Posted on Leave a comment

‘Die Beautiful’ Best Actor Paolo Ballesteros Surprises Audience In Every Celebrity Transformation

Die Beautiful

By: Danilo Flores II

By now, it’s pretty needless to talk about the awards “Die Beautiful” has gotten or how many international film fests this has been invited to. This is one of the Filipino movies that no longer needs domestic validation from Filipinos too. From the buzz it is making online, Director Jun Lana and Paolo Ballesteros definitely could not ask for more.

Youtube video by; Regal Entertainment, Inc.
[VIDEO]: Can you guess how many make-up transformation Paolo Ballesteros did in this movie?

Life & Death Of Tricia in “Die Beautiful”


Some of the viewers were expecting that “Die Beautiful” would reveal some jaw-dropping twist, a “whoah!” bomb that would surprise audiences while watching. I thought that this twist would be about how Tricia (Paolo Ballesteros) died.

But that didn’t happen. Yet, it wasn’t really a disappointment. It’s because the movie’s narrative was a beautiful irony to everyone’s expectation. Viewers were waiting for the story to elaborate on the specific details of his death because he wanted to “Die Beautiful.”

However, the story wasn’t really about her death but focused more on how Tricia lived his/her beautiful life. This is made even better with her total transformation to different famous Hollywood Celebrities, that made it somewhat different from other Filipino movies in the Metro Manila Film Festival.

Paolo Ballesteros’ Makeup Transformation

Award-winning actor Paolo Ballesteros have already made noise in social media about his versatility in imitating the looks of famous celebrity which he did all by himself. In “Die Beautiful” this talent was showcased.

Plenty of celebrities, both local and international have been shown in the film as the result of Tricia’s makeup transformation. We have Regine Velasquez, Melanie Marquez, Jacklyn Jose and Iza Calsado. For Hollywood, we can see Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and Beyonce.

Social Impact On LGBT Community

“Die Beautiful’s” relatability, along with its social commentary on Philippines’ still-uncomfortable acceptance of the LGBT community, is its best asset. The living proof of that is Barbs, the character played by the newcomer Christian Bables.

Phone Protection: NQ Mobile Security 2 years or NQ Mobile Security 1 year

This guy, I believe, equally deserves best supporting actor accolades from everywhere. Tricia and Barbs’ chemistry, carrying the language and behavior we have all grown to love in recent times, is definitely why “Die Beautiful” is one of this year’s easy favorites.

Posted on Leave a comment

Michelle Obama rocked, rapped, had “Carpool Karaoke” with James Corden

Michelle Obama

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
America’s first lady really knows how to party and quite cool at that. This is a good balance between the possibility of war with China and other concerns next election. She reminded us that no matter how tough life can be, it is good to enjoy and be merry with other people when the opportunity calls for it! Read through:

Edition posted: Michelle Obama not only had her “Carpool Karaoke” with James Corden air on late night Wednesday, but she also had a few stars over to her home Tuesday. Obama hosted a special screening of “Star Trek Beyond” for a group of veterans and military personnel at the White House along with actors Chris Pine, Karl Urban and Simon Pegg. The event was attended by more than 100 vets, military members and their families as part of the first lady’s Joining Forces initiative.

It added: But it was her appearance on “The Late Late Show With James Corden” that stirred the most buzz. Obama rocked out to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” discussed her Secret Service code name and was joined by rapper Missy Elliott. “I know for a fact that it was all over my face like, ‘Wait, is she rapping this?’ ” Eliott said. “But that goes to show you just how cool she is. People hold her in such a high regard — as you should — but she’s so down to earth. I was just sitting in the back like, ‘I gotta be dreaming. This ain’t even real. Is somebody going to wake me up and say, ‘You overslept.’ ”


Posted on Leave a comment

It Pays to be Bossy

By: Elena Grace Flores
Bossy women are reputed to be girls with attitude. Something negative to hear but there are many positive reasons why. Often, a woman has to stand up and fight for survival because the man of her life can’t be leaned on. Others are like that by choice because they have responsibilities in their personal, professional or social life that require them to be tough. Since March is Women’s month, let’s review this Ban Bossy Campaign:

Backlash against Ban Bossy campaign

By: Clarence Page

Now she’s unveiled Ban Bossy, a campaign that enlists power women as diverse as Condoleezza Rice, Jennifer Garner and Beyonce plus the Girl Scouts to beat back the negative thinking that squelches budding take-charge attitudes in girls.

“When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a ‘leader,'” says the website. “Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded ‘bossy.'”,0,5357616.column

Women can be leaders like any other gender – and it is not right to call those prominent women “bossy” just because they are as good as men in their field. This might not be a big deal for many people but a woman can get emotional when things like these are addressed for their welfare. After all, they are still women in mind, heart and well-being.

Enhanced by Zemanta