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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)

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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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Fil-Am Snag Another Emmy for #TheTalk

#TheBlogger with Marc Anthony Nicolas (Emmy Award Winning Producer of the Talk- Hit TV Talk Show in Hollywood). Photo Credit: Andy Edralin

Fil-Am Snag Another Emmy for #TheTalk

Marc Anthony Nicolas received his second Emmy

By MJ Racadio

Hollywood, California (April 29, 2018).

Filipino-American Marc Anthony Nicolas snag another Emmy for the Talk as one of the producers. I had a chance chatting with him prior to his winning last year 2017.

Marc Anthony Nicolas second Emmy for #TheTalk as one of the producers [04.29.18]
MJ Racadio: How ya been?

Marc Anthony Nicolas: I’m fantastic. Gearing up for the holidays. The Talk got nominated for People’s Choice Awards so I’m really excited for that event next year. How are you? 

MJ Racadio I’m great! fantastic and Congrats! for the nominations of #theTalk you guys deserve it. You did very well winning the #Emmys and you are the #1 Most Influential Filipino-Americans of 2016 from #BlogtalkwithMJRacadio

Marc Anthony Nicolas Thank you for your support! Im so proud of you! Keep up your great work. 

MJ Racadio Thank you! you will be forever inspiration to the #Filipinos Worldwide

MJ Racadio What is your message to your fellow Kababayan?

Marc Anthony Nicolas Be kind to everyone… Do all the good you can, to as many people as you can, as often as you can… And make a change in this world 

MJ Racadio Marc Anthony Nicolas Wow! that’s beautiful

MJ Racadio Marc Anthony Nicolas with your success, any other wishes and dream for Marc Anthony?

Marc Anthony Nicolas 2016 was a good year for me. I turned 40. I don’t look my age thanks to my dermatologist, Dr. Tess Mauricio. I won the 2016 Emmy. I was ranked #1 in the list of “Most Influential Filipino-Americans” by Blog Talk. Boy Abunda interviewed me in Los Angeles. Finally, I was a judge in the Miss CA USA pageant. The winner represents California and competes in Miss USA 2017. For the new year, I want everyone to be happy and to start every day with a grateful heart. Be thankful. It’s not how much you have, it’s how much you can give. 2018, ready or not… Here I come

MJ Racadio Thank you! for catching-up with my very famous and yet very humble friend in so called #Hollywood or #Lalaland. Regards to the hosts of #TheTalk and don’t forget to shout-out. Before ending this catching-up, Tell me your favorite Filipino Food, Places in The#Philippines, The Best #Filipino moments.

Marc Anthony Nicolas My favorite food is pancit and lumpia. Every place in the Philippines is amazing but I really want to go to Palawan. My favorite Filipino moment is when I visited the Philippines during the holidays and everyone was at my Lola and Lolo’s house eating and singing. It was so fun! They would light the firecracker, Sinturon ni Judas which put a smile on my face.

Marc Anthony Nicolas holding his very first Emmy for winning as one of the producers of #TheTalk.
















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75 Most Influential Filipino-Americans 2016


October 02, 2016 (Los Angeles, California). This month of October, celebrates the Filipino-American History month, therefore #BlogtalkwithMJRacadio (Season 6) recognizing the contributions of our fellow Fil-Ams in society. From #Hollywood to #TheWhiteHouse. Here are the following lists of  75 Most Influential Filipino-Americans who made it this year.

