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)
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.

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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.

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ACADEMY AWARD WINNING MAKEUP ARTIST VE NEILL HONORED WITH “EXCELLENCE AWARD,” PRESENTED BY STEVE CARELL FOR THE METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK AWARDS

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RUTH E. CARTER – “BLACK PANTHER”
AND MARY E. VOGT – “CRAZY RICH ASIANS” TIE FOR
OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGNERS – MOTION PICTURES

 

JACQUELINE DEMETERIO – “YOUNGER”
WINS OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGNER – TELEVISION

 

JOEL HARLOW, CAMILLE FRIEND & KEN DIAZ – “BLACK PANTHER”
WIN OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE FOR MAKE-UP ARTISTS & HAIR STYLISTS

 

DOUGLAS TAPIA (Venezuela) WINS FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
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Winners Recognizing Outstanding Achievements in Fashion & Costume Design for
Motion Pictures & Television Were Announced at Closing Gala, October 6th
at Los Angeles City Hall Celebrating ‘The Most Fashionable Week in Hollywood’

 

Photos Available at: http://bit.ly/2QDRpBJ

 

LOS ANGELES, OCT. 11, 2018 –TheMetropolitan Fashion Week (MetroFW)announced winners of its fashion and costume awards honoring outstanding achievements in fashion and costume design in motion pictures and television, during the 6th Annual Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala and Fashion Awards, held at the iconic Los Angeles City Hall Forecourt and Rotunda on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

 

Three-time Academy Award winner Makeup Artist, VE NEILL (A Star Is Born, Beetlejuice, Mrs. Doubtfire) was honored with the “Excellence” Award. Presenting the award to Ms. Neill was actor STEVE CARELL, best known for The Office, The 40 Year-Old Virgin and Foxcatcher and star to the upcoming movies Beautiful Boy and Welcome to Marwen. America’s Next Top Model AVA CAPRAand Metropolitan Fashion Week Founder and President EDUARDO KHAWAM hosted the event, which was attended by over 1200 industry VIP’s celebrities, costume and fashion designers and makeup exclusively by Cinema Makeup School.

 

Winners in the motion picture categories included a tie for Costume Designer of the Year – Motion PicturesRUTH E. CARTER for her costume design in BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios) and MARY E. VOGT for her costume design in CRAZY RICH ASIANS(Warner Bros. Pictures); Costume Designer of the Year – Television: JACQUELINE DEMETERIO for her costume designs in YOUNGER(TV Land); Outstanding Ensemble For Make-Up Artist & Hair Stylist – Motion Picture or TV:  JOEL HARLOW, CAMILLE FRIEND & KEN DIAZ for BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios); Fashion Designer of the Year: Fashion Designer DOUGLAS TAPIA (Venezuela).

 

Award presenters included Actress Producer & former Miss Universe,  ALICIA MACHADO; celebrated Hollywood MediumTYLER HENRY, who was also filming segments of the fourth season of his TV show Hollywood Medium; Telemundo52 – Acceso Total HostELVA SARAY; and MetroFW Fashion DirectorNIVEEN HEATON among others. BEBE CORONEL and JAQUIE RIVERA performed the Academy Award Winning song “City of Stars” to celebrate the event’s location in the heart of Los Angeles.

 


In addition to the Metropolitan Fashion Awards, the Gala showcased a unique, exclusive one-of-a-kind runway fashion show featuring Fashion Designers MELLARDIGiovanni TestiErickBendaña and introducing the Metropolitan Fashion Capsule Collection byDouglas Tapia and hats by Arturo Rios.A special segment of Haute Couture and Avant Garde Masterpieces was also showcased, inspired by the KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Exhibit currently on display at the California Science Center, and designed by over 15 international fashion designers.

 

The show is produced and directed by EDUARDO KHAWAM, fashion expert, producer and TV personality for Telemundo and the CW, and Executive Producer PAUL JARAMILLO. During the 2018 Closing Gala MetroFW, NAZIK UTUCHIAN, Designers’ Director, announced that next year’s 2019 Metropolitan Fashion Week will be held at the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Dates to be announced.

 

ABOUT METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK: Metropolitan Fashion Week events are held in dramatic, non-traditional venues that showcase not just best fashion designers or costume designs, but the most beautiful venues each city has to offer. MetroFW is one of the fastest growing fashion weeks in the United States, with shows in Seattle, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Official video reel click here .

