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Exclusive Interview with Gian Santos – World Aquatics Junior Swimming Championships

Tell us something about yourself

I was born and raised in California, I am a senior student at Tesoro High school. I have a 13 year old sister named Gianina and I also have 2 pugs named Milo (3) and Lia (1).

What motivated you to become a sports person?

Initially, I joined a summer swim clinic when I was 7 years old just to have something to do while school was out. I remember being the slowest in the group and could not keep up with my teammates at the time. As a result, I chose to continue to swim at a club, in hopes of getting faster rather than it just being a summer activity. Little did I know that it would lead me where I am today.

What sports do you love other than swimming?

Because swimming is such a commitment, I rarely have the opportunity to try and be involved in other sports, but when my teammates have spare time, we often spend it playing rallies of volleyball.

As an athlete, what kind of diet do you prefer?

My diet does not consist of anything in particular, but I make it a point to not eat junk food too much, and to include veggies and fruits into my daily diet. Otherwise it’s mostly rice, pasta, and meat, among others.

Do you think the life of an athlete is tough compared to other professionals?

I feel like being an athlete is tough, regardless of the sport, and gets exponentially more difficult at the elite level. Having never been a professional in any other field, I cannot speak for them. However, burnout is very common among many athletes, and goes to show how their training regimens take a toll on their bodies, both physically and mentally.

What are three reasons why you like being part of the Philippine team?

I really love the bond my teammates and I have established, our camaraderie, how easily we all connect with one another, how we celebrate our triumphs and even more so, support each other at our lowest. Everything in between is filled with so much fun and laughter and since I do not see them often, we always try our best to make the most out of our little time together.

I also find pride in being able to represent my country at the international level, a feat only few have the opportunity to do. Lastly, I hope to inspire the younger generations to follow in my footsteps, promote the love of the sport and help advocate for water safety as well.

Who inspired you as a young athlete?

As a young athlete, Michael Andrew always inspired me. From his unique training style of USRPT (Ultra Short Race Pace Training), to the public expression of his unwavering trust in the Lord, he has always been an athlete I aspire to be like.

What is the toughest aspect of being an athlete?

The toughest aspect of being an athlete is learning to accept failure. Accepting a shortcoming, learning from it, and quickly moving past it is still something I am trying to do to this day. Being able to let go of what is out of one’s control is integral to success as an athlete, a quality that displays maturity and humility.

Do you have any advice for young people who want to start a career in sports?

For the younger generation, it is important to love what you do, and to want to push yourself to be the best athlete you can be. The competition is fierce, may often seem discouraging at first, but remember that being in sports isn’t always about winning. It is also about personal growth and development. Being in a sport has taught me self discipline, perseverance, sacrifice, that I would not have found anywhere else. Of course, winning is the end goal, but always reflect and appreciate how far you have come.

Tell us your social media accounts:
Instagram – gian.santosss
Facebook – Christopher Santos

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Featured Fil-Am Athlete: Teagan Monroe

Teagan Monroe was born in Denver, Colorado, to an American Father and a Filipina Mother from Cebu. Teagan debuted as a Philippine National athlete at Malaysia’s 43rd SEA Age Group swimming. She represented the Fil-Foreign team at the 14th NEO Singapore Nationals Swimming Championship.

Currently, Teagan is an undergraduate student-athlete at the University of California San Diego, where she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Marine Biology with a minor in Studio Arts. She holds the record in the 100 backstroke and is a 400 Medley Record holder team member the UCSD Swim Team. The UCSD Women’s Swim Team won the MPSF Swim and Dive Championship 2022, where she won the bronze for 100 backstroke and gold as a 400-Medley Relay team member. Later that year, she qualified as a finalist at the 2022 CSCAA National Invitaional Championship. Her summer long-course schedules included multiple swimming competitions as a qualifier for CA-NV Sectionals Championships, USA Swimming Futures , Los Angeles Invitationals, MVN Fran Crippen SMOC.