  1. Marc Anthony Nicolas (Emmy Award Winner producer of #TheTalk)
  2. Dr. Tess (America’s Favorite Dermatologist)
  3. Janet Nepales (Hollywood Journalist)
  4. Ruben Nepales (Hollywood Journalist)
  5. Fritz Friedman (Veteran Publicist of Sony Pictures)
  6. Elton Lugay (TOFA Pioneer)
  7. Hailee Steinfield (Oscar Nominated Actress)
  8. Michael Galante (Hollywood Actor)
  9. Lea Salonga (Tony Award Winner)
  10. Apl De Ap (Grammy Award Winner from Black Eyed Peas)
  11. Luis Pedron (IFFM Pioneer/Director)
  12. Bruno Mars (Grammy Award Winner)
  13. Jessica Sanchez (American Idol Runner-Up)
  14. Tia Carrere (Hollywood Triple Threat).
  15. Nicole Scherzinger (Recording Artist/Former Pussycat Dolls Lead Singer) 
  16. DJ QBert (America’s Best DJ 2010/Scratch University)
  17. Ronnie Del Carmen (Inside Out Co-Director)
  18. Monique Lhullier (Fashion Designer)
  19. Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO)
  20. Vanessa Hudgens (Hollywood Actress)
  21. Cristeta Comeford (The White House Head Chef)
  22. Ted Benito (Concert Producer)
  23. G Tongi (Producer/Host of Kababayan Today.
  24. Emma Tiebens (Bestseller Author)
  25. Jess Espaniola (Emmy Award-Winning Animator)
  26. Denise Dador (News Anchor)
  27. Cher Calvin (Emmy Award Winning Anchor Los Angeles)
  28. Dante Basco (Hollywood Actor)
  29. Jose Llana (Broadway Actor)
  30. Rex Navarette (Stand-Up Comedian)
  31. Sonia Bermijo (Manila-Up Publisher)
  32. Andy Edralin (President of Fil-Am Press Club of California)
  33. Gherald Alaman (Talent and Skills/Entrepreneur)
  34. Allan Del Rosario (Hollywood Fashion Designer)
  35. Kenneth Barlis (Hollywood Fashion Designer)
  36. Oliver Tolentino (Hollywood Fashion Designer)
  37. Pauline Wilson (Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist)
  38. Abe Pagtama (Actor/Director)
  39. Mildred Deang (Beauty Pagent Producer)
  40. Kevin Nadal (Author)
  41. Elaine Quijano (Emmy Award Winning Anchor)
  42. RD Alba (Award Winning Director)
  43. Gel Santos Relos (Balitang America Host)
  44. Yong Chavez (Hollywood Reporter) 
  45. Steve Angeles (News Reporter)
  46. Tony Cabrera (Fox Anchor)
  47. Eric G (R&B Internaional Star)
  48. Kirsten Regalado (Hollywood Fashion Designer)
  49. Kulintronica (Filipino Culture Artist)
  50. AJ Rafael (Youtube Superstar/Songwriter)
  51. FilHarmonic (Acapella Singing Group)
  52. Thelma Calabio (Fil-Am Press Club of Califonia Founder)
  53. Angela Perez Baraquio-Grey (Miss America 2001/School Principal)
  54. Martin Nievera (Concert King)
  55. Michael Paulo (Jazz Saxophonist)
  56. Monet Lu (Salon Owner/Stylist)
  57. Oliver Carnay (Publicist)
  58. Joey Galon (Hollywood Fashion Designer)
  59. Sheila Vidamo-Vertuno (Fashion Blogger/Fashionista)
  60. Leilanie Arellano (Outreach Advocate)
  61. Sthanlee Mirador (Hollywood Celebrity Photographer)
  62. Annie Nepomuceno (Artist/Producer)
  63. Sonia Delen (Apl De Ap Foundation)
  64. Lou Razon (Fashion Designer)
  65. Lydia Neff (iHeart Media)
  66. Charmaine Rodriguez (Couture Designer)
  67. Dado Banatao (Creator of PhilDev)
  68. Gini Cruz Santos (Pixar Animator, Finding Dory)
  69. Anthony Buncio (Hollywood TV Producer)
  70. Rob Banta (Public Servant)
  71. Peterson Gonzaga (Pacific Rim Video)
  72. Robert ‘Bobby’ Murphy (Snapchat Co-Creator/One of the Youngest Billionaires)
  73. Stephanie Reese (International Recording Artist/Songwriter)
  74. Kathy Miclat Marino (OC Fashion Week President)
  75. JB Adkins (Publicist/Writer)

Congratulations! Mabuhay!


75 Most Influential Filipino Americans of 2015

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Media Contact: social.dragonpr@gmail.com

by MJ Racadio

MIFA 75: 75 Most Influential Fil-Ams of 2015 presented by BlogtalkwithMJRacadio & MGR Records
MIFA 75: 75 Most Influential Fil-Ams of 2015 presented by Blogtalk with MJRacadio & MGR Records

Hollywood CA (Social Dragon PR) October 10, 2015. 75 Most Influential Fil-Ams of 2015. Its time of the year, October is Filipino American History Month, therefore Blogtalk with MJ Racadio and MGR Records (Non-profit organization: Discover the undisvovered) recognized the contributions of our fellow Fil-Ams who made an impact to the society and uplift the community. This year #MIFA75 Most Influential Filipino Americans are the following.

