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World Premiere of The Blogger (The MJ Racadio Documentary)

Premieres this Weekend on BlogTalk with MJRacadio Facebook Page and Sine Abreño #BlogtalkwithMJRacadio

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July 11 at 10PM (Los Angeles Time)
July 12 at 1PM (Manila Time)
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Social Dragon PR presents #TheBlogger #MJRacadioDocumentary written and directed by Dexter Macaraeg (Internationally-Acclaimed Director). Who is MJ Racadio? From small-town boy in #VillasisPangasinan (Philippines) to #HollywoodPodcaster/

#HollywoodVlogger/ Red Carpet Correspondent.

Philippines’ Hottest Girl Group, 4th Impact, and the Dreamers

Philippines’ Hottest Girl Group, 4th Impact, and the Dreamers
By Mark Daniels

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Philippines’ Hottest Girl Group, 4th Impact. 

Some would say that the shouts of joy, laughter, and stunned voices of the girls of 4th Impact could be heard around the world.
With 6 minutes left in their KUMU broadcast on Saturday May 23rd, the girls of 4th Impact, who had already surpassed their previous week’s record of 2 million diamonds, were now on the verge of reaching 3 million diamonds.

 

KUMU is a social networking platform based in the Philippines where many artists now go in order to stay in touch with their fans and perform for them during the Pandemic.
The virtual gifts or diamonds that fans send can be converted into cash.  For many artists this is their only source of income.
On this day, the fans of 4th Impact were determined to make sure the girls made history again.
Irene stated breathlessly, “Guys I cannot breathe..wait guys..I’m waiting for the 3 million.”
Suddenly the sounds of pure joy, laughter, and excitement rang out from the girls as they realized they just reached 3 million diamonds, as they began jumping up and down screaming.
As Mylene jumped up and down, Celina, trying to catch her breath said “Okok wait, wait, calm yourself, calm down, calm down, let’s see.”
When Mylene stopped jumping she looked into the camera and said “Dreamers and Patreons we love you so much!!”
Irene agreed. “Guys, Dreamers, and Patreons you are making us feel so overwhelmed.”
Almira nodded. “We can’t say thank you enough.”
“Thank you so much guys,” Irene added, “even though there is a pandemic, we appreciate your generosity, your help.”
As Irene reflected she added “I think the magic is the Dreamers and the Patreons.”
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As we approach the 5 year anniversary of 4th Impact, with their song K(no)w More still at the top of the charts in the Philippines and in the top 3 on 89.9 FM The Wave, the top 20 charts in Brazil, along with participating in many interviews along with an appearance on EBC’s (Eagle Broadcasting Corporation) Enjoy Music Beyond the Crisis, the girls of 4th Impact have been very visible recently despite the pandemic.
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The debut video of 4th Impact on X-Factor UK has just also reached an unbelievable 162 Million views making it the most viewed video of all time for X-Factor UK.
With the passionate support of their fans which are lovingly referred to as Dreamers supporting and promoting 4th Impact every step of the way, the question comes up, who are the Dreamers and what has inspired so many people from around the world to come together as one worldwide family to support, promote, love and care for these girls?
Many dreamers have been sending me emails and messages for weeks sharing their thoughts and feelings about 4th Impact and what the girls mean to them.
What originally started out as a story about 4th Impact has now become a love letter from Dreamers worldwide to the girls of 4th Impact.
After reading their words, you will see the reason why so many Dreamers from around the world support 4th Impact. And when you read these testimonials you will learn so much more about who the girls of 4th Impact really are.
Hyun Jae- “My name is Jobs. There was a time I wanted to give up, feeling sad, broken, and tired of everything, but because of 4th Impact I didn’t give up.  They always tell us Dreamers never give up in any situation because there is a God who loves us so much and these struggles are a part of our life that will make us strong. We just need to trust God.  I always remember that Celina says ‘Never stop dreaming. Eventually dreams do come true.  Believe, achieve.’
