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NYLON Manila Hosts its First On-Ground Event with the Big Bold Brave Awards: The Sequel

27 June 2022

By Margaux Pua

Here’s a look into NYLON Manila’s most anticipated awards night honoring the biggest, boldest, and bravest in Filipino pop culture.

The Big Bold Brave Awards is back! As the go-to source for the generation that wants to make a mark, NYLON Manila is here to “hero and honor the biggest, boldest, and bravest in Filipino pop culture, fashion, beauty, and youth” with their Big Bold Brave Awards. Held at House Manila, the awards event came back even bigger than before as it honored a new batch of trendsetters and changemakers of Pinoy pop culture. Donning their biggest and boldest looks, the star-studded guest list featured the who’s who of today’s generation including Nadine Lustre, Maymay Entrata, Frankie Pangilinan, and Mimiyuuuh, who was named best dressed of the night. Following the theme of the movie sequel, trailers, presenting the night’s winners, a red carpet, and popcorn were in full display.

Starting off the awards night was the Editor-in-Chief of NYLON Manila, Angelo Ramirez De Cartagena, who welcomed everyone out of the confines of zoom and into the magazine’s very first on-ground event. The night then featured musical performances from up-and-coming artists, Paul Pablo, Jolianne, and Massiah. With more than 20 million votes casted across 15 categories, the event was one for the books culminating with an afterparty as the guests danced the night away.

The Winners of the Night

With the winners of each category split under the three main heading of Big, Bold, and Brave, each took the stage to show their appreciation for the love and support of the fans starting with the Brave awardees.

The Brave segment is meant to highlight fearless personalities who lead by example, inspiring others to be undaunted and unapologetic. The winners of the night included Nadine Lustre for Fearless Internet Clapback and Inspiring Personality, PAGASA PH for Fearless Social Media Account, Sassa Gurl for Fearless Social Media Star, and Bella Poarch for Fearless Global Filipino.

Next to take center stage are the winners of the Bold category shifting the spotlight to the people and brands making bold changes and pushing boundaries of their passion. The night’s awardees included Belle Mariano for Gen Z-Approved Celebrity, Bazinga by SB19 for Gen Z-Approved Hit, Esnyr Ranollo for Gen Z-Approved TikTok Star, Orias Essentials for Gen Z-Approved Fashion Brand, and Vice Cosmetics for Gen Z-Approved Beauty Brand.

Finally, the winners of the Big category were presented giving recognition to those who made big waves in their respective industries. Considered to be the leaders and top-tier in their line of work, the winners include Donbelle for Favorite Ship, Niana Guerrero for Favorite Content Creator, SB-19 for Favorite P-Pop Group, Josh Cullen Santos for Favorite Viral Game Streamer, and Angia Laurel for Favorite Makeup Transformation.

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