Indeed, it was a night full of beautiful and handsome faces…not to forget hard work and patience. To all the official candidates, good luck! See you next year!
It was such a starry-starry evening last Friday as the 60 official candidates of the Face of the Year 2018 was presented to an intimate crowd in a glamorous night of fashion and sexy bods to some industry supporters, like advertising people, TV networks and the press. A well-attended affair, supporters of each candidate thronged and gathered together to witness their bets sashayed in those designer’s outfit and walked the ramp in their sexiest swimwear of their choice. The audience was in great appreciation for what the young candidates presented that night.
Hosted by Lance Raymundo, choreopgraphed by Shandy Lim and directed by Kikko Sotto, Philmoda (Philippine Modeling Agency) big boss and talent impresario, Jojo Veloso, was so thankful to all who attended, ans was elated with the outcome of the event. This is prelude to the much awaited grand finals on January 20, 2018, to be held at the Mega Tent in Libis, Quezon City.
Some of the celebrity judges who attended the event were, as follows – box office director Antonio Y. Reyes, well-known fashion photographer Pancho Escaler, Sonny Camarillo, Camera Club of the Philippines members, Mon Abad, Dek Trofeo and Pros Madamba, new breed of top photographers, the likes of Edward dela Cuesta, Erwin Ferrer and Aeron Almoneda, past winners and alumni of FOTY (Tina Alcala-Grundke, 1986 FOTY Monette Rivera, Dolly Gene San Felipe- del Castillo, 1989 FOTY Michael Pizarro, 1992 FOTY Melissa Gaston Puey-Racela, Lester Buna ,2008 FOTY Divine Beceril),.top fashion designer Estien Quijano, film / movie producers Agnes Valencia and Edith Asuncion, Engr, Randolf IvanRuste (Philippine Jaycees past national president), veteran movie columnist and PMPC past President Roldan Frias Castro, top scriptwriter and mag editor Eric Ramos, Meg Perez (managing director of Meg Perez Megamodels), TV producers-cum- beauty expert Jaya Castro and Gerard Dave de Castro, beauty stylists and consultants – Ness Astilla and June Laguardia (of RJ Salon), Monet Chua, marketing expert Rosiebeth Padua, radio anchor Renee Garcia, paranormal expert Zernan Mataya, and blogger-columnist Alwyn Ignacio.
Aside from the creative minds of the designers and makeup artists, the event was made possible with the support of some sponsors, like Viva Entertainment Productions, STI, Gold’s Gym, Age Defying Solutions Corporation maker of GLUPA products, Bahay Kainan, Ness Astilla Salon, Monet Chua Salon, RJ Salon, Ever Bilena, KANDI Realty & Hotel.