#MetroSocietyMostInfluential: Online Sensations (Part 1)
Social media has made it possible to get an intimate look at the lives of celebrities. The #MetroSocietyMostInfluential continues with the Online Sensations, celebrities whose social media accounts are among the most followed. Included in the list are Loisa Andalio @iamandalioloisa , Sue Ramirez @sueannadoodles, Xian Lim @xianlimm, Angelica Panganiban @iamangelicap, and Piolo Pascual @piolo_pascual. Click the link on our bio to read about these influencers. 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." . . Photos from @xianlimm,@sueannadoodles, @iamandalioloisa, @iamangelicap’s photo from @nantealingasa, @piolo_pascual’s photo by Rxandy Capinpin @rxandy for @starstudiomag
Social media platforms have become the ultimate sources of information and inspiration. People use them on a daily basis, and have become part of their lifestyle. And since Filipinos’ love for celebrities is undeniable, social media provides ways for them to get a peek of the glamorous, colorful, and aspirational lives of these stars on- and off-cam. These showbiz personalities don’t just dominate the small and big screens, they have also conquered the digital sphere as online sensations. They have made headlines with their entertaining, beautiful, controversial, and inspiring posts on their social media accounts, which have created support, engagements, and collective hype from the millions of people who follow them.
This actress, singer, dancer, and former Pinoy Big Brother housemate rose to fame in 2014. For Loisa Andalio, the future was bright even after being the last evictee from the hit reality television show—acting projects for films and television series had already awaited the talented lady outside of the Big Brother House. She was a member of GirlTrends, an all-girl dance group for noontime variety show It’s Showtime, and is now a part of BFF5, the sing-and-dance squad of Sunday variety show ASAP. Currently, she is paired with Ronnie Alonte, with the 'ship name LoiNie. With her strong social media following , there is no doubt that the 18-year-old was born to be a star. She regularly uploads dance covers and performances on her official pages, and her selfies are #goals.
Sue Ramirez is known for her roles in popular television series like Pangako Sa’yo (2015) and Dolce Amore (2016). Aside from her notable talent in acting and singing, the 21-year-old is also known for her covetable style, her double tap-worthy #OOTDs, and inspiring travel photos, as seen in her curated Instagram feed. In 2016, she was given the honor of becoming South Korea’s honorary ambassador for tourism; since then, she has been posting about Korean food, culture, and experiences with Korean culture with the hashtag #SueLovesKorea.
Primetime actor, model, singer, and host Xian Lim is best known for portraying the roles of Andy in hit rom-com television series My Binondo Girl (2011) and Rocco in blockbuster film Bride For Rent (2014). The Kapamilya star is also the voice talent behind British fictional character, Paddington Bear, dubbing the Philippine releases of the prequel (2015) and the sequel (2018) of the famous family film. Apart from show business, Xian is also a rising contemporary visual artist. The 28-year-old artist held his first solo exhibit in 2017, under the name Alexander Lim. The multi-talented social media influencer has built a strong fan base across all social media platforms. He regularly posts about his projects, workouts, travels, and life with his rumored celebrity girlfriend Kim Chiu.
Angelica Panganiban doesn’t need much introduction—this star has been in the showbiz industry for 25 years. Being in the spotlight for more than two decades, she has proven that she is definitely more than a pretty face. She has been recognized and awarded countless times for her superb skils in acting. Some of her recent onscreen roles are of Mace in That Thing Called Tadhana (2015), where she received an Achievement in Acting nomination in the 2015 Guam International Film Festival, and Claudia Benavista in Pangako Sa’yo (2015) where she garnered a nomination for Best Drama Actress in the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television. Aside from being an actress and comedienne, Angelica also shows her natural flair for writing as she penned the foreword for the recently launched book Para Kay Ex under ABS-CBN Publishing. This achiever and dream-chaser has a whopping 3.4M followers on Instagram, where she regularly gives updates on her career and personal life.
Piolo Pascual is among Star Magic's pillar artists, who has been in the entertainment industry for almost 26 years. The legendary actor, singer, and producer has received countless awards through the years, bagging numerous Best Actor accolades and Platinum Awards. Some of his popular films include Milan (2004), Don’t Give Up On Us (2006), On the Job (2013), and Starting Over Again (2014). Piolo is a star who is well-loved across all generations and has captured the hearts of many, making him one of the most iconic men and still the "Ultimate Heartthrob" in Philippine showbiz today. His social media accounts serve as a way for him to update his fans with his endorsements, projects, and personal life. Aside from being an actor, what people further found admirable about him is his talent for producing. He founded and manages the independent film production Spring Films which is behind successful films like the Kimmy Dora series, Kita Kita, and Last Night.
*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.