(This article was published in Illustrado last March-April 2011)
uncharacteristic, nonconforming, uncommon
Brown, golden skin. Wild, curly hair. Pudgy–even flat nose. Round hips and legs. Atypical Filipina or in many ways a typical one? Nikka Sarthou inspires us with the stories of real women who may be far from conforming to the standard of beauty, but have embraced their unique Pinoy features.