Corazon Ugalde Yellen
World Class NYFW Magazine would like to welcome amazing model World Class Celebrity and our Model of the Year Corazon Ugalde Yellen.
Name: Corazon Ugalde Yellen
Model IG: @BeautyQueenCorazonYellen
Eye Color: Hazel Brown
Hair Color: Light Brown
Bust (in inches): 37 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: 37 inches
Shoe size: 8 1/2
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Hobbies: Doll collecting, dancing, singing, traveling the world
Years modeling: Since I was 13 years old
Countries visited: The seven continents of the world, Visited more than 100 countries.
Likes: Beautiful life, love and positive thinking
Dislikes: Hypocrisy, negativity
Status: World Class Legend, World Class Woman of the Year 2021
World Class NYFW Magazine: Is this your first time modeling during NYFW? If not, give us brief history.
This is my second time to walk the runway for Fashion Designer Mitch Desunia for New York Fashion Week. The first time was held on September 11, 2022 at The Edison Hotel Ballroom. The second time was held on February 11, 2023, held at The Gotham Hall in New York City.
World Class NYFW Magazine: What does it mean to you to model during NYFW?
It means that I have reached my goal to be a successful model. I am honored and grateful to walk the runway during the New York Fashion Week.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Please tell us how did it come about for you to model during 2023 NYFW.
My model friend Aileen modeled for Fashion Designer Mitch Desunia in the past. She introduced us.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Please tell us about the fashion shows you've modeled in during NYFW.
I walked the runway, doing the catwalk, modeling for Fashion Designer Mitch Desunia during the fabulous Fashion Show at the beautiful Edison Hotel Ballroom on September 11, 2022. The second time I have modeled for Designer Mitch Desunia was during the wonderful Fashion Show at the iconic Gotham Hall in New York City, February 11, 2023.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Please tell us about the dresses you've modeled in during NYFW.
The first time I walked the runway for the New York Fashion Week, I modeled a beautiful yellow taffeta gown with delicate brown lace on the upper part of the gown, with a sexy slit in front of the gown. The second time I modeled for New York Fashion Week, I wore an exquisite, transparent, brown lace gown with delicate beadings. It had a removable yellow and fiery orange silk skirt which attaches to the waist line! It was amazing!
World Class NYFW Magazine: What makes NYFW different and special from the other fashion weeks around the world like Milan, London or Paris.
I have walked the runways for Milan, London and Paris Fashion Week. They are all special but New York Fashion Week this year is extra special for me because after the Fashion Show, Designer Mitch Desunia and I watched my two gigantic digital photos with Desunia’s logo featured in the World Famous New York Times Square Billboards! It was a great and awesome feeling to see my two, incredible digital photos on the huge Billboards at Times Square! It’s the world’s most visited tourist attractions, drawing an estimated 50 million visitors annually. It was a fantastic and memorable experience!
World Class NYFW Magazine: Tell us about the appearances you've done during NYFW as World Class Legend.
During the two New York Fashion Weeks, I had guest appearances as World Class Beauty Queens USA Ambassador, World Class Beauty Queens Woman of the Year and World Class Legend 2022-2023. It was wonderful!
World Class NYFW Magazine: You've also done some photoshoots in New York. Tell us about the experience. It was an awesome experience!
We had the photoshoots right in front of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge Park overlooking the Manhattan skyline. All the photos came out so fabulous especially the Cover Photo for World Class New York Fashion Week Magazine. I love it!
World Class NYFW Magazine: Are you excited to go back for next season?
Yes I am very excited to walk the runway again for the next season!
World Class NYFW Magazine: Which shows, designers and dresses would you like to model for next time you are in NYFW?
I would love to model again for Fashion Designer Mitch Desunia because her Collections are beautiful!
World Class NYFW Magazine: What would be your dream New York photoshoot?
My next Dream New York Photoshoot will be to have fabulous photos taken in front of the iconic Empire State Building where the famous movie character King Kong climbed to the top. World Class NYFW Magazine: Please tell us about yourself.
