I’m really not what you would call an “Embuh” person. I wouldn’t be caught dead gyrating to the beats of “tugz tugz tugz” in a sea of sweaty, inebriated clubbers. But last Friday, I found myself doing just that in the controversial club, when ETC held the press launch for Project Runway Philippines Season Two.
Filming the premiere plug with host Teresa Herrera
Despite the larger venue, the launch wasn’t really as full-blown as last year’s. There were no afternoon cocktails, no special preview of the contestants’ sample designs, and no press conference. This year’s event was just one huge gala, comprised mainly of interviews and a sneak preview of the first episode which could have gone a lot smoother.
Event host Tracy Abad “having a little chat” with mentor Jojie Lloren
But at least the technical problems did not distract from the real highlight of the event, which was the introduction of the 13 designers:
Top (from left to right): Cherry Veric, Hanz Coquilla, Hazel Sta. Ana, Jas Cristobal; Middle: Manny Marquez, Meann Santos, Patrick Galang, Pau Geronimo, Randy Leano; Bottom: Richie Bondoc, Russell Villafuerte, Santi Obcena, Tracy Dizon.
Project Runway Philippines Season Two premieres August 12, 2009. Wednesdays at 10:00PM, Exclusive on ETC!