EXCLUSIVE: Sweet and Sexy! Ashley del Mundo Slays in This 18th Birthday Photo Shoot
Pinoy Big Brother 8’s “Adventurous Angel of Australia” is ready to take on new challenges in this new chapter of her life
Pinoy Big Brother 8 - Part 3: Teen Edition Batch Winner Ashley del Mundo is celebrating her 18th birthday today. Like many young girls, she also dreamt about this day, marking this milestone with everyone she loves gathered to celebrate with her. Who would’ve thought this event would happen in the middle of a pandemic?
If COVID-19 wasn’t in the picture, Ashley would’ve celebrated her birthday back in her hometown in Australia. “I would’ve had a debut,” she tells Metro.Style. Considering the circumstances, however, throwing a party may not have been possible, but she found a way to remember this special occasion by.
In lieu of the traditional debut, this StarHunt and Star Magic artist instead marks her transition to adulthood with a photo shoot that had her channeling some memorable fashion and beauty looks of Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, and Billie Eilish. Sugar, spice, and everything nice一Ashley also describes her birthday shoot as “very edgy” like her, with hints of Kylie Jenner vibes.
The five-layout 18th birthday shoot of Ashley del Mundo with NicePrint Photo pretty much sums up her interests: fashion, makeup, and photography. It showcases her as a muse, one who can easily transition from sweet to sexy-edgy looks.
Ashley del Mundo at 18
Ashley del Mundo at 18
The He’s Into Her actress worked with stylist Ica Villanueva, who prepared for her five chic outfits that have just the right amount of sexiness. To complement these ensembles, makeup artist Carell Garcia changed up her beauty looks, going from lined and smoky eyes to nude and gradient lips. Hairstylist Cristine Benoman played around with iterations of the bouffant and curly hair.
“I wanted something that would showcase my personality and the way I am. So, it’s more edgy and halubilo sa girly din,” the soft-spoken Ashley shares. “It really speaks to me and my character, my personality.”
Though thankful about work, the 18th birthday gift she is giving herself is simply “a getaway from work and a detox from stress,” to give her more energy for all the exciting things that are about to come her way. Aside from a music video with her former fellow PBB housemate Tan Roncal, she’ll also be reprising her role as Khloe Gomez in the hit teen series He’s Into Her that stars Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano.
Happy birthday, Ashley!
Photography and videography by NicePrint Photo
Makeup by Carell Garcia
Hairstyling by Cristine Benoman
Styling by Ica Villanueva
Set design by Teddy Manuel
Interviewer: April del Rosario
Shot on location at The Concept Room
Cake: Hearts n Bells
Food: Illos Catering
Special thanks to Laurenti Dyogi, Raymund Dizon, April del Rosario, Charisse Tinio of NicePrint Photo, Star Hunt and Star Magic