Queen Corazon Ugalde Yellen Armenta was born and raised in the Philippines, the youngest daughter of former Philippine Air Force Brigadier General Aurelio Ugalde and Chony Ugalde. Her name “Corazon” means “Heart” in Spanish, a name that fits her persona to a T. Her heritage is a unique blend of Filipino, Malaysian, Polynesian and Spanish. Her exotic look and extraordinary talent put her in a class of her own. Growing up in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines, she was proving to be a natural entertainer, performing in school dances and plays while accumulating titles throughout her formative years from Miss Primary to Homecoming Queen. Corazon continued her academics by graduating from Siena College to University of Santo Thomas. At the age of 13, she started modeling. Corazon appeared in print advertising and TV commercials for Pepsi Cola, Firestone Tires, Macy’s Department Store, King’s Hawaiian Bread, Western Airlines and San Miguel Beer. In addition, she has become an internationally published Cover Girl who has graced the Covers of 37 magazines - World Class Beauty Queens, World Class American Royalty, WC Queens of Asia, World Class Paris Fashion, Fashionista, Elegance, Asian Glamour, Haute Couture, Studio, Aliwan, Asian Panorama, Asia Star, Regal Beauty, Pilipinas Ngayon Na, Chic Compass, Limelight, Manila Up, Hollywood Star in Paris, Celebrity World Paris, Magic Image Hollywood, Wow and I Magazine. Appearing in front of a camera was only the tip of the iceberg.
Corazon commanded the runway for numerous Fashion Shows with International Fashion Designers - Anne Fontaine, Kenneth Barlis, Paulette Mouquet, Diem Ngoc Nguyen, Goulee Gorozpe, Emil Valdes, Katrina Ponce Enrile, Baby de Claro, Rene Factora, Zassy Designs, Shail K, Ximena Valero, Marvin Bendana and Mary Jane Okiya. During luncheons at The Excelsior Restaurant on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, she modeled designed ensembles for Yves St. Laurent, Gianni Versace, Lanvin and Celine. She has modeled in the Philippines, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City, Puerto Rico, Mexico and France.
Corazon modeled for four International French Fashion Designers- Luxury ReadyLady Paris by Paulette Mouquet, Bintou Kimberley Assoni, Emeline K and Mem Clah Marque during the Fashion Show at The International Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, French Riviera in France! On October 4, 2021, she walked the runway, modeling for Fashion Designer Kenneth Barlis during the prestigious Paris Fashion Week at The Normandy Hotel in Paris, France. She wowed the audience with her elegance and grace! Corazon is a member of Screen Actors Guild, SAG/AFTRA. She had roles in several Films and TV projects – The OJ Simpson Civil Trial Reenactment for E! Entertainment, Days of our Lives, Dangerous Man, The Fortune Teller, Black Sheep, Behind the Dark, Botyok sa America and “Corazon” Filipino TV series. She starred in numerous stage plays and musical plays -Balikbayan, New Yorker in Tondo, Blind Curves, The Legend of Queen Puso produced by Manila Actors Studio and East West Players. She won Best Actress at the Virgo Awards for her role in There Was a Soldier. She co hosted the Filipino TV show Entra Pinoy. She is one of the Stars of the Reality TV Series Hollywood Star in Paris by Producer P. Mouquet. She was in several episodes filmed on location in Hollywood, California, Paris and Cannes, France in Europe. She is the Brand Ambassador of Luxury ReadyLady Paris Fashion and Cosmetics. She will walk the runway to model Ms. Mouquet latest designs during the Couture Fashion Show of The International Celebrity Awards in Paris, France on May 8, 2022! She was the Founder and President of the Beverly Hills Barbie Doll Club, with 1000 dolls in her collection and was dubbed The Living Doll as she modeled Life size Barbie doll Outfits for several Barbie Doll Conventions throughout the United States and Germany! Corazon is an author of a book, Total Beauty and Life -The Natural Way. She wrote her second book - Total Beauty and Life - A Beauty Queen’s Perspective. Her book is about women empowerment, inspiring and motivating women to be the best they can physically and spiritually. Her World Tour Book Launching, Autograph signing in Paris, France was a successful event. It was held at Figuig Restaurant near the Champs Elysees.
