School: Mapua University
Year and Course: 3rd year, Construction Engineering Management
Age: 20 years old
Candy Rookie Geraldine Rivera is all about getting things done, whether it's in school or off-campus. "I always set goals for myself and no matter what happens, I still keep going because I believe that success can be earned by hard work and dedication."
One major aspect of her life that has seen this through is her hustle as a makeup artist. "Makeup has been my biggest passion since college started," says the Construction Engineering Management junior. "That’s why aside from being a student, I also work as a part-time makeup artist."
"Makeup excites me because I view it as an extension for my love of art. It enhances natural beauty, and boosts my confidence," she says. But it doesn't end there, aside from being a tool for self-expression, Geraldine also makes sure to spread the love. "It also makes me happy that through make up, I [am] able to boost the confidence of my clients as well."
"As a Candy Rookie, I look forward to gaining new friends, showcasing my passion, and to encourage others to embrace their own beauty and be confident to face the world."
Geraldine is part of Candy Rookies 2020, a group of influential and aspirational college students handpicked to represent #GenerationCandy in the year to come.
Photography: Julian Rodriguez
Art Direction: Hannah Villafuerte
Team Art Director: Jico Joson
Producers: Ysabel Y. Yuzon and Mylene Mendoza
Shoot Coordination: Lou Ferrer
Makeup: Geraldine Rivera
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