One pressuring but flattering stereotype for Kapampangans is that they are a physically beautiful race. Beauty queens and gigolos that represented not only Pampanga but the country as well run far as back as when show business began to invade the Philippines.
Nice physical features, partnered with an aggressive attitude towards life and the superior confidence (causing non-Kapampangans to view Kapampangans as mayabang), could be the reason why a lot of kabalens are engaged in the beauty industry.
And here's the latest.
Our kabalen Marvin Raymundo (former name: Marvin Wijangco) of the City of San Fernando will represent the Philippines in the Manhunt International World tilt in Seoul, South Korea this coming July 2, 2008 and there will be more than 50 contestants competing fot the title. Marvin is also a member of the ABS-CBN Talent Center’s Star Magic Batch 15.
If you've seen the Pampanga Tourism music video (that goes me keni, tuki ka, malaus ka Pampanga!), the lead actor there is Marvin.
Congratulations, Marvin! Another proof that Kapampangans are not only achievers, but a gorgeous race as well. :)