She also launched her book with autograph signing at the Cannes Film Festival on July 14, 2021, at The Samba Restaurant, in Redondo Beach, California on September 5, 2021 and in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada on October 24, 2021! Part of the proceeds will go to The Lighthouse Organization, a non profit group for domestic abuse awareness. She founded her own company Corazon Productions for her love and support for the Arts and Culture. As a philanthropist, her company will further her cause and advocacy to produce stage plays and fashion shows to promote talents. Part of proceeds go to Gasa Charities Inc. Corazon was the first Filipina to model for a major mannequin manufacturer. They sculpted her face and made a face mask to be immortalized as an Asian Mannequin for several department stores in the U.S.A., Asia and Europe. She has acquired 20 Beauty Queen Titles - America’s Ms. Charisma, Ms. Travel of the World, Ms. Gandang Pilipina USA, Ms Travel & Trade Love of Country Ambassador, Mrs. Philippines, Ms. Amerasia International , Ms. InterContinental Universe, Ms. Global America World, Ms Gawad America Universe, Ms. Cyberspace Global, Mrs. Asia USA California, Ms. Asia Glamour by Virgelia Productions, Ms Paris International Universe by Multiface Paris, Ms. All Women Rock Global Elite by CEO Dr. Carl Wilson, Ms. Fashion Queen, Ms. Noble Global Model, Ms Wow Universe, Noble Queen of the Universe Classic, World Class Beauty Queens USA Ambassador, World Class Woman of the Year 2021 by Derek Tokarzewski, owner and Pageant director. She had an amazing journey as an International Model, Actress, Author, Entrepreneur, World Traveler, Philanthropist, Beauty Queen and had been busy with Guest Appearances, Fashion Shows, photoshoots, attending Fundraising events and giving her time for charity work. Cancer Hope Village was one of the Organizations that she was filmed for a commercial in Thailand to promote Cancer awareness. Corazon also takes the time with other organizations to feed the homeless, donate goods, attends barbecues for US Military veterans and visit sick US Veterans in the US Military Hospital to give balloons to cheer them up. She believes in giving back to the community. Her Queen Corazon Beauty Products partial proceeds go to Gasa Charities and other charitable groups. She has donated to Share the Blessings Feeding Program in the Philippines and Africa, Gawad Amerika Foundation, Asian American International Foundation, Cyberspace Foundation, Artista of the Heart Foundation for disabled artists, and Noble Queen of the Universe Ltd. charitable causes. She is the international TV Host of Queen Corazon Limelight TV Podcast , which partly benefits the establishment of a Communal Garden Livelihood Project and Feeding Program in Caloocan City and Bohol in the Philippines for planting trees, vegetables and medicinal plants for the residents. Last year, she received an award from World Elite Foundation as Humanitarian of the Year. This year, she received an award from Artista of the Heart Foundation as Philanthropist of the Year. She has traveled extensively to the seven continents of the world and the seven wonders of the world, having visited 100 countries worldwide. She resides in Los Angeles, California with her family, which she considers her greatest achievement in life!
World Class NYFW Magazine: What advice would you give to Models who would like to model in NYFW?
My advice to models who would like to model in New York Fashion Week is to be prepared all the time. Sometimes there can be a last minute change so always come with a positive attitude and ready at all times. Always be professional.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Which Fashion Week would you like to experience next and why?
The next Fashion Week I would like to experience is Dubai Fashion Week. I visited Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, a few years ago and I just love the city itself. It is where the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, is located. It is a fascinating city!
World Class NYFW Magazine: How does it feel to be named World Class Model of the Year?
I feel humbled, honored, blessed and grateful to be named and chosen as World Class Model of the Year 2023, out of all the other 11 beautiful models. I would like to thank God, my family and friends for their love and continued support. I would like to give special thanks to Sir Derek Tokarzewski, owner, founder of World Class Brand, Mr. World Class, Mr. United Nations, for this recognition and prestigious title! I will continue to promote World Class Brand, my platform, advocacy and involvements in several charity organizations.
World Class NYFW Magazine: What do you think sets you apart from other models in the industry?
I am a unique and special model. I have modeled since I was 13 years old. I have longevity in the modeling industry and not many models can achieve that. I enjoyed many years of modeling experiences and I am not going to stop anytime soon. It is very important to keep and maintain my looks and my healthy well being. To be happy, positive, spiritual,
independent and be fulfilled in my personal life with my family and friends, as well as my modeling career. I believe in myself and I trust God.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Can you describe your journey to becoming a successful model?
My journey to becoming a successful model is so amazing! I put in a lot of hard work, love and passion into my modeling career and it is all worth it! I love all aspects of modeling!
World Class NYFW Magazine: What has been your favorite modeling job so far and why?