I keep that quote in my heart forever.
My house burned down in May 2019.  A common Dreamer friend had told Almira about it. I was feeling down and I was browsing my phone when I couldn’t believe that Almira messaged me!  She asked if I’m ok, where are we, and how can she help me?
If you ask me what does 4th Impact mean to me?  They are God’s gift to me.  They are God’s instrument and they inspire me so much.”
Gregory Roberts- “An angels shield is their song.  They use it to protect the weak and comfort the weary.  The most precious angels are the ones that don’t know they are angels.  4th Impact says prayers and give thanks to their supporters, friends, and family.  They have a constant display of grace, gratitude, and concern for other people.  These are delightful, warm, caring, giving souls, and by the way, they just happen to also be a world-class singing and performance group.
About the Dreamers, you will find that as a group, they are nice people that are respectful to each other and their kindness is expressed in the way they speak to each other.  Communicating with other Dreamers is a welcoming and inclusive experience.”
Jim Ough– “All 4 young ladies show grace, concern for their fellow human beings, a healthy sense of humor, concern for others, and an understanding of the aspects of life that is unique in today’s world.
That makes you root for them simply because they expect nothing past what they earn.
4th Impact defines what the term “role model” means.”
James Garton– “I had played music for over 30 years. After I retired as an IT specialist I lost interest in music.  I saw 4th Impacts debut on X-Factor UK.  They took the crowd, the judges, and including me to a level I had not been on in a long time. The girls pray before and after each performance.  They wanted you to know that God was responsible for what they could do.  These girls went through disappointment over and over, but they would always pick themselves up and just keep going.  They were not known in many places including the USA but I found they somehow had a group of fans called Dreamers, and the Dreamers 4th Impact were superstars.  After a while I could tell that Dreamers were like a group of friends. They would do anything for 4th Impact and 4th Impact would do anything for them.  It’s like one big group with a common dream, to make 4th Impact the best in the world. They are all in it together.
4th Impact has a talent that God has given them to share with the world.
I’m 73. I will stick beside these girls until they make it. If I can help them in any way I will do so. They bring joy to my life I never had before.  They are like my own kids and I really feel I do owe them my life, and showing me there are good people in life.  I think they are Angels that God sent down to show us how people are supposed to be on Earth.”
Harold Kelly – “The girls never want to let their Dreamers down.  Everything the ladies do is for the family, and for the Dreamers.
I use their ‘Never give up your dreams, never stop believing’ as my everyday theme.  When Almira said ‘The reason they keep going and going and don’t give up is because of the Dreamers.’
I never want to let them down.  They will never let us down so as a Dreamer I am not going to let them down either.
To a true Dreamer, there is no greater love, than to see 4th Impact realize their dreams because their dreams are our dreams.”
To write more about how much 4th Impact has changed the lives of so many Dreamers around the world and what the girls mean to them would become a novel.
It is extremely humbling to read all of the testimonials Dreamers have about 4th Impact.  It is very rare in the entertainment industry these days to find a relationship between artist and the fans that are similar to 4th Impact and the Dreamers
As we look forward to a time when a vaccine is available and life returns to normal, with the Dreamers behind them, we will see 4th Impact become worldwide Superstars. Just like the song that 4th Impact sings, with the Dreamers and 4th Impact together as one “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now.”

