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Michelle Dee, Arizona Brandy Sweep 5th VPCA Wins in Social Media Category

Michelle Dee, Arizona Brandy Sweep 5th VPCA Wins in Social Media Category

The PIPOL has spoken, and they have chosen their queens! Miss Universe Philippines 2023 Michelle Dee won Breakthrough Social Media Star of the Year and Drag Race Philippines S2’s Arizona Brandy as the Local Drag Queen of the Year at the 5th Village Pipol Choice Awards (VPCA).

Village Pipol Choice Awards once again felt the power of the PIPOL’s influence. With its enchanting theme “Celestial Radiance: A Night of Luminous Elegance,” this prestigious event, spearheaded by Village Pipol and Red Entertainment Inc., acknowledges the luminaries across diverse industries, who sculpt the landscape of pop culture and entertainment with their unmistakable brilliance.

Michelle Dee and Arizona Brandy Reign as Queens of the 5th VP Choice Awards

5th VPCA

Michelle Dee made the whole country proud as she represented the Philippines in Miss Universe 2023, as we vie for the 5th universe crown. Leaving a spectacular performance, Dee finished at the Top 10. Moreover, she made an unforgettable performance as she wore a black evening gown inspired by Apo Whang-od and local indigenous tattoos, bringing culture to the front and delivering a new taste in the pageantry world.

On the other hand, Cubao Drag Royalty Arizona Brandy, brought the fun and Filipino Drag Excellency to mainstream for her race to be the next drag superstar finishing as the 1st-Runner Up on the second season of Drag Race Philippines. Her flamboyant personality, shady lines, unexpected tricks, and of course, vape couture was well-received by the audience and instantly made her one of the fan favorites of the season.

Within the social media category, the 5th VPCA seeks to spotlight individuals whose presence and contributions have left a lasting impact on the digital world. These personalities not only command sizable followings but also possess a unique ability to set trends and shape conversations across various platforms. Through their creativity, authenticity, and engagement, they have emerged as influencers, shaping the way we perceive and interact with the world. 

5th VP Choice Awards: Social Media Category full list of winners

1. Breakthrough Social Media Star of the Year

  • Maris Racal
  • Kris Bernal
  • Mariel Pamintuan
  • Michelle Dee (Winner)
  • Melai Cantiveros-Francisco
  • Taylor Sheesh

2. YouTuber of the Year

  • Toni Fowler
  • Francine Diaz
  • Andrea Brillantes (Winner)
  • Niana Guerrero
  • Ivana Alawi
  • CongTV

3. TikTok Star of the Year

  • Francine Diaz
  • Dr. Kilimanguru
  • Andrea Brillantes (Winner)
  • Spencer Serafica
  • Niana Guerrero
  • Yassi Pressman

4. Local Drag Queen of the Year

  • Bernie
  • M1ss Jade So
  • Captivating Katkat
  • Arizona Brandy (Winner)
  • Pura Luka Vega
  • Maxie

5. Content Creator of the Year

  • Steven Bansil
  • Miss Deliciousness (Winner)
  • Esnyr Ranollo
  • Davao Conyo
  • Riva Quenery
  • Arshie Larga

7. Female TikTok Face of the Year

  • Inka Magnaye
  • Bea B (@beaaborres)
  • Joyce Glorioso (joyang.tv) (Winner)
  • Isabelle Lazo (@isabellelazo)
  • Abi Marquez (@abigailfmarquez)
  • Carlyn Ocampo (@carlyncabel)

8. Male TikTok Face of the Year

  • Evan Tan (@itsevantan)
  • Jomar Yee (@jomaryee)
  • Agassi Ching (@agassiching)
  • Daniel Laudit (@danlaudit)
  • Hajie Alejandro (@hajie_alejandro) (Winner)
  • Warren Daniel Osinaga (@warrendanielosinaga)

9. Viral TikTok Video of the Year

  • Melai Cantiveros-Francisco- AAA Awards (Winner)
  • Marian Rivera (Pricetag)
  • Anne Curtis (Fit Check)
  • Kathryn Bernardo (Water Dance)
  • MMJ ( Daleng Dale Dance)
  • Kaila Estrada (Linlang)

The 5th VP Choice Awards is produced by Village Pipol Magazine and Red Entertainment Inc.. Lead presented by BINGOPLUS, and co-presented by Converge Business SME Services and FLEEK. Moreover, the show achieved success with major sponsorships from Spotlight Cosmetics, Visualscape Graphics and Design, AMATERASU Sun Goddess, EPLAYMENT, Puregold and event styling partner 8 Century Events and Catering.

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The organizers also express their gratitude to J&T Express, Variahealth, JOHNREV Skinceuticals, Aqua Sweet, Sip Purified Water, CC6 Helping the Community, pina Skincare, B Coffee, and Sumarni Aesthetics for being our sponsors.

The award-giving body also acknowledges the great contribution of their collaborators for this year’s event: Jhay Layson, Marqed Salon, HORIZON Digital Management, Joey Peria Event and Floristry, Tangere, ON THE GO Mobile Bar, Design Therapy Experience, Momentous Journey, Faithworks Mirror Photobooth and Events, and Philgifts.

Meanwhile, the Tech Expert Partner in the 5th VPCA was Gizguide and the following are our media partners: Philstar Global, Business Week Mindanao, Pilipino Mirror, BusinessWeek National, blogapalooza, LionhearTV, KLIK.PH, The New Channel, ZOE Broadcasting Network, and A2Z.

Meanwhile, among the significant changes employed in this year’s event is its partnership with Dialysis Support Group PH as its beneficiary through the percentage of the proceeds from the Facebook reel stars during the voting season. 

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