Cleaning up online accounts and found my YouTube page. Made this video over a year and a half ago. Manila, same? Commitments, same?
Spread the love.
See you there.
Audition Requirements for Top Model Philippines.
And just a little note from me —
I’m really dead set on making this an incredible experience for everyone involved, and have extremely high standards I intend on meeting for myself, which will undoubtedly be matched by everyone involved in putting this show together. But at the end of the day, how the story pans out is all going to boil down to the girls vying to be the Philippines’ Next Top Model. That being said, if there is anyone you know that absolutely should be auditioning for this show, please encourage them to give it a shot. Word is that we’re going nationwide to look for contestants.
Aside from the requirements stated in the video, I want you to remember that “fierce” and “model” don’t always fall into the conventional Filipino definition of pretty. Some of my most successful international Filipina model sisters had a really hard time growing up because they were “too skinny”, “one of the boys”, “too dark”, and a whole slew of other misperceptions.
I guess what I’m saying is that doubt will cloud even the brightest star sometimes. But if there’s a voice inside telling you to try, give yourself a chance to get your shine on.
See you soon, yes?
Time to be on top.
Application details here: etc.com.ph/topmodelph
“It’s a different city when the lights are out.”
Dawg, my hair just stood. I would have loved to walk those streets, feel the shadows, take in the silence. Always felt like the sidewalk retained energy from the bounce in pedestrian steps; did that dissipate? Would I have felt bigger, smaller, more at home, more alone?
Booked my ticket, regardless.
Now, to find a coat.
“On this ETC HQ’s exclusive, Sarah-Meier Albano talks about her stint as the host of the upcoming TOP MODEL PHILIPPINES (which premieres on ETC in 2013), her past experience as a model and tips for the aspiring contestants of the Top Model franchise.”
So as you might have gathered, I thoroughly enjoy being on top. Here’s looking forward to both an incredible challenge and opportunity to show everyone what Filipinas are made of. ;)
We stay in the running to becoming the world’s next top everything.
‘Losing You’ -Solange Knowles
And so the Beyonce vs. Solange debate continues! I still stand my the belief that they totally contribute to each other’s swag, polarizing and emphasizing everything the other is and is not at the same time. 9 out of 10 times I’m rooting for whatever is less manufactured and celebrating the honesty of non-top 40, but similarly to the Kendrick Lamar x Lady Gaga post below, there’s a magic in the middle ground that I am a huge fan of. #thebridge
Things to learn from Solange:
- Dance how you feel.
- Dress how you feel.
- Madonna never dies.
It took Gaga teaming up with Kendrick to make me fall in love with her, and in a strange twist of expectation, miraculously made like this song even more.
Speaking of Kendrick, I need to find footage of my interview with him. What a beautiful man.
I can feel your energy from two planets away. BDKMV.
I just need everybody to please watch this video.
Representative of the truths of my homeland, and how I can still find myself overcome with stubborn dignity, knowing that Hip Hop has saved lives.
Shouts to Stephane Morel and Erica Paredes for sharing the video, and also to the faces I recognize in it - folks who have made dance the medium and the message in times of global accolades, but more importantly, in times of invisibility, apathy, and oppression.
The Philippines, Not Giving In.
Time to fly back to my other other home — and this is going to be one of my songs this summer.
From Super Cat to Don Dada!
My friends have friends that make cool s%^&.
Bottom to Top by Miles Bonny x B.Lewis
Listen to and download on iTunes or milesbonnyxblewis.bandcamp.com
Remembering #PlatformShow 2012 — The Teaser. Full recap coming your way…soon.
Did you know he’s a visual artist too?
Bookmark him please. Sarah says.
Miguel - Adorn
Love the vibe. Hard to find good R&B these days.
MR DJ - Alexander THE feat. Belle
From the homie Alex Jr. out in Canada - his way of spreading Original Pilipino Music throughout the world (check out the end of the video)…and my way of convincing you that Ate Shawie is Hip Hop.
Awhile back I told you about Lana Del Rey, then I shared the Jamie Woon refix of “Video Games” that I liked. Here’s another layer to add to experiencing that same song.
Melo-X, who also deserves a follow (he’s on Tumblr too!), hits the studio and lets you in on an intimate dolo MPC wild out session.
Good music is good music.
June Marieezy ft. RBTO with “Sometimes”.
Making music. #itsmorefuninthephilippines