Fashion design, fashion shows, fashion marketing, fashion education, model training. Chona’s fashion career started as many, as a seamstress to support her family after they moved to the US from the Philippines, and, her husband became ill. Creating designer-level garments on a budget, she coined the phrase “rags to stiches.” Hard work and burning passion, Chona raised two girls, went to college for fashion design, and created several fashion businesses.
Somehow, she found the time to reign as Ms. California Philippines. Chona knows no ceilings in fashion — now giving back by building self esteem in children and industry hopefuls through fashion.