6 things to know about EBC Films’ Make it Reel


6 things to know about EBC Films’ Make it Reel

by MJ Racadio

Got talent? Dreaming to be part of the film industry including acting, screenwriting and film making? Your chance is here, EBC Films’ Make it Reel, a film workshop. Getting-to-know the people who made this happen. But first, you should know these 6 things about Make it Reel.

1. Learn how to act in front of the camera.
2. Proper execution of the given character. Example, playing an angry mother to her child.
3. Screenwriting. Learning how to write the script and the dialogue in the movie.
4. Becoming a director. Learning the ropes of directing a film. For example, Director Carlo Cuevas will instruct actors to act the characters in the movie scene.
5. Honing your skills to the next level by attending workshops. For example, cinematography, guerrilla film-making, and sound editing.
6. You will be recognized after the workshop during the awards night. You’ll never know after Make it Reel, you will act in a movie scene.

Meet the ‘Make it Reel’ Hosts

Here are the people who will ’Make it Reel’ a success.

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Make it Reel Mentors

 

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Internationally acclaimed director, Carlo Ortega Cuevas recently recognized by the FDCP-Film Development Council of the Philippines during Ambassador’s Night for his film Guerrero for Best Screenplay in New York City October 2019, (IFFM- International Film Festival Manhattan).
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Director Carlo Ortega Cuevas receiving his award during Ambassadors Nights at the Film Development Council of the Philippines, celebrating 100 years of Philippine Cinema.
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From left; Actor Paolo Marcoleta (Mr Bernardo in Guerrero Dos), Robert Capistrano (EBC Films’ Head Operations); Director Carlo Cuevas and Stephen Cruz (Assistant Director of Guerrero Dos: Tuloy Ang Laban)

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All Photo Credit to EBC Films
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5 Reasons Why Conrad Manila is One of the Best Hotels in the World

#BlogtalkTravel: 5 Reasons why #ConradManila is One of the Best Hotels in the World.

Conrad Manila

by MJ Racadio 

1. Excellent customer service. They treat you like a royalty.

2. World-class restaurant. Ex. #ChinaBlue

The Restaurant
3. Luxury room. Perfect fit for a King.

The Room
4. Their Amenities is top notch. Plus Fitness Center

5. Priceless view. Overlooking the famous Manila Bay. The hotel shape like a cruise-ship.

Amenities
MJ Racadio, #TheBlogger.

Dene Gomez: From Dr. Jose Rizal to Gerardo De Leon

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Dene Gomez: From Dr. Jose Rizal to Gerardo De Leon

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How Dene prepared for his iconic roles from Dr. Jose Rizal to Gerardo DeLeon?   (Philippines National Artist for Film).

by MJ Racadio

“Despite all this craziness and competitive nature that I have, what I value the most right now is peace of mind. A peaceful mind and a peaceful heart will always come first.”– Dene Gomez

Many young and upcoming actors, enter show business for the wrong reasons but there is one actor, who honed his skills, Dene Gomez, theater actor, and successful commercial model during the teenage years. As seen on T.V. “Ang Probinsyano” plays the character Ramon Gonzales, who is a family man and cannot pay his debt so the collateral in exchange for the daughter’s being kidnapped.

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Author with Dene Gomez during the Premiere of Guerrero Dos: Tuloy Ang Laban by EBC Films.

I have met Dene from veteran theater actor Bobby Martino. He’s friendly, smart, and respectful. Aside from being an actor, Gomez also a professional as an entrepreneur and athlete on the side. The Philippines’ new drama prince because of his high-caliber acting portrayal alongside Coco Martin, primetime drama king in the Philippines.

“Grew up in Pagsanjan, Laguna, “Despite all this craziness and competitive nature that I have, what I value the most right now is peace of mind. A peaceful mind and a peaceful heart will always come first.”
Dene has this to say about his acting mentor from both stage and TV who influenced him so much, Bobby Martino., “Whenever he is acting, the first word to leave his mouth, I always get chills. I want to have that magic one day.”
Dene also gives credit to everyone whom he encountered in life for contribution to his acting technique. According to Dene, “I am a combination of all people around me. Aside from emulating celebrities on TV and film, I also observe people on the streets and in normal situations.”

