2014 MIFA Awards: 75 Most Influential Filipino Americans (Fil-Am)

75 Most Influential Filipino American

For Immediate Release
MGR Records-
Central Valley,California
October 13, 2014
Contact: MGR Rac

By Mario G. Racadio Jr.

2014 MIFA Awards presented by
‪#‎Blogtalk‬ with ‪#‎MJRacadio‬
(America’s First Fil-Am Hollywood Entertainment Podcasting Show)
& ‪#‎MGR‬ Records: Non-profit Organization- Empower. Creativity. Mentoring. Discover the undiscovered

MIFA: 75 Most Influential Fil-Am’s of the Year 2014
October Celebrating Filipino American History Month.

Vision: To unify Fil-Am, recognized the contributions within the community, society & empower others.

The 75 nominees according to achievements in the Fil-Am community, society and promotes Filipino Culture.

Marc Anthony Nicolas: Emmy Nominated Producer of ‪#‎TheTalk‬ /Host of ‪#‎OnyourMarcShow‬

Janet Susan R. Nepales- Hollywood Journalist & HFPA member

Ruben Nepales- Former Chairman (2013) of HFPA Hollywood Foreign Press

‪#‎DJQBert‬- America’s Best DJ (2010)

Christina Luna- Talent Manager/The Luna Company

Kara Birkenstock- ‪#‎StyleBites‬ Fashionista/Producer

Oliver Oliveros- ‪#‎BroadwayWorld‬ Public Relation

RD Alba- Director

Sharon T- International Dance Diva
Sharon Tanyag

Gene Santos (Make-up artist/Filipiniana Costume Designer/Kalahi member)

Jannelle So-Perkins Host/Producer

Ron Quesada of Kulintronica- Kulintang+ EDM

Joey Guila- Stand-up Comedian

Apl De Ap- ‪#‎BlackEyedPeas‬ member/Jeepney Music

Gel Santos Relos- Balitang America

Esmeralda Padilla-Gould -‪#‎Kalahi‬ Member/Ms. Asian Las Vegas( Mrs Category)2014/Public Figure

Dinah San Pedro- Publisher/Writer

Susan Delos Santos – Filipino Press Publisher

Eric G. – Performer/Songwriter

Rius- Performer/Songwriter

Ted Benito- Promoter/Producer
Exec. Dir. of the Apl.de.ap Foundation

Dr. Tess Mauricio- Hollywood Dermatologist

Keesa Ocampo-Lifestyle Network Public Relation

Fatima Yusuf David- Public Figure/Recording Artist

JD Charisma- Performer/Actor/Songwriter

Additional lists for MIFA Awards 2014

‪#‎ErikSpoelstra‬- Miami Heat Coach

‪#‎CristitaComeford‬- White House Executive Chef

Jackie Chavez – OPM Ambassador/Acoustic Gem

Jochael Huffman- Fashion/Magazine Make-up Artist/Stylist

Sansu Ramsey- Host/Producer

Josephine ‘Banig’ Roberto-

‪#‎BrunoMars‬- Grammy award winning recording artist

‪#‎ChadHugo‬ of ‪#‎Neptunes‬- Grammy award winning producer

‪#‎CherylBurke‬- Dancing with the Stars Champion

‪#‎VanessaHudgens‬- Hollywood Actress

‪#‎NicoleScherzinger‬ of ‪#‎PussyCatDolls‬- Multi-Platinum Recording Artist

‪#‎CherCalvin‬- ‪#‎Emmy‬ award winning News Anchor

‪#‎AJRafael‬- YouTube Superstar/Songwriter

‪#‎GTongi‬- Host/Producer (Kababayan Today)

‪#‎YongChavez‬- Reporter in Hollywood

Kenneth Barlis- Hollywood Fashion Designer

Zena Sultana Babao- Journalist for Elvis Impersonator of America

Michelle Andria- Performer/Mentor

‪#‎RobertLopez‬- Oscar winner of ‘Let it go’composer

‪#‎EllonaSantiago‬- ‪#‎XFactor‬ Finalist

John Paul Raposas- Film Maker/Producer

Elton Lugay- Community Leader/founder of TOFA-NY

Loida Nicolas Lewis- Community leader

Kris Babao- Choreographer

#MIFAAwards2014 #MIFA2014 #MIFA75

25 Additional Nominations:
for #MIFA75

Tia Carrere (2 time Grammy award winner) Actress Wayne’s World/True Lies

Lou Diamond Philips – Actor “King and I”/La Bamba

Mark Dacascos – Actor/Host- Hawaii Five-O and Iron Chef America

Angela Perez Baraquio – Miss America 2001 – just published her first book.