I have several favorite modeling jobs. When I was a teenager, from 13 to 15 years old, I did a print advertisement and TV Commericials for Pepsi Cola and modeled for several Couture Fashion Designers. In recent years, I have been enjoying walking the runway, doing my catwalk for several Fashion Designers Kenneth Barlis, Mitch Desunia, Marvin Bendana, Jasmine Miloudi, David Starr, ReadyLady by Paulette Mouquet and Pina Grasso during New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks and Cannes Film Festival. I also modeled for a mannequin manufacturer, where they took my face mold and made life size mannequins to be sold in Department Stores and Boutiques worldwide! It was awesome! I was also featured in the Billboards at the world famous Times Square in New York City, with my digital images/photos as signature model for Designer Mitch Desunia!
World Class NYFW Magazine: How do you stay in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle?
I always stay in shape by having a regular workout routine. I do aerobics, latin dances, yoga and some weights. I have a healthy diet with lots of vegetables, fruits and protein meats.
World Class NYFW Magazine: What advice would you give to aspiring models who are just starting out in the industry?
My advice to aspiring models is to find a good modeling agency if you are new in the business. Have amazing photographs by your favorite photographers and always post beautiful photos and videos on all your social media sites. Be confident and be the very best that you could be. Stay positive and Believe in God and yourself.
World Class NYFW Magazine: How do you handle criticism or negative feedback in the industry?
I take it as a constructive criticism and not in a negative way. There is always room for improvement. Nobody is perfect. I always stay positive in life because I always feel that Life is beautiful and I am grateful and blessed to be where I am today.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Who are some of your role models or inspirations in the modeling industry or otherwise?
Some of my role models and inspirations in the modeling industry is Carmen Dell’Orefice, 91 years old, Guinness Book of Records’ World’s oldest working supermodel! She is a Fashion Icon! I also love the style and exuberance of sisters Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian.
World Class NYFW Magazine: What are your plans for the future of your modeling career?
I have many exciting and amazing plans for the year 2023 and beyond. I will be walking the runway for Paris Fashion Week for Jasmine Miloudi, Budapest Fashion Week in April for Mitch Desunia, as well as London Fashion Week and Cannes Film Festival. I am hosting my own TV Show for Fil Am TV – Queen Corazon Limelight TV Show. I am starring in a short film entitled “The Success” with World Premier in Hollywood on February 24. I will continue to promote World Class Brand, my other platforms, advocacies and Charity involvements with The Lighthouse Organization, Communal Gardening Livelihood Project and Philippines Feeding Programs. I have travelled to 100 countries, the seven continents of the world and I will continue to travel more and enjoy life!
World Class NYFW Magazine: What does it mean to you to model during London Fashion Week?
For me, to model during London Fashion Week is one of my most memorable and awesome experiences in my modeling career.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Please tell us how did it come about for you to model during London Fashion Week?
I walked the runway and modeled for Fashion Designer Mitch Desunia at The Element Hotel in New York City during New York Fashion Week. So he also invited me to model for him for the London Fashion Week.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Please tell us about the fashion show you've modeled in during London Fashion Week.
I have walked the runway, modeling for Fashion Designer Mitch Desunia during the Fashion Show at London Fashion Week, at Doubletree Hilton London Docklands Riverside, London, United Kingdom.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Please tell us about the designer you've modeled for during London Fashion Week.
I modeled a beautiful blue and black satin evening gown by Fashion Designer Mitch Desunia. Mitch lived in Manila and London, where he took his Fashion Design studies.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Please tell us about the dresses you've modeled in during London Fashion Week.
I modeled a beautiful blue and black satin evening gown during the Fashion Show. For the London Photo Shoots, I modeled a fabulous light green lace dress and an exquisite black and red appliqued flower design gown.
World Class NYFW Magazine: How would you describe the difference between LA Fashion shows versus London Fashion shows from your perspective.
From my perspective, the fashion shows are similar except for the audience which has a difference in response to the Designers collections. There is also a difference in the Fashion Designer’s presentations and themes.
World Class NYFW Magazine: You just came back from Milan Fashion Week. What is the difference between Milan and London Fashion Week. It was similar.
They were both beautiful and amazing Fashion Shows!
World Class NYFW Magazine: You also did Paris Fashion Week. What are the differences between London and Paris Fashion Week?
I walked the runway, modeling for Fashion Designer Kenneth Barlis during Paris Fashion Week. It was a magical theme! While the theme with Mitch Desunia’s London Fashion Week was classic and elegance theme.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Now that you've done all those Fashion Weeks. Which one is your favorite?