Acting is your dream? “Yes, recently. But looking back from when I started the year 2004, the answer is no. My motivation during those early years was just to get famous and get rich. It was only last July 2018 when I realized that I dig acting. It gives me tremendous happiness, regardless of medium, pays, or exposure. The mere art of portraying a role and moving at least 1 person in the audience is more than enough for my soul.“

Dene’s dream role is a low-key lead character with several layers of the back story underneath. “I always wanted to show strength with restraint. Just like the character of Ethan Hawke on the “Before” trilogy. Just marvelous.”
Gomez experience working on the set of ”Ang Probinsyano”, “Everyone is at the top of their game. It’s the highest rating show among all networks for the whole of 2019. Everyone is performing excellently: from the staff to the directors, to the stuntmen, and the actors. Thus, I keep telling myself whenever I’m on set, “Must adapt fast and be snappy”.”
His piece of advice in becoming an actor. “Thick skin. Assertiveness. Authenticity. Unlimited Patience with People’s Differences. And 10,000 hours of practice, pressured and culture-shocked.

Finally, he always makes sure getting enough sleep before taping day because once the camera rolls, everything becomes a blur with the production’s fast-paced operation.

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ZOZIBINI TUNZI FROM SOUTH AFRICA CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE

ZOZIBINI TUNZI FROM SOUTH AFRICA CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE The special event trended worldwide on Twitter with millions of viewers across the globe tuning in to watch 

Atlanta, Georgia (December 8, 2019) – Today, Zozibini Tunzi from South Africa was crowned the new Miss Universe at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The three-hour special programming event aired live on FOX and exclusively in Spanish on Telemundo. 

Zozibini Tunzi is a 26-year-old activist engaged in the fight against gender-based violence. She has been vocal in the #HeForShe campaign to change the narrative surrounding gender stereotypes. Tunzi holds a degree in public relations and is a proud advocate for natural beauty, encouraging women to love themselves the way they are. 

“Growing up, girls who looked like me weren’t considered beautiful,” said Tunzi. “I am so proud to be the first woman of color from South Africa to win the Miss Universe title for my country, and I hope every girl sees this and knows she is beautiful – no matter her skin color.” 

Tunzi was crowned in the new Miss Universe “Power of Unity” crown, which was crafted by international jeweler Mouawad and is worth $5 million. 

Now in its 68th year, MISS UNIVERSE® featured delegates from 90 countries. The top 20 finalists were selected from three regions of the world: Africa / Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas, as well as a group who could come from any region. The semi-finalists each shared a personal statement summarizing what they wanted the world to know about them prior to the selection committee choosing ten finalists. 

For the second consecutive year, the selection committee was made up entirely of women, including business leaders, digital influencers and former Miss Universe titleholders. For the first time, The CHI Lounge featured a roundtable discussion for Facebook Live about female empowerment, some of which was featured during the live broadcast. 

The top five finalists were each asked a final question on a timely topic. The top three finalists (Miss Universe Mexico Sofía Aragón; Miss Universe South Africa Zozibini Tunzi and Miss Universe Puerto Rico Madison Anderson) each delivered a final statement regarding the most important thing we should teach young girls today prior to Tunzi winning the new Miss Universe Power of Unity Crown, crafted by Mouawad. 

Five-time Emmy® Award winner Steve Harvey hosted the competition. Social media personality, model and Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo alongside actress and Miss Teen USA 1998 Vanessa Lachey appeared as backstage hosts to take viewers behind-the-scenes with 

the women competing. Ally Brooke, former member of the multi-platinum pop group Fifth Harmony, performed. 

Final Results: 

First Runner-Up: Miss Universe Puerto Rico Madison Anderson 

Second Runner-Up: Miss Universe Mexico Sofía Aragón 

Top Three: Miss Universe Mexico Sofía Aragón; Miss Universe South Africa Zozibini Tunzi; Miss Universe Puerto Rico Madison Anderson 

Top Five: Miss Universe Mexico Sofía Aragón; Miss Universe Thailand Paweensuda Drouin; Miss Universe Colombia Gabriela Tafur Nader; Miss Universe Puerto Rico Madison Anderson; Miss Universe South Africa Zozibini Tunzi. 

