Ever wonder who exactly is speaking to you when you board a Philippine Airlines flight? I’ve personally always been curious by the transitory people in my life, whether it’s the unseen conductor on the train or the person making announcements whenever I’m about to be flung into the air. It’s cool enough to finally know the person behind the iconic mabuhay! but to find out that she’s the daughter of the very same iconic mabuhay! back in the 90s? Absolutely mind-bending.
Inka Magnaye, the current woman behind the voiceover on PAL flights, shared a sweet and incredible mother’s day video of her reciting her PAL voiceover lines with her mother following suit. Not gonna lie, I thought it was an audio overlay at first because of how perfect it sounded, but when the exchange kept happening, I was just stunned. They sound amazing!
Watch (and listen!) the the video here:
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This job has an interesting story. Worth the read! On the first day of my recordings for @flypal , I took a grab from the south all the way to QC because that’s where the studio was. I had breakfast with the clients, signed the contract, and then headed into the recording booth. But right before we started, I said, “Oh, I have some trivia for you, by the way.” They said, “What is it?” And I said, “Did you know that my mom was the in-flight voice over for Philippine Airlines back in the 90s?” And the clients and our sound engineer for the project all gasped in surprise. They didn’t know! They asked me what my mom’s name was, I said, “Lindy.” Clients were amazed because out of a blind audition where several women sent in their samples, my voice was chosen, without knowing who I was or who my mom was, because I sounded the most like their brand. And it made sense because my mom was the sound of their brand, and I sound like my mom. This isn’t the first time my mom and I have worked for the same clients, simply because our voices are so similar. For example, we’ve done work for skin care products where my mom’s voice was used for products aimed at older women, and my voice was used for the younger line. Same goes for banks and telcos. This probably won’t be the last brand either. My mom is one of my biggest mentors in my voice over career, and I learn from her every day. Even just doing this video with her, I learned so much just by listening to her change the pace, style, and words she’d emphasize. Someone on TikTok said my mom did it so much better than I did, and my god OF COURSE SHE DID because she’s damn amazing and if I could reach her skill level, I can die happy. I’m learning from the best ? (Advanced) HAPPY MOTHER’s DAY, Mom!! I love you!! You inspire me!! @lindypellicer And a Happy Mother’s Day to all your moms, as well!! ❤️ MORE TRIVIA: Lindy Pellicer, Pinky Aseron, and the late, great Lily Nichols were just some of the in-flight voice overs for Philippine Airlines. All three of them, including me, were all products of 99.5RT training ❤️
Apparently, when Inka got the job, they picked her sample in a blind audition and were totally surprise to find out she was the daughter of their voice talent back then! Amazing.
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