To most people, the word ‘vice’ has a negative connotation or definition. It means a bad habit or even described as a horse, which probably the singer-comedian-host-turned entrepreneur Vice Ganda has capitalized on his successful showbiz career as well as his Vice Cosmetics that made a Guiness World Record-holder.
In September of this year, Vice Ganda or Jose Marie Borja Viceral in real life mounted the Ganda for All Music Festival at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and together with his fans and an estimated of 6,900 people in attendance—they broke a world-record for the largest gathering of people applying lipstick at the same time. Two months later, on November 18, Vice Ganda opened the flagship store of his Vice Cosmetics at Market Market.
During the opening, thousands of people witnessed and flocked to the store and the comedian and TV host, who recently won the 4th RAWR Awards as Favorite TV Host did not fail to draw such a huge crowd inside the said mall.
Maymay Entrata and Kisses Delavin: Vice Cosmetics’ Faces.
When asked who chose Maymay Entrata and Kisses Delavin as the official face of Vice Cosmetics, he said, “The very reason that the two young female stars were chosen—it’s because of the two fit the face of today’s young girls.”
He described the two young female stars; after their Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 edition stints, they both perfectly represent the young ladies of this present generation. Entrata from a simple beginnings and who possesses that ‘morena’ (brown) complexion and Delavin who was raised in a more comfortable lifestyle and has that flawless and fair skin could very well gravitate with the beauty brand’s intended market.
Vice Ganda is glowing these days.
Due to Vice Ganda’s rumored special friendship with Calvin Abueva, a Filipino professional basketball player for the Phoenix Fuel Masters of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)—the question was thrown at him if there is a chance that what they both have at the moment will blossom into something deeper.
The host of Ganda Gabi Vice was quick to reply, “We are happy.” Nothing followed and the press fell silent and didn’t pursue any longer.
What’s notable is that, Abueva’s grandmother is fond of him. Whenever he and Calvin go on a date, he usually wears either of the two of his favorites—Severe, a Good Vibes Matte Lipstick and Phenom, a Phenomenal Liquid Lipstick.
Spreading Beauty as a Vice.
After the TV host and entrepreneur underwent a depression, which made him want to stop doing what loves to do; but through his two friends—Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid, he realized that’s it’s ‘the devil’ that was playing with his mind, so that it will bring him down and make him think negative. Since then, he fought and vowed to always stay positive. Vice Cosmetics is one outlet and his way of reaching out to people especially to women, those gay men who are being discriminated by society to choose to live and stay positive in and out, which translates to being beautiful.
He added that the tagline of Vice Cosmetics suggested such concept, “Kaya nga ‘Ganda for All’ (It means beauty for all regardless of whoever the person is).”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.