As a young student-athlete high schooler, Teagan graduated from El Camino High School as a Summa Cumlaude. She achieved recognition for achieving California Scholarship Federation Life Membership and the Golden State Seal Merit Diploma. Her High school swim achievements included Winter Jr Nationals qualifier from 2017-2019 , being Named a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American in 2018 and 2019 , being Named the team MVP in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Holding school records in the 100 fly, 100 bk, 200 IM, 100 fr, 200 medley relay, and the 400 fr relay and her team won the Pacific League in 2017 and 2018 She held the record in the 100 fly at the Ventura County Championship 2018-2022 and Pacific League 2018 thru current.

Teagan has two brothers, Josh and Jaiden(also a Philippine national team member). Her most memorable moment was swimming internationally for the Philippines at the SEA Age Games. Her favorite athlete is Natalie Coughlin, and she listens to Melanie Martinez, jon bellion, Halsey and g-eazy. She enjoys eating sushi, pho, and poke.

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Event Fashion Models Press Release


Press Release – Immediate Release


On Saturday 28th October, we will be at the Stratford London Hotel, 20 International Way, London E20 1FD. The Stratford is a design hotel in London with a taste for the spectacular – from the magnificent triple-height lobby and Highline sky terrace to the imposing glass atrium.

Small businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists are invited to attend and present their brands in an exciting day of creativity. Our aim is to mix, mingle, collaborate, and form partnerships. Emerging fashion designers can debut their labels by showing 4 or 8 looks in our soiree and photoshoot; they can make their mark in the fashion industry while raising Angelman Syndrome awareness.

We have young designers that invited to showcase one or a few looks, and lastly, there will be a fashion award for designers of any age presenting avant-garde designs to a panel of industry judges. Entrants in the awards will be judged on their creativity and construction.

Winning designers from the awards will get the opportunity to be selected to showcase to an audience of international Buyers, Fashion Editors, the press, and Celebrities at Vancouver Fashion Week or in our New York showcase. Winner that are not able to showcase in Vancouver Fashion Week will be invited to show a collection with us in New York City.

Joanna Marcella, the founder of this platform, has a vision to present an international platform for dynamic young designers who can find their niche as individuals and become brands in their own right.

Wine and light condiments will be served on the day. To take part, contact us with a bio at:

The Designers and Artists are:
Lucy Qian, Anna Henton, Andrea Dritschel jewellery, René Thompson, Kiannara T Hazine, Manfred Millicent, Bethany Trott, Vanessa Blanding, Milena Shehu, Alice Buzoianu, Gagachin promotions and Francis – Apata Johnson.

Please invite yourself and your friends to our Facebook event page
Collections Soiree and Presentation at The Stratford

Joanna Marcella
Director of the FDC Young Designer Awards and the FDC Collections Showcase
Mobile/WhatsApp audio: +44 (0) 7940 647 102

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Our Vision is to present an international platform for dynamic designers and artists that can find their niche as individuals and become a brand in their own right.

The Aim of our Designer Award and its related events is to increase the number and visibility of exceptionally gifted multi-cultural designers and artists and to encourage them to reach their true potential, by rewarding those who excelled both creatively and academically.

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Emily Fernandes – Young British Actress and Influencer

Emily Fernandes is a 13 years old British actress and influencer who is making waves in the fashion and entertainment world.

She is a polyglot, speaking English, German and Portuguese, and has a passion for acting, with her lead role in the ongoing production of Bystander as Millie Bystander. She has also appeared in a TV commercial for Coca Cola. Represented brands like Bepo, Burberry, Zara and Hollister.

Emily’s achievements are impressive for someone so young. She was the winner of the Junior Miss British Isles Competition in 2020/21, the youngest person to participate in the Cheshire Fashion Week Catwalk in 2021, and the youngest winner of the National Social Media Awards (NSMA) in London in 2022.

At the age of 9, she became an Earth Ambassador, reflecting her passion for environmental issues, sustainability, and making a positive impact in the world. Emily is very interested in Fashion and sustainability.