 

FOLLOW METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK:
• Hashtag: #MetroFW
• Instagram: MetropolitanFashionWeek

 

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75 Most Influential Filipino-Americans of 2018

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October 02, 2018, (Los Angeles, California). Wow, it has been five years, since created this movement, in conjunction with Filipino-American History Month (October). Therefore, about time to recognized our fellow Fil-Ams with their variety of contributions in American society. Here are the following lists, who made it this year 2018.75 Most Influential Filipino-Americans of 2018

75 Most Influential Filipino-Americans of 2018:

  1. Marc Anthony Nicolas (2nd-time Emmy-Award Winning Producer of the Talk)
  2. Janet Nepales (Hollywood Journalist/ Executive Secretary of Hollywood Foreign Press Association/Executive Producer of 75th Golden Globe Awards).
  3. Darren Criss (First Fil-Am to win Emmy for Leading Actor Category)
  4. Bruno Mars (Grammy- award winning recording artist/Outreach Advocate)
  5. Ruben Nepales (Hollywood Journalist/HFPA Board Director /Former Director of HFPA)
  6. Hailee Steinfeld (Oscar-nominated actress/recording artist)
  7. Matthew Libatique (Oscar Nominated Cinematographer of Black Swan/ a Star is Born)
  8. Jhett Tolentino (Grammy and Tony winning producer)
  9. Fritz Friedman (Veteran Publicist of Sony Pictures)
  10. Dean Devlin (Hollywood Producer)
  11. Lea Salonga (Tony- award winner)
  12. Janelle So-Perkins (TV Host/Entertainment Reporter)
  13. Angela Perez BaraquioGrey (Miss America 2001/School Principal/Character Education Advocate).
  14. Nico Santos (Crazy Rich Asians/Superstore)
  15. Hannahlei Cabanilla (So You Think You Can Dance 2018 Winner)
  16. Jessica Sanchez (Recording Artist/Actress)
  17. Apl De Ap (Grammy award winning recording artist of Black Eyed Peas)
  18. Dr. Tess Mauricio (America’s Favorite Dermatologist)
  19. Vanessa Hudgens (Hollywood Actress/Outreach Advocate)
  20. Ronnie Del Carmen (Oscar-nominated co-director of ‘Inside Out’)
  21. Filbert Kung (Fashion Photographer)
  22. Michael Galante (Hollywood Actor)
  23. Olivia Quido-Co aka Miss O (Celebrity Beauty Expert)
  24. Yong Chavez (Hollywood Reporter)
  25. Nicole Scherzinger (Grammy-nominated Recording Artist of Pussycat Dolls/Theatre Actress)
  26. Eva Noblezada (Tony-nominated actress of Miss Saigon)
  27. Ted Benito (Apl De Ap Foundation)
  28. Kenneth Barlis (Fashion Designer)
  29. Kelsey Merritt (Victoria’s Secret Model)
  30. Jr De Guzman (Fil-Am Creative)
  31. Tia Carrere (Hollywood Triple Threat/Smile Train)
  32. Shay Mitchell (Hollywood Actress)
  33. RC Caylan (Fashion Designer)
  34. Sthanlee Mirador (Hollywood Photographer)
  35. Jokoy (Comedian Comedy Central)
  36. Puey Quinones (Hollywood Fashion Designer)

37. Cheryl Burke (Award-winning Dancer/Performer)
38. Luis Pedron (Film Festival Director/Actor/Director)
39. Elton Lugay (TOFA Founder)
40. Sonia Delen (Appointed State-board of California/Apl De Ap Foundation)
41. Zaldy Coco ( Emmy Award-Winning Costume Designer)
42. Joshua Ang Price (Public Relations/Marketing)
43. Lisa Manibog- Lew (4th-time Emmy award winning producer)
44. Cher Calvin (Emmy winning anchor/KTLA 5)
45. Gel Santos Relos (TV Anchor)
46. DJ Qbert (Award-winning DJ)
47. Susan Ordona (Best-selling Author)
48. Mutch Carino (Marketing)
49. RD Alba (Award-winner director)
50. Manny Streetz (Radio Host)
51. Kat Inaba (TV Host)
52. Oliver Carnay (Talent Manager)
53. Ken Alcazar- Style Fashion Week (LA and NYC)
54. Thomas Orlina (Radio/Youtube Series Producer)
55. Anthony Boncio-(TV Producer)
56. Jush Andowitt (GMA Pinoy TV Marketing)
57. Oliver Tolentino (Hollywood Fashion Designer)
58. Vincent Rodriguez III (Hollywood Actor of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
59. Christina Luna– (Event Organizer)
60. Kathy Marino (OC Fashion Week)
61. Michael Paulo (Jazz Saxophonist)
62. Dr. Astrid Tuminez (President of Utah Valley University)
63. Fleur Magbanua– (Reporter/Journalist)
64. Val Abelgas (Journalist)
65. Rob Banta (Public Servant)
66. Elaine Quijano (News Anchor)
67. Guillermo Amok (Print/Broadcast Journalist)
68. Kevin Nadal (Author)
69. Lou Razon (Fashion Designer)
70. Don Tagala (TV Reporter)

71. Rex Navarette (Stand-up Comedian)
72 Gherald Alaman (Talent Management)
73. JB Adkins (Entertainment Journalist)
74. Cristina DC Pastor (Founding Editor of FilAm)
75. Monet Lu (Stylist)

Congrats! to all, greetings from

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MJ Racadio, Host/Executive Producer of Blogtalk, Social Media Reporter of the Year 2016. One of the official Bloggers/Media of Miss Universe, an active member of Los Angeles Press Club and Filipino-American Press Club of California. Freelance Producer of Eagle Broadcasting (Eagle News International).