Top Ten: Miss USA Cheslie Kryst; Miss Universe Colombia Gabriela Tafur Nader; Miss Universe Puerto Rico Madison Anderson; Miss Universe South Africa Zozibini Tunzi; Miss Universe Peru Kelin Rivera; Miss Universe Iceland Birta Abiba Þórhallsdóttir; Miss Universe France Maëva Coucke; Miss Universe Indonesia Frederika Cull; Miss Universe Thailand Paweensuda Drouin; Miss Universe Mexico Sofía Aragón. 

Top Twenty: Miss Universe South Africa Zozibini Tunzi; Miss Universe Indonesia Frederika Cull; Miss Universe Vietnam Thuy Hoang; Miss Universe Nigeria Olutosin Araromi; Miss Universe Thailand Paweensuda Drouin; Miss Universe Albania Cindy Marina; Miss Universe France Maëva Coucke; Miss Universe Iceland Birta Abiba Þórhallsdóttir; Miss Universe Croatia Mia Rkman; Miss Universe Portugal Sylvie Silva; Miss Universe Puerto Rico Madison Anderson; Miss Universe Peru Kelin Rivera; Miss Universe Dominican Republic Clauvid Daly; Miss Universe Mexico Sofía Aragón; Miss USA Cheslie Kryst; Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados; Miss Universe Venezuela Thalia Olvino; Miss Universe India Vartika Singh; Miss Universe Brazil Julia Horta; Miss Universe Colombia Gabriela Tafur Nader. 

For more information, and to learn more about The Miss Universe Organization please visit: http://www.missuniverse.com. For photos from the competition and the contestant’s time in Atlanta, please go to press.missuniverse.com

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The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) is a global community that empowers women to realize their goals through experiences that build self-confidence and create opportunities for success. MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA®, and MISS TEEN USA® programs provide the 10,000 women who participate annually an international platform to affect positive change through influential 

humanitarian and professional efforts. The contestants and titleholders are leaders and role models in their communities, develop personal and professional goals, and inspire others to do the same. MUO is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports and content company. For more information, visit http://www.missuniverse.com

IMG IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. The company manages some of the world’s greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports and content company. 

For Press Inquiries: Meg Omecene Miss Universe Organization (212) 373-4985 Momecene@endeavorco.com

75 Most Influential Filipino-Americans of 2019: October Celebrating Fil-Am History Month

75 Most Influential Filipino-Americans of 2019: October Celebrating Fil-Am History Month

by MJ Racadio

Another milestone for #BlogtalkwithMJRacadio celebrating 5 years (Season 11 Kick-off) from its humble beginnings. America’s first Fil-Am Hollywood Entertainment podcasting show introducing a brand new segment Blogtalk Hollywood on Spotify and iTunes.

Season 10 Finale Blogtalk with MJ Racadio: Blogtalk Hollywood with Ruben Nepales (Former Chairman of Hollywood Foreign Press Association/Current Secretary). Tune in to a new episode this month of October 2019. 

 

Recognizing the works of our fellow Fil-Ams in the entertainment industry and influential in the community at large and uplifting the Filipino image in the United States of America. In celebration of Filipino-American history month this October.  Congratulations! to all of you.