With 139k followers, Emily is a well-known internet influencer and is starting a new YouTube channel called ‘TeensNews’ to discuss environmental issues, interviews, sustainability, bullying, fashion, and acting. Her interests include ice skating, traveling, dancing, fashion, acting, and modelling, making her a well-rounded and inspiring young woman.

Emily Fernandes is a rising star in the world of beauty and fashion, and her journey is just beginning.

Instagram: @emilyfernandessofficial

Check out the recent issue of Young Faces Magazine featuring Emily Fernandes

Fashion Influencer Models

Nadia Shahril Menon wants to inspire others in her field with her content that consists of Fashion, beauty and lifestyle

Nadia Shahril Menon, (Singaporean born September 28, 1985 ) also known as Nurul Nadia Bte Rudy Shahril is a social media personality/digital content creator/ influencer. The creative is known to inspire many in her field with her content that consists of Fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

Some of her achievements include:

Fashion finalist #filmfareme 

Top 100 influencers by #meitalktv 

Miss Influencer top 15 finalist by #mazda 

Top 10 fashion finalist #flitemagazine 

Early life: 

Nadia was born in Malaysia (Mother is Malaysian, father is Singaporean both teachers) and then moved to Singapore where she was raised until she reached the age of 20.

She was selected to join Gulf Air as a cabin crew and moved to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

This was the start of her love towards living in the middle east. Today she is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where she gets to engage with her audience and create content for numerous brands to her heart’s content.

She had also worked as a graphic designer and relationship manager for a bank before her true calling into the world of social media.


Nadia started small and slowly grew her following with her content that resonated with her audience. Today she is recognised by many as one of the most creative influencers in Dubai working with brands that love “out of the box” marketing strategies that still maintain the integrity of the brand. Nadia strives to start her own fashion line in the near future and expand her creative capacity to greater heights.

Arts Models Music Press Release

Meet Alexandra Vino: Actress,Writer/Director and Fine Artist

Alexandra’s early success as an actress started in the New York film and theater scene as a young adult. As a trained gymnast, she landed multiple roles demonstrating her physical technique, and then moved into acting in narrative feature films with her break into the Bollywood market. From there, she worked in shows on HBO, CBS, and ABC. Back in New York and LA, Alexandra landed roles working with Michael Fassbender and Director Steve McQueen. She does her work as a member of The Actors Studio, and has cultivated an amazing array of talents. Amongst working as an actress, Her team captain skills are still being exercised today as she is writing and directing films and loves the collaboration of making a film and fulfilling the vision!

Alexandra has most recently expanded her creative skills from screen to canvas, as demonstrated in her work as a fine artist. 

Here is our Q&A with Alexandra:

Congratulations to you for winning not only The Paris Independent film festival

but LA & NY festivals? Please explain the film and your success in the festival

circuit and where it stands today.

The film, Green Kola won The Paris Independent Film Festival. We received Honorable

Mention at the London BELIFFestival. Best Comedy Short at The Manhattan Film

Festival. Green Kola opened the LA Film Festival and was eligible to be submitted for an

Academy Award in short form.

The film is played out in chapters in its feature form. I’ve started to shoot the next

chapters to finish the film. I hope to be finished with the film in 2023 in its entirety.

How are you driven as a filmmaker?

How am I driven? Well, I’ve sort of been creating films since I was a little girl with our

home video cameras. I was very young when the first iMovie came out. I was lucky for

that. I edited films back then, so I think I’ve always had a passion for that. As an actor and

working on incredible plays and with incredible Directors for the last 15 years. I have

worked with amazing amazing iconic people and so I paid a lot of attention to them and I

I just implemented everything I’ve seen and learned that sort of resonated with me. I know I

can get any actor to give the performance I’m looking for. So I don’t really cast roles

based on auditions. I’ve never auditioned an actor before, actually. I just like to get to

know the person and if they have a sense of vibe that I vibe with, I use my intuition.

You started acting at a very young age. How do you keep yourself relevant in the

game of entertainment?

