Secret of My Success
Ever dream of becoming the next Nicole Kidman or Vera Wang? Ever aspired to someday have your own boutique? These four exceptional young ladies prove that you can make your dreams come true. No magic stones or fairy godmothers here—just a handful of people who believed in them through and through.
The truth is, behind every successful person is a long list of people who have helped. (Why do you think the Oscars take so long? It's because of all the people the winners end up thanking.) And among that list of people, there's always one who stands out.
Amanda and Isabel
Amanda Griffin is every bit the model with her towering height, clear skin, and that elusive X-factor. But what few people know is that aside from strutting her stuff on the catwalk, mugging for magazine covers and ad campaigns, and co-hosting F, she also possesses considerable business savvy. She co-owns Tabu, a shop in Greenbelt 1, that sells the latest in swimwear fashion.
"I sort of just fell into modeling. I did my first Rejoice commercial when I was 13, and it sort of continued from there." She stopped modeling for a while to finish her degree in Australia. After university, she picked up modeling again. "Modeling has provided me with enough capital to start my own business. I chose to open a swimwear boutique because I was frustrated with the lack of variety in swimwear here."