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I see myself in my friend Penny Ngu because we both think we’re fat and hide behind loose clothes. She likes Marni, I like Comme des Garçons.
You will never see Penny carrying an It bag. Something about her quiet elegance I can relate to.
She owns many clothing stores, among them Madison at Rockwell, the Apple & Eve chain and a lot more.
I like that she prefers to be anonymous than out there. She has her bakya side that Ginggay and I tease her about. She’s a devoted mother of five.
Penny was really nervous about being chosen as one of Preview magazine’s Best Dressed this year.
She was BBMing me the whole time during her shoot.
“Who’s your photog?” I needed to know, first and foremost.
“Lilen Uy.”
“You’re in good hands Penny. Don’t worry.”
I have never met Lilen Uy, but I remember names when it comes to good work.
Here’s Penny in her Preview shots. She kind of looks like a young Tina M.

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To be honest, she will kill me for posting these.

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Penny bought an issue of Preview when it came out but refused to open it. So I bought one at National Bookstore, ripped it open and checked for her. “OMG it looks amazing,” I called her.
Penny locked herself in the bathroom to look and was relieved to see the results.
I know she had a difficult time during the shoot as I always do.

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Also in the issue is my personal bet, Keri Zamora, my cousin’s lovely wife who knows what she wants and gets it. She doesn’t follow trends, only her own, and always wears the best shoes.
I personally love her hair. She has so much of it.

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We love Keri because she’s so unpretentious and unassuming. A devoted mother of three, I also see myself in her. And yes she has bakya moments too, which I love.

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Grace and I are trying to educate her in our colorful language of jogkanovitch, muralla, duty free, dakota fanning and all that and we love it when Keri gets it.

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Also worth noting in this year’s best dressed are Anne Gonzalez of Havaianas who is simply pretty, full stop.

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and fashion blogger Camille Co.

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Last but not least is my other kamag-anak, Lucille Dizon, whose photos I wasn’t able to scan but appears in my cousin Candy’s blog right here.
Preview’s Best Dressed 2011 issue with Iza Calzado on the cover is out in magazine stands now.

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Mnsv

Hi Miss C! Please tell Penny Ngu that I am her absolute fan. I wanna work for her. I am 20 years old and she is now my peg for life. 

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LL

I love Keri. Penny was the other one I liked in the list.

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Sunshinekidd4682

penny looks like apples aberin

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omnesia

Penny is sexy and stylish, reminds me of Angelina (strong Amazon woman)

And five kids?? FIVE? Natural, not adopted? hehe. Saludo ako…

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Kath

Penny’s side profile reminds me of Pauline Suaco-Juan 🙂

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So sweet of you Cecile! Thanks 🙂

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Mahal

penny and model pauline prieto ang favorite ko from the list. both exudes this I’m-not-trying-too-hard chic.  

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I loved Lucille and Penny’s features the most. I’m working on ‘that kind’ of quiet elegance. 

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My goodness, Penny’s bone structure can cut through steel! Why has she been anonymous for so long??? She’s drop dead gorgeous!

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Philippe1721

sorry but i’d have to say they are all milf’s! 😉 
i didn’t have to apologize for that!

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CVS Reply:

lol

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CVS Reply:

lol. Except Camille Co. she’s too young

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Penny is gorgeous! And she doesn’t look like she has an ounce of fat at all!

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penny is oh soooo chica!!!

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mario jr pajutan

She’s my favorite best dressed in the issue.. Also, I love Lucille, Camille and Mylene.  The best best- dressed line up so far!:D [Reply]Topaz Horizon Reply:July 7th, 2011 at 12:40 PMTrue. Last year’s list was… Basta I felt, “Eto na yun? Best dressed kamo ‘tong mga ‘to?” But this year’s list, I agree with all of Preview’s picks, especially because my cousin is on the cover =) [Reply]Browneyedgirl Reply:July 7th, 2011 at 8:40 PMHaha, funny comment =) I did like Ann jacobe’s style, though. The others – well, I couldn’t relate. Anyhow, so excited to buy this issue! Something I… Read more »

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True. Last year’s list was… Basta I felt, “Eto na yun? Best dressed kamo ‘tong mga ‘to?” But this year’s list, I agree with all of Preview’s picks, especially because my cousin is on the cover =)

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Browneyedgirl

Haha, funny comment =) I did like Ann jacobe’s style, though. The others – well, I couldn’t relate. Anyhow, so excited to buy this issue! Something I always look forward to every year!

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soleil

penny looks like a cross between (a thin) sharon cuneta and heart evangelista

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Tagle_tina

Penny looks so pretty Mother!!! and of course our very own Keri looking fab as she always do!

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Pebbles

I love the pictures of Penny Ngu, she is gorgeous! With looks like that, it’s even more admirable that she prefers to be anonymous 🙂 

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Knz268

ganda ni penny!

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