My relevance I believe is based on what I’m creating. Because I’m constantly creating

many different projects. In many mediums. I write all different genres and tv pilots,

treatments, dramas, comedies, reality, period… satire is what I’m particularly inspired by

right now. And I’ll paint when I have a feeling that wants to be expressed, or a story told in

the feeling of color and texture. That plays a lot into how I see directing a movie. It’s all

storytelling. And we use all the elements together and like a scientist concoct a

combination of elements that create a feeling. That feeling is what makes art special. To

evoke, and travel. I guess I am not about the “game” and more about the work. Everything

else comes and goes, but what’s constant is my own expression.

What is your most memorable moment as an actress? .

There are a good handful I hold in higher regard, but I feel it’s when I did my final audition

for The Actors Studio. I was the Mathematician, Catherine, in “Proof” by David Auburn.

Also, another that I must say is when I worked with Jim Caviezel in Malta on the set of

Paul The Apostle of Christ. Everyone we worked with was very special and the locations

We were also special. I went through a lot during that time as I lost my

mentor while I was there. I saw her right before I left, and I felt she was with me through

the whole thing and so I’ll never forget that time, the whole time it was substantially


How do you balance your time?

I don’t really balance my time. I work really hard and I prioritize my creative efforts and my

social life falls a bit to the side most of the time. Though, I do make sure I continue to

honor the fact that I’m young and able to go out and enjoy life sometimes. Beyond

creating, because experience in life is what inspires everything. I stay close to my family

and my closest friends. Normally I go to shows or events of my friends to support and

cheer for them. Don’t forget I was captain of my cheer team!

How did you cast your film Green Kola?

I pull in people and actors I’ve known. Long time actors and first time actors. In Green

Kola I wrote a couple of the roles for some of my friends and others I filled in. I’m also

lucky to have the actors’ studio as my home because there are so many incredible actors

there and a lot of times I just pull from there.

What are your hobbies? What do you do for fun?

Well my work is super fun like it’s the most fun I’ve ever had I laugh I get exhausted but I

drink coffee and pull myself together do a yoga real quick and get back to it because it’s

so much fun and it’s so rewarding but I love yoga also and I love taking care of my doggie

and I love children I have a lot of children around me a lot of my friends have kids and

family members have kids and I just love them so much that getting to be in touch with my

child side take them to the amusement park or something fun I really enjoy that

Have you ever been to Italy? If soTell us about your time in Italy and what you

loved most?

Oh yes I love Italy and I can’t wait to get back there I have been there my family is half Italian and we went together the first time I was there and stayed in Orvietto and travelled into Rome and Assisi and oh my gosh the olive oil and the wine and the beautiful landscapes and then the beautiful old cities were so gorgeous and the people I love just a beautiful time I would love to spend more time.

What’s the current plan for Green Kola?

Green Cola is a chapter of the feature film Hollywood movie. Each chapter has its own

title and I am shooting more chapters until the feature is finished.

For more Information on Alexandra Vino you can follow her and check out her links.

Alexandra Vino Website

Green Kola Trailer


Alexandra Vino Instagram

Alexandra Vino IMDB

Fashion Models


Being a model is everyone’s dream. But as we all know, being a model is a tough job and very demanding profession. 

Although commercial modelling is a huge market (print, TV and digital advertising, magazine editorials, covers and billboards).

We had the chance to chit chat with one of the commercial models in the Philippines: Ezra Domingo.

Q&A with Ezra

1. Please tell us something about yourself

-Hi! I’m ezra domingo. I’m into modelling since i was 7 yrs old i started as a commercial model. I graduated communication and media studies from san beda alabang. Currently I’m more into commercials, print ads, social media and a bit of TV. I also have a business which is a clothing line. I love sports like basketball, Table tennis and cycling.

2. Tell us how you were “discovered” and how your modeling career all started?

-A handler discovered me while I was doing a workshop for a teleserye. Then I started attending castings.

3. If you weren’t modeling what would you see yourself doing?

-Maybe in business.

4. What is your workout routine 

– I work out 4-5 a week and do cycling at least once a week.