Dr. Tess Maurico (America’s Favorite Dermatologist)

John Ablaza (Philippines First Eco-Couture Designer)

Michael Galante (Hollywood Actor)

Marc Anthony Nicolas (4th-time Emmy Nominated Producer of The Talk/Host of On Your Marc)

Janet & Ruben Nepales (Hollywood Foreign Press Association Member)

Lea Salonga (Tony Award Winning Actress)

Tony Cabrera (Journalist)

Andy Edralin (President of Fil-Am Press Club California)

Jush Andowitt (Marketing of Pinoy TV: USA)

Mark Pulido (Public Servant)

Apl De Ap (Grammy Award Winner: Black Eyed Peas)

Bruno Mars (Grammy Award Winner)

Fritz Friedman (Veteran Publicist of Sony Pictures)

Anthony Buncio (Hollywood TV Producer)

Luis Pedron (Film Maker)

Gherald Alaman (Talent Manager)

Chairmaine Joie (Celebrity Fashion Designer)

Kathy Miclat Marino (CEO of OC Fashion Week)

Vic Perez (Concert Producer)

G Tongi (Host/Producer of Kababayan Today)

Ted Benito (Executive Director of Apl DeAp Foundation)

Alexis Monsanto (Hollywood Celebrity Fashion Designer)

Elena Lapid-Salonga (Entrepreneur)

Elton Lugay (Creator of TOFA-NY)

Eric G (Recording Artist)

Odette Quesada (Legendary OPM Composer)

Steve Angeles (Reporter)

Yong Chavez (Entertainment Correspondent)

Sthanlee Mirador (Hollywood Celebrity Photographer)

Peterson Gonzaga (CEO of Pacific Rim Video)

Hailee Steinfield (Oscar Nominated Actress/Recording Artist)

Kenneth Barlis (Hollywood Fashion Designer)

Bb. Pilipinas USA 2015 winners

Ron Quesada of Kulintronica

Lydia Neff (iHeart Media)

Gerald Manlangit (Former Producer of ET/The Insider)

John Singson (Celebrity Realtor)

Mark Dacascos (Iron Chef America Host/Hollywood Actor)

Tia Carrere (Hollywood Triple Threat)

Rob Banta (Public Servant)

Lou Razon (Celebrity Fashion Designer)

Cher Calvin (Emmy Winning TV Anchor)

Bobby Murphy (Snap Chat Co-creator)

Marlou Colina (Hollywood Celebrity Stylist)

Cristeta Comeford (The White House Executive Chef)

Monet Lu (Salon Owner/Celebrity Stylist)

Cassie (Recording Artist/Model)

Oliver Tolentino (Hollywood Celebrity Fashion Designer)

Radyo Pilipino Amerika (Broadcaster)

Faith Bautista (Entrepreneur)

Angela Perez Baraquio-Grey (Miss America 2001)

Gel Santos Relos (Balitang America Host)

Denise Dador (ABC’s TV Anchor)

Dante Basco (Hollywood Actor)

AJ Rafael- (Youtube Superstar)

Jose Antonio Vargas (Award Winning Journalist)

Vanessa Minnillo-Lachey (Hollywood Actress/Entrepreneur)

SIPA ( Search to Involve Pilipino Americans)

Kevin Nadal (Author)

DJ QBert-(America’s Best DJ of 2010/Scratch University)

Susan Ordona (Sold Out Author)

Kirsten Regalado (Celebrity Fashion Designer)

Renee’ Patron (Banago Designer)

Vanessa Hudgens (Hollywood/Broadway Actress)

Darren Criss (Hollywood/Broadway Actor)

Jessica Sanchez (Recording Artist)

Joey Galon (Pageant Expert)

Kat Iniba (Host of Halo Halo)

Ronnie Del Carmen (Inside Out Co-Director)

Christopher Ad Castillo (Film Maker)

Nicole Scherzinger (Pop Recording Artist/Broadway)

FilHarmonic (Singing Group)

RD Alba (Film Maker)

Dado Banatao (Creator of PhilDev)

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