There is no more used and abused buzzword today than 'influence'. A lofty ideal that stems from respect, aspiration and ability to make an effect, it has become muddled in the face of curation, branding and filters. This month, we get to the bottom of things and figure out what it means to be influential in this day and age, and consequently, pin it side by side with the bigger cause for celebration, pride.
Years after reign as Miss World, Megan Young still reigns on in our hearts. Taking purpose well after the crown, she continues on with her advocacy, making sure every life is well accounted for. This is where true purpose begins.
A stronghold of the magazine, the Pinoy Pride awards takes a sharp turn to the thriving forces that are sending steady ripples of change in society today. Collectively making a wave of inspiration, the #NewPH awardees (all #Millennials, mind you) come together to show the world that is more to this generation than a pigeonholed concern for the self.
Pinoy pride, as we have come to learn is not just about the accolades, the awards and the decorations. What it is at its core is doing everything with a greater sense of purpose, for the greater good of all, of course.
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Photography RXANDY CAPINPIN
Creative direction SUKI SALVADOR & JANN PASCUA
Art direction TANYA MALLILLIN
Styling JEB FRONDA assisted by CESSI TREÑAS
Beauty direction TRINA EPILEPSIA BOUTAIN
Makeup ALBERT KURNIAWAN
Hair JOHN VALLE
Nail Care TRIPLE LUCK BROW & NAIL SALON
Text PORTIA LADRIDO
Sittings editors PEEWEE REYES ISIDRO and ANGELO RAMIREZ DE CARTAGENA
Shoot coordination JUSTINE NIDO
Production design PRINCESS BARRETTO