An icon, according to an online dictionary, is “a person or thing widely admired, especially for having great influence or importance in a particular area.”
In this regard, the elect of the recently concluded first Asia’s Golden Icons Award 2022, the entertainment category more specifically – Wilma Galvante (Most Influential Showbiz Personality of the Year), Senator Robin Padilla (Most Iconic Showbiz Personality of Asia of the Year), Ara Mina (Asia’s Most Outstanding Actress of the Decade), Pia Guanio (Best Entertainment Presenter of the Year), Famous Sisters Toni Gonzaga (Talk Host Most Influential and Inspirational Show of the Year) and Alex Gonzaga (Asia’s Most Iconic Content Creator of the Year), as well as Gladys Reyes (Asia’s Most Iconic Actress and Inspirational TV Host). year), Mariel Rodriguez (Asia’s most emancipated actress and vlogger of the year), Ana Jalandoni (most emancipated celebrity of the year), the mother-son tandem of Teresa Loyzaga (cinema’s most admired actress Filipino) and Diego Loyzaga (most versatile actor in u millennial – all, correspond to the definition to the letter.
Chairman of Asia’s Golden Icons Award, Dr. Ronnel P. Ybañez, a multi-award winning businessman, who has received prestigious awards like Empowered Man of Excellence in Real Estate Business in Viral Awards 2022 and Multi Awarded Real Estate Broker of the Year in the 5th Luminaire Awards last March explains that their mission is to recognize and appreciate outstanding individuals and business entities who have significant impact, achievement and contribution to our society.
“We hope that by identifying and naming them as golden icons, their expertise and legacy will not only be appreciated, but will serve as an inspiration to all. You know, we don’t just have to read about icons, we have to see them, hear about them, and learn from what they’ve achieved. Their successes did not happen overnight. They materialized through hard work, discipline, dedication and love for what their respective professions became for them vocations,” said Dr. Ybañez.
“I didn’t expect that, nung nalaman ko po yun. Sabi ko wow price, nung natanggap ko yung. Parang ang dami kong natulungan hindi lang baae pati lalaki,” actress and model Ana Jalandoni said.
“I am grateful to the men and women behind Asia’s Golden Icons Award for this recognition. I’m relatively new to acting, so this recognition gives me, you know, this drive to continue doing good in my new field and being a great example of a budding artist. My thanks to Director Perry and Doc. Rommel for making me a winner,” shared Kirst Viray, who recently joined Sparkle Artist Management.
The awards night held at the Okada Manila Grand Ballroom was star-studded. Dr. Ybanez was very grateful to the celebrities who graced the event.
Teresa Loyzaga, Robinhood power couple Senator Ferdinand Padilla and Marie Erlinda Lucille Termulo-Padilla, who we all know as TV host Mariel Rodriguez, Gladys Reyes, Ahron Villena, Ara Mina and many more, gave their stellar presence at the awards night.
There’s no denying that the inaugural Asian Golden Icon Awards was a successful endeavor and a high-profile event where “true influencers”, “market trendsetters” and icons whose lives and work are not only ambitious, but also inspiring.
Yes, the Golden Icons of Asia season has arrived.