The Born to Be Wild co-host was chosen by a panel of judges, along with 19 other models, from the Top 100 finalists who garnered the most number of online votes. 6 other Filipinos made it to the Top 100 but only Kiko, whose real name is Raymund Francis Rustia, will fly to New York to grace Benetton’s 2010 Fall/Winter fashion shoot.
Aside from free airfare to the US, the 20 models will also be given shopping money worth 200 euros each.
Kiko thanked his supporters: “I owe it all to you guys. i couldn’t have done it without each and everyone of you!!!”