American shoe brand Pony Footwear has just embarked on a nationwide search dubbed “Get Scouted” to find youngsters who embody the brand’s quirky, independent spirit, and its “Let’s get it on” attitude. Scouring the campuses in Metro Manila and in some parts of the country, Pony has handpicked the crazies and the misfits, the artists and the dreamers, whose personal style fits the brand’s own image.
As style ambassadors, the handful of youngsters chosen embody what it means to be a style-setter and a role model to their peers. At an age where fitting in is imperative, these style ambassadors not only possess an independent sense of fashion, but they’ve also shown that one can do away with peer pressure, and being one’s self and being different isn’t bad. One does not have to sacrifice personal style and their own pursuits and interests to be “one with the crowd.”
Their strong sense of style and strength to be themselves are what stood out among this group of brand ambassadors. They are:
Patrick Lutz: Hailing from Davao, this 19-year-old model student is taking up BS Computer Engineering at the Ateneo De Davao. This good-looking Filipino-German teen is adventurous and is into cross fit. But more than that, he volunteers for an NGO.
Arabelle Licayen. Another Ateneo De Davao student, this 19 year old is taking up BS Entrepreneurship. She is a professional cosplayer who loves otaku and J-Pop culture. She is learning how to play the bass, and is recruiting members to form her own band.
Jandall Go. The 20-year-old Cebuano is a University of San Carlos student who is taking up Psychology. He dances and plays basketball, and posts videos on his YouTube channel in his spare time.
Maria Gigante. Only 20 years old, this University of San Carlos student already has experience being a host, and an MTV Exit ambassador. She volunteers for Gawad Kalinga and is a model and university council member as well. This well-rounded beauty speaks Mandarin and Latin.
Bianca Reyes. This 20-year-old from Manila is a Mapua Institute of Technology student taking up IT. She is a varsity player for volleyball and is a beauty queen as well. Her strong personality makes her a fighter, despite considering herself an underdog.
Andrea Tuason. This 18-year-old National University student is a thrill-seeker and an outdoor enthusiast. She also loves to curl up in bed with a good book at times. She is into classic rock music, and enjoys playing guitar, drums and the harmonica. Continue reading