So, what do Ina Raymundo, Alice Dixson, Rita Avila, Sabrina Artadi, Janelle Barretto, Timmy Cruz, Dale Villar, Matthew Mendoza, Gary Estrada, Hans Montenegro, Rustom Padilla, Carlos Morales, and even Richard Gomez (before he joined showbiz), have in common?
Lahat sila ay produkto ng prestigious na ‘Face of the Year’ ng Philippine Modeling Agency (PhilModa) nu’ng 80’s na kung saan ay si Jojo Veloso ang founder at producer.
Nagbabalik ang Face of the Year (FOTY), na ang layunin ay mag-search ng mga new faces and more deserving aspirants who can make it big in modeling, and eventually show business.
Pero ngayon ay katuwang ang 16 Degrees Entertainment , na pinamumunuan ni Bernie Cruz bilang big boss.
Nagsisimula na ang preliminary screening , pagtanggap ng application sa online at interviews on weekends. At pag ready na sila humarap sa kamers, isasalang na rin sila sa photo sessions.
Magkakaroon ng grand launching sa October 14, sa Pacific Star sa Makati Avenue na kung saan ay ihaharap ang mga nakapasa sa preliminary screening. Forty (40) ang magiging official candidates ( 20 male and 20 female).
As part of the launch, Jojo’s new artists, the Bratboys and the Fabulous Girlfriends will be formally introduced to the public.
The lucky winners of FOTY 2018 will be chosen in January to be mounted at the Mega Tent in Libis, Quezon City.
“I decided to relaunch the search because I was encouraged by some influential people and friends who felt that it is the right time to bring back the search,” deklara ng pamosong talent manager na si Jojo V.
“And I am convinced that this search is the best avenue for my return and to continue the journey where I left and what I have started,” dugtong pa niya.
For interested millennials, check their website (https://www.faceoftheyear.org/. (ROLDAN CASTRO)