America’s Next Top Model Cycle 22 Episode 2: The Girl Who Walks Recap

Last time on America’s Next Top Model Cycle 22 Guys & Girls, we met the final 31 contestants who made it to the show. The models shot their first photo on a tour bus around Hollywood. The contestants then had their first runway show. When the models arrived at the model house, the Top 22 were revealed. Who will still be in the running towards becoming America’s Next Top Model? Find out in my recap.

ANTM Cycle 22
Cycle twenty-twooooo (Facebook/CW ANTM Official)

Mossimo Music Summit 2015

Fashion brand Mossimo is always looking for fresh new talented people in singing, dancing, and modelling. This is why the brand has created an annual event that will showcase these new talents and give them the chance to be in the spotlight — the Mossimo Music Summit. The summit is coming to a close, after months of auditions and performances. The competition is now down to the final four musical acts: solo singers Kristel Herrera, Mark Francis Reyes, Zsaris Mendioro, and trio OTM, with Jenz on percussion, Kaye on guitar, and Matthew on violin, with all three contributing on vocals.

Mossimo Music Summit 2015 Finalists
Mossimo Music Summit 2015 Finalists (Photo: Manila Bulletin)

Show your support to the finalists by sharing and liking their Facebook posts. You might get the chance to win cash and GCs:

Share this post to your friends using the hashtag ‪#‎mossimomusicsummit‬ for your chance to win P5,000 in cash and P5,000 in gift certificates. Cut-off is at 12noon on August 21, 2015.

Also check out the official Mossimo Music Summit Youtube channel to view all the performance clips from the finalists AND the semi-finalists. Your favorite semi-finalist might also win fan favorite:

The semi-finalist with the most number of YouTube views by 12noon of August 21, 2015 will be declared as the winner of the special award. Winner of each special award will receive P5,000 in cash and P5,000 in gift certificates.

Here are the semi-final performances from the four finalists, with the Facebook post for each to share and like:

An Interview with Steven Silva

Amiciness was given the opportunity to interview my first (and hopefully not the last) celebrity guest, Steven Silva of La Cage Aux Folles.

Well, close enough since this was done only via email. I don’t think I’m ready for an actual face-to-face interview not to mention I still get easily starstruck by literally anyone or anything. We’ll get there. I’m still nurturing the inner journalist in me. Anyhow, the teaser for this interview gained a lot of views so I guess, I’m not the only one excited to read Steven’s answers to this set of witty questions, Amiciness style. I won’t prolong your agony. Here we go!

Steven's tweet that started it all
The tweet that started it all. (Screenshot by me circa 2011)

Amiciness: Time flies so fast. It has been more than half a decade since you joined showbiz. You even had a different Twitter handle before. (I was always responding to your tweets. LOL. I remember one time, you asked how to describe the taste of blood and I tweeted “like licking a pad lock.”). You are now entering a new chapter in your professional career. How will you compare Steven then with the Steven now?

Steven: I do remember that particular tweet! I have no clue what I was thinking that day when I posted that but I did appreciate your unique response. 5 years is a long time and a lot has happened within those 5 years. The Steven of now I believe is more refined, experienced and aware of himself. I feel more aware in the sense of – I better understand my strengths and weaknesses as a person and an artist.