Kelly Misa Recalls Being a Candy Cover Girl and How it Has Contributed to Her Career

"It was my dream to be a cover girl and feeling ko during this time, I made it in life."
by Kate Detoya   |  Aug 16, 2022
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Instagram/kellymisa, Candy
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Early 2000s magazine collectors (and hoarders) out there might recognize Kelly Misa from magazine racks. Fun fact: This model-vlogger is actually one of our OG Candy girls who had the opportunity to get featured on not one, but three magazine covers! 

In a TikTok video uploaded last August 6, 2022, Kelly spilled the *deets* on her experience as a Candy girl. 

Kelly shared how happy she was the first time she got featured on a Candy magazine cover: "Sobrang saya ko talaga nung nakita ko 'to. Talagang, it was my dream to be a cover girl and feeling ko during this time, I made it in life." Aww, dreams do come true!

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After a Pond's commercial that same year, she became the cover model for Candy's Prom Special (Collector's Edition). "Parang that was like my year, I think, year 2003/2004, like, I was starting to get noticed in the fashion industry, and I started getting commercials. And I also started earning money, like big money. So masaya ako nung time na ‘to.”

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In 2007, she became the face of another Candy magazine cover with Victor Basa, a fellow model and TV host. “During this time, sobrang legit model na ako. I was traveling to Hongkong, China, Singapore. And I was getting so much work already as a model, and I was so happy, of course." 

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We decided to dig up some throwback content too, and we found Kelly’s old photo with the Candy team! Cute! 

FYI, Kelly has been a model for nearly two decades already. Modeling aside, she keeps a steady presence online with her blogs, IG reels, and YouTube and TikTok videos about lifestyle and fashion-related content. When Kelly is not busy posting online content, she is a full-time wife to her long-time partner Carlos Fernandez, and loving mother to her son Tristan. 

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We're so proud of this former Candy cover star! You can watch her full video here: 

@kellymisa Replying to @lovevieenrose Loooooove Candy Magazine! I really became known as a model because of these covers. ???????????????? #foryoupage #foryou #kellymisa #candamagazine #magazinecover ? original sound  - Kelly Misa-Fernandez
 

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