1. Janet Nepales (Emmy Nominated Producer of 75th Golden Globe Award/Treasurer of Hollywood Foreign Press)
2. Jhett Tolentino (3-time Tony Award-winning producer and Grammy-winning producer)
3. Fritz Friedman (Hollywood’s Veteran Publicist)
4. Apl De Ap (Grammy Award Winner)
5. Ruben Nepales (Secretary of Hollywood Foreign Press)
6. Lea Salonga (Broadway Legend/Tony Award Winner)
7.  Bruno Mars (Grammy Award-winning recording artist)
8. Dean Devlin (Hollywood Producer)
9. Dr. Tess (America’s Favorite Dermatologist/Daytime Beauty Awardee)
10. Marc Anthony Nicolas (2-time Emmy award-winning producer of the Talk)
11. Marc Dacascos (Hollywood Actor)
12. Eva Noblezada (Broadway Actress) Vanessa Hudgens (Hollywood Actress)
13. Hailee Steinfield (Oscar nominated actress)
14. Josie Trinidad, Head of Story for Disney Animation
15. PJ Raval, director and cinematographer
16. Bobby Pontillas, director, writer, and animator
17. Trevor Jimenez, animator, writer, and director
18. Lisa Valencia-Svensson, producer (Herman’s House)
19. Ronnie Del Carmen (Oscar and Golden Globe Awardee–Director of Inside Out)
20. Robert Schoder (FASO Conductor)
21. RC Caylan (Hollywood Designer)
22. Puey Quinones (Hollywood Designer)
23. Olivia Quido-Co (Hollywood Beauty Expert)
24. Jocelyn Enriquez (Queen of Freestyle)
25. Lisa Lew (4-time Emmy Winning Producer)
26. Vincent Rodriguez III (Hollywood Actor)
27. Jessica Sanchez (Recording Artist/Producer)
28. Tia Carrera (Hollywood’s Triple Threat)
29. Manny Jacinto (Hollywood Actor)
30. Nico Santos (Hollywood Actor)
31. Ella Jay Basco (Bat Girl)
32. Eugene Cordero (Hollywood Actor/Writer)
33. Tobit Raphael (Hollywood Actor)
34. Oliver Tolentino (Hollywood Designer)
35. Kenneth Barlis (Hollywood Designer)
36. Bailey “Bailrok” Muñoz (So you think you can dance winner 2019)
37. Luis Pedron (Film Festival Director/Hollywood Actor)
38. Elton Lugay (TOFA Pioneer)
39. Jush Andowitt (Marketing/GMA Pinoy TV North America)
40. Vanessa Minillo-Lachey (Host/Entrepreneur)
41. Paul Mirador (Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood)
42. Tamlyn Tomita (Hollywood Actress),  43. Dante Basco (Hollywood Actor/Producer)
44. Yong Chavez (Hollywood Correspondent), 45. Cher Calvin (Emmy Winning Anchor/Producer), 46. Sthanlee Mirador (Hollywood Photographer)

47. Lou Razon (Fashion Designer/Entrepreneur)
48. Tony Cabrera (Emmy Award Winning Host)
49. Angela Perez Baraquio-Grey (Miss America 2001/ School Principal)
50. Ted Benito (Producer)
51. Janelle So (Host/Producer)
52. Jerry Sibal (New York’s Design Fusion)
53. Don Tagala (TV Reporter)
54. Joshua Ang Price (Public Servant/Public Relations)
55. Dado Banatao (Innovator/Philanthropist)
56. Jay R (Recording Artist)
57. Sam Milby (Actor/Recording Artist/Model)
58. Liza Soberano (Actress/Model)
59. Josephine Banig Roberto (Recording Artist/Producer)
60. Sharon Tanyag (Recording Artist/Vocal Coach)
61. Jeanette Marco (Public Relations/Entrepreneur)
62. Christina Luna (Artist Management)
63. Filbert Kung (Hollywood Photographer)
64. Fleur Magbanua (TV Reporter/Nurse)
65. Mithi Aquino Thomas (Philanthropist/International Model)
66. Alain Uy (Hollywood Actor)
67. AJ Rafael (Recording Artist/Youtube Superstar)
68. Jokoy (Stand-up Comedian)
69. Matthew Libatique (Hollywood Cinematographer)
70. Michael Galante (Hollywood Actor)
71. Melody Garcia (Speaker/Philanthropist)
72. Jasmine Trias (Stage Performer)
73. Faith Bautista (Community Leader/Philanthropist)
74. Roger Oriel (Asian Journal Publisher)
75. Benny Uy (President of Fil-Am Press Club of CA)

Pop Star Carly Rae Jepsen will be bringing her ‘Dedicated Tour’ to Manila

Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen will be bringing her ‘The Dedicated Tour’ to Manila on October 23 at the New Frontier Theater. Tickets will be on-sale starting August 31 via TicketNet.com.ph and at all TicketNet outlets nationwide. Presented by concert promoter Wilbros Live.

Fans can expect a night full of hits as Carly Rae Jepsen will be performing her chart-topping songs, including “Cut to the Feeling”, “Call Me Maybe”, “Party for One”, “I Really Like You”, “Boy Problems”, “Emotion”, “Run Away with Me” and many more.

