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Kylie Verzosa: Thai Royale Spa’s New Female Face


On Thursday, May 31, at the Viva Films’ headquarters in Ortigas Center, the five feet and seven-inch tall Miss International 2016, Kylie Fausto Verzosa was recently introduced as the new female face of Thai Royale Spa.

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Verzosa was already eyed by the owners to be the next face of the brand even right after the beauty queen was crowned Miss International. It took them quite a while to wait, but finally she made her commitment to endorse this massage business that was started by the husband-and-wife entrepreneurs.

According to the sixth Filipina who went home with the Miss International crown, “It ibecause of their philosophy of giving good service to other people that made me convince to accept the offer.”

Like anyone else, the Baguio beauty-turned-actress and now a Viva talent; she believes that frequent visits to Spa do create both mental and physical health benefits. Based on studies getting regular massage in spas like Thai Royale Spa—directly correlates with better quality sleep, fewer sick days, reduced absenteeism from work and fewer hospitalizations.

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Today, the massage business has grown to 70 branches and still counting. It is a proud member of Wellness Organization Worldwide (WOW) and one of the few that is certified by The Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society (International Body Work Training Center) in Bangkok, Thailand.

It offers a variety of massage services and body treatments. Clients are treated to a luxurious massage at an affordable rate and with great ambiance at the same time. Massages like Thai, Swedish and even Back and Foot are just among the services available in each of its branch. Treatments like Body Scrub Salt Glow, Microdermabrasion Diamond Peel and Facial+Diamond Peel are also being offered.

For more information, log on to its official website or like its facebook page and follow its IG and twitter accounts.

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Ara Mina spearheads Fun Run on May 27


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The actress-singer-endorser-and-entrepreneur, Ara Mina is initating a fun run and dubbed it as ‘tARA na sa Arena 2018’ on Sunday, May 27 at the Philippine Arena grounds. The event is for the benefit of persons with Down Syndrome at the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines.

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For Ara, this is not her first-ever initiative, but her second after she did a successful fund-raising concert in Araneta Coliseum back in 2006. A year after, she established the Ara Mina Foundation, which suports children with birth defects.  It is not unknown to many that the 39-year-old star is the sister of Mina Princess Klenk a.k.a. Batching, who has Down Syndrome and will soon be turning 26 this June 1.

During the press conference, she also revealed that Batching is her lucky charm eversince she started in the entertainment industry. She recalled that she auditioned for Star Magic back then but she wasn’t fortunate enough to be included in the cut; but when her sister with Down Syndrome was born—her lucky streak came as she was chosen to be part of the longest-running youth-oriented variety show—‘That’s Entertainment’ which was headed by the late Master Showman at the time—German ‘Kuya Germs’ Moreno.

The upcoming fun ride will be participated by celebrity-volunteers who will be sprinting around the 100-heactare grounds of Ciudad de Victoria, a tourism enterprise zone in Bocaue, Bulacan. In the morning till 10 in the evening, there’ll be ‘tiangges’ or bazaars for those families and visitors who will be coming to the whole-day affair that Ara is putting up. Martin Nievera is set to have a meini-concert in the evening as well.

Ara hopes to raise at least Php1M from the said event.

For interested parties to join the fun run, registration is available via www.runrio.com or at the following sites—Toby’s Sports, Hazelberry Café and Philippine Arena.

Ivana Chubbuck is Back!


QUEZON CITY, Philippines—Hollywood acting coach and best- selling author of ‘The Power of the Actor’—Ivana Chubbuck is back in Manila to hold a two-day workshop for actors of Star Magic and ABS­CBN on September 3 and 4 at the Dolphy Theater. This would be Chubbuck’s 2nd Master Class in the city.

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Seen in the photograph are Ivana Chubbuck and Star Magic Artist training head–Rahyan Carlos entertaining questions during a press conference held yesterday.

The upcoming master class is set to showcase the acting prowess of some of the finest Star Magic artists namely Jake Cuenca, Jason Abalos, Jason Gainza, Coleen Garcia, Alora Sasam, JV Kapunan, Raphael Robes, Paulo Avelino and even new Kapamilyas Mica Javier and Ritz Azul.

In the said masterclass the aforementioned actors will be staging scenes from Hollywood films and will be critiqued in the same way that Ivana does with Hollywood stars. Similar to the masterclass two years ago, observers are open to witness the two­day event in order to cull tips from the Hollywood acting trainer.

It was Star Magic Artist Training Head Rahyan Carlos who first invited Chubbuck to the country and at that time, he underwent an intensive teacher’s training program under her, which allowed him to become proficient in the different levels of acting classes from Introductory to Master class. At the end of his his training, he earned the title of being the only Filipino authorized to teach the ‘Chubbuck Technique’ in the Philippines.

Ivana is best known and credited as the acting coach to Academy Award Winners and Nominees such as Halle Berry, Jared Leto, Sylvester Stallone, Brad Pitt, Jim Carrey, Charlize Theron, Beyonce, Jessica Biel, Eva Mendez and David Ayer, who happen to be the director of the recent blockbuster, hit ‘Suicide Squad’.

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