BY: KRIS JOHN ENCOMIENDA
Pinay Power: Ford’s World Supermodel 2011, Danica Flores Magpantay and American Idol Season 10 finalist, Thia Megia.
After so many talented Pinays like Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon Star), Charice Pempengco (Youtube Sensation and Glee Star) and lately the names of Maria Aragon (also a Youtube Star), Stefanie Walmsley and Gigi Dement (Film Producers who won Oscars) and others, showcase their respective crafts in foreign industry.
DANICA FLORES MAGPANTAY
When it comes to Fashion, Early this year, Danica Flores Magpantay, 17, a UP Fine Arts student, is named Ford Supermodel of the World 2011 (January in New York, bagging a $250,000 modeling contract.
Ford Supermodel of the World or formerly, Face of the 80s, is an international modeling contest established by Eileen Ford in 1980. The contest showcases young fashion model entrants from over 50 countries every year in order to find new supermodel qualities in a talent for the fashion industry.
Danica is set to catwalk about 50 runways in different) countries around the globe.
Danica entered Ford Supermodel of the World Philippines 2010 contest (that she won) together with her sister, Daniel, while her mom is the Supermodel of the World 1990 and now a professional make-up artist Milagros “Lala” Flores. Lala represented the Philippines internationally and won the Crest Best Smile award.
Now, the Supermodel of the World 2010 is offering her very first cover for magazine, for Sense & Style Magazine Sizzling Summer Fashion.
Thialorei Lising “Thia” Megia, 15 years old, from Tracy, California, is now competing in American Idol, the longest running reality singing contest in the US and one of the most popular in the history of American television, who finds a new solo singing talent is now on its Season 10 and there is the newest pinay on this competition.
Thia, also joined the Americas Got Talent season 4 and got eliminated from the first week of elimination round. She also appeared on David Foster’s concerts with Charice and David Foster with other various artists.
She advanced to the competition of AI finals singing “Out Here on My Own” by Irene Cara and ranked highest on votes and one of the Five Most Popular Female “Idol” Contestants on Yahoo!, from Yahoo.com.
The Pinay received great comments from the jurors “Your tone reminds me so much of the late Michael Jackson.” from music producer, Randy Jackson, “You just captivate every single person in this room. It was really special.” from sexy-singer Jennifer Lopez and “A person’s pitch can be so perfect…you did just that.” from Rock Icon, Steven Tyler.
All Filipino fans and supporters of Thia and AI viewers can’t wait so long for next week’s episode for it will be the very first battle of AI’s final 13 finalists this season 10.