After Carly Rae Jepsen released her critically acclaimed album E·MO·TION in 2015, it became “a modern touchstone for a new crop of pop-leaning artists and legacy acts,” as NPR noted, adding “the blast radius of E•MO•TION is expansive.” The album also inspired an abundance of memes — extending the cultural cachet that Jepsen earned from the ubiquity of her Grammy-nominated blockbuster hit “Call Me Maybe” (from her U.S debut album Kiss), which not only climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, sold over 20 million singles worldwide, and was certified Diamond in the U.S., but was referenced by everyone from former secretary-of-state Colin Powell to Cookie Monster. 

Jepsen’s new album, Dedicated, retains the joyful, hook-filled feeling of its predecessor. But where E*MO*TION, which featured the platinum single “I Really Like You,” was an ’80s-influenced synth-pop classic that Rolling Stone called “a pop masterclass” and Stereogum called “indisputable, unfuckwithable pop genius,” Dedicated has a more ’70s-inspired feel at times (though the album defies categorization as a whole). At one point, Jepsen was sure she was making a disco opus. “The title was going to be ‘Disco Sweat,’” she says with a laugh. “I really bought into it.” But Jepsen had a change of heart thanks to her travels over the past two years, which included writing trips to the Swedish countryside (“It was spring and there were fields of flowers, homemade breads, and kittens running everywhere”) and a beach in Nicaragua, where she surfed and stayed in a cabana-like casita. Then there was an Eat Pray Love-esque solo vacation in Italy. “I had so many songs,” she says. “I needed some space to walk around, reflect, eat pasta, and get to know myself a bit.”

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6 Tips How to Get that Glowing Skin

6 Tips How to Get that Glowing Skin
Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach Collaborates with
Miss O, a Celebrity Beauty Expert

By MJ Racadio

Miss O with Pia Wurtzbach
(Los Angeles, California) March 04, 2019. Technology played a great role in the world of social media. In the case of Miss O, a celebrity beauty expert, she did very well in terms of marketing and branding herself. Despite our time-zone difference, Miss O and I managed to connect via messenger. Oh boy, I got some good news to everyone especially 6 tips how to get that glowing skin, the latest collaboration of Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach and interesting story why Miss O formulated her new products including shampoo, cushion, and liquid botox.

Miss O How ya been? Good very well,
What have you been lately? I am focusing on a new product and repackaging all the skincare line.


So I heard your new shampoo can you talk about that? “I always deal with clients with pimples on their forehead, thigh, back, and chest. I tell them to buy specific shampoo over-the-counter and often times that brand of shampoo is not available, so my client was having a hard time. I usually recommend an oil-free shampoo to stop acne. Even online shopping was hard to find. Despite giving them facial, they still get pimples because of shampoo.”
You decided to formulate your own shampoo that’s so clever. “So now according to my clients, it helps with their acne and very happy because we have a one-stop shop at the Spa.

So curious about your new product cushion foundation. “It’s 10 formulas before perfecting it. I am hard to please when it comes to my products because I know how it works and to see my client needs. Always see to it, my clients will benefit from it. I want their face to have like bulb light and spotlight like complexion.”
New TVC of Pia Wurtzbach

Now you finally worked with Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach in a new TV Commercial of Oskincare, how is it like working with her?
“It was fun because we’re already friends, like playing around on the set, she’s willing to endorse our clinic, she tried the facial already. According to Pia, it was the best facial experience, it was a red carpet 2-hour facial, you can see results right away, even better the next day, after two to four days, her face was glowing .”
In addition, discuss the secret pearl. It’s a liquid botox, just apply it within wrinkles part of your face and intense whitening when you apply the second layer, the skin will be lighter according to the client’s preference.
I’m glad that you came up with these amazing skincare line. Now give us tips on how to get that glowing skin.

