#MetroSocietyMostInfluential: Haut Monde (Part 1)
For these people, social media plays a big role in celebrating their individuality. Tessa Prieto-Valdes @seaprincess888, Andi Manzano-Reyes @andimanzano, and Ingrid Chua @thebaghag, express themselves on social media, showing that being true to oneself is very important. In doing so, they become inspirations to their followers to learn to love themselves and extend this love to others. These ladies are part of the Haut Monde list of #MetroSocietyMostInfluential. Watch out as we continue to unveil the people who are part of the Metro Society x Metro.Style "Most Influential on Social Media" list.
These individuals are among the most followed society personalities. The upbeat and upscale lifestyle they lead drives their popularity. By living their lives to the fullest, they set great examples for an inspired living. Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi @stephaniezubiri, Bianca Araneta-Elizalde @biancaelizalde, Nico Bolzico, @nicobolzico, and KC Concepcion @itskcconcepcion are part of the Haut Monde list in #MetroSocietyMostInfluential. Watch out as we continue to unveil the people who are part of the Metro Society x Metro.Style "Most Influential on Social Media" list.
Not only are they among the biggest names in local showbiz, they are also among the who's who in society, ladies who epitomize class and sophistication. The social media accounts of Kris Aquino @krisaquino, Gretchen Barretto @gretchenbarretto , and Vicki Belo @victoria_belo give their followers a peek into their life of privilege. And what's even greater about these ladies is that they use their celebrity status to create positive influences to others. They are part of the Haut Monde list in #MetroSocietyMostInfluential. Watch out as we continue to unveil the people who are part of the Metro Society x Metro.Style "Most Influential on Social Media" list.
For society’s most followed, the common features are the reasons that drive their popularity. They live a life of privilege as they pursue a career or passion. They work hard, play hard, and reward themselves in ways that incite admiration, envy, and awe. The active use of social media is an attribute that fuels their success coupled with the willingness to open their lives and share all the wonderful details with the world.
A different kind of Valentines! So proud of this one representing the Philippines at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique! First Filipino artist that make it and hopefully the first of many! I am here as support system, perfect mix between ideal husband and boy toy! My main 2 roles in this trip are: 1- Holding the purse 2- Give assurance that she doesn't look fat in that dress (or any other that she will wear during the trip). Happy Valentines bebe! You inspire everyday! Te Amo! #solennart #pnoypride #bulliedhusdbandclub #crazysweetandfunnycaptionbroughttoyoubyelbolzico
The Instagram husband of actress and artist Solenn Heussaff has become a celebrity in his own right, with several endorsements to boot. He has gained his own following on social media primarily for his sense of humor and wacky personality evident in his hilarious posts. “What I like to do on social media is make people laugh,” says the footballer and Argentinian entrepreneur who founded the agribusiness LM10 corporation. This aspiring comedian always sends some good vibes to his followers’ way, spreading positivity one incredibly funny post at a time. His pranks and candid videos featuring his “wifezilla” are a must-see, and his captions and hashtags are absolutely witty! A lot of men can take a page from Nico’s book when it comes to being a cool and loving hubby, a fitness buff, and a driven and passionate man—all wrapped in one awesome social butterfly.
This showbiz royalty has successfully stepped out of her famous parents’ shadows for simply being what she calls a “passion pursuer.” Ever since she stepped into the limelight as a fresh-faced product endorser and MTV Asia VJ, KC Concepcion has proven that she not only inherited the good genes of Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion, she also got their talent for entertaining and performing; she followed in their footsteps and established herself as a thespian, actress, singer, and TV host. She may not be that active in showbiz now, but her millions of followers are continuously fascinated by the beautiful and stylish life she leads off-cam. Through social media, she shows the many ways to live life to the fullest, considering quality time with family, friends, colleagues, and even herself. KC’s #Kacescapades hashtag on Instagram provides an array of travel and fashion inspirations. But stripped off the glitz and glam, this UN World Food Programme Ambassador Against Hunger uses her social media influence to support and inspire others to help this organization in their fund-raising campaigns to fight hunger and malnutrition.
