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Anne, John Lloyd headline Superbods 2014 grand finals

Boracay – Big revelations marked the grand finals of the Century Tuna Superbods Super Challenge 2014 held at the Pearl of the Pacific in Boracay recently.

Definitely bigger and sexier this year, the event saw Anne Curtis and John Lloyd Cruz – two of the hottest and most controversial showbiz personalities of their generation – together on stage.

Anne Curtis, John Lloyd Cruz, Manila Bulletin

Anne Curtis and John Lloyd Cruz

John Lloyd sizzled as he danced in a sleeveless top and board shorts, revealing his flat tummy and toned arms, the product of a six-week intense workout complemented by the Century Tuna Superbods Diet.

Proud of his physical transformation he said, “If I can do it, anyone can.”

John Lloyd’s Century Tuna co-ambassador Anne, on the other hand personified hotness clad in a sheer, flowing blue dress.

The two flew to the country’s ultimate summer destination to hail this year’s Superbods grand winners Sara Polverini and Mauro Lumba, as well as first runners-up Alaiza Malinao and Marneil Anthony Lim, and second runners-up Catherine Almirante and Laurens Tolenaars.

Superbods 2014, Manila Bulletin

CENTURY TUNA Superbods 2014 grand winners Sara Polverini and Mauro Lumba (third and fourth from left) were awarded by (from left) Century Pacific Food Inc. general manager Greg Banzon, Century Tuna endorsers Anne and John Lloyd, and Century Tuna group product manager Gela Gamboa

Sara, a former child actress, and Mauro, an aspiring actor and member of Backroom’s Not your Ordinary Boy and Girl (NYOBG) group, brought home P500,000 each, and were awarded a year’s worth of Gold’s Gym subscription, and one year supply of Century Tuna products.

Meanwhile, “Boys Night Out” DJs Slick Rick, Tony Toni, and Sam YG, who took the Superbods Diet and Workout as celebrity challengers, were also present to reveal their slimmer bods.

Also spotted at the much-anticipated finals night were the “Sea Princess” Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Tim Yap, beauty queen-turned-model Patty Betita, and fashion designer Dennis Lustico, who served as judges, and Century Tuna Superbods 2012 grand winners Monika Sta. Maria and John Spainhour. The event was hosted by “Asia’s Next Top Model” mentor and supermodel Joey Mead-King, who dazzled everyone with her sheer orange cleavage and leg-baring dress.

Century Tuna Superbods Super Challenge 2014 was made possible by Air Asia Zest, Carbtrim, Gold’s Gym, Pearl of the Pacific, San Mig Zero, Solaire Resort & Casino, Belo Sun Protect, Gardenia, Medicard, Smart, The District, Zen Wellness Spa, Azure, Bite Me, Black Market, Nereku, Pink Salmon Clothing, SM Supermalls & SM Mall of Asia, Tony Galvez Salon, and Victor Ortega Salon.

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VICENTE DEL ROSARIO, JR., Viva Chairman and CEO signs a distribution deal with OSN’s Senior VP Emad Morcos

VICENTE DEL ROSARIO, JR., Viva Chairman and CEO signs a distribution deal with OSN’s Senior VP Emad Morcos

VIVA TV partners with OSN

Through the years, VIVA Communications, Inc. provided innovation in local entertainment, pioneering a variety of shows and features that cater to the Filipino masses.

Viva’s library of titles offers endless hours of viewing enjoyment for Filipino viewers anywhere in the world.

Now, VIVA Communications, Inc. is partnering with OSN, the largest Pay TV platform in the Middle East and North Africa to provide entertainment to Filipinos in the region.

In a ceremony held recently at the Intercontinental Hotel Makati, Vicente “Vic” del Rosario, Jr. VIVA Communications, Inc. Chairman and CEO and Emad Morcos, OSN Senior Vice President, signed the distribution agreement, which will make Viva TV part of OSN’s Pinoy channel lineup with top Viva movies to be shown on OSN’s digital platform – OSN Play.

According to OSN Senior Vice President Morcos, “We are confident that with the partnership with Viva, we will continue to reinforce our claim as the only home of premium Filipino content in the Middle East and North Africa. We will also further expand our entertainment choices and continue to enhance our valued OSN Pinoy subscribers’ viewing experience.”

Viva Boss Vic del Rosario shared the same vision, saying, “We are extremely happy with the partnership with OSN as this allows us to bring the greatest drama series, showbiz-oriented shows, music videos, reality series, game shows, concerts, and movies to Viva fans in the region.”

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Mutya ng Taguig 2014, Manila Bulletin

TAGUIG MAYOR Lani Cayetano poses with newly-crowned Mutya ng Taguig 2014 Ramona Mauricio; Mutya ng Taguig 2012 Charmaine Hernandez; and Mutya ng Taguig 2013 Jennica Ollero during the Mutya ng Taguig 2014 Grand Coronation Night held April 26 at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City

Ramona Mauricio crowned Mutya ng Taguig 2014

Out of 25 beautiful contestants, Ramona Mauricio of Barangay Napindan, was chosen as Mutya ng Taguig 2014.

The annual beauty tilt, held recently at the SM Aura, has become a special event which people look forward to. The production of the beauty pageant this year was indeed elegant, or what they call in Tagalog parlance, “talagang pinaghandaan.”

Even Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano came early at the auditorium to see to it that all preparations are followed to the letter, particularly as the pageant is about women empowerment.

The production of the “Malong Dance” and “tinikling” was superb!

The first, second, third, and fourth runners-up were Kristine Bianca Quizon (Lower Bicutan), Jennah Lisa Fernandez (Bagumbayan), Kristel Anne Las Piñas (Central Signal), and Jeramie Mae de Vera (South Daang Hari).

Winners of special categories were: Las Piñas, Miss Friendship; Anjudette Filio, People’s Choice Award; Trixie San Pedro, Miss Talent; Quizon, Best in Swimwear and Evening Gown; and Mauricio, Miss Photogenic.

The presentation of the Mutya ng Taguig 2014 is something that should be emulated by other beauty pageant organizers.

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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings, May 6, go to Beny dela Luna of Philkraft Marketing, Reynard Mancao, Gerald Tabios, Nicolai Custodio, Ms. Tessie Mariano, Dra. Lupe Lazaro, former OWWA deputy administrator Jijil Jimenez, Miwako Kato of Japan, Richard Nelson, Dr. Buddy Valerio, Meg Quisias, Engr. Benjamin Jonsona and Bobby F. Rodolfo… Happy wedding anniversary to Ed and Marissa Cepe…