Eduardo Fagundes [photos above] is a 25-year old Brazilian model who has done quite a lot of commercial projects in the Philippines. According to an article in the Manila Standard, Brazilian models have been in the Philippines for more than three years now, but this invasion started late last year. That’s when the models started to enter the country in bulk. “Most Brazilian models stay for only three months per country. Interestingly enough, in that short amount of time, they manage to book gigs that would take more than a year for a local model to accomplish in their own country,” the article goes. Moreover, Brazilian models in Manila get paid as much as Filipino models, and they – most of the time – lower their fees just to get the project. This is so because of two things, according to local fashion kibitzers:  They are building their resume and portfolio for their eventual entry into the fashion capitals of the world; and  “Brazilians treat modeling as a profession, as opposed to the Filipino point of view of raket-raket lang [part-time only]” – quote Jonas Gaffud, president of Mercator Model Management. For more about the Brazilian invasion article click here.