Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa is going beyond the beauty queen-turned-actress tag. She is now a Filipina Superhero as EPIK Studios launches her as #Osyana – “Beautiful, mysterious, wild and free. The ocean is all I want to be.”
At the History Con 2018 happening at the World Trade Center, our Queen was introduced as the lead star in the movie to be made based on the graphic novel by Charles Santino and illustrated by Jim Jimenez. Straight from the Filiipino folklores of the Badjaos, comes the fearless Sea Siren “Osyana”!
The movie will be have principal photography rolling in by 2019, with a projected release in 2020. Comic books are now available in your favorite news stands/book stores.
Video credit: Rhadson Mendoza
In what is considered the most unique three-way pageant with a cause, the Press Launch of Lhive Free Redvocates | The 2018 Search for the HIV/AIDS Advocacy Ambassadors was held at the Penthouse of West Avenue Suites with the presence of Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa, Beauty Queen Maker Rodgil Flores, Dr. Jose Gerard Belimac of DOH and Ms Marionne Callo-Briones of ICI Asia to explain more about this brand-new endeavor spearheaded by the Department of Health Philippines.
There will be three (3) categories: Male, Female and Transgender Women that effectively means having three (3) top winners during the finals set for September 28 at the SMX Convention Center Manila.
This tri-pageant aims to find the most committed individuals who will speak for the HIV/AIDS Awareness campaign of the DOH. But it will still run the usual course of a pageant, with a marked focus on the ability of each candidate to become creative influencers to different sectors of the society.
“The Lhive Free Redvocates is a search for exemplary individuals who are willing to be champions of this campaign. Just like Ms. Verzosa, they will help spread information about HIV and AIDS and promote safe sex with the goal of preventing new cases.” said Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III.
As a three-way pageant, men, women and transgender women are free to join LHIVE FREE Redvocates. It is open to individuals aged 20-26 years old who have good communication skills and are passionate about the campaign’s cause.
To know more about LHIVE FREE or to join LHIVE FREE REDVOCATES, please visit http://www.redvocatespageant.com
Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa does not have any qualms being a spokesperson for mental health and depression. And for that, she has become a more effective role model for the youth who are undergoing such dilemmas. She was also one of those who helped promote the awareness and importance of the Mental Health bill – which has now been mercifully signed by President Duterte to give quality and affordable mental health care in the country.
Watch the video of Kylie when she was the speaker at Miriam College for TedX talks where she discussed her advocacy.
During the #MegaMillenialBall, photographer Dookie Ducay (left photo
) was given a nifty photo corner by Mega Magazine at Marquis Events Place where he shot the guests in glamorous poses that went well with the night’s affair.
Here are four of our Queens – Megan, Kylie, Teresita and Catriona – in their respective takes:
Miss World 2013 Megan Young
Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa
Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Teresita Ssen Marquez
Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray
Big shout to our very own Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa who is celebrating her birthday today.
Have a great one, my dear!
Keep pushing forward and be the constant voice for the people you inspire along the way.
Kylie for SM Megamall
I miss you! 😘
Once more, our three (3) World-Class beauties were gathered together for a cover shoot that stamps the class of our Queens both regionally and around the globe. Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, Miss World Megan Young and Miss International Kylie Verzosa were shot by my photographer-friend Filbert D. Kung for Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam.
Pong Niu, Gery Penaso and Anton Patdu did the make-up, with the ladies wearing Bea Valdes.
Their reigns are not yet finished, but Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters and Bb. Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel de Leon are definitely showbiz-bound. In fact, the latter’s first leading lady project will already come out on Christmas Day with the modern Female of “Ang Panday” starring Coco Martin.
As for Rachel, I’m not sure yet what peg she will slip into once offers start pouring in. I could see her as a TV travel/magazine segment host for now. But let’s leave the planning to ABS-CBN or its sister networks.
Speaking of movies, Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa will also appear – in her first high-profile project – as a fairy of sorts, also in “Ang Panday”, just as Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will be in “The Revenger Squad” as a superheroine, with Ara Arida and Bianca Guidotti playing villainess cameos.