Jessica Sanchez – highest Fil-Am finalist on American Idol

Jon Jon Briones – Theater Actor/”Miss Saigon” in London

Rob Bonta – first Fil-Am elected Ca. State Assemblyman

Eddie Angeles – First Fil-Am appointed to TSA by President Obama

Fritz Friedman – first Fil-Am appointed to California Humanities Commission by Governor Brown

Tony Olaes – Exec. Dir. of Gawad Kalinga – USA

Dado Banatao – Fil-Am tech whiz (multi-millionaire) and Chairman of PhilDev

Shay Mitchell – of Pretty Little Liars – just started own fashion line

Alee Vicencio Baytan (Fitness Guru/Kaba Modern)

Monique Lhullier, Oliver Tolentino, Alan del Rosario, Alexis Monsanto, David Tupas – Fashion Designers, they dresses Hollywoods A-List celebrities

Hailee Steinfeld- Oscar nominated actress

Darren Criss – (Glee) actor/singer/songwriter

Peterson Gonzaga- Public Relation/Pacific Rim Video

Fil-Am TV- Media

Sthanlee Mirador-Hollywood Photographer

Art Delpasen- Hollywood Celebrity Make-up Artist

Armi Guzman- Singer/Mentor

Stephanie Reese – International singer/actress/philanthropist

Hash Tags: #MIFA2014 #MIFA75
‪#‎MIFAAwards2014‬. The Top 75 MIFA Awardee will be announced end of October 2014 according to accomplishments not popularity votes. Congrats! To everyone

#MIFA75 Thank you’s
Ron Quesada
“wow thanks”

Eric G. Artist Page (Performer/Songwriter)
“Humbled n honored. Give God the glory!”

Ruben V. Nepales(Former Chairman of Hollywood Foreign Press Association 2013)
“Thank you, MJ Racadio, for understanding and no longer making this a popularity contest.”

JD Charisma(Performer/Actor/Songwriter)
“Thank you MJ. God bless you & more power to you.”

Sharon Tanyag(International Dance Diva)
“This is Awesome Thank you MJ”

Kara Birkenstock(Hollywood Fashionista/Host of Stylebites
“Thank you, MJ! What an honor to be recognized amongst such inspirational Fil-Ams!”

Zena Sultana Babao(Journalist of Elvis Impersonator of America)
“I’m humbled and honored that I am included in your list of prospective recipient of MIFA awards. Thank you, MJ!”

Joey Guila(Stand-Up Comedian)
“Thanks my brotha MJ! But I’m just your average chubby guy who loves Nilaga and going to Ross when I cash my check. Much love bro!”

Marc Anthony Nicolas- (Emmy Nominated Producer of #TheTalk)
Thank you MJ Racadio

Esmeralda Padilla-Gould (Ms. Asian Las Vegas Winner/public figure)
Thank you, MJ. I’m very grateful.

Jackie Chavez (Acoustic Gem)
Thanks MJ! It’s my pleasure.. Godbless your podcast!

Elton Lugay- Founder of TOFA-NY
Hi MJ, thank you so much!

Dr. Tess Mauricio(#Hollywood Dermatologist)
Wow! I totally didn’t expect to see my name! I just read the names of my friends and colleagues listed before I saw my name – all very deserving and inspiring individuals and true Pinoy Pride! Thank You MIFA
and MJ Racadio for the honor of being nominated! I am humbled! I love what I do and I am blessed to help my patients feel their very best everyday. Maraming Salamat!

Art Delpasen- (Hollywood Make-Up Artist/Stylist)
I am very honored by this and very humbled.

Ted Benito (Producer/Exec. dir. Alp De Ap Foundation)
Thank you MJ. Appreciate the nod.

Alan Del Rosario- (Hollywood Fashion Designer)
I am??? Thanks MJ Racadio….. !!! I am humbled…. I feel like I still have a lot to do to deserve such honor…. super Gratefull…!!!!

Oliver Oliveros- (Broadway World/Public Relation)
Thank you, MJ

Michelle Andria-(Performer/Mentor)
MIFA rocks! Thank you MJ for the honorable mention

Jochael Huffman (Fashion/Magazine-Stylist/Make-up Artist)
What an honor and privilege to be a part of this list with so many great names. Thank you so much Mario. I am truly humbled.

Peterson Gonzaga
A Big thank you to MJ Racadio for considering me and Sthanlee B. Mirador in your list of nominees of the most influential Fil-Ams of 2014! On behalf of our media outlet / production company Pacific Rim Video / Pacific Rim Photo Press we thank you!

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