Filipina Models

Jerry Polence Casual Photoshoot

Filipina cosplayer Jerry Polence sheds her outlandish costumes in favor of casual wear for a photoshoot with the students of famous Filipino photographer Raymund Isaac at the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging. Check out her photos by Patrick Bryant Ang, Christopher De Castro, Mark Owen, and Rigel Dayritt.

Alodia Gosiengfiao Judges Anime Makeup Contest

Alodia for PICA

Anime and cosplay have hit the mainstream so hard in the Philippines that even local makeup artists are getting in on the act. The Philippine International Cosmetologists Association (PICA) is holding a hair and makeup competition today, and one of their categories involves composing an “anime look”.

PICA President Fanny Serrano taps a real anime fan to judge for that category: Filipina cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao. He even asked her to blog about it. Smart move on both counts.