Social Media Superstars Changing Filipino Taste One Post at a Time
October 30, 2018
Lifestyle Asia has recently released “Millennials. Travel. Entertaining,” a coffee table book inspired by a “curated Instagram feed”. We have curated photographs of outstanding travel stories, the most exemplary parties in town, and millennials who are making a difference in the world through the lives they chose to live.
The sixth chapter of the book focuses on millennials with strong social media followings, changing trends and the tastes of Filipinos one IG post at a time. These young people share their lives online, giving us a glimpse into their respective careers and day-to-day happenings. They use their accounts responsibly and thoughtfully, and are worth checking out.
Scroll down to see a sneak peek of our book, featuring six excellent millennials chosen amongst hundreds that populate our pages. To read more and to see the complete list, you can purchase the “Lifestyle Asia’s Millennials. Travel. Entertaining” coffee table book by sending us a private message on Instagram (@lifestyle_asia) or on our Facebook page. The book is also available in leading bookstands.
Raymond Gutierrez once said he was a nightlife connoisseur, frequently visiting the hottest parties around the metro. After a lifestyle change, where he drastically lost weight, Raymond’s career is now at a new high. He is best known today for hosting high-profile events. His large Instagram following has also made him an influencer and staple in the Manila social scene.
Balancing her studies in design, being a retail partner and creative consultant, Ella is in pursuit of cultural perseveration through efforts encouraging Philippine arts and design because she believes that there are so many industries on the verge of disappearing.
Nico’s exposure to agriculture in Argentina, his place of birth, became his engagement in the Philippines. He established a company here that offers agribusiness technology to develop the possibilities of land productivity. “I have a vision bigger than money,” he says. The goal is the transformation of the Philippines into an agro-export country. Besides farming, Nico enjoy diving, football and staying at home. He loves horses and prefers mountains over beaches.
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Steph’s different pursuits are directed to “making every day better for me, my family and everybody. That might be through a glass of wine, cooking a good meal or simply building confidence to wear whatever you wish or to go out and conquer the day.” Founder of THE Talks, she is currently walking on La Maison Crespi, a specialty store with gourmet and home finds, as well as NestManila.com, an online platform for buying and selling home goods.
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Jacob Benedicto is one busy 25-year-old. He balances working for his two companies. The first is Manila Xperience Productions Inc., an events company, where he is Managing Partner. He is also Chief Operations Officer at Metrix Social Media Solutions, a platform for digital marketing. “In my line of work, creativity and inspiration play a key role in achieving success. I am in constant search for new and exciting things to incorporate into the events and marketing campaigns I develop. Knowing that my work affect and inspire other people pushes me to keep on creating. This is my drive,” he shares.
Xandra Rocha Araneta
Xandra Rocha Araneta was the host of Something to Chew On, a food-themed travel show set to different locations in the Philippines. Throughout its lifespan, the show brought attention to the local food scenes in far-flung provinces of the country. Today, Xandra is married to Luis Araneta and is the mother to two little boys, Thiago and Maximo.