From a timid person that he was before, the Philippine version of Endemol’s Operación Triunfo (Operation Triumph)—Philippine Dream Academy (PDA), Ronnie Liang chose to stay strong in the industry that gave him a lot of challenges and successes in life.
Liang was the Top Three in the said reality show that has a format similar to Big Brother, where a set number of finalists (billed as scholars throughout the series) would live inside the Academy for four months and will be trained by guest teachers to be multimedia performers. Activities in the Academy are being monitored 24/7 by the headmaster.
His Life after PDA.
Looking back, 12 years ago, he has grown to be confident about himself and of the things he can do. Through the said show—he was able to fulfill his dream of becoming a full-fledged performer. And he’s thankful for the opportunity that helped shape him as an individual and as an artist.
He continued how he felt after placing third to Yeng Constantino and Jay-R Siaboc, “Masaya. thankful sa maraming nangyari at natupad ang pangarap ko.
“Binago ang buhay ko.”
It’s been seven years since he moved out from the Star Magic camp and with Viva Artist Agency he has also explored a lot in terms of his being an artist.
With Viva Artist Agency, he has done a lot.
He has no regrets with the many things he has done over the years and Viva, his new family after Star Magic, he has achieved too many things.
“Nagkaroon ako ng concert, albums, songs, movies and TV series,” he shared.
He is thankful to both Ms. Veronique and Mr. Vincent Del Rosario for the opportunity given to him to grow as an artist.
He was able to venture into other fields like dancing and acting; in fact, he was awarded Best Actor in a Featured Role in 28th Aliw Awards in 2015 for his appearance in the all-new Filipino musical based on a hit movie from Viva Films—Bituing Walang Ningning.
A New Albumon His 12th Years in Showbiz
He just recently promoted his single from his new album Ronnie Liang 12. He’s thrilled to share his thoughts about the single—Tila.
“It sounds original but it’s a revival. Halong love song and I dedicated this to my mom who died in February.”
The song was originally by Clara Benin from Riverchild album.
Tila is his ode for his mom, to whom he realized that he missed spending much quality time with prior to her passing. Each text in the song is his way of conversing to his mom about his feelings and his love toward her.
Life would never be the same without her mom, but life goes on.
Today, with all the blessings that came his way and the ones that are still on its way, he summed up himself as humbled and blessed.
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.