5. How important is it for you to have a fit and healthy body?

-It helps me to be more focused in everything i do and at the sametime i feel better because i know to myself i’m fit and healthy. 

6. Can you do anything besides model?

-I do business but when it comes to talent i can do dancing, acting and a bit of singing.

7. What’s your favorite fashion brand? 

-It depends. I love different kinds of fashion.

8. Was modeling something you always wanted to do, or did it just kinda happen?

-It just happened and i started to love it.

9. What is your advice to all aspiring models?

-If you really want it do it but first things first you need to invest in yourself. 

10. Can you give us your social media accounts?

-Instagram @ezra.domingo

-Facebook Ezra Domingo

-Tiktok @ezra.domingo

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Digital Cover: Lilly Iaschelcic – Public speaker, influencer, and fashion model

Lilly Iaschelcic’s name serves as a source of motivation for everyone in the fashion industry and fitness enthusiasts. Iaschelcic has come to popularity thanks to her increasing dedication and commitment to her online community. She encourages confidence and empowers her followers to participate in sports while maintaining their health. She is a public speaker, influencer, and fashion model. Lilly enjoys modeling and photography and has featured in Elle and Herpes Bazar publications in the past year. She also works at the London and Paris fashion weeks as a catwalk model. She is also a proponent of healthy eating and environmental preservation. Lilly is the one who is into sustainability. Her main interest is creating sustainable fashion content and inspiring others. In brand collaborations, you have the option of using their content or starting your own. This is entirely up to your ideas, and Lilly has recently excelled in this area. 

Furthermore, apart from being an instagram model and influencer, Lilly is a medical student and former osteopath. 

In 2021 she founded her osteopathic clinic based in Harley street. After graduating from high school, she proceeded to a Veterinarian college and practiced for a year after graduation before deciding to pursue a master’s degree in osteopathic medicine. She had previously visited several osteopaths after suffering numerous injuries due to her martial arts training. Yes, she trains in martial arts at Panthera Taekwondo in north London. Lilly enjoys talking about charity, assisting those in need, plant-based nutrition, sustainability, fashion, beauty, and travel.

 With so many young people aspiring to this level of accomplishment, Iaschelcic’s inspiring journey has aided many of her fans to gain confidence and pursue their goals. 

Models Pageant Press Release

Patricia Javier’s eldest son “Robert Douglas Walcher IV” to represent the Philippines in an international pageant

Robert Douglas Walcher IV, 16 – the son of Celebrity Chiropractor, Doctor Rob Walcher III and Actress and Beauty Queen Patricia Javier is set to represent the Philippines in the upcoming Mister Teen International pageant 2023. 

The proud parents were present during the press presentation at One Esplanade. The candidates for Mister International Philippines were introduced to the members of the media. 

Robert was handpicked by Mister International Philippines National Director Manuel Deldio as the Philippine’s representative that will be held in Thailand.

Let’s get to know more about Robert Douglas Walcher IV:

Age: 16 Years Old

Parents: Patricia Javier and Dr. Rob Walcher III

Advocacy: Awareness for Health & Wellness

Talents: Arts and Painting, Modeling, Acting, Playing Electric Guitar and Piano

Sports: Swimming, Baseball and Soccer

Motto: Train your mind to see the good in every situation.

Congratulations and we are so proud of you. Good luck Robert.

Fashion Influencer Models Music

Singer Neha Pandey talks about her journey in Fashion and Music

As we sit across from Neha Pandey in her spacious and chic home, the first thing that strikes us is her calm demeanor and striking beauty. She has just released her latest Sufi single, “Tu Hi Tu,” which has received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. The song talks about accepting the circumstances optimistically which is the key to peace and happiness and carrying on with faith amidst encircling gloom.

“Tu Hi Tu,” has already won hearts, garnering an overwhelmingly positive response; and is a heartfelt ode to the higher energy, the almighty, with a reminder to embrace gratitude and optimism in the face of adversity. It urges us to prioritize humanity above everything else and stay true to our faith, even amidst the darkest of times. 

