On a personal note, it was definitely an honor to be a part of this year’s hosts as one of the co-anchors together with Ms. Chinatown Philippines 2014 and Ms. Grand International First Runner Up, Nicole Cordoves. The pageant was also hosted by Gretchen Ho, my fellow Chinoy TV host, and Richard Juan. Directed by Paolo Valenciano and Bernard Maybituin of Lumina Events, co-presented by the MMCP Foundation and Chinoy TV!
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Look #1 : LIQUID FIRE
Make-up by CHERRY PACHECO of Inglot | Hair by SHERWIN AMODIA
Credits to LITO SY photography for the backstage pop-up concept shoot and other on ground photos!Special thanks as well to Boycee Salas and my stage sister Jessika, for the other great photos of the evening!
LOOK # 2: CHINA BLUE MASTERPIECE
Earrings by CHRISTOPHER MUNAR | Ring by MILADAY JEWELS | Heels by JEFFERSON SI | Styled by ALFY ALMONTE
Make-up by CHERRY PACHECO of Inglot | Hair by PAUL NEBRES | Teeth Whitening by THE SMILE BAR | Hair color by STATUS SALON | Nails by ZOYA | Skin care by DARE CLINIC
I cannot emphasise enough how AMAZING my glam team that evening was!! Both looks were simply executed with excellence in every detail! I really wanna take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for their on point service as my ultimate “FAIRY GODGLAMSQUAD,” literally every step of the way!
To any of my readers and followers planning their debuts, celebrations, and weddings, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND my glam team of professional creatives for their magical touch! Especially for occasions wherein you need to present yourself in the best way, feel comfortable and confident, all with FUSS-FREE CONVENIENCE!
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Personal photos using my FUJIFILM X-A2 and X-A3 cameras!
LOVE MY SUPER SUPPORTIVE FAMILY! Here’s my kikay Aunt, super strong Gwama (Mom’s mom in Chinese! And it’s her birthday today BTW!), my millennial-esque Mama, the IG boyfie, and the stage sister!
Missing my Dad especially that night since apparently Richard Juan’s Dad approached my Mom and mentioned that he was school mates with my Dad back in Saint Jude Catholic School. What a small world it really is!
LOOKING BACK, one of the factors that made this night extra memorable for me was how I felt as if God gave me another chance to relive this moment from last year’s pageant… this time with more energy, and really getting to live in the moment and enjoy it!
CONTEXT: Last year I was also one of the co-anchors but that night was my first time to host once again after a month-long hiatus from work… because early that month (July 2016) was the time I got really sick and was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy.
Hosting for the Chinatown Pageant that year was actually one of my motivating factors to get better ASAP. It was a challenge to host well with my situation to say the least, and