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4th Impact Smashed Hit Single ‘K(no)w More’

To K(no)w More about 4th Impact, just listen to their music, subscribe to their social media accounts like YouTube, Facebook, and KUMU.
You can also become a V.I.P. Dreamer by joining 4th Impact’s Patreon account: https://www.Patreon.com/4thImpact.

Maine Mendoza Signs with Universal Records

MAINE MENDOZA SIGNS WITH UNIVERSAL RECORDS

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(L-R) Universal Records Operations Manager Peter Chan, Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Maine Mendoza, Business Manager Rams David

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After weeks of anticipation, Maine Mendoza has officially signed a record deal with Universal Records. The contract signing was held at the Universal Records office. Present during the signing were Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Operations Manager Peter Chan, Business Manager Rams David, and Maine


Hints of Maine’s signing first hit the web after Universal Records posted a teaser photo of a ‘mystery girl’ wearing a leather jacket bearing the word Universal on it. Fans were quick to catch on, as #MaineForUniversalRecords became the #1 Trending Topic on Twitter in the Philippines and Worldwide not long after the teaser was posted.

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Watch full #TheBigReveal video on Youtube here

The mystery girl was finally shown to be non-other than Maine herself on June 22, as posted through a Big Reveal video, further exciting her fans. 

Signing with Universal Records is just the latest accolade for the 23 year-old star, as she celebrates her third anniversary in show business. Rising to stardom after being introduced as Yaya Dub on the hit noontime show Eat Bulaga, Maine has amassed a number of endorsements, TV shows, box-office hits, and a best-selling book. Now, Maine is more than ready to trade in her dubsmash skills to pursue a recording career, adding to her many talents.

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Maine with Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go


Talking about Maine’s signing, Kathleen Dy-Go, General Manager of Universal Records says “We’re very happy to welcome Maine into the Universal Records family, and very excited to be working with her for her upcoming projects.”

Maine now joins Gary Valenciano, Christian Bautista, Noel Cabangon, The CompanY, Parokya ni Edgar, Gloc-9, Sponge Cola, Ice Seguerra, Shanti Dope, Christian Bautista, and Elmo Magalona in the elite roster of Universal Records’ prime artists.

Stay tuned for Maine’s debut single under Universal Records this 2018.

For more updates, follow Universal Records on Instagram @universalrecordsph and Twitter @universalrecph, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/universalrecordsph and YouTube

 

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When International Model meets Pagbilao

When International Model meets Pagbilao

Discovering Pagbilao in One Day

Beautiful Kuebang Lampas of Pagbilao, Quezon.

by MJ Racadio

Ironically, the top model of John Ablaza Limuel Hayag Vilela is from Pagbilao and happens to visit the quiet and beautiful town in the province of Quezon.

Breakfast with Limuel Hayag Vilela (International Model)

What better way to kick-start the day, by eating a mouth-watering breakfast at a local restaurant called carinderia from sauteed eggplant with scramble eggs(Torta) to Bicol express.

Right after, we proceed at the Pagbilao Park, discovering the meaning of Pagbilao: Papag (Wooden Bed) plus bilao = Pagbilao.

Little did I know, Pagbilao was very rich in natural resources from mountains to white sandy beaches.

As tour guide, International Model Limuel Vilela did not wasted any time to show the Beautiful landscape of Pagbilao.

On the way to Kuebang Lampas,  we also took pictures on the roadside with beautiful landscape from riverside to power plant,  which was a magnificent sight.

Getting-to-know Limuel up close and personal while showing us around Pagbilao.

Before Kuebang Lampas

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After visiting Kuebang Lampas

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The travel was well worth it, we finally reached the Kuebang Lampas from land to boat. Describing the place like paradise with white sandy beach, I had a chance to enjoy the sound from beach waves along the shore.

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It was really worth the travel four hour drive from SLEX:South Luzon Express Way. Pagbilao’s Kuebang Lampas should be included in one of the top beaches in the country. With better accomodations and restaurant, this place will be another top tourism destination in the Philippines. 

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From Blogging in the Bedroom to Miss Universe Red Carpet

From Blogging in the Bedroom to Miss Universe Red Carpet

Celebrating 3 Years I Season 7 Finale I Best of Blogtalk

Best of Blogtalk I Celebrating 3 Years I Season 7 Finale.

by MJ Racadio

(Quezon City, Philippines), April 25, 2017. It has been a long journey for me as a blogger then publicist. I can never imagine in my wildest dream to reached three years this week. First and foremost, I thank our almighty God for giving the life strength and knowledge and the people behind this so called little show called blogtalk, especially Mariebeth Racadio, friends and relatives and loyal followers.

From blogging in the bedroom to Miss Universe red carpet. It all started from simple blogging tips including fitness, time-management, health and wellness. Taking it to the next level by inviting known and influential guests and the rest is history. Here comes the hard part being a blogger, especially moving to Los Angeles was a big risk. Luckily, I was able to connect with the right people and of course fellow media/ press people, they either hate or love you. The first two years was always a challenge because people may look at you weird, when I say I’m a blogger/publicist. After the Hollywood experienced, I got stronger and wiser in choosing friends and what not to say.

Moving to the Philippines was sort of icing on the cake, it seems like never left the United States. I have yet to become a segment producer for Eagle Broadcasting Corporation, entertainment reporter and morning show host of ‘Pambansang Almusal’ oh boy, I have to worked double time from waking-up 5AM to evening for Eagle News International Showbiz segment. As entertainment reporter, was able to cover Selena Gomez to 21st French Film Festival. One of the most unforgettable interviews were Jaclyn Jose, Asia Pop Comicon, Ambassadors from other countries including France, Japan, South Korea, Brazil and Netherlands.

