Another addition to our list of young and talented models is William Balaan, also from Glam Model House. Never could this young man ever imagine he’ll be discovered during a random circumstance, just waiting for a cab outside the mall. Maybe it was just a coincidence, or should we say, the time has really come for him to get noticed and excel in this field of artistry.


We know you guys want to know more about him. So, we did an exclusive interview with this inspiring teen to answer the questions you have in mind.

(Photoshoot Inspiration: James Dean)



BS in Accountancy in Ateneo de Davao University

Who is William Balaan?

An 18-year-old student who currently lives in Davao City. I’m half-Dutch.


How did you get into modeling?

I was about to take a taxi outside Gmall with a couple of friends, when a guy named Jon approached me and introduced me to modeling.

How would you describe your fashion style?

I really admire keeping it simple, but at the same time classy.


Your personal passion or hidden talents?

I am incredibly passionate about music even though I don’t play any instrument. I just collect and appreciate it very much. Hidden talent would be being a good listener

Ten years from now you will be?

Financially independent and emotionally/spiritually stable


Favorite word?


Famous person you’d like to meet?

Wiz Khalifa


Current eye candy?

Emily Ratajkowski

Favorite movie?

Fight Club


Dream modeling job?

Anything that’ll involves Tom Ford

What’s on your current playlist?

Chet Faker-Release your problems


What’s your beauty secret and essential grooming routine?

Exercise and lots of sleep and just the basic shower routine with a special hair conditioner.

A quote that sums you up?

Work hard, play hard.


Why Davao?

 I can walk around the city at 3 am not having to worry about getting mugged.


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Photographed by Patet Fermin
Grooming by Roben Jatico
Featuring William Balaan of Glam Model House
Words by Richard Diongson & Pat Maruhomadil