Former model-turned-actor-film producer/director and businessman, Carlo Norman Maceda, is now trying to rekindle and bring back a career he was initially known for modeling.
But this time, he will not walk down the ramp wearing his best designer suit, nor will he flaunt his once nice toned bodying a sexy swimwear. He’s back as the publisher of Glitter.ph who will produce and revive the country’s premiere modeling search -- BODYSHOTS 2016.
“When FDAP (Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines), led by Ms. Digna Rosales, approached me and told me that they are looking for a producer who could help them mount this year’s Body Shots search, I was interested,” pahayag ni Carlo.
Ang Body Shots ang nag-launch sa career nina Eric Quizon, Ricardo Cepeda, Wilma Doesn’t, John Estra-da, Zanjoe Marudo, Marina Benipayo, Lauren Dyogi at marami pang iba. Ayon kay Carlo, ang pagpu-produce ng Body Shots 2016 ang paraan niya to give back sa mga baguhan at aspiring models na gusto ring makilala sa industriya.
He believes that models and local fashion designers need to work hand-in-hand and keep all parties be more involved and more professionalized.
Last Sunday, ipinakilala na ang official candidates ng Body Shots 2016 sa media and in fairness, very promising ang bagong batch. Lahat sila ay pupuwedeng magkaroon ng career sa modelling.
Ang tatangkad ng mga babae at iba’t iba ang personality ng male candidates.
Two male aspiring models agad ang nakuha ang atensyon namin habang sila ay rumarampa. Take note, parehong Joshua ang kanilang pangalan -- Joshua Lorenz Emeronciana ng Tondo na 6 feet tall at Joshua Kristopher de Leon ng Bulacan na 5’11-1/2 naman ang height. Pareho silang 19 years old.
Type mag-artista ng dalawang binata kung mabibigyan ng chance. Medyo mahiyain lang nang konti si Joshua Lorenz pero potential model kapag na-develop. Napaka-pleasant naman ng personality ni Joshua Kristopher na gusto munang tapusin ang kanyang college course bago suma-bak sa showbiz o modelling.
Ang nakakatuwa sa dalawa, iisang babae rin ang crush nila -- si Liza Soberano. Gandang-gan-da raw sila kay Liza at mukhang ’di raw ito maarte.
Anyway, Bodyshots 2016 will be staged on Nov. 30 at the newly construc-ted Expo Hall (4/F) of Fisher Mall, Quezon Avenue. It will be aired in PILIPINAS HD. The grand winners (male and female) will win P100,000 each.
Part of the creative group of Creative Saints, Inc. (The mother company of Glitter.ph), are Dave Fabros and Mike Miranda (official photographer). Bodyshots 2016 is also brought to you by Playland, Fisher Mall.