A multitalented educator and music lover, an adventurous “The Amazing Race Asia 4” runner-up, and an aspiring-MMA commentator and Muay Thai enthusiast have all been declared as the number one music channel’s newest flag-bearers.
According to Andre Allan Alvarez, Channel Head of MYX, the selection of the top contenders were different and stricter compared to the previous years. “MYX VJ Search 2012 was not the same because most of the ‘action’ happened online,” he explained. “With the emerging popularity of internet, it was a natural progression for the MYX VJ aspirants to engage with the MYX viewers and online users.”
Andre Allan Alvarez also stressed the reason why the production removed the public voting. “Even though their on-air personality is an important consideration, there are other qualifications that needed to be included in the selection and basically, ‘MYX VJ Search’ is a mere lengthy but fun job application,” he shared.
Recently at Red Box Eastwood, MYX chose its top three who stood out amidst a group of nine other worthy competitors.
One of the new faces of MYX is 25 year-old Kristine Camille Antonio a.k.a VJ K.A. This young and bubbly band vocalist also happens to keep herself busy as a pre-school teacher, host and make-up artist. She’s very musically inclined, showing much support for singing and composing songs, as well as enjoying the works of Maroon 5 and Adele. By becoming a MYX VJ, she will show that she’s ready to add more to her long list of credentials.
Also coming in to steal the spotlight is the adventurous and talented VJ Michelle Ng. She has already had the honor of participating in “The Amazing Race Asia 4” in which she made her way to the finale, managing to place as a runner-up. The stunning commercial model also loves the artistry of musicals and theater arts. A pure Singaporean, she has proven that she is a real Filipina-at-heart.
Completing the honor roll of the new MYX VJs is sports and music lover Michael Roland Mariano, or VJ Michael for short. The 21 year-old avid martial arts fanatic aspires to be an MMA commentator and sportscaster someday. Aside from sports, he also adores music, enjoying all styles and genres, especially the performances of Jesse McCartney and Elton John to name a few. With his unbeaten determination, he has landed to his success of becoming the next MYX VJ. Interestingly, he just accompanied a friend for the auditions but he emerged to be one of the “chosen few”.
Each finalist showed enormous talent and ability over the course of this search, gaining valuable experience alongside stiff competition and also forging new friendships.
MYX has been holding the only VJ search in the country since 2007 to provide young aspirants the opportunity of taking the lead on the music scene. “The search has no exact requirement. We aim to find diverse personalities that can bring out something unique for the MYX viewers and as the newest faces in the MYX scene, they will undergo a training that will make them even a better VJ,” said Alvarez.