40 Under 40 Manilenians Worth Taking Notice Of

Alodia Gosiengfiao

From rising to popularity as the Philippines’ most famous cosplayer, Alodia has since evolved into a TV host, an actress, and an all-around influencer. Fans of Alodia can quickly turn to her Instagram page, which has over 780,000 followers, and on her vlog on Youtube. You can even spot her in Wil’s vlogs!

Rainier Barbers

There’s no stopping this chef who’s behind all our favorite gastropubs in the Metro: Tipsy Pig, Reserve, and The Barn. Oh, and if you ever find yourself in beautiful Siargao, check out his resort, Bayud Boutique Resort!

Audrey Pe

This wunderkind is so young, you can even include her in a 21 under 21 list, but brilliance knows no age. Audrey, a 16-year-old Grade 11 student, is the founder of WiTech, a community organization that inspires young women like herself to be trailblazers in the field of technology.

Sky Gavin

At a young age, Sky wears many hats: she’s a stylist, a PR whiz, Chief Operations Officer of WhenInManila.com, and Editor-in-Chief of Keep Elevating. When she’s not at work, she’s dreaming the weekend away on the beach. Check out her instagram at @gvinsky.

Ashley Rivera

Ashley, aka Petra Mahalimuyak, is one of the earliest Youtube sensations we’ve ever had with the funny videos she did “out of boredom”. She still posts on her page from time to time, but you may see her more on TV as one of the talents on GMA-7, as well as in the club as a DJ!

Kylie Verzosa

Kylie may have passed on the Miss International crown to Kevin Liliana earlier this month, but she’s definitely a beauty queen at heart. Kylie campaigns hard for her mental health advocacy as a World Health Organization ambassador where she encourages people around the world to talk about mental illness. She’s also a proponent of the Mental Health Bill.

Kat Manalo

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Kat is a fashion and ad maven-turned-social entrepreneur, once having landed a styling stint in Female Bride Singapore. In 2016, she founded clothing startup Aurelia & Amelia, a brand that promotes responsible shopping, offering multi-purpose and multi-style offerings for customers along with an easy retail experience.
Aurelia & Amelia, is essentially shopping with a heart, helping Filipino buyers, suppliers, and beneficiaries. Aurelia & Amelia supports non-profit organizations for community development.

Rodel Sta. Ana

Technology has the ability to bridge barriers, especially in education. Especially in the 21st century, modern technological advancements can further deepen education. Rodel is the social entrepreneur behind Greatness Lab Asia, an e-learning agency that helps schools develop e-learning programs and curriculums, as well as learning systems.

Hanna Sanchez

Hanna is a triathlete and an animal advocate. As a former varsity swimmer in college, she has pledged swimming marathons (a peso per lap) in order to raise funds for CARA (Compassion and Responsibility for Animals) Welfare Philippines, pooling over Php100,000 for the benefit of street animals.

Alex Gonzaga

You may know Alex as the bubbly actress who’s also Toni Gonzaga’s sister; but sometime last year, Alex started a vlog… and the videos went crazy viral. This isn’t only because she was already famous to begin with — fans loved her candid, #wapakels nature. She also co-owns Happy Cup, a milk tea shop with her Ate!
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