Andi ecstatic over runway debut

Posted at 10/27/12 5:47 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Having finally overcome her "frustration" over her height, Andi Eigenmann was bursting with joy shortly after her runway debut Friday night for clothing line Lee Jeans.

Andi Eigenmann walks the runway for the first time
at the ongoing Philippine Fashion Week

The "Secret Affair" star was among the towering professional models who joined the fashion show held at the main atrium of SM Mall of Asia as part of the ongoing Philippine Fashion Week.

"Feel na feel ko nga eh, kahit hindi ko sila ka-length and ka-width. Nakibagay ako 'di ba, bongga," Eigenmann told ABS-CBN News and other reporters moments after her first-time feat.

"Kinabahan ako syempre, pero pakapalan na ng mukha. sobrang frustration ko 'to kasi, ako, hindi masyadong katangkaran," she added.

Asked on her preparations leading up to her catwalk debut, the Kapamilya actress said, laughing: "Hindi ako uminom ng tubig!"

Her appearance as a highlight at Lee's fashion show comes as a triumph for the 22-year-old actress, who had had to shed pounds for her showbiz comeback after giving birth in November last year.

"Sobra po akong kinikilig the entire time I was doing it," she said. "It's my first time to be a part of fashion week, and to model with Lee, and to model, period, on a catwalk like that!"

Referring to her appearance at Fashion Week and her latest big screen outing "A Secret Affair" as "blessings," Eigenmann added: "I cannot thank the Lord enough for all [of it]."