On The Move: Milka Romero On The New Generation Of Businesswomen

On The Move: Milka Romero On The New Generation Of Businesswomen


Read an excerpt of this month’s MEGA cover star, restaurateur Milka Romero.

Related: A Guide To Young Entrepreneurship According To Milka Romero

Finding one’s own success is difficult, no matter where you come from or the philosophy you subscribe to. In Milka Romero’s case, she believes in doing her best whenever she can, and finding balance in her life. She’s also quick to point out that she never forgets to find the beauty in the present, regardless if it’s big or small. It wasn’t always like this, but this hard-earned wisdom has come to her after several years of working.

“I would like to say that I’m more myself now. And it’s based on accepting yourself, accepting the surroundings, accepting the things that you can and can’t control. Once you realize that, everything comes naturally and you get to own your identity.”

Milka Romero

At 28, she now runs several food brands and is a mainstay in the country’s list for the new generation of businesswomen. But more so, is living proof that the road to success in beauty and business is just as fun as the destination.


 On a bright and early Saturday morning, while most of the team were still fueling themselves with cups of coffee in preparation for the cover shoot, Romero arrived all smiles, ready to get straight to it. “So, what’s the plan?” she excitedly asks. Being no stranger to the real-life hustle, Romero grew up with parents who taught her that to reap the rewards, she has to put in the hard work. “Coming from a background of a family in business, my siblings and I were taught to be goal-oriented.

IN CONTROL – Treating beauty as an extension of her full potential, Romero maintains her skin with Avignon Clinic’s Mesobiolift Skin Reset.

On Milka, Overcoat of Cerise Taffeta clad with feathered lapel by CHRIS DIAZ, Rainbow Sapphire full eternity ring, large round paved diamond ring and Colombian emerald platinum ring all by LVNA BY DRAKE DUSTIN, Leather sandals by CAROLINA HERRERA

My mom with regards to the little details while my dad showed me the bigger vision,” she shares. Her parents are Congressman Mikee Romero and Sheila Romero, Chairman of Philippines Air Asia and Globalports Terminal Inc. Having a well-known surname in the business industry can make things easier, but for the outspoken restaurateur, she wanted to find her own voice

“They were there to listen to me, but it wasn’t easy. I’m that type that has many ideas and my inspiration comes from all around me,” she expresses as any young hopeful dreaming big, “so yes, the creativity was there, but my parents taught me the value of money and to survive in the industry there are calculated risks.”

SEE THE SUNSHINE – Romero stays proactive and takes control of her
time, her wellbeing, and ultimately, who she is with Avignon Clinic’s high-quality beauty treatments.

Red double buckle corset and trousers by JUST BONITA, Between the line wide cuff by CAROLINA HERRERA, Half eternity round diamond paved bangle by LVNA BY DRAKE DUSTIN

Taking her parents advice and making it her own, she formed a work ethic grounded in reality. From taking orders herself to spicing up her food brands with her personal flair, she became the sole driving force behind her career. “It’s an extension of you, you end up finding your own direction, finding your own voice, finding your own brand to build on,” Romero proudly tells me. “You can’t lead if you don’t know what’s happening on the ground.”

Visit the new and elevated Avignon Premier Clinic at BGC, Fort Victoria, 5th Ave Corner Rizal Drive, Taguig. For more updates, head to avignon.clinic and follow them on Instagram.

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
Shoot Coordination ERICA LUNA and LOUIS ESGUERRA
Shot on location at SHUTTERSPACE STUDIO

Read more about how Milka Romero found her voice in the food and service industry in MEGA’s July 2021 issue available in ReadlyMagzterPress Reader and Zinio.

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