6 Tips How to Get that Glowing Skin
1. Do not use mineral oil on the skin. Read ingredients on facial wipes or cleanser before applying on skin. Choose oil-free products.
2. Sunscreen/Sunblock- SPF 50, it has longer sun’s protection (8-hours sun protection whereas SPF 35 you only get 5-hour sun’s protection against UV. Better to have sunscreen than washing your face with soap.
3. Hydrate yourself with water, watch caffeine intakes like coffee or soda, it make your skin dehydrated; if you drink a cup of coffee, you have to drink four glasses of water to flush out the caffeine in your system.
4. Do the basic four. Perhaps add whitening or glow in your daily regimen.
Cleanse
Tone
Moisturizer
Sunblock
5. Make it a habit, get facial at least every month. Exfoliate so your skin will glow.
6. Get 8-hour sleep is very important for mind, skin, and health

Miss O How, do you deal with bashers? “I just think they are going through something. I don’t get upset. Diverting the mindset.”
What makes you happy? “Spending time with the Lord, it gives me Joy and helping people. Bringing out friends to eat. Anything in giving and happy clients makes me so happy.”

 

O Skincare Med Spa

https://www.oskinmedspa.com

CATRIONA GRAY FROM THE PHILIPPINES CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE

CATRIONA GRAY FROM THE PHILIPPINES CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE

Photo Credit: Miss Universe Organization

The special event trended worldwide with millions of viewers across the globe tuning in to watch

Bangkok, Thailand (December 17, 2018) – Today, Catriona Gray from the Philippines was crowned the new Miss Universe in front of a worldwide audience at IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. The three-hour special programming event aired live on FOX in the United States.

Catriona Gray is passionate about the arts and previously received her Master Certificate in Music Theory from Berklee College of Music. She works closely with Young Focus Philippines, an education based NGO that provides free education and school sponsorships for children in Tondo Manila, one of the poorest neighborhoods within the country’s capital city. Additionally, Catriona is an advocate for HIV/AIDS education and prevention after losing a close friend to the virus. She supports Love Yourself Philippines, an organization that offers free testing, education and treatment to those living with HIV/AIDS, and now as Miss Universe, plans to bring more awareness to the epidemic.

Now in its 67th year, MISS UNIVERSE® had a record number of contestants at the competition with women representing 94 countries. The top 20 finalists were selected from three regions of the world: Americas, Europe, Africa-Asia Pacific as well as a wild card group across all areas.  For the first time in the competition’s history, the finalists had the opportunity to share a personal statement summarizing what they wanted the world to know about them. Topics ranged from female health care, the environment, ethnic minorities, body positivity, and cultural diversities.

The first-ever all-women selection committee panel was made up of entrepreneurs, business leaders, industry experts, and former Miss Universetitleholders. Miss Universe Spain Angela Ponce made history as the first transgender woman to participate in the pageant sharing a message ofinclusion, respect and diversity to the international community.

Miss Universe Laos On-anong Homsombath was honored as the winner of the National Costume Show and shared about her costume, the “Stream of Generosity,” a half-human, half-bird spiritual creature in traditional Laos’ folklore.

Five-time Emmy® Award winner, and one of television’s favorite entertainers, Steve Harvey hosted the global event. Model, entrepreneur and body activist, Ashley Graham took viewers behind-the-scenes throughout the competition alongside TV personality and style guru Carson Kressley and supermodel and pageant expert Lu Sierra to provide commentary.

Final Results:   

First Runner-Up: Miss Universe South Africa Tamaryn Green

 Second Runner-Up: Miss Universe Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez

 Top Three: Miss Universe Philippines Catriona GrayMiss Universe South Africa Tamaryn Green; Miss Universe Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez.

 Top Five: Miss Universe Puerto Rico Kiara Ortega; Miss Universe Vietnam H’Hen Nie; Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray; Miss Universe South Africa Tamaryn Green; Miss Universe Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez.

 Top Ten: Miss Universe South Africa Tamaryn Green; Miss Universe Vietnam H’Hen Nie; Miss Universe Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez; Miss UniversePhilippines Catriona Gray; Miss Universe Costa Rica Naalia Carvajal; Miss Universe Curacao Akisha Albert; Miss Universe Nepal Manita Devkota; MissUniverse Canada Marta Magdalena Stepien; Miss Universe Thailand Sophida Kanchanarin; Miss Universe Puerto Rico Kiara Ortega.