My favorites are Paris Fashion Week and London Fashion Week. I have wonderful memories and a grand time during Paris and London Fashion Week!
World Class NYFW Magazine: Tell us about the appearances you've done during London Fashion Week as World Class Woman of the Year.
I attended the Red Carpet Event and also had photoshoot with my crown and sash as World Class Beauty Queens USA Ambassador and World Class Woman of the Year.
World Class NYFW Magazine: You've also done some photoshoots in London. Tell us about the experience.
It was a fabulous experience! The Fashion photographer Ram Eagle was awesome. He took photos and videos in front of the iconic Tower Bridge in London and St Paul’s Cathedral, where Prince Charles and Princess Diana got married in the 1980’s.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Was London Fashion Week experience everything you've imagined it to be?
I would say Yes, it is everything I have imagined it to be! It was definitely an awesome and exciting experience!
World Class NYFW Magazine: Are you excited to go back for next season?
Yes I am excited to go back for next season.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Which shows, designers and dresses would you like to model for next time you are in London?
I would like to model again for Fashion Designer Mitch Desunia and other Fashion Designers.
World Class NYFW Magazine: What would you like to experience next time you are in London?
I would like to explore more of London’s tourist attractions.
World Class NYFW Magazine: What would be your dream London photoshoot?
My dream London photoshoot will be to have more location photoshoot in iconic places like Buckingham Palace.
World Class NYFW Magazine: What advice would you give to Models who would like to model in London Fashion Week?
I will advice Models to be prepared and be organized. To have relaxation and enjoy the moment!
World Class NYFW Magazine: Which Fashion Week would you like to experience next?
I would love to walk the runway during Dubai Fashion Week. I have visited Dubai as a tourist and I would love to experience Dubai as an International Model!
World Class NYFW Magazine: Please tell us about your national modeling experience.
During luncheons at The Excelsior Restaurant on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. I modeled Couture Fashions for Yves St. Laurent, Gianni Versace, Celine and Lanvin. In Manhattan, New York City, I walked the runway for Fashion Designer Renee Factora, did a TV commercial for Macy’s Departments Stores and did several print ads. In Las Vegas, I had a fabulous time walking the runway for Designers Juhi Jagiasi and Diem Ngoc Nguyen for the Ifab Awards at The South Point Resort Hotel. I had a wonderful time modeling for Designer Anne Fontaine at The Crystals in City Center, Las Vegas. In Los Angeles, I modeled for several Fashion Designers - Katrina Ponce Enrile, Boy Lizaso, Baby de Claro, Zazzy Designs, Shail K, Ximena Valero, Danny Felipe, Richard of Corros, Designs by Cely, Marvin Bendana, Yamani Caliwara, Fernando Manila, Mary Jane Okiya for their Fashion Shows in different venues - The Biltmore Hotel, The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles Hilton, The Bonaventure Hotel, International Celebrity Center, Star on Brand to name a few. I did print ads for King’s Hawaiian Sweet Bread, Western Airlines and San Miguel Beer. In San Diego, California, I walked the runway for Fashion Designer Kenneth Barlis.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Please tell us about your international modeling experience.
I started modeling at age 13 in Manila Philippines. I did print ads and TV Commercials for Pepsi Cola, Firestone Tires, Frigidaire, Jo Ann Drew and Fil Hispano Tiles. I walked the runway for Fashion Designers Goulee Gorozpe and Emil Valdez at The Hilton Hotel in Manila. I modeled for Designer Sofia Rivera at the El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico and Mexico. In July 2021, I attended the 74th International Cannes Film Festival and walked the runway for four French Fashion Designers Luxury ReadyLady Paris by Paulette Mouquet, Designers Bintou Kimberley Assoni, Emeline K and Mem Clah Marque during the Fashion Show at The Palace Clement Massier in Cannes, French Riviera. One of the most exciting experiences I’ve had was walking the runway, modeling for Fashion Designer Kenneth Barlis during the Paris Fashion Week held at The Normandie Hotel in Paris France, on October 4, 2021!
World Class NYFW Magazine: You've modeled for some amazing designers in USA. Please tell the readers the story behind those experiences. How you met them and your journey with them as a model.
