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Filipino plus-size model Kat Gumabao walks at New York Fashion Week

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Last year, Coconuts Manila featured Filipino plus-size model Kat Gumabao and interviewed her right before she walked the runway in Melbourne, Australia. In June, she was part of Paris Fashion Week, and as of yesterday, was able to add New York Fashion Week (NYFW) to her list of accomplishments.

Gumabao was part of the fashion show for plus-size clothing brand Torrid held in West SoHo, Manhattan. She landed the spot after competing and landing in the top 10 of the brand’s model search.

“It’s time to put the #Philippines on the map when it comes to plus size fashion. World, I’m coming for you. Lord, this is all for you,” the model said in her latest Instagram post.

Watch Gumabao’s NYFW debut here:

Gumabao announced the good news through an Instagram photo posted on Friday with the caption: “I can finally scream it to the world. Another exciting chapter of my life is about to unfold and I’m so happy to be experiencing it with these gorgeous ladies. Hope you guys follow our journey all throughout #NYFW”

Here she is in a video with her fellow finalists:

Congratulations @mad.g.sty


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See you in New York 🗽 © Provided by Coconuts Media Limited 🗽 Love you ladies @ruthleysa @halestorm29 @htimshtiafaras @missashleyma @haygorrlhay @pooh_thebee @seairrathompson @xsophiacosettex @juliaroselorrennemiller ❤️ > Top and Shoes from @adidasph

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Before the fashion show, Gumabao also shared photos of her adventures in New York.

Serendipity • an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. I thought I had my life figured out when I was 24. I knew what I wanted to happen and when I wanted them to happen… I had it all planned out and boy I was wrong. The Lord has His ways of making everything – according to His divine plans -fall into place, at the right moment in our lives. And the moment I surrendered my plans to Him, His plans started to begin and it blew my mind. My hopes and dreams were nothing as compared to what God had in store for me. So plan, hope and dream❣️ But adjust a long the way because you'll never know that when you stumble and fall it isn't the end…. It can also be the starting point of your dreams. Lord, thank you for this journey that you have put me on. Thank you for the people I am blessed to meet and learn from along the way. I don't see the end of the tunnel yet, but I'll keep powering forward. Everything I do is to glorify You, Jesus. #NeverGiveUpOnYourDreams #Love #CurveModel #BeautyAtAnySize #ILoveMyBody #PlusSizeModel #SexyIsNotASize #EffYourBeautyStandards #BeautyBeyondSize #Love #PlusModel #EmpoweredWomenEmpowerPeople #TorridModel #TorridModelKatG

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Allow yourself to go through the bridges of life your own way. People will ALWAYS have stuff to say, let them say it. There is NO ONE ELSE LIKE YOU IN THIS WHOLE WORLD. You are not imperfect, you are unique, you are different, YOU ARE YOU.❤️ I hope you embrace that and see how truly beautiful you are. "Be you, be free. There is beauty in imperfection. It's not about nailing the shot, sometimes its the in-betweens that stand out the most." Wise words from our runway coaches @candicehuffine and @mariiagiimena yesterday…❤️ #NeverGiveUpOnYourDreams #Love #CurveModel #BeautyAtAnySize #ILoveMyBody #PlusSizeModel #SexyIsNotASize #EffYourBeautyStandards #BeautyBeyondSize #Love #PlusModel #EmpoweredWomenEmpowerPeople #KatGTravels #KatGgoesInternational #TORRIDMODEL #TORRIDMODELKatG #BrooklynBridge

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Gumabao recently signed with Viva Artists Agency together with her brother, actor Marco Gumabao, and sister, model and volleyball player Michelle Gumabao.

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