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This Filipina Started Her Own Clothing Brand When She Was Just 15 Years Old

Cleo Loque built Hiraya Pilipina with a P20,000 capital.
When you already have so many responsibilities, how do you begin to pursue your dreams? Entering the sphere of entrepreneurship is a harrowing undertaking, and it's made even more difficult when you don't have the experience or the theoretical knowledge to help

5 Things You Need to Know About Rising Fil-Am Singer Kurt Tijamo

He's a fan of Gabe Bondoc, Lea Salonga, and Kakie Pangilinan.
Kurt Tijamo’s Filipino roots have always come part and parcel of his love for music.Based in the United States, the pop crooner grew up with it all his life. His dad, a pianist and composer, taught him everything he knows about the

Meet the Pageant Coach Behind These Filipina Beauty Queens' Signature Walks

The likes of Rabiya Mateo, Bea Gomez, and Hannah Arnold have Ian Mendajar to thank for their signature pasarelas.
At the Araneta Coliseum on March 15, 2015, Pia Wurtzbach was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas Universe. Her supporters in the crowd were absolutely livid, roaring with glee as they held up letter signs that spelled out her name. Among the audience members present

Here's How This Gen Z Entrepreneur Started a Food Business with Only P3000

Gerry Cordero has the recipe for making everyday feel like Sunday.
What started out as a conversation over beer has since become a much more meaningful enterprise for 23-year-old Gerry Cordero. One dish at a time, the Ateneo alumnus aims to emulate the nostalgic, tender feeling of a Sunday lunch.In his book, nothing

Meet the Proudly Filipina Model Who Just Won Miss Earth New York 2021

Her name's Marizza Delgado, and she's the next model and beauty queen to watch.
Marizza Delgado was made for the spotlight. A woman of many talents—whether it be singing, dancing, or acting—her penchant for performing had followed her from a young age. Though a completely different endeavor altogether, pageantry eventually swooped in to present the ripe

A Tale of True Grit: Feeding 50 Hospitals Amid a Health Pandemic

Rosario Juan of Commune tells Preview, “It’s really so they have one less thing to think about."
It’s not a day for Rosario Juan without a cup of coffee or five. She takes it black and meticulously brewed to perfection before heading off to work. As the owner of Makati-based café, Commune, the smell of the morning drink never

Here's How This Young CEO is Keeping Her School Afloat Amid COVID-19

Vanessa Tanco provides an example at a possible new normal for the educational system.
Vanessa Tanco wears many hats. A former national athlete, an Ateneo graduate with a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California, an executive director, and currently iAcademy’s President and CEO, she’s carved an exemplary path at just 41. Leading Makati’s tech

Meet This Inspiring Filipina Who Is Redefining Manila's Wellness Scene

Tanya Maria Aguila of ONELIFE Studio has empowering insights on career and self-love.
ONELIFE Studio is a wellness center that advocates women’s health, self-care, and overall transformation through elements of Pilates and physiotherapy. Essentially, the brand focuses on a personalized fitness program to enable women to become their strongest. The brand recently celebrated their sixth anniversary

Sharina Gutierrez Talks About Her Modeling Career and Being a Proud Filipina

She shares the lessons she's learned on modeling, life pursuits, self-care, and what Filipina beauty truly means.
You could perhaps recall the name Sharina Gutierrez as one of the two Filipinas who auditioned for the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (the other one being Kelsey Merritt, of course). But to set the record straight, to trivialize her as just another model would be

13 Facts You Didn't Know About Jess Connelly

From Manila to the world, this R&B singing sensation is breaking boundaries and showing what Filipino talent is really made of.
In this Preview exclusive, we have our fingers on the pulse of who is next—and this time, our bet’s on the low-key but a real next-gen trailblazing recording artist, Jess Connelly. Connelly isn’t exactly a brand new face as she is a

Sassa Jimenez Has a Modern Approach to Wearing Monochrome

Get a glimpse of her never-before-seen archival collection.
Local designer Sassa Jimenez has an aesthetic that's synonymous to romance. Think delicate ruffles, frothy tulle, and warm palettes—it's basically a glimpse of her mood board. Through the years, we've seen her brand evolve and develop into something more "restrained, mature, and practical."

Jachin Manere Talks About Her Life After Asia's Next Top Model

The model reveals the life lessons she's picked up from AsNTM and her plans for the future.
With her extensive portfolio, you would think that Jachin Manere has already been modeling for a long while. The 22-year-old, in fact, has a long way to go. With only about four years of experience under her belt, she's still technically a novice, by our

This 21-Year-Old Filipina Is Working Towards a Cleaner, Greener Country

Meet Jacque Buskowitz, a forward-thinking environmentalist.
Nowadays, more and more people are getting into the green movement, like the zero-waste lifestyle or sustainable fashion. For some, they're even willing to dedicate their life’s work to such an advocacy. Meet Jacque Buskowitz, a 21-year-old sales executive for a solar energy

What's a Coffee Master and Why Do They Wear Black Aprons?

It's so much more than just coffee!
Upon entering the Starbucks Reserve at Jupiter, Makati, we're introduced to Ana Mendoza, a Starbucks barista with a wide grin and welcoming aura, everything you'd expect from your coffee maker. But Ana is actually more than just your usual barista. She’s what

The Future of Pinoy Fashion Is Bright and Young

Olivia Reyes and Keli Teo, the youngest ever to join our annual Best Dressed list, lead the pack of young guns that will take the local fashion industry to the future.
Whereas 12-year old blogger Tavi Gevinson starting Style Rookie in 2008 or 16-year old Julia Barretto fronting Preview Magazine in 2013 was considered a fashion milestone in the past, the new poster girls of of fashion’s “start ‘em young” philosophy are getting

10 Things You Need to Know About Bea Fabregas

Get to know more about Magic 89.9’s DJ.
Here are some things you ought to know about Bea Fabregas, one of Magic 89.9's DJs particularly if you tune in at around 9am-12nn for her show with Boom Gonzales, On Demand. We may hear a lot from her on air, whether

This Model Will Change The Way You Think About Beauty

Beauty lessons from a transwoman for transwomen.
We sit down with Martine Tuanquin, a transgender model with a unique look and the skill to bust a million poses a minute, to find out how she achieves that signature happy, pretty glow at every angle, every kind of lighting, and