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Margo Midwinter takes charge

Pauline Songco



Margo has been coping separately with the effect of the quarantine. Photograph courtesy of IG/Margo Midwinter

Filipino-British model Margo Midwinter is more than just an “independent sweetheart of Manila.” The actress and former Pinoy Big Brother 737 housemate lately proved that she also has the singing chops of a pro.

“I have always had a flair for poetry and writing since I was young, so it felt easy to transition to writing lyrics which lead to my song “What You Do” now available of Spotify and YouTube,” she said.

After excelling in modeling for many years, Margo now wishes to be in charge of expressing herself in a variety of ways. Margo wonders, “With my music, I have always enjoyed creating it but I kind of kept it buried deep inside. I wanted to be in charge of my expression, to have full control over all aspects of art. For it to feel like mine.”

Margo has been coping separately with the effect of the quarantine as most of her family are based in the United Kingdom. As much as she wants to see them, she couldn’t just fly home and put them at risk because two weeks of isolation is not compulsory.

“At first I struggled to be in a routine and suffered from insomnia, stressed like most dahil walang trabaho. But I’m lucky all my loved ones are safe and we are blessed with technology and been doing many video calls,” she said.

Margo Midwinter

Since quarantine, Margo has been cooking more with recipes she found online. Further into our interview, Margo says she has been working out, too, but seeing as she doesn’t have gym equipment at home, floor exercises are what she opted for.

“With this new way of life, siguro dahil being part of PBB dati, it prepared me mentally and physically being able to live in isolation. I have witnessed since coming out into the new normal people are kinder, people are just trying to do their jobs, keep us safe, provide for their families and move forward,” Margo said.

If safer circumstances permit, Margo plans to go home and spend a good few weeks with her family, while promising that she will “never take for granted a hug.”

After her PBB 737 stint, Margo appeared in several shows including The Boston (2014), Maalaala Mo Kaya’s “Gitara” episode (2016), TV5’s Happinas, Happy Hour (2016) and Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim (2020).

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