Manila Up! International Magazine serves up a dish on its 3RD ANNIVERSARY


Tuesday January 1, 2019


The 3rd year anniversary of Manila Up! International Magazine was held at Li Orient Bar and Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles last month. No less than the owner, Kin Hu, graciously cohosted the event.

Celebrity designer, Kiki Wang, who has catapulted into the international scene since she first held a fashion show in LA during our 2nd anniversary presented her “RED” collection. It was previously showcased in various international venues including Italy Fashion Week, China Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, and Dubai Fashion Week among others.

Musical entertainment was provided by singers, jazzy singer, Joni Villamil, Teri Williams, an 11 year old phenomenon whose voice captured the crowd’s attention. Ranelle Ferrer, rendered her R&B voice to the hilt. Mark “Bagyo” Villamac, and his friends, Hamlet and Devon performed Rap and our lady DJ Melione, joined in and sang her original Rap single. Paulina Aguirre, a Latin Grammy winner, stunned our guests with her award winning performance. She will be soon be on a reality TV show on a major network come February. She will join a roster of famous celebrities in some 50 parts of the world.

Famous celebrities, Marc Anthony Nicolas and Joey Galon emceed the program and what a match it was! Marc Anthony Nicolas is known for his triple EMMY win as Best Producer for the CBS TV show “The Talk” hosted by Sharon Osbourne et al.. He received his first EMMY from his stints with the “Tyra Banks Show”. Recently, he was awarded in New York by the Top Outstanding Filipino Association (TOFA). Joey Galon, is a famous fashion designer for beauty queens, he recently dressed up Miss Kenya for the Miss Universe pageant. He is a pageant coach and a reality TV personality.

In the audience were celebrity guests which included Fil-Am Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director and Conductor, Robert Shroder; Paulina Aguirre, singer, songwriter and actress who is a 4 time nominee and Latin Grammy winner; Eduardo Khawam President & Director of Metropolitan Fashion Week ; Paul Jaramillo, Executive Director of Metropolitan Fashion Week; Gaukhar Gia Noortas a well recognized film producer, director, actress from Kazakhstan. Hailing from London UK, was Del Mak, an award winning choreographer, Creative Director and International Judge. Anthony Francisco, Marvel movies Visual Creator, visual father of Baby Groot, and Christian Cordella, international artist and Hollywood costume designer with long list of accolades. Famous Hollywood couple, Janet and Ruben Nepales, Richard and Imee Maghanoy-Ong of Image Spa, designer Carl Andrada, Joe Berte, Carolina Hernandez and her two models, Stephanie Guerrero and Ari Nergui, Dr. James and Tess Mauricio, our close friends, supporters rounded up our star studded celebration. MUIM is most honored by all of our guests for their support and presence as we reached another milestone year. n



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