(From left) Apo Whang-Od as Vogue Philippines' cover girl, Gigi Hadid, Halle Berry, Naomi Campbell

(From left) Apo Whang-Od as Trend Philippines’ hide woman, Gigi Hadid, Halle Berry, Naomi Campbell. Photographs: Fb/Trend Philippines, Instagram/@gigihadid, Instagram/@halleberry, Instagram/@naomi.

Award-winning actress Halle Berry and supermodels Gigi Hadid and Naomi Campbell appear to be in awe of 106-year-old Buscalan-based “mambabatok” Apo Whang-Od who graced the April 2023 hide of style mag “Trend Philippines.”

Whang-Od was once featured because the spotlight of the native mag’s hide tale which revolves across the Philippines’ historic tattoo heritage, the place the “mambabatok” began her profession as a tattoo artist on the age of 16 below the mentorship of her father.

“Apo Maria ‘Whang-Od’ Oggay symbolizes the energy and great thing about the Filipino spirit. Heralded because the remaining ‘mambabatok’ of her era, she has imprinted the symbols of the Kalinga tribe—signifying energy, bravery, and attractiveness—at the pores and skin of 1000’s of people that have made the pilgrimage to Buscalan,” Trend PH’s caption learn.

The tattooist’s hide tale stuck the eye of many celebrities within the Philippines and world wide. Berry took to her non-public Instagram web page on Sunday, April 2, to specific her admiration of Whang-Od because the mag’s hide woman.

“Now THIS is actual attractiveness,” she mentioned within the caption, in conjunction with a praying emoji.

Campbell, U.S.-based actor Mario Lopez, and type clothier Regulation Roach had been additionally elated to look the “mambabatok” at the hide, as noticed within the feedback of Berry’s submit.

Image: Screengrab from Instagram/@halleberry

Symbol: Screengrab from Instagram/@halleberry

In the meantime, Gigi Hadid reshared the mag’s hide tale on her Instagram Tales.

Image: Screengrab from Instagram/@gigihadid

Symbol: Screengrab from Instagram/@gigihadid

Native reward

However, Filipino-American humorist Jo Koy mentioned Whang-Od’s look makes it the way of life mag’s “absolute best hide ever.”

“At 106 years outdated this Filipino icon is after all getting her flora! That is the most productive Trend hide ever. Mahal kita (I like you), APO WHANG-OD,” he wrote on Instagram.

Filipino celebrities, together with Fil-Am influencer Bretman Rock, Pia Wurtzbach, Jach Manere, Anne Curtis, Solenn Heussaff, Iza Calzado, Kyline Alcantara, and Gretchen Ho additionally gave the look to be thrilled over the mag’s hide tale, as noticed within the feedback segment of its submit.

Image: Screengrab from Instagram/@voguephilippines

Symbol: Screengrab from Instagram/@voguephilippines

Image: Screengrab from Instagram/@voguephilippines

Symbol: Screengrab from Instagram/@voguephilippines

Image: Screengrab from Instagram/@voguephilippines

Symbol: Screengrab from Instagram/@voguephilippines

Whang-Od is reportedly named because the “oldest particular person ever” to be featured within the hide of Trend’s total titles, in keeping with a record from CNN Global. English actress Judi Dench, who was once British Trend’s hide woman in June 2020, prior to now held the document.

Except for the “mambabatok,” the fad mag additionally featured her grandniece Grace Palicas who was once mentioned to be one in every of her protégés. EDV


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