Read an excerpt of Milka Romero’s advice to young buisnesswomen in this month’s MEGA cover.
“Whether you are slower or faster compared to others, you have to keep moving forward,” she tells me reassuringly as I asked her about her top success tips. At the cover shoot, her infectious energy coupled with Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia album becoming the official soundtrack of the day, she had us wondering if it was a day of work or friends simply having a good time.
“My advice is to start. If you have an idea, study the market and your competitors while balancing it with the beauty of being naïve and young,” she laughs as she reminisces about how bold she was, “Looking back at it now, I can’t believe I did that!
Having cultivated her own brand, business, and identity, what’s next for someone who already has success alongside her name? Romero answers that it’s helping others do the same. “I’m looking more into social enterprises, something that I could teach to my generation and work more with people in the social aspect of a business that’s more sustainable,“ she excitingly hints about her plans.
“A circular business that would change the way people run things in the service industry and making it successful.” With the rest of her life still ahead of her, there’s no denying that Milka Romero is already taking action on her plans–working hard while dancing to her own beat.
Photography DOOKIE DUCAY
Creative direction JANN PASCUA
Art direction and Production design NICOLE ALMERO
Fashion Direction JEB FRONA and LYN ALUMNO
Styling GEE JOCSON assisted by IAN REY
Beauty Direction TRINA EPILEPSIA BOUTAIN and MIA CASTRO
Makeup ROBBIE PINERA
Hair RAYMOND SANTIAGO
Shoot Coordination ERICA LUNA and LOUIS ESGUERRA
Shot on location at SHUTTERSPACE STUDIOS