Early January, the most famous DJ in the world David Guetta had a successful concert in the Metro, plus I have watched and reviewed a Hollywood Film ‘Sleepless’ starring Jamie Foxx, the movie (Story, Cinematography, Acting were superb) was a suspense thriller so I loved it.  Here is my story for Miss Universe, first of all, I asked a friend from media how to apply for credential, his name is Jude Cartalaba, thankfully he directed me to Chavit Singson’s publicist so she sent the link where you can apply for Miss Universe. After a week, Miss Universe Organization approved Blogtalk to cover the live and pocket of events of Miss Universe. I still could not believed that it did not sink in until now, when people found out that I was one of the official media/bloggers of Miss Universe, people raised eyebrows and say “OMG! you are famous now”. Finally, it all boils down to hard-work, perseverance, be grounded and do not give-up on your dreams. In addition, you should know your purpose and be nice to people you meet and you will never know they can jump-start that dream of yours.

#BestofBlogtalk It will be uploaded starting April 23, 2017 a month-long celebration

From Anne Curtis (Filipino Superstar) to Jessica Sanchez (American Idol Runner-up).

From Marc Anthony Nicolas (Emmy Award winning producer of the Talk) to Dr. Tess (America’s Favorite Dermatologist)

From David Guetta to Miss Universe

Celebrating 3 years I Season 7 Finale I

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Its more fun in the Philippines with Miss Universe Candidates

Its more fun in the Philippines with Miss Universe Candidates 

From Island Hopping to Ethnic Fashion Show 

by MJ Racadio

(Manila, Philippines) January 23, 2017. The heat is on not in Saigon but the beautiful candidates of Miss Universe, enjoying the beauty of the Philippines and getting-to-know the culture. The Department of Tourism slogan: Its more fun in the Philippines. Absolutely, the candidates experiencing the Filipino hospitality through island hopping including Boracay and

Miss Universe Ecuador Connie Jiménez and Miss Universe Myanmar Htet Htet Htun Photo Credit: Miss Universe Official Website

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Swimwear Presentation in Cebu. Photo Credit: Cebu Daily News

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Photo Credit: Alecs Ongca/Rappler. Pictures of the Parade Baguio

Cebu. From Baguio parade to Davao tapestry fashion show, which showcasing the talented designers leading by Iconic Renee Salud and made use of a special fabric from Mindanao.

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Photo Credit: Missosology. Davao Tapesty Fashion Show

Aside from the designers, make-up artists also gave their contributions as part of the glam-team.

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Myka with Renee Salud.  Myka part of the Miss Universe Glam-Team of Miss Universe Tapestry Fashion Show

Myka with Miss Singapore
Myka with Miss Singapore

Myka with Miss China
Myka with Miss China

Myka with Miss Czech Republic
Myka with Miss Czech Republic. Photo Credits: Myka Duro

Recently had an exclusive interview via e-mail with Myka Duro (International Make-up Artist).

What is your reaction after you found out that you are part of Miss Universe Team in Davao for a fashion show?First of all, my Real Name is MARK DURO from Butuan City.

My mentor Lolong Trillo, my family and friends who inspires me being a make-up artist. I felt blessed and thankful when i found out that im choosen as one of the 10 make -up artist here in Mindanao and part of Ms. Universe 2016 Mindanao Tapestry fashion show held in Davao.

What is your advice to those who wants to follow your footsteps? My advice to the new aspirants is that, just continue what you have started and just love your craft or talent that God has given to us, trash insecurities it can’t help you to success, and respect yourself as you can gain respect from others, be kind, humble & down to earth always..TO GOD BE THE GLORY. Thank you Sir MJ Racadio for this amazing opportunity and experience.. God bless po.

The beautiful women in the universe will be showcasing not just beauty, and intelligence but with a heart according to reigning Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. The preliminary competition will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday, January 26, 2017 and live telecast on January 30, 8AM in the morning (Philippine Standard Time) and January 29, 7PM in the U.S via Fox.

