When I was just a teen living in Manila, my brother and I loved watching the show America’s Next Top Model. It was a big hit in the Philippines at the time, which was surprising considering how far it was from the US. We would catch it on TV every Friday afternoon, and my brother and I would cheer for our own favorite contestants. It was from that show that I first heard about Nigel Barker, one of the permanent judges on the show alongside Jay Alexander and Tyra Banks.
Fast forward 10 or more years later, my husband tells me one evening that there’s an auction through Marriott Hotel’s reward programs, for a chance to get a private tour led by Nigel Barker himself. Before I could even decide if I wanted to go to Denver, my husband starts bidding on the auction, and two days later we found out we were the winners.
Unfortunately, my hubby couldn’t make it. But luckily one of my friends was down to join me for the trip. I had a great time “unpacking” Denver, plus the chance to meet and learn a few things from Nigel Barker was priceless.