MEGA Magazine Makes History with Thickest Issue and Fashion Documentary #MakingMEGA

When in Manila, MEGA magazine raises the bar and sets the newest standard in the local magazine scene by publishing their thickest issue yet – a whopping 406 pages for this year’s September issue. Such a colossal feat can only be fronted by an equally larger-than-life cover girl herself, and who better to fit the bill than the country’s biggest star, Anne Curtis?

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With editorials shot on location at Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Cusco, and Machu Picchu, MEGA’s September issue is a beautifully packaged spectacle on print, and comes with an equally striking background story.


To celebrate the release of their thickest issue to date, MEGA pulled out all the stops and produced a full-length documentary that goes behind the scenes as the MEGA team scaled the length of South America to bring us their biggest and most ambitious issue yet. “#MakingMEGA: Anne Curtis in South America” gives us outsiders an in-depth look at the nitty gritty behind all the opulence, and shows us the hard work involved in what is perceived to be a highly glamorous industry. The fashion documentary gives readers a new and refreshing perspective on what goes into the magazine they have in their hands, as told through the lens of Emmy Award-winning TV producer Michael Carandang.


Drummers playing fun Brazilian beats to welcome guests at the lobby of Solaire

Brazilian dancers ushering guests to the venue

UP Pachanga Football Team doing some exhibitions

Samba School Imperatriz Filipinense performing Magalenha


MEGA carries over the South-American vibe to the exclusive launch and viewing party of their fashion documentary at Solaire’s Eclipse bar and lounge, throwing a Carnaval-esque bash complete with sultry samba dancers in their glimmering feathered numbers, football players, and an entire drummer ensemble setting the pace for the night’s festivities.

 Making MEGA Team - Michael Carandang, Vanessa and Daniel Matsunaga, Anne Curtis-Smith, Sari Yap, Meryll Yan, Robbie Pinera, Raymond Santiago, Danilo Hess, Patrick Galang, Suki Salvador

In attendance to show their support were the industry’s nearest, dearest and most celebrated, along with the impeccably dressed MEGA team, supermodel sibling team Vanessa and Daniel Matsunaga, producer Michael Carandang, and the darling cover girl herself.

MEGA’s September 2013 issue is a testament to the Filipino’s talent and skill; it shows that were are driven individuals capable of producing work that is at par with that of the world’s best, which is definitely something worth a mention when in Manila.

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#MakingMEGA: Anne Curtis in South America (watch the video HERE)


MEGA Magazine Makes History with Thickest Issue and Fashion Documentary: #MakingMEGA


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