Fashion designer best known for his renowned couture house Michael Cinco Haute Couture. He was the first Filipino designer to be featured on America's Next Top Model, appearing in cycle 16. His creations have been worn by the likes of Sofia Vergara, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, and Paris Hilton.
He moved to Dubai in 1997 to open up his own couture house and established Michael Cinco Haute Couture in 2003.
He won Breakthrough Designer at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards in 2011.
He went to SLIMS fashion and arts school in the Philippines. He further specialized in fashion and pattern making at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design in London.