Yes, I have modeled for some amazing designers in USA! Fashion Designers Maryjane Okiya, Shail K and Kenneth Barlis to name a few. I met Maryjane Okiya through Galina Capanni, an event producer in Los Angeles. I modeled for her several times for her Fashion Show and I was selected to be Ms Noble Global Model USA 2021 -2022 at the Stars on Brand in Glendale.I met Kimi Verma, the Fashion Designer and owner of Shail K Fashion during our pageant days for Virgelia Productions. She won Mrs. India USA and I won Mrs Asia Glamour 2018-2019. Ever since, I walked the runway for her Fashion Shows on several occasions. With Kenneth Barlis, we had several mutual friends and we met at one of the Charity Event Gala in Los Angeles. Ever since, we have become friends. I modeled for him in San Diego and recently during the Paris Fashion Week.
World Class NYFW Magazine: What's the difference between modeling in California vs Paris?
I have modeled several times in California both doing print ads, commercials and Fashion Shows for several Fashion Designers. I have been a long time resident in Los Angeles so modeling in my hometown seems more casual and normal. But modeling in Paris for me has a little bit more excitement since I am not familiar with all the locations. There are so many beautiful, historical places in Paris. I am the Brand Ambassador of Luxury ReadyLady Paris Fashion and Cosmetics by Fashion Designer Paulette Mouquet. We shot on location in front of the majestic Eiffel Tower, Pont Alexandre III Bridge and the Amazing Louvre Museum for Magazine Covers. It was awesome! I also walked the runway for Fashion Designer Kenneth Barlis at the Normandie Hotel in Paris during Paris Fashion Week! It was epic!
World Class NYFW Magazine: Which USA designer or designers would you like to work with next?
I would like to continue modeling for some of my favorite Fashion Designers this year. There is no particular Designer that I have plans to work with in the near future.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Which fashion shows would you like to do next?
I am modeling for several Fashion Shows this year 2022. I will walk the runway for Fashion Designer Mitch Desunia for the New York Fashion Week at the Edison Hotel Ballroom in Manhattan on September 11. Then I fly to London to model for Mitch Desunia again for the London Fashion Week on September 18 at The Doubletree Hilton Hotel in London. From here I fly to Milan, Italy to walk the runway for Designer Jasmine Miloudi at The Melia Milan Hotel on September 22! Very hectic and exciting times indeed! On October 16, I will model for several Designers for Galina Capanni of GC Entertainment for her International Talent Event. On October 22, I will walk the runway for Designer Kenneth Barlis Fashion Show for his 10 Year Anniversary Gala in San Diego, California. Last May 8, I modeled for Designer Arturo Valenzuela, Leyda Herring and Jasmine Miloudi at The Pulllman Hotel in Paris France during the International Celebrity Awards in Paris, France! I also walked the runway during the Asia Pacific Fashion Week on August 13, in Las Vegas, Nevada, for Designers Toshimi Pacumbala, Racs and Philippine Designs!.
World Class NYFW Magazine: You worked with some amazing photographers over the years. Tell us about your favorite ones.
I have few favorite photographers - Kiel Mercado Ortega, Stanley Tran and Leonato August. They are all awesome. I love their photography style!
World Class NYFW Magazine: As a experienced model. What do you look for in a photographer?
I look for the creativity and artistic ability of the photographer. A good photographer can see in his eyes and his lens the best pose and the best shot! He knows how to use his camera and create effects that he wants!
World Class NYFW Magazine: When you make it to Paris Fashion Week you are made as a model. Tell us about the story and your experience during Paris Fashion Week.
When Fashion Designer Kenneth Barlis told me that I would walk the runway and model for him during Paris Fashion Week, I was ecstatic! It is every models dream! At that very moment, when I was actually walking the runway with the famous song “The Impossible Dream” I was totally overjoyed and felt accomplished as a Model! It was one of my most awesome and memorable experiences in life!
World Class NYFW Magazine: You also been part of Cannes Film Festival. How was that experience?
The experience of attending the 74th International Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France was wonderful! It was exciting to model for four French Fashion Designers at The Palace Clement Massier! I was filmed for several episodes in Paris and in Cannes for the “Hollywood Star in Paris” Reality TV Series, produced by Fashion Designer Paulette Mouquet. We stayed at an elegant villa and toured around the city. It was an amazing journey!
World Class NYFW Magazine: Any other modeling experiences would you like to share with us?
