In August 2016, Katrina Gumabao became the first plus-size Pinay model to walk during Melbourne Fashion Week. And a little over a year later, on September 13, 2017, Kat slayed the Torrid runway at New York Fashion Week. ICYDK, Torrid is a popular fashion brand that caters to plus-size bodies.
If you don't have time to watch the entire thing, fast forward to 19:17 to watch Kat kill it.
Kat is one of 10 finalists for Torrid's newest model search:
On an Instagram post, Kat expressed her gratitude for being part of the top 10: "Being selected as a #TorridModel Top10 finalist is still so surreal for me... I honestly feel that it is all a dream that I don't ever wanna wake up from. I gained a new sisterhood and a new family while getting a million steps closer to my dreams. I love you ladies, I am honored to share this journey with all of you." She continued, "I've come a very long way from the girl I used to be and I only have the Lord to praise. Lord, YOU are the only reason why I am here. This is all for you. And to my beloved #Philippines, I pray I also make you proud."
Kat told Cosmo.ph: "[There needs to be] more support for diversity and inclusion when it comes to fashion and beauty [as well as] acceptance of other people no matter who they are." The final four will be announced in November 2017, and you better believe we're cheering for our girl! <3
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