Model 101: Justine Biticon

Everything you need to know about one of Ford Models’ biggest superstars.

This is your go-to guide on American model Justine Mae Biticon.

When is her birthday?

June 9, 1998.

For what is she best known?

At the age of 18, Justine was a contestant on Cycle 23 of America’s Next Top Model. She came in 14th place after being eliminated in Episode 2, and her subsequent reaction tweet went viral. In February 2017, she signed with Ford Models.

What else do I need to know about her?

Justine is half Filipina and half Mexican, and “[aspires] to be a face of diversity.” She often advocates for greater diversity in the modeling industry on social media, where she has garnered hundreds of thousands of followers.

She began modeling by posting pictures on her Instagram account, then was contacted by photographers asking to do photoshoots. After working her way up, she signed with Ford Models and has since appeared in projects such as an international Nike campaign and Khalid’s “Young Dumb & Broke” music video. Despite her extraordinary success, she still considers herself at the bottom of the industry, and plans to continue working hard and inspiring others.

What are her social media links?

Twitter: @biticonjustine

Instagram: @justinemaebiticon

Facebook: @justinemaebiticon

Written by Leanne Yuen

California-based enthusiast of baseball, One Direction, and Troye Sivan.

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