Tessa Prieto-Valdes' @seaprincess888 vibrant social calendar translates to visually delightful posts that look engaging on social media feeds. Asked what she has discovered through social media, she says, "You can imbibe and live and get inspired with other people's lifestyle. I think you get so much inspiration from everything out there." Tessa is part of the Haut Monde list in #MetroSocietyMostInfluential. Read about the who's who in society on Metro.Style. Watch out as we continue to unveil the people who are part of the Metro Society x Metro.Style list of "Most Influential on Social Media."
When columnist, TV host, blogger, and interior designer Tessa Prieto-Valdes attends an event, she always makes a grand entrance and leaves a lasting impression. With her flamboyant fashion choices, this socialite is truly one that’s hard to miss in a crowd. Tessa expresses herself through fashion; her clothes make her happy, and seeing her all dolled up puts a smile on the faces of the people around her as well as her social media followers. She shares, “I want them to get inspiration from the possibility of being yourself. You can be who you want to be. You just have to… really work hard at it.” She’s a standout guest in all the hip and happening events in the metro, and her vibrant social calendar translates to visually delightful posts that look engaging on the feed. Tessa’s travel-related posts also gain traction as they teach a thing or two about traveling in high style.
"I think the inspirational quotes, along with a lot of really nice things that I like as well, will kind of propel them to work harder and not feel so bad about certain things that happened to them in their lives," Ingrid Chua @thebaghag says of the message she wishes to convey through social media. Ingrid is part of the Haut Monde list in the #MetroSocietyMostInfluential. Read about the who's who in society on Metro.Style. Watch out as we continue to unveil the people who are part of the Metro Society x Metro.Style list of "Most Influential on Social Media."
Milan is raining!! I didn't know before I walked out the door ?? This is me today ?? Because I didn't bother to roll up the shades on the windows and walked out with a thin coat and a pair of sunnies. No brolly. Don't care. Loved this dress from #FendiResort18 so I owned the look, damnit! Even if I was getting wet and starting to freeze ?? @Fendi #Fendi #bag #love #instagood #igers #instagram #fashion #fashionblogger #igdaily #amazing #happy #wiw #wiwt #ootd #outfit #Resort18
Ingrid Chua, who goes by the moniker “The Bag Hag,” started her own blog called “The Bag Hag Diaries” back in 2005. Later, this blog was recreated through a show of the same name on Star World. She would blog her bag reviews, dissecting the anatomy of both the classic bags as well as those that are fresh off the runway. Having found this niche in the world of blogging, the former Metro Weddings magazine managing editor caught the attention of some international brands, like Ermenegildo Zegna and luxury e-commerce site Luisa Via Roma, which have tapped her for collaborations because of her natural flair for writing, knowledge in fashion, and rising online following. As seen on her social media accounts, Ingrid is living a charmed life every blogger dreams of, attending fashion week shows and meeting famous fashion heavyweights like Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Dello Russo. It is this ability to network with people around the world through the Internet and social media that Ingrid finds amazing.
Andi Manzano Reyes
“I think the best thing that I've discovered from social media, from a woman's perspective, is just empowering people around you...It has created so many opportunities for different people," Andi Manzano-Reyes @andimanzano says. Andi is part of the Haut Monde list in #MetroSocietyMostInfluential. Read about the who's who in society on Metro.Style. Watch out as we continue to unveil the people who are part of the Metro Society x Metro.Style list of "Most Influential on Social Media."
Andi Manzano Reyes became popular as a courtside reporter, MTV VJ, and radio DJ. When she married businessman GP Reyes and had their first daughter Olivia, Andi found renewed fame as she now focuses more on her role as a wife and a mom. With every OOTD, selfie, and photo with Olivia, she has beautifully showed the cool, chic, and fun side of motherhood—and her followers can’t get enough of her for it! She may be a stay-at-home mom, but she hasn’t lost that love for hosting as she channels this passion through more modern platforms where she’s currently making waves at: blogging and vlogging. Their beautiful family’s adventures—from Manila to Boracay to Hong Kong to Paris—are a delight to see. She likes how social media has the power to move and empower people, saying, “Sometimes you don’t even notice what a simple post could do to other people.”
*Figures are as of February 27, 2018
The #MetroSocietyMostInfluential on Social Media feature is in Metro Society magazine's February 2018 issue, out now in newsstands and leading bookstores nationwide.