Success in Stilettos: Bianca Torres Wong
The Ambitionista is proud to feature Bianca Torres Wong, Assistant Vice President and Legal Executive at Nestle Philippines by Day, Vinyasa Yoga Teacher at Bliss Yoga Manila by Night.
Know what it's like to pursue your passion and career simultaneously through Bianca's life as a corporate lawyer and a certified yoga teacher.
Describe who you are and what you do in 1- 2 sentences
"I’m half a corporate lawyer and half a wandering yogini. :) I worked full time as a corporate lawyer for around 5 years before deciding I needed to do something more with my life, so I took time off and signed up for a 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training. Now I happily get to practice both law (for the leading nutrition, health and wellness company in the world, Nestle) and yoga in my soul space, Bliss Yoga Manila."
What do you do when you first wake up?
"I reach over to look for my husband. :) I just recently got married, so it’s still a bit surreal."
What's one activity that you do everyday without fail?
"I try to meditate a few minutes everyday. Sitting at my desk, or in traffic, or walking to work - sneaking in a few seconds of mindfulness always lifts my mood."
If you are not working you would be … ?
"Practicing more yoga. I absolutely love that deliriously happy post-yoga high. I’m always in a good mood after I practice."
What's your favorite vacation spot?
"The Philippines is known for its notoriously beautiful beaches so I would still have to choose Boracay, because it’s also where I met my hubby. :) "
If you really want to dress to impress, what do you do?
"The combination of a classic DVF wrap dress with a good pair of heels has always worked well for me in power meetings. It’s pretty quick to put together too, vs. a full suit and less high-maintenance. If it’s a more formal event, I’d complete the look with a sharp blazer and some accessories."
What's your favorite everyday beauty brands/products?
"MAC Mineralize SkinFinish and MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick, I just recently discovered this and I used up an entire stick in 2 months :) "
Do you exercice? If yes, what type and how often?
"I like to mix it up. I make sure I practice yoga regularly but I try to sneak in a few Barre3 classes and some cardio at the Gym."
How do you stay sane and on top of it?
"I surround myself with good and positive energy. Years of yoga practice have taught me that energy is contagious. You can always choose the space around you, the people you surround yourself with and the battles you need to face. I now know I can take a step back, to extract myself from anything or anyone that doesn’t serve me. In this way, I guard my peace and I don’t drain myself. I devote my time tending to situations and engaging with people in my life who are worth it."
What do you splurge on? Fashion / Beauty / Travel :
"I’m a guilty shopaholic with a bad case of wanderlust. Shopping is so much more fun when you’re on vacation! I love travelling to different places, or visiting a few favourite places over and over again."
Which women do you admire in your life?
"I’ve always gravitated towards strong and independent women. Feminine strength is subtle and sexy."
If you could meet a younger you from 10 years ago, what would you have told her?
"Trust the universe. Be patient. Everything beautiful unfolds in God’s good time."
Favorite Quote: Dream like a Bohemian, Work like a Boss.
Photos c/o Kip Aguirre
She’s stunning in that DVF wrap dress. I’ve always wanted to wear something like that.
Wow, Bianca! Thanks for featuring a fellow Filipina here on TA. I hope you could interview Liz Uy too.
Stylish and successful at such a young age. Thanks for featuring this inspirational women, Heidi.
Looks like yoga did a lot of wonders on her, she looks so slim and fit! I once did yoga too, but too much stretching wasn’t really for me as I easily tired. I hope to correct that soon.
It shows that she is religious about her yoga practices. I wish I could find time to join my friends in their yoga classes too.
Dream like a Bohemian, Work like a Boss…. I like this a lot. Might as well turn this into my mantra 🙂
Well said Misty!
She’s beautiful and looks really elegant with her choice of clothes. Classy.
I definitely agree.
I love that DVF wrap dress, looks great!
A yoga teacher, wow, I’d love to do yoga too but never got the time to do so.Kudos to her for still looking vibrant and energized after a busy day.
She’s got class, and the clothes she wear are exquisite. A true beauty, I must say.
A ladyboss at such a young age? She looks so young, I thought she’s just a teen.
I love her message for her 10 years younger self. “Trust the universe. Be patient. Everything beautiful unfolds in God’s good time.” So beautiful and inspiring. And so true. Everything will be given to you, all in due time.
I think I should start doing yoga, soon. I need to de-stress, relax and feel rejuvenated after a whole day of work. Yoga might just be the one thing I need. Thanks Heidi and Bianca for the inspiration.
Your welcome, Laureen.
I so love her Valentino shoes. And that flowery dress in the last pic, very summery!
Young and sassy… and health conscious too. An ideal role model, that she is. Thanks for featuring her 🙂
She looks like a doll 🙂
Her smile is infectious! What a lovely lady.
She looks so young and beautiful. I love her dresses and fashion style.
She’s a style chameleon! I also think that her choice of DVF wrap dresses is the perfect suit for all occasions. You can never go wrong with DVF, as a matter of fact 🙂
It’s nice to see your site featuring other fashionistas and girlboss.. This time from my homeland. Such an honor to know about Bianca Wong 🙂
I wish I could share her enthusiasm with yoga. Sadly, I’m not much of an stretcher or an athlete, I rarely do exercise even. I really have to change my lifestyle for good.
She does look someone who do yoga every day. I wish I could do that too.
Young and sophisticated and handling two jobs. Now that’s a girlboss!
She’s pretty. I love her fashion style. Quite simple but also sophisticated.
I’ve seen Bianca Torres Wong in action and she’s one fierce woman! Gotta love her spunk, attitude and fashion style.
Thanks for sharing her answers and story. I love a woman who knows her strength and passion. Women Rule!
She’s good, I like her style. Plus she wears DVF which is great. Love her attitude towards work and health. I wonder if I could do yoga soon…
I love a girl who know her priorities and still look great doing it.
A lady who wears DVF wears my heart. She’s got great sense of style and wonderful work attitude. A real #ladyboss
I wish I could do yoga soon.
A yoga instructor and legal advisor. Hmm this girl is on fire! ??
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