Sunday, February 10, 2013

Jackie T. Yap: Captivating Boholana


This lovely and captivating Boholana is truly an epitome of beauty, brains and breeding. 

Well, not a surprise considering that she inherited the Chinese, Filipino & Spanish genes of of her parents, the very successful and well- respected Boholano dentists Dr. Ven & Dr. Joy Yap

She has two equally lovely sisters. 

For me, her best physical assets would be her limpid doe- eyes that are so expressive and her long and lustrous hair that reminds me of those shampoo commercials on TV

A quiet but intimate birthday bash for our twenteen girl

Jackie reminds me of my grade school classmates Louella "Weng" Butalid and Pamela "Patti" Bullecer. Both girls were close to me. While Patti was the voluptuous type, Weng was the willowy type with the chic & fabulous cheekbones to die for. 

Weng Yap- Butalid, the first Boholana to make a splash in
the Ford SuperModel- Philippine Search 
She eventually became a top model in Cebu and was chosen, together with four other ladies, to represent Central Visayas in the 1988 Ford SuperModel of the World- Philippines finals


Born on January 3, 1991, she celebrated her coming out birthday bash at the imposing and majestic Waterfront Lahug at the height of Sinulog 2009

Getting to emcee and help with the preparations gave me the chance to get to know the family even better. 

My verdict? Very humble and unassuming parents and very well- brought up daughters 

Jackie's ethereal  & ageless mom, Dr. Joy Yap
at the family- owned Yap Dental Clinic Main Branch
Remolador St corner San Jose St,
Cogon, Tagbilaran City
indeed, Papa Ven's girl
All in the Yap Family: Two Dentists & A Nurse
Jackie's mom and sisters during the Yap Clinic Re-opening

She finished her grade school and secondary studies at the Bohol Wisdom School in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

She earned her BS Nursing degree from Cebu Doctors University. 

Presently, she is taking up French lessons for she is dead- set on becoming a nurse in French- speaking Quebec, Canada


Believe it or not but this delicate looking and seemingly fragile beauty is an equestrienne who is taking her horseback riding lessons at Tarsier Botanika in Panglao, Bohol


When asked for her greatest passion, she readil replied “Traveling!”. She has been travelling since she was a child. 

In mystical and exotic Asia, she has been to China, HK, Macau, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Korea and Japan.

Amazing Thailand
In the United States, she has stepped foot in LA, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Seattle, Maryland, Florida, New York, and New Jersey. She also had a stopover in Vancouver, Canada.

with hunky US- based cousin


She has been in the cast of Kapalaran and Soledad teleseryes although the latter hasn't been shown yet. Both were directed by her cousin, Kuya RD Yap Alba. By the way, if you travel to Cebu via OceanJet, you will catch her in their seacraft safety video.

During the OceanJet video shoot
That's her tita Dr. Disi Yap- Alba with cousin RD Alba 
She was recently chosen to be the image model of an advertising campaign which I am collaborating with some of Bohol’s best lensmen and stylists. 

The world is indeed Jackie’s oyster!.

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