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MJ Alminanza

Visual Merchandiser, 24 years old, Zambales

Graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, MJ finds fashion a good medium to tell a story. From a brief spell in TV production, she signed up in a two-year course in Fashion Institute of the Philippines, and easily landed a job as visual merchandiser for a popular apparel store.

Although relatively a freshman in the fashion scene, MJ is showing great potential. She has already had her taste of fashion shows, and her garments have piqued interest. Her design philosophy — that fashion should not just be a visual feast, but must also touch on the emotional and mental faculties of man — may have some promise to it. It’s a message she wants to send across, but will The Runway have the ears to listen to her voice?

What sets you apart from other designers? What makes you an interesting participant?

Being fearless in exploring the other facets of woman’s form, breaking the rules of modernity, and being headstrong on my “original” design aesthetic and philosophy make me far different and more interesting among all designers.

Have you gone through formal fashion training before? If not, what is your fashion design background?

I studied at the Fashion Institute of the Philippines where I took up formal courses on patternmaking, illustration, haute couture techniques, menswear, etc.

Have you joined other design competitions prior to Project Runway Philippines?

No. I haven’t joined any other design competition.

 Give one word that best describes you as a designer.

Risk-taker.

  • Angelo_pobre

    mj makes my wedding suit and my wifes wedding dress. : )

  • MJ Fan

    Good luck MJ :)

  • Ma’am Vimvim

    Good luck mark! i’m so proud of you! :)

  • ACRC

    Go MJ! :)

  • Julianeneo21

    GO KUYA MJ GALINGAN MU KAYA MU YAN

  • February_geralyn

    Go MJ! Good luck!

  • Walbert_14

    super isa ka sa favorite ko na designers sa pr 3!! good luck and i hope mapasok ka sa top three!!

  • Nyliram2905

    go go go mj… zambales is so proud of you… god bless

  • Bajvillacorta

    Go MJ! I was watching PRP then I saw you and I told myself.. “”I know this person. Then I remembered CommResSoc :) ” It made me watch the entire program. You can do it! More power.- <3 Jessa/Baj

  • Anthonetteaguilar

    gud luck mj ☺

  • Pinky Bacud

    Wow! Astig! Galing mo MJ! All the best. God bless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/harrysaint.espenilla HarrySaint Tormo Espenilla

    ay anteh! go go go! I really love your comic antics on the show! and I like the fact that you’re expressing yourself in tagalog and not trying hard to speak in english~ ^_^v

  • Xiogen29

    Couz we are very proud of u!! Keep it up!!!
    From alminanza family: )

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000752370400 Sylvester Rosal

    Goodluck Mj.. ^_^

  • cess concepcion

    Go MJ! kaya mo yan. :) the first time I saw you on PRP3 nkilala agad kta. then, pinanood ko na lahat ng episode. haha. ako ung fan mo sa apartment. :) I’m so happy n nkilala n kta s personal pati c lhenvil. :)

  • Prince_nick_0423

    hope you will win…..

  • Tsarmeyn

    Crush ko ‘to! Ang galing kase.. I was sad when he was eliminated. :(

  • Payapagaldrin

    go MJ let your dreams come true you are good designer BUT cheetah and amor is the best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002026342792 Vincent Miranda

    sayang MJ ka nakapasok sa TOP 4 kung nasa TOP 4 ka im sure pwede kang manalo 

    pero I LOVE YOU designs in every chalenge in PRP 3 

    go go go go 

    im sure na magiging magaling ka na FASION DESINGNER 

    love u po :)

  • eric sebello

    i love ur design remmber ur inspiration is white chocolate

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