Neha is a renowned South Asian Artist, Entrepreneur, Fashion Icon, and mother to her adorable son Aren, and is a true inspiration to women all over the world. 

She grew up in different parts of India, pursuing education across various cities, before establishing herself as an independent pop artist, playback singer, and founder of Bella Bee, and now a clothing line for women – Haya’s Closet by Neha. Growing up between Dehradun, Lucknow, Delhi, and Dubai, Pandey was exposed to a rich tapestry of cultures and traditions. It is this diversity that has inspired her music and her fashion choices. Today, she divides her time between the UK and UAE, where she continues to create music and make a mark in the fashion industry. Neha’s music is a unique blend of traditional Indian and modern Western styles, incorporating elements of pop, rock, and R&B. Her songs are a treat for music lovers of all ages and tastes, promising to leave a lasting impression on everyone who listens to them. Fans can order Neha’s singles and albums on Apple Music, Spotify, and all audio streaming platforms.

Neha Pandey’s journey as an artist and entrepreneur is a testimony to her talent, dedication, hardships, and hard work. Her creativity extends beyond music, via her clothing line, Haya’s Closet by Neha, which is a reflection of her passion for fashion and her entrepreneurial spirit. Her clothes are a perfect blend of traditional and modern Western styles, catering to the needs of women of all ages and body types. Neha Pandey is a true inspiration for young women who aspire to make a mark in the music and fashion industry. Her hard work, dedication, and passion have made her one of the most promising young artists in the industry, and her future looks bright. 

She was one of the faces among other already-established Bollywood celebrities at Abu Dhabi T10 cricket 2019; was seen promoting Abu Dhabi Tourism at ATM held at Trade Centre Dubai. She has also been featured among the Super 100 Indian entrepreneurs and professionals based on her hard- work and achievements not just as a self-made independent entrepreneur but also as a Dubai-based Bollywood Indie pop artist/singer. Neha is the voice behind iconic pop hit songs Busy Busy, Allah Waariyan, Humdard (Bollywood film Dobaara), Yaad Ayi, Ya Weli, and many more.  Neha believes that music and fashion go hand in hand, and they are both essential to her identity as an artist. Despite her many accomplishments, Pandey remains humble and grounded. She credits her success to her son Aren and sister Apurvaa (her anchor and supporters), her friends, and her fans. “This support has allowed me to pursue my dreams and live life fearlessly.” Her message to her fans is simple: “stay resilient, focused, and accepting”. 

Neha Pandey spoke about her creative process, how she blends music and fashion, and her vision for the future. She shared that her creative process is rooted in her personal experiences and emotions, and she draws inspiration from everything around her. “I have always loved experimenting with different styles and colors,” she tells us. “I think fashion is a form of self-expression and it allows me to showcase different aspects of my personality.”

It is this passion for fashion that led Pandey to start her own clothing line, Haya’s Closet by Neha. The brand, which is aimed at women who want to look stylish and elegant, features a range of beautiful designs that are both contemporary and traditional. 

But Pandey’s true passion has always been music. “I have been singing since I was a child, watching my late dad sing, he had a huge impact on all of us as kids,” she tells us. “It has always been a part of who I am.” Her music is a fusion of traditional Indian and modern Western styles, with elements of pop, rock, and R&B in the mix. “I love experimenting with different sounds and genres,” she says. “I think it keeps things interesting and allows me to grow as an artist.” 

Pandey’s music and fashion choices are both deeply rooted in her Indian heritage. “I am proud of my culture and my roots,” she says. “I think it is important to stay connected to where you come from.” But at the same time, she is also a global citizen who draws inspiration from different parts of the world. “I love traveling and experiencing different cultures,” she says. “It allows me to broaden my horizons and explore new ideas.” She is the first Indian female artist to create her Arabic original songs – Mashgool, Ya Weli, and soon the Arabic version (Ya Rabbi) of her latest hit Tu Hi Tu. 

In conclusion, Neha Pandey is a multi-talented artist who has created a unique identity for herself in the music and fashion industry and is a force to reckon with, and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us in the future. 

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