It has been a long road and taught me a lot. I finally passed through semi-finals for Couture Avenue Look 2011 contest. Thank you to all my friends who turned out and helped through the audience vote portion of the event. I have been in this semi-final event for six months…each month trying harder and styling more fiercely than the previous time. In the beginning, losing was very hard and I nearly quit. I had to face why I was here and why I did modeling. I do love to win but I realized I needed to do it for my personal best, no matter what the outcome would be. Anyway, I am thankful to everyone who had a hand in my success, especially my closest friends who have been with me every step of the way in my modeling career. Each one has taught me something and I still have so much to learn. I am very grateful to be passing through to finals.