Top Twenty: Miss Universe South Africa Tamaryn Green; Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray; Miss Universe Nepal Manita Devkota; MissUniverse Vietnam H’Hen Nie; Miss Universe Thailand Sophida Kanchanarin; Miss Universe Poland Magdalena Swat; Miss Universe Belgium Zoë Brunet; Miss Universe Hungary Enikő Kecskés; Miss Universe Ireland Grainne Gallanagh; Miss Universe Curacao Akisha Albert; Miss Universe Costa Rica Naalia Carvajal; Miss Universe Canada Marta Magdalena Stepien; Miss Universe Puerto Rico Kiara Ortega; Miss Universe Jamaica Emily Sara-Claire Maddison; Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers; Miss Universe Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez; Miss Universe Indonesia Sonia Fergina Citra; MissUniverse Brazil Mayra Dias; Miss Universe Australia Francesca Hung.

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The Miss Universe Organization

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) is a global community that empowers women to realize their goals through experiences that build self-confidence and create opportunities for success.  MUO believes that every woman should be “Confidently Beautiful.” MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® programs provide the 10,000 women who participate annually an international platform to affect positive change through influential humanitarian and professional efforts. The contestants and titleholders are leaders and role models in their communities, develop personal and professional goals, and inspire others to do the same. The Miss Universe Organization is an Endeavor company. To learn more, visitwww.missuniverse.com.

About Endeavor

Endeavor, formerly WME | IMG, is a global leader in sports, entertainment and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Named one of Fortune’s 25 Most Important Private Companies, Endeavor is the parent of a number of subsidiaries with leadership positions in their respective industries, including WME, IMG and UFC. Collectively, Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media sales and distribution; and event management.

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For more information, visit www.missuniverse.com and MissUniverse on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

 

30 Years in One Amazing Night: John Ablaza Behind-the-Seams

30 Years in One Amazing Night: John Ablaza Behind-the-Seams

” Something that I can contribute in protecting our environment. I will never turn back with my advocacy this is more important and meaningful”– John Ablaza

By MJ Racadio

November 21, 2018, (Toronto, Canada) 30 years in the making. Philippines’ first eco-couture John Ablaza, has done it again and showcased craftsmanship and promoting sustainable materials from the Philippines to its finest last November 17, 2018, at the Toronto, Pavilion.

Prior to the fashion show, Star Circle talents took the center stage around 4PM, performing songs from the Greatest Showman.

Starcircle Talents after performances with Ms. Elle aka Ellen Galarfort, Starcircle Entertainment Owner.

#TheBlogger on the Red Carpet

From Red Carpet to Backstage. Rehearsals and Post Fashion Show Photo-Op with Alvin Masangkay Francia (Fashion Director).

The red carpet event started around 5PM with special guests, sponsors, celebrities, and model. John Ablaza 30 years Behind-the-Seams highlights Kubo Barong Collection, John Ablaza, Kid’s Couture Launching and of course the main collection (30 years in the making).

Le Petite Couture Philippine Debut on News 5 with MJ Marfori

Plus showcasing the Le Petite Couture by John Ablaza at the lobby area.

Le Petite Couture at the Lobby of Toronto Pavilion. Photo Credit- Daniel Houle
Emily with Le Petite Couture
Emily B (International Award-Winning actress/Commercial Model/Philanthropist) next to her Le Petite Couture. Photo Credit: Daniel Houle
The Blogger interviewing Bea Santiago (Miss International 2013/Model/Actress) next to Le Petite Couture. Photo Credit- Fe Taduran

Bea Santiago was surprised having her own Le Petite Couture named after her. Let’s find out! Video.

In addition, backstage moments with models we’re so memorable including the talents of Star Circle Entertainment.

The Show started the special guest designer Jared Servano of Yaser & Mayasa Co. Photo Credit- Mannie Panaguiton

followed by soft launching Kubo Barong Collection, a collaboration between John Ablaza and Ronnie Dela Gana. Photo Credit-Mannie Panaguiton

Collection John Ablaza’s Kids Couture. Photo Credit: Mannie Panaguiton

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30 Years Collection, and Finale.

