandra Soriano
Sandra Soriano

WHY HER?
Not your average foodie, this French Culinary Institute-educated graduate also has a master’s degree in food policy from City, University of London. She advocates for sustainable food and public health as culinary consultant for behavioural research think-tank SCL London, and is involved with the Slow Food movement.

NATURAL HABITAT: Eating her way around her London base, where her favourites include Gymkhana for Indian cuisine and Casa Cruz for a Friday night out.

WIN HER HEART: You’d better be an altitude junkie—she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for her 30th birthday.

6/6Natalia Zobel

Natalia Zobel
Natalia Zobel

WHY HER?
This exotic Boston College graduate may have impressed more than a few suitors when she was presented at Le Bal des Débutantes in 2013, but the daughter of Ayala Corporation’s Iñigo and Maricris Zobel has business on her mind: namely, ZP Lifestyle Trading, where she serves as chief of marketing and business development, and fashion and lifestyle boutique Lanai, which she co-owns with her sister and a friend.

LIKES: Hanging with friends at tropical resorts. 

Tags

PeoplePhilippinesAsiaLeading LadiesBachelorettesAsia's Most Wanted 2017

clear
keyboard_arrow_up

In order to provide you with the best possible experience, this website uses cookies. For more information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

close