I was the Founder and President of the Beverly Hills Barbie Doll Club, with 1,000 dolls in my collection. I was dubbed “The Living Doll” as I walked the runway modeling Life Size Barbie Doll outfits for several Barbie Doll Conventions throughout the United States and Germany! I modeled for a major mannequin manufacturer Greneker Inc. They sculpted my face and made a face mask to be immortalized as an Asian Mannequin for several Department stores and boutiques in the USA, Asia and Europe.
World Class NYFW Magazine: How were you discovered?
My sister knew a lot of people in the modeling industry. They were looking for models for TV Commercials for Pepsi Cola and I got the job. After that, I walked the runway for Fashion Designer Emil Valdes at The Hilton Hotel, followed by many other modeling jobs.
World Class NYFW Magazine: What is your favorite style of modeling and why?
My favorite style of modeling is High Fashion. I always admired exquisite and delicate designs. I love doing the catwalk, walking the runway for Haute Couture Fashion Shows.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Do you have agency or do you freelance? Tell us why.
I have worked with several modeling agencies in the past, Mary Webb Davis, Judith Fontaine, Grimme, Orients Modeling Agency and Professional Models Group. Now I freelance.
World Class NYFW Magazine: What would you consider your biggest achievement as a model so far?
Some of my biggest achievements in modeling so far is walking the runway for Fashion Designer Kenneth Barlis during Paris Fashion Week and modeling for four French Designers - Paulette Mouquet, Bintou Kimberley Assoni, Emeline K, and Mem Clah Marque during the International Cannes Film Festival in France.
World Class NYFW Magazine: How do you prepare for a photoshoot?
I prepare for a photoshoot the day before. I have a checklist for what I need and organize everything. I choose the shoes and accessories needed. I make sure I get a lot of rest and relaxation so I look fresh and the feel the very best. I always prepare and leave earlier so I am always on time.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Any modeling tips for girls that would like to model in your area?
Find a good modeling agency if you are new in the business. Have amazing photographs by your favorite photographer. Always post beautiful photos and videos on all you social media sites. Be confident and be the very best that you can be.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Any video commercial or film experience?
I have done several Music Videos, Fashion Videos, Stage Plays, Musical Plays, TV Series, TV Movies and Feature Films. I won the “Best Actress” award by Virgo Productions for my challenging, dramatic lead role in “There Was A Soldier”.
World Class NYFW Magazine: What is your personal fashion style?
My personal fashion style is classic and elegance. It will never go out of style.
World Class NYFW Magazine: What would you like to accomplish as a model in 2022.
As a model in 2022, I would like to accomplish more by having more photo shoots, endorsing more products and modeling for Fashion Designers.
World Class NYFW Magazine: What are some of your non modeling achievements?
I have 20 Beauty Queen Titles and I am an author of two books “Total Beauty and Life, The Natural Way” and “Total Beauty and Life, A Beauty Queen’s Perspective”. Recently I had my World Tour Book Launching and Autograph Signing in Cannes, Paris in France, Los Angeles and Las Vegas in the US. Part of proceeds were donated to The Lighthouse Organization. I also co authored a book “Red Blazer of Achievement and Excellence”. I am an international TV Host of my own show “Queen Corazon Limelight TV Podcast Show”.
World Class NYFW Magazine: Do you volunteer for any cause?
Yes I volunteer for several causes. I have fed the homeless and have given the homeless blankets and clothings. I am one of the ambassadors for the Lighthouse Organization, a domestic abuse awareness charity non profit group that I volunteer for. I am also involved in philanthropic work in Communal Garden and Feeding Program Livelihood Project in Manila, Philippines.
World Class NYFW Magazine: What would be your ultimate modeling dream job?
My ultimate modeling dream job would be to continue to model here in the USA and foreign countries because my passion in life is modeling and traveling. To have new, exciting adventures!
World Class NYFW Magazine: Where can we learn more about your work?
On social media - Facebook, instagram, TikTok, YouTube
World Class NYFW Magazine: How can someone hire you for modeling jobs?
They can contact me at instagram - @BeautyQueenCorazonYellen - Facebook - Beauty Queen Corazon Yellen Armenta - email at email@example.com - YouTube Channel - Beauty Queen Corazon Ugalde Yellen Armenta - TikTok - @Queen Corazon22
World Class NYFW Magazine would like to thank you for this wonderful interview.
Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief of World Class NYFW Magazine .
Corazon Ugalde Yellen, World Class NYFW Magazine, Gown by Fashion Designer Mitch Desunia, Photo by RJ Ensalada Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr WorldClass 2023 Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org
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