Yesterday afternoon at the Atrium of Uptown Mall in BGC, the Press Presentation of GLAM (Global Asian Model) Philippines was held with the head of Empireph – Jonas Gaffud – presiding over the event.
This competition is structured more like a model search where hints of pageantry can hardly be seen. And it was quite clear that the contenders are styled for the runway and the like. The male and female candidates were introduced from where our representatives to Manhunt International 2018 in Gold Coast Australia, GLAM (Global Asian Model) International here in Manila and Best Model of the World in Turkey will be selected.
Here are photos by Joy Arguil from the presentation, including some of the candidates (10 male and 17 female).
Finals will be happening on November 5 at XyLo in BGC. But for now, do watch Episode 1 below of the casting and selection for GLAM Philippines.
Empire.ph & Mercator Models – through its Head, Jonas Gaffud – unveil a new modeling competition for Males and Females.
This is #GLAM (Global Asian Model).
There will be five (5) winners who will all participate in international competitions. Three males: one each for Manhunt Philippines, GLAM Philippines Men, and Best Model of the World – Men; and two females : GLAM Philippines – Female and Best Model of the World – Female.
Do check out the posters below for qualifications and other requirements.
Finals Night will be on October 27.
The GLAM International Finals is an international competition conceptualized to celebrate the Asian heritage, where any model with Asian blood can represent a country and compete to be the next Asian superstar. One year placement in Manila, Bangkok, Singapore and an appearance in Los Angeles, USA. The Best Model of the World Philippine winners will compete in Istanbul. Turkey come December this year. And finally, Manhunt Philippines will be chosen to represent the country in Gold Coast, Australia from November 26- December 2, 2018.
Please email resume and photos at email@example.com.
#glam #manhunt #bestmodel #empireph #mercator
End your long weekend right with the refreshing photo of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach above.
Then catch her next week in person during #BeautyLikeAQueen segment at the Glorietta Activity Center on June 22 (Friday) starting at 3pm.
Let Aquafina’s Best Beginnings help bring out the best in you. Join the free masterclasses from the country’s experts:
I. BEAUTY LIKE A QUEEN
Pia Wurtzbach, Michele Gumabao, Jonas Gaffud, Albert Kurniawan and Francis Libiran.
II. HOST LIKE A PRO
Sam YG and Suzy Gamboa
III. MAKE IT TREND (A Talk on Content Creation)
Martine Cajucom, Chef Nicco Santos, Chichi Tullao
Your best begins at 3PM this June 22 at the Glorietta Activity Center. Registration is free.
See you there!
Don’t expect her to make a grand entrance like how Catriona Gray breezed through the crowds waiting outside the BPCI Office at Araneta Coliseum. Instead, just wait for her to quietly storm the screenings of Bb. Pilipinas 2018 and stamp her class amongst the remaining aspirants (as of now, only eighty ladies are left standing) for the forty (40) Binibini slots this coming Monday, January 15.
Jonas Gaffud of Aces & Queens has confirmed that Aya Abesamis – daughter of Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1984 and Miss Universe 1984 3rd Runner-Up Desiree Verdadero – has finally landed. Her application has already been submitted prior, and the interview with the BPCI legal team has already been conducted. All that is left to do is show up at the Kia Theater for the no-holds barred final selection.
Are you ready for Aya?
Watch Aya in the video below as one of the models in the Preva Promotional Clip.
courtesy of Lanz Santos
The images were intentionally blurred so as not to preempt the presentation
Team normannorman.com is so looking forward to the #AQ2018 (Aces & Queens 2018) Presentation of its Class of 2018 ladies who will screen for Bb. Pilipinas 2018. It will all happen later in the day and we will bring you highlights of the said event as soon as possible.
I have already given you some hints as to the identities of the ladies in this group. But still, I have not included more than a few names and faces that should hopefully please you, dear readers. I am just not in a position to divulge them for now. Jonas Gaffud gave me juicy details in confidence during our last chat. But you will know very soon!
Watch out! 😉
Mariel displaying her talent in Classical Singing during the formal dinner with the other candidates
Mariel hugging parents Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong
With her A&Q mentors
The two most important individual’s in the life of Miss Philippines Mariel de Leon are already in Tokyo, Japan to give their all-out support in her bid for the Miss International 2017 crown. Celebrity parents Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong were tightly hugged by their daughter upon seeing each other at Tokyo Dome Hotel. And the scene was captured in photos by my friend Voltaire Tayag.
Also in Tokyo are Aces & Queens mentors Jonas Gaffud and Nad Bronce who are so happy to see their “anak” in high spirits.
Mariel is in a very happy place right now, most especially that she was able to display her Talent in Classical Singing during the formal dinner with some VIP guests and MI organizers in attendance.
Jonas Gaffud and Pia Wurtzbach
#EmpirePhTalents all in a row
Mister International 2014 Neil Perez, Jonas Gaffud and Manhunt Philippines 2017 Daniel Azurin
Miss Philippines USA 2017 Nicole Guerrero
At the Eclipse Bar of Solaire Resort and Casino earlier, the Grand Launch of the Empire Group of Companies was held with Jonas Gaffud at the helm. This business endeavor is made up of My Hotspot TV – a digital-only channel featuring today’s most promising personalities; T.E.A.M. (The Empire Artists Management) – a showbiz-oriented company that aims to present tomorrow’s celebrities today; A&Q Studios – offshoot of the popular Aces & Queens; G.A.M.E. (Glam Artists Management & Events), an events group that brings together today’s most popular stylists and beauty experts; and Jag Studio Lifestyle, arbiter of taste and the expert on what’s in and what’s out today.
Present during the launch are the more popular talents of the group including Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Daniel Matsunaga, joined by the new ones like Manhunt Philippines 2017 Daniel Azurin, Miss Philippines USA 2017 Nicole Guerrero, Mister International 2014 Neil Perez, Mister Southeast Asia International 2016 Andrea Biondo, Josh Barfuss and Eduardo Castillo.
Expect #EmpirePhTalents to soar higher than ever before with the gradual spread of these entertainment outlets.
And for the pageant fans out ther, the bigger and better Aces & Queens Studios at The Fort will surely level up the excitement and anticipation in the training of our future beauty queens.
Watch out for more about #Empireph soon!