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#MetroSocietyMostInfluential: The Tastemakers

 

 

Oxford dictionary defines “tastemaker” as a “person who decides or influences what is or will become fashionable or trendy.” Nowadays, this pretty much encompasses all aspects of life—from fashion to travel to where they eat and party to how they decorate their homes and live their lives. Today’s tastemakers are admired for their personal taste and how this is applied to the kind of lifestyle they cultivate. Ultimately, they have the power to shape beliefs, sway opinions, and inspire and transform lives. They live their lives, which we basically aspire for and follow.

 

 

Heart Evangelista

 

Facebook: 3M

Instagram: 2.1M

Twitter: 1.74M

 

The online influencer, actress, and artist was just recently honored as one of Manila’s best dressed personalities in Metro’s Most Stylish 2018. She has evolved into a force in fashion as a passionate collector and supporter of high fashion and luxury brands, and has been attending Paris Fashion Week since last year. Her appreciation for the best and high-end brands extends to her home which has become a favorite source of inspiration online. Many, like her husband Senator Chiz Escudero, admire Heart for her impeccable taste.

 

READ: Exclusive! All The Details Of Heart Evangelista’s Paris Fashion Week #OOTDs, Shared By Her Stylist!

 

 

Tim Yap 

 

 

Behind the scenes at our #MetroSocietyMostInfluential shoot, eventologist and host Tim Yap @officialtimyap answers the Proust questionnaire. . Inside our February/Entertainment issue, find out who makes it to Metro Society's Most Influential People on Social Media. . Video by Spotlight Creatives @spotlightcreativesph Makeup by Karmela Jabla @karmelajabla and Bea Colet @bea_utification_ph for M.A.C Cosmetics @maccosmeticsph Hair by Francis Guintu @francisguintu, Rob Bautista @robbautista02, Jericho Valenzuela @valenzuelajericho, and Jek Fernandez @jek.fernandez Shot on location at Discovery Primea @discoveryprimea . . . #MetroSocietyMostInfluential #metrosociety #insidemetrosociety #bts #behindthescenes #timyap #maggiewilson #biancaelizalde #tessaprietovaldes #rachelpeters #andimanzano #stephaniezubiri #ingridchua #thebaghag #socialmedia #februaryissue #entertainmentissue #discoveryprimea #proust #proustquestionnaire

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Instagram: 419K 

Twitter: 1.53M

 

If there is a hot party, big launch, wedding of the year, epic birthday, hip event, you name it—Tim Yap is probably behind it. Otherwise, he is one of the VVIPs and the life of the party. This sought-after event planner and host, creative director, club king, restaurateur, influencer, and now one of Metro Channel’s new hosts has cemented his reputation of always being in the thick of things. If it’s a hot event—Tim will be there. If you want to see what the fashionable jet set are doing, just check out Tim’s Instagram and Facebook feeds for the fastest real-time updates. In fact, it was Tim’s social media accounts that kept the public updated on two of the biggest weddings of 2017: Vicki Belo & Hayden Kho's Paris wedding and Anne Curtis & Erwan Heussaff's New Zealand wedding.

 

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Erwan Heussaff

 

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Facebook: 1M

Instagram: 1.8M 

Twitter: 1.11M

YouTube: 449K+

 

Everyone loves this gorgeous man who knows his way around the kitchen. He is the younger brother of the beautiful Solenn and has won the heart of one of the biggest female stars in the country today. It’s quite a potent formula for instant social media success. But this media savvy businessman, restaurateur and digital content creator, also known as The Fat Kid Inside, won the hearts of his followers through his personal account on struggling with food in the past and his generosity in sharing all that he has learned to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Erwan has truly become a major influence when it comes to food, travel, and fitness—three of his passions showcased in most of the content in his social media accounts.

 

READ: Anne Curtis' 33rd Birthday Party Was Every 90s Kid's Dream Come True

 

 

Iza Calzado

 

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Instagram: 908K

Twitter: 1.87M 

 

Known as one of the most beautiful women in Philippine showbiz, multi-awarded actress Iza Calzado is also down-to-earth, warm, and very easy going—a genuine person who is loved by all. Iza radiates the kind of confidence and joy of someone who is completely at ease and at peace with herself. The recently engaged Iza has used her online presence to promote body positivity and healthy living, thanks to many of her unfiltered, one hundred percent true-to-life photos that show her living life to the fullest in swimwear to ball gowns to workout gear. She is open about her story on overcoming her struggle with her body image as a young girl, and her followers admire her for it. This month, Iza launched her #TheBodyLoveRevolution project, a body positivity campaign that she spearheads with the She Talks Asia movement. 

 

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Maggie Wilson

 

 

TV host Maggie Wilson @wilsonmaggie gets candid behind the scenes at our #MetroSocietyMostInfluential shoot. . Inside our February/Entertainment issue, find out who makes it to Metro Society's Most Influential People on Social Media. . Video by Spotlight Creatives @spotlightcreativesph Makeup by Karmela Jabla @karmelajabla and Bea Colet @bea_utification_ph for M.A.C Cosmetics @maccosmeticsph Hair by Francis Guintu @francisguintu, Rob Bautista @robbautista02, Jericho Valenzuela @valenzuelajericho, and Jek Fernandez @jek.fernandez Shot on location at Discovery Primea @discoveryprimea . . . #MetroSocietyMostInfluential #metrosociety #insidemetrosociety #bts #behindthescenes #timyap #maggiewilson #biancaelizalde #tessaprietovaldes #rachelpeters #andimanzano #stephaniezubiri #ingridchua #thebaghag #socialmedia #februaryissue #entertainmentissue #discoveryprimea #proust #prostquestionnaire

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Facebook: 41K+

Instagram: 398K

 

Fitness guru, travel junkie, entrepreneur, and TV personality Maggie Wilson proves that nurturing a fulfilling marriage, being a super mom, building a solid career, and getting to do what you love the most are not mutually exclusive. The solution is finding a convergence Apoint for all of these things, and even though it takes some creativity on your part, she assures that the efforts are all worth it in the end. Simply take a look at her social media accounts that document her day-to-day activities, many of which she spends by the beach or on her many stylish and exciting travels abroad. For Maggie, she inspires her followers with the ideal that life is never without excitement and discovery; you just have to zone in on what motivates you, find the courage to go out and claim what life has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to living the life you've always wanted. Maggie has an upcoming show on Metro Channel called Beached with Marc Nelson. Watch out for it!

 

READ: Exclusive: Marc Nelson and Maggie Wilson Talk About Their Upcoming Show, Responsible Tourism, Plus Their Best Fitness And Travel Tips

 

*Figures are as of February 23, 2018

 

The #MetroSocietyMostInfluential on Social Media feature is in Metro Society magazine's February 2018 issue, out now in newsstands and leading bookstores nationwide.