Photo Credit: Faisal Hafeez

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Photo Credit: MJ Racadio

Grand Finale

From Left, Emily B (International award-winning actress/commercial model), Bea Santiago (Miss International 2013), from the right, Mithi Aquino-Thomas (Model/Philanthropist/Wife of former U.S. Ambassador in the Philippines and Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa) and Ben Isaac (Top Commercial Model in the Philippines) John Ablaza’s 30 Years Behind-the-Seams Finale at the Toronto Pavilion last November 17, 2018. Photo Credit-Faisal Hafeez

His designs from tree bark to coco beads that helped artisans and Mangyan women in providing a livelihood in Mindoro and parts of Metro Manila.

Ablaza also has been helping St. Martin De Porres (School for Autistic and Down Syndrome Children) in providing school supplies and renovation of the school in Cebu City.. Importantly, Ablaza now focuses in the mentorship program to young designers and artisans to hone their talents and skills. Particularly, he started it in Zimbabwe, Africa, a project of the U.S. Embassy in Harare headed by Former Ambassador Harry Thomas and the wife Mithi Aquino-Thomas. Lastly, the first quarter of 2019 Mr. Ablaza’s scheduled to return to Africa to continue what he started along with world-renowned photographer, Filbert Kung. Produced by Star Circle Entertainment.

 

Social Media: Thank you’s from the Publicist

#JohnAblaza30BTS
Photo Credit: MJ Racadio

On behalf of #JohnAblaza‘s Team, we would like to thank the people who made 30 years Behind-the-Seams a success!. Our producer, Star Circle Entertainment: to Ellen Galorport aka Ms.Elle, Phoebe Yap Chan, and Maria, you guys are the best host ever. Our models, Bea Rose Santiago(#MissInternational 2013), Ben Isaac, and Lady Diana Alvaro who traveled all the way from the Philippines. Our models from the U.S., Mithi Aquino-Thomas and Fides Spes Caritas. Models from Calgary and the stage director, Alvin Masangkay Francia you are awesome. Rico Ray, you made the fashion show so exciting because of the amazing beats and music. Local models from #Toronto#EmilyBRobert Xavier and so on many to mention. Star Circle Kids, Ronnie Dela Gana and Claire De Rivera of #KuboBarong, make-up artists and volunteers. Wonderful and entertaining host, Gloria Gift. Thankful for all the media/press/photographers and Toronto Pavilion. All our sponsors, VVIP guests, friends fans and parents of star circle talents. My assistant that day, Rhovic-Magene Cabato and Kuya Manny. – MJ Racadio, the publicist/Road Manager/#TheBlogger.
BlogTalk with MJRacadio #JohnAblaza30BTS#JA30BTS#30yearsbehindtheseams.

John Ablaza Facebook Public Figure Page

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5 Things to Prep for Hollywood Red Carpet Ready Look with #theBlogger

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5 Things to do for Hollywood Red Carpet Ready Look with #theBlogger

by MJ Racadio

Getting ready for Hollywood Red Carpet seems easy to do than you think. First, decide what you are going to be your look, therefore find a reputable salon or barber shop. Second, if you wanna look fresh and aiming for glowing skin, find a licenced aesthetician in your area and make sure asked for services that does not make your skin red after the facial. Third, search for experienced stylist, he or she can do the magic including the concept of your look such make-up and hairstyle. Fourth, if you are planning to wear a couture, make sure to double check if you already gained weight so you can make a necessary adjustment and alteration. Last, the final touch can be done by adding accessories such jewelries, ties and bling-bling. The following are #TheBlogger’s Choice places to get ready for the big events.

  1. Haircut 
  2. Facial
  3. Stylist
  4. Couture
  5. Final Touch/Look

Haircut- Southern Exposure with Brianna

Facial- O Skincare Med Spa with Marie

with Marie of O Skin Care Med Spa

 

StylistVenus Salon with Ojie Leona

Men’s Couture by John Ablaza

The Blogger on the Red Carpet at Metro FW

Photo Credit: Priscilla Marte

Final Touch/Look- Stylist Ojie Leona

Accessory by John Ablaza

with Ojie Leona

MJ Racadio-Host/Producer of Blogtalk (Blogtalk Hollywood). Social Media Reporter of the Year 2016 by Fil-Am Press Club of California. an active member of Los Angeles Press Club. One of the Official Bloggers/Media(s) of Miss Universe. Freelance Producer of Eagle News International.

O Skincare Med Spa

Ojie Leona Venus Salon