Miss Universe Official Website: http://missuniverse.com

 

 

 

 

 

From Hollywood to Miss Universe

From Miss Universe to Hollywood

Kirsten Regalado: A Filipina International Fashion Designer

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Kirsten Regalado, an International Fashion Designer

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Lilimar (Hollywood’s Teen Superstar of Nickelodeon)

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Miss Mauritius-Universe 2016

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On the Red Carpet during Bb. Pilipinas USA, August 2015 at Porche Downtown Los Angeles, California.

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a glimpse of Miss Mauritius-Universe National Costume designed by Kirsten Regalado.

by MJ Racadio

(Manila, Philippines) January 20, 2017. a very friendly person, fashionable, and down-to-earth, Kirsten Regalado, an international fashion designer from Miami, Florida. Meeting Kirsten was a blast in Los Angeles during Binibining Pilipinas USA on August, 2015 and everyone says the rest is history. Kirsten asked ” would you like to meet Lilimar? I responded, “Sure, who is she? little did I know, she was teen superstar of Nickelodeon in Hollywood T.V. and blown away with her charm and humbleness in person.

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Hanging-out with Lilimar & Kirsten Regalado

Apart from Hollywood, Kirsten is designing for Miss Mauritius-Universe for the 65th Miss Universe in the Philippines

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DESCRIPTION OF MISS UNIVERSE MAURITIUS’ COSTUME
The multi-colored costume which showcases the Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel in country of Mauritius consists of three elements: headdress, cape and 3-piece gown.
The headdress made of red fabric petals represents the volcanic eruption and also the flora of Mauritius after the volcanic eruption.

The detachable cape made of ecofabric material is hand painted to show the volcano on the outside of the cape and then the volcanic eruption inside. (The cape opens up to 114 by 114 inches).
The three piece custom made gown is made of different materials. The upper gown is covered with recycled corded red lace and sewn with sequins for sparkle. The upper gown reflects the colors of the lava from the volcanic eruption.
The pencil skirt is made of recycled corrugated cardboard boxes, cut into diamond shape and the floor sweeping trail is covered with 1,300 pcs of recycled clear plastic cups and paper mache’ painted to show the hilly and amazing Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel in the island of Mauritius. Chamarel was chosen for its unique and colorful visual appeal which will surely entice visitors to flock to Mauritius once they see it.
It is worth noting that 4 children from La Consolacion College, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental Philippines including an orphan child helped work with the costume with fashion designer Kirsten Regalado.

Mauritius representing , the Seven Colored Earth(s)[1] (Terres des Sept Couleurs in French) are a geological formation and prominent tourist attraction found in the Chamarel plain in south-western Mauritius. It is a relatively small area of sand dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colors (approximately red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow). The main feature of the place is that since these differently colored sands spontaneously settle in different layers, dunes acquire a surrealistic, striped coloring.

 

 

Who will be the next Miss Universe?

Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach Photo Credit: Miss Universe
Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach
Photo Credit: Miss Universe

Who will be the next Miss Universe?

From arrivals to Terno Fashion Show

by MJ Racadio

January 19, 2017, (Manila, Philippines). The anticipation is quite high for the 65th Miss Universe.

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65th Miss Universe

It will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on January 30, 2017 (Manila Standard Time) and live telecast via Fox in the U.S. January 29, 2017. This will be the Philippines third-time to host the most prestigious beauty pageant . The candidates started arriving even

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Miss Universe Kick-off in Manila Photo Credit: Kat De Castro

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Pictures of Candidates Arrivals:

before the new year’s eve 2016 for promotional purposes from touring beautiful spots in island hopping  to walking in the runway for

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with Paula Shugart (President of Miss Universe Organization) after the Terno Fashion Show in Vigan.

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Photo Credit: Kat De Castro

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Photo Credits: Heritage City of Vigan

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Miss Philippines Maxine Medina as she walked in runway at Calle Crisologo during Terno Fashion Show in Vigan last Sunday January 15, 2017.

Terno Fashion Show, was recently held in Vigan, showcasing the uniqueness of Filipino designers using sustainable materials called Abel.

Terno Fashion Show Video

As the preliminary competition is fast approaching. The delegates will be showcasing their national costume, evening gown, swimsuit, and question and answer starting January 26 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Most avids fans have already picked their favorites. Let’s get to know some of the candidates profile and culture.

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Official Website

http://missuniverse.com