Francine Diaz, one of ABS-CBN’s most sought-after next gen leading ladies, continues her 18th birthday celebration with a classic-romantic fashion editorial. The gorgeous Star Magic artist makes her grand debut in a Metro digital cover, modeling dreamy and sparkly creations by fashion designer Michael Leyva.
Francine, whose breakout role was via the 2018 TV series “Kadenang Ginto,” is now making another breakthrough as a rising leading lady, this time without her “Gold Squad” co-members. She’s the star of the upcoming iWantTFC limited series “Bola Bola,” which features a coming-of-age story that delves on body positivity. In this new show, Francine is paired with three up-and-coming actors: Vance Larena, BGYO’s Akira Morishita, and KD Estrada.
In her exclusive interview on Metro.Style, the cover girl talks more about this upcoming project, as well as her struggles to get to where she is now, her thoughts on turning 18, despite being an old soul.
Francine’s three-cover special with Metro was revealed one by one through a livestream on “Metro Chats” via Kumu’s FYE Channel, and it was the first time this top fashion and lifestyle brand unveiled a cover in this manner. Francine dropped by the show, where the young star saw her covers for the first time, and she’s so happy with the shoot’s outcome because it was something she has never done before.
This cover was photographed by Seven Barretto, under the creative direction of Chookie Cruz and supervision of Metro.Style People section editor Grace Libero-Cruz. The glam team was composed of makeup artist Denise Go-Ochoa, hairstylist Brent Sales, and fashion stylists Drew Lacia and John Erick Reyes. The production design was by Dindo Pangalangan and Che Katigbak of Rooster Production Design. The video outputs were by Pat Buenaobra. The cover story was by Metro staff writer Renee Nuevo. The shoot was also made possible with coordination by Metro editor-in-chief Geolette Esguerra and managing Editor Ceia Ylagan.
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