Illustrado Entertainment 10.16

Janine Tugonon scores NU Muses Top 12

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Hot off the heels of her recent Victoria Secret ad that scored a win for diversity,  beauty queen Janine Tugonon continues to captivate the International stage, this time bagging a spot on NU Muses calendar a project of Treats! magazine founder Steve Shaw and celebrity photographer David Bellemere that aims to celebrate the “uncensored beauty of the naked body.”

On Facebook, Janine shared her experience, saying she thought she did not do well in the test shoot.

“I thought I did really bad during the test shoot and final casting since I was having a bad day that day,” said the New York-based Tugonon, who finished first runner-up in the Miss Universe 2012 pageant. “But [I] got the call from my agent few days after and it was AMAZING!”

According to the Nu Muses website, Tugonon, along with 11 other models who were picked by a panel of judges and through social media voting, will receive $10,000 each and will be “photographed nude” by Bellemere at an “exclusive location.” The winners will also be “flown to Miami for the VIP launch event at Art Basel covered by major press outlets, featured in the December issue of Treats with the chance to grace the cover of the magazine, and featured in a documentary to be shown on one of the largest TV networks in the USA and distributed worldwide

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Jodi Sta. Maria earns Emmy nod for Best Actress

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Jodi Sta. Maria who played the famous character of Amor Powers in the latest remake of the phenomenal tv series “Pangako Sayo’ has reportedly earned a Best Actress nomination for an International Emmy Award for her performance.

She is one of only four nominees for Best Actress that also include Academy Award-winning British actress Dame Judi Dench, who is cited for “Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot,” the BBC One romantic comedy in which she starred opposite Dustin Hoffman.

The other two nominees are Grazi Massafera, “Verdades Secretas” (“Hidden Truths”) from Brazil and Christiane Paul, “Unterm Radar” (“Under the Radar”) from Germany.

Jodi’s performance as Amor Powers in “Pangako sa ‘Yo” has already earned her a Best Actress trophy from this year’s Gawad Tanglaw awards and was also nominated by other award-giving bodies.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on November 21 at the Hilton New York Hotel.

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Mocha Uson to be first Filipina on Online Game

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Mocha Uson’s fierceness and popularity online seem to be paying off as she has recently been tapped to be the first Filipina to have a character modeled after her on top-grossing online game Crossfire. The character will be released in 2017.

Rene Parada, the product manager of Game Club said that they wanted to tap into Uson’s competitive and playful personality. “We wanted to have a face, the best fit to describe CrossFire. That’s why we picked Mocha, for the fiery, competitive nature and fun, playful personality,” said Parada in a press conference.

Uson will also be the new face of CrossFire, and represent the game as an ambassador. The Mocha Girls will also be working with the brand. CrossFire, a multiplayer first-person shooter game, will be holding an international competition in Manila from October 14 to 16.

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