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LumoXchange and Philippine Airlines Sponsor the IFFM 2018

Press Release
For Immediate Release

“LumoXchange and Philippine Airlines Sponsor the International Film
Festival Manhattan 2018”

The 8th Annual International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM) 2018 that
attracts a lot of Filipino American audience because of it’s
programming of numerous Filipino films from all over the world will be
sponsored this year by LumoXchange and Philippine Airlines.

The festive IFFM will be held in New York City on
October 17 to 21, 2018 at various venues that are in the reach of
Filipino community members. The Opening night on October 17 will be
held at the Elmhurst Baptist Church 87-37 Whitney Ave Elmhurst NY
11373 featuring the faith based film “One Nation Under God” (USA) Dir:
Lisa Arnold. The Awards Night on October 18 will be held at the
Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center 556 5th Ave NY, NY 10036 will feature
the film “Sekyu” (Philippines) Dir: Joel Lamangan. On October 19 to 21
the regular film festival screenings will be held at the Producers
Club 358 W 44th St NY, NY 10036. Schedule of events will be posted on
www.IFFMNYC.com starting October 1, 2018.

From hundreds of submissions the festival offers a quality selection
of world class films that encompass all different genres of diverse
films — narrative features, documentaries, shorts, music videos and
student films, selected through our programming and scouting from our
networks from all over the world. We will be featuring a lot of films
this year from the Philippines, France, Brazil, UK, Japan and other
Latino countries.

Luis Pedron, Festival Director of IFFM said,” I welcome LumoXchange
and Philippine Airlines as our partners this year in reaching out to
the Filipino American Communities here in the New York City area. My
fellow Filipinos have been supportive of IFFM and I’m sure they will
be happy to learn more about LumoXchange and the new services of
Philippine Airlines in NYC. We also created a Pre event called the
IFFM NY Filmmaking Contest. Various Teams of Filmmakers will be
creating original 5 minute short films featuring LumoXchange and
Philippine Airlines in  Immigrant stories to be screened and judged on
October 4,2018 at he Producers Club. The Top winner will be awarded at
the IFFM Awards Night on October 18m 2018 at the Philippine Center
NYC.”

About our Sponsors:

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“LumoXchange was founded to help U.S. immigrants send more money to
their family back home,” said LumoXchange Founder and CEO Maf Sonko.
“We are proud to be a sponsor of the 8th Annual International Film
Festival Manhattan and celebrate the dynamic and vibrant culture of
Filipino-Americans through film.”

“As October is Filipino-American History Month, LumoXchange is
thrilled to be a presenting sponsor of IFFM — an organization that
creates opportunities for our kababayan to showcase their creativity,”
said Joshua Ang Price, LumoXchange Director of Marketing and Growth.
“We are looking forward to watching the short films these talented
teams come up with!”

LumoXchange is an innovative international money transfer company that
launched its remittance services to the Philippines in August of 2018.
With our platform, users can choose their own exchange rate from
leading banks in the Philippines and get 1-2 Pesos more per U.S.
dollar verses the competition. Founded by first and second-generation
Americans who know firsthand the challenges of sending money abroad,
LumoXchange gives you the power to pick your own rate, save money, and
send more love.
LumoXchange… Search. Compare. Send money. Hanapin. Ikumpara.
Magpadala ng pera.

About LumoXchange
Headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, LumoXchange is one-stop shop
exchange rate comparison and international money transfer company.
Through its innovative Local Exchange Networks (LENs) created with
local financial institutions in each country, LumoXchange can provide
cross border payments using the real exchange rates at the local
level. Easily search, compare, and send money online with the great
exchange rates. LumoXchange is an alumnus of the VC FinTech
Accelerator by Empowered FIS.  www.lumoxchange.com

As per Josh Vasquez, PAL Area Manager – New York  ” We are excited to
be part of the IFFM 2018 and would like share with our fellow Pinoys
about the good news! Philippine Airlines will start flying NON-STOP
between New York and Manila starting Oct. 30, 2018. Experience the
fastest, most convenient and affordable  way of flying to the
Philippines on board a state-of-the-art aircraft, the Airbus 350-90,
through the heart of the Filipino– Philippine Airlines.”

