Daniel Romualdez

A scion of Philippine's political dynasty, Daniel Romualdez was born and raised in the country's capital city, Manila. With both his parents being diplomats, young Romualdez was expected to either follow their footsteps or go into banking. However, he was always more interested in decorating and architecture: “I would look at my mom’s magazines—all the designers had flocks of Lalanne sheep inside their homes,” he recalls.