Bb. Pilipinas 2010 Winners

Miss Philippines 2010 Winners

Miss Philippines 2010 winners. From left to right: second runner-up Nicolette Henson, Miss Philippines-International Krista Kleiner, Miss Philippines-Universe Venus Raj, Miss Philippines-World Czarina Gatbonton, and first runner-up Dianne Necio.

Congratulations to the winners of the Binibining Pilipinas 2010 (Miss Philippines 2010) pageant! Three of the finest Filipinas in the land have been chosen to represent the Philippines at prestigious international beauty contests this year.

The candidates for Miss Philippines 2010 represent the full ethnic spectrum of Filipina beauty, and the winner’s circle reflects that diversity. The top three titleists include a civic-minded SoCal actress, a nature-loving Pacific Island princess, and a strong-willed Indian goddess. Click here to continue reading “Bb. Pilipinas 2010 Winners”…

Alodia Gosiengfiao Endorses Japanese Skincare Products

Filipina Net idol Alodia Gosiengfiao is the queen of cosplay in the Philippines. As a consequence of that distinction, Alodia’s become an icon for Japanese pop culture in the Philippines.

That’s why she’s in demand as an endorser for just about anything influenced by Japanese pop culture. Alodia and her sister Ashley recently did a photoshoot for a trendy new sushi bar in the Philippines’ central business district, wearing costumes inspired by Japanese superheroes. Now Alodia dons a stylized samurai outfit to endorse Kojie San, a Japanese line of skincare products.

Interestingly enough, Alodia beat mainstream Filipina actresses and Brazilian models for the Kojie San endorsement deal. She didn’t even bring a traditional model portfolio to the audition — just her cosplay pictures on her iPhone. Having endorsed all sorts of other niche products throughout her career, from anime DVDs to video games, this fine Filipina cosplayer is making quite a name for herself as an alternative model.

Video podcaster Gary Vaynerchuk espouses that the Internet enables people to cash in on their passions, no matter how niche. That’s exactly what Alodia is doing. “Being compensated for what you really love doing, in my case cosplay,” says the young Filipina Net idol, “is more than I could ever ask for.”

In case you’re wondering, that’s a real sharpened katana she’s wielding. Watch out for this geek girl — Alodia’s rapidly cutting a path to bigger and bigger things.