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has been Certified with the 4-Star Airline
quality ranking by SKYTRAX, the international air transport rating
organisation.
This 4-Star Airline rating is a mark of quality distinction that
recognises excellent standards of Product and Staff service across
different assessment categories for both the Onboard and Airport
environment, with Philippine Airlines noted for providing much
improved standards of product and service quality to its customers.

About Philippine Airlines
With the 4-Star rating now certified, PAL aims to intensify efforts as
it continues unveiling new products and expanding routes, including
the launch of nonstop services to New York and Brisbane as well as
flights to India and additional routes to Japan and China within 2018.
“By offering the public a globally competitive airline service, we are
empowered to attract more tourists to visit the Philippines,
experience our country’s beauty and our people’s warmth, and to
generate more economic activity for the Philippines,” said PAL
President Bautista. www.PhilippineAirlines.com #flyPAL4Stars
#flyPALNewYorkManilaNONSTOP

International Film Festival Manhattan is still OPEN for SUBMISSIONS
the whole September 2018 SUBMIT NOW:
https://filmfreeway.com/InternationalFilmFestivalManhattan
and now also through
https://www.withoutabox.com/login/10781
www.IFFMNYC.com
#IFFMNYC2018

When Celebrity Beauty Expert meets Miss Universe

Ms. O with Pia Wurtzbach
Pia Wurtzbach (Miss Universe 2015) Photo Credit: Sthanlee Mirador

When Celebrity Beauty Expert meets Miss Universe

by MJ Racadio

Los Angeles, California (September 05, 2018) When it comes to beauty there is one name who stands out, her name is Olivia Quido-Co also known as Ms. O, a celebrity beauty expert from Los Angeles, California. Her impressive lists of clientele include Pia Wurtzbach, (Miss Universe 2015), Ruffa Gutierrez, (Moviestar/Host/Model) and KC Concepcion (Actress, Singer/Model), Megan Young (Miss World 2013), Boy Abunda (Asia’s King of Talk) and so on. I had a chance to meet Ms. O in person during Summer Beauty Bonanza last July 20, 2018 in Daly City, California along with her brand ambassadors, Pia Wurtzbach and Daniel Matsunaga.

Celebrity Clientele
Daniel Matsunaga (Brazilian Model/Actor) and Pia Wurtzbach. Photo Credit: From O Skin Care Facebook Page.
Ms. O and Pia Wurtzbach (Miss Universe 2015). Photo Credit: MJ Racadio

 

Ms. O was talking, Pia Wurtzbach, Right, Daniel Matsunaga.

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Part 1. https://www.facebook.com/mjracadio/videos/10217406522377779/

Part 2. https://www.facebook.com/mjracadio/videos/10217406553098547/

Part 3. https://www.facebook.com/mjracadio/videos/10217406783784314/

Part 4. https://www.facebook.com/mjracadio/videos/10217406825585359/

Getting-to-know the real Ms.O, recently interviewed via over the phone. Let’s find out.

MJ: Who is Ms. O as a person?

Ms. O: I’m a fun person, God fearing, I love people and passionate about making people look good.

MJ: What are your hobbies?

Ms. O: I love playing the piano, arts and crafts, actually that’s my favorite bonding-time with my daughter and I love watching concerts.

According to Ms. O, she plays the piano by ear and does not have not any formal training in music. “I listen to the music and then I play it right away.”

MJ: What inspired you to become a beauty-expert?

Ms. O– First, “I studied computer programming in De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Business Administration major in computer application. In addition, I designed the computer system of the business to become paperless. Since I arrived in States, wanted to follow my passion in facial because I love people and helping them to look beautiful.” Unfortunately,  Ms. O realized that computer programming was not her passion.

Apart from her passion, running a spa was quite challenging especially in exceeding client’s expectation. For example, her clients stated “Ms. O I would like to look 10-15 years younger”. Ms. O said “I am blessed with a good team and it’s hard to find trained and experienced aesthetician and it would take a year or two in becoming an expert so I dedicate my time to train them” In a nutshell, once the team is ready he or she can do the O signature facial.”

Celebrity Clientele

Her advice to follow her footsteps, “if you like skin care so can follow your passion and do something to help many people. For example giving treatment, healing their acne and it boost their self-confidence and always put God’s first in everything that you do, so your plan will succeed.”

Ms. O– I want people to see my fun side. Usually, I’m very professional and love going out with my family and blessed with four beautiful children and a very nice husband. I want my clients to be my friends and I do not want just a client. I want them to be part of the family. I am so happy with my team and doing skin care for 15 years. I am very grateful to my clientele not only as client but good friendship.

Left, MB Racadio (Blogtalk Producer), Ms. O (Celebrity Beauty Expert) and yours truly, The Blogger.

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