Thursday, March 22, 2012

Project Runway Philippines (Season 3) premieres on March 25 on ETC

Who has what it takes to be the next big Filipino fashion designer? Ready to fire rocket the careers of up-and-coming designers, host Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez with mentor Jojie Lloren and judges Rajo Laurel and Apples Aberin will use their unbelievable flair in the field of fashion to guide 15 new contestants in challenging them week after week with different tasks to test their skills, artistry and resourcefulness. 

Tweetie de Leon
"Fashion is my passion is not enough."

Vying for a spot at the final runway where they will present their final collection to top industry insiders, the stakes are high and only one can strut away with the prize.

Project Runway Philippines Season 3 returns on March 25, 2012 (Sunday) at 8PM on ETC. I am honored to have been invited to the launch of this show last March 19 (Monday) held at the Genting Club at the Resorts World Manila. More than 3/4 of the first episode was shown to us and I must say that Project Runway Philippines is a must-see! The tasks will really test the designer's patience, as well as test their character as they face the challenges given the resources they have.

 Jojie Lloren
To the designer contestants: "I will not only be your mentor; 
I will also be your TORmentor!"

I have seen several episodes of Project Runway of the USA in the past and this version of the Philippines keep up with that standard. The editing is well-polished, musical scoring is fantastic, script is well-thought of. I'm just excited to see what challenges are waiting for them each week and how they will respond to the challenges.

Fifteen (15) young and up-coming fashion designers from all over the country have made the cut after a grueling auditions held at 4 key cities in Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Baguio, and Makati in August-September 2011 scrutinized by a panel of judges. These designers have varied backgrounds that will show us a wide range of styles in fashion, that makes this season exciting as they square off for Runway supremacy.

[Note: More photos will be uploaded soon.]


Ionica Abraham of Manila
Almor Albano from Laoag City
MJ Alminanza from Zambales
Yves Camingue from Cebu City
Nel Claveria, Jr. from Camarines Sur
Karla Galang from Quezon City
Jenno Gacasan from Cebu City
Glenn Gonzales from Pangasinan
Fatima Guerrero from Nueva Ecija
Enzo Libo-on from Bacolod
Joseph Montelibano from Iloilo
Lhenvil Paneda from La Union
Milka Redoble from Pasig
Cheetah Rivera from Manila
Normannie Santos from Bulacan

Rajo Laurel

 Apples Aberin

Project Runway Philippines Season 1 winner: Aries Lagat
Original Run: July 30, 2008-November 12, 2008
Filming Dates: early 2008
No. of Episodes: 13 + 2
No. of Tasks: 12
No. of Designers 14

Project Runway Philippines Season 1 winner: Manny Marquez
Original Run: August 12, 2009-December 2, 2009
Filming Dates: early 2009
No. of Episodes: 15
No. of Tasks: 12
No. of Designers: 13

This Season’s victorious winner will receive half-a-million pesos in prize money; P120,000 worth of cash and beauty products from Pond’s; a fashion spread featuring their final collection in Mega Magazine; a brand new Intuos4 Wacom pen tablet and a full-4-year fashion design and technology scholarship from iAcademy; sewing machines worth P300,000 from Brother International; and an all-expense paid trip to Paris to experience Paris Fashion Week courtesy of L’Oreal Paris.

Project Runway Philippines is presented by L’Oreal Paris, Pond’s Age Miracle, and in partnership with Mega Magazine and iAcademy.

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