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#MetroSocietyMostInfluential: Haut Monde (Part 1)





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.



Nico Bolzico



Facebook: 13K

Instagram: 767K

Twitter: 13.5K


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.



KC Concepcion



Giving the weekend (and myself) a beauty-filled jumpstart. ???? @theaiveeclinic

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Instagram: 2.1M

Twitter: 5.48M


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




Titas of Manila ..... House !!!!! ??

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Instagram: 90.6K

Twitter: 71.7K


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.  



Ingrid Chua




Facebook: 32.8K

Instagram: 52.9K


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




Facebook: 81.5K

Instagram: 549K

Twitter: 400K


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.”       


READ: #MetroSocietyMostInfluential: Haut Monde (Part 2)


*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.