Welcome to the VP Choice Awards 2021 where we commend the outstanding artists, brands, and personalities that emerged to the top last year. Presented this March 26, VP Choice Awards crowns the victors —the best of the best—in the Entertainment, Lifestyle, Technology, and Travel industries.
Introducing this year’s panel of judges comprising icons and experts in their respective fields. First, we have Raphael Laurent Yu, a seasoned photographer, Maria Sigrid Lo, a mommy blogger, Sandy Jones Pilarca, a travel vlogger, Peter Jan Icogo, a tech blogger, Rocky Chua, and Jeman Bunyi Villanueva, both entertainment bloggers. Let’s not forget the charming and witty hosts for this most anticipated event, JV Cruz and Rain Matienzo. And last but not least, special thanks and appreciation for Village Pipol‘s very own CEO and Publisher, Richie de Quina.
VP Choice Awards has also achieved impressive milestones this year. With over 6,734,852 people reached in just Facebook alone, we have gathered a total of 74,006,177 post engagements. This year’s edition has also endowed over 57,131 new page likes. Now, VPCA remains at the Top 4 pages on Facebook, with over 36 million engagements last week at the peak of the voting period.
We would like to thank all the amazing nominees and all the awesome Pipol who made this event possible.
The 3rd VP Choice Awards – 2021
The winners for the different categories were determined by Village Pipol through this criteria:
- Twenty percent (20%) – Instagram likes
- Thirty percent (30%) – Facebook shares
- Twenty percent (20%) – based from our panel of experts, and;
- Thirty percent (30%) – editorial team.
Now, let’s proceed to the main event. Here is the full list of victors for VPCA 2021:
+ Dream Local Destination of the Year
This award goes to the municipality, city, or province that exerts effort to promote their culture, heritage, and attractions despite the current pandemic. This, then, includes their ability to advertise and adapt to the age of social media.
BAGUIO – (88.5%)
PALAWAN – WINNER (96%)
BORACAY – (91%)
ALBAY – (88.5%)
SIARGAO – (91.5%)
BOHOL – (87.5%)
+ Dream International Destination of the Year
This award goes to the country that has always been the favorite travel destination of most Filipinos —even with the pandemic.
THAILAND – WINNER (95.5%)
CAMBODIA – (84.5%)
HONGKONG – (87%)
JAPAN – (94.5%)
KOREA – (93%)
TAIWAN – (83.5%)
+ Mommy Blogger of the Year
This award will be given to the parenting and lifestyle blog that continues to provide quality content and helpful guides for parents and adults, especially in this time of the pandemic.
MOMMY_PEHPOT – (90.5%)
MOMMY_PRACTICALITY – (88%)
MOMMY GRACIE – WINNER (95%)
MOMMY_BERLIN – (91%)
MOMMY BLOGGER_PHILIPPINES – (89.5%)
MOMMY IRIS – (87%)
+ Fashion Influencer of the Year
This award will be given to the fashion personality who continues to create exquisite fashion content. They should also impact the opinion and behavior of their followers on social media.
ANDREI KING – (92%)
KERWIN KING – (88.5%)
KEN SUSON – WINNER (98.5%)
IDA ANDUYAN – (85%)
CAMILLE CO – (87.5%)
TRICIA GOSINGTIAN – (88.5%)
+ Beauty Influencer of the Year
This award goes to the influencer who reflects their passion for any aspects of beauty which includes make-up, hair, nails, and skincare.
LETISHA VELASCO – (93.5%)
BELLA RACELIS – (89%)
KRISTEL FULGAR – (92%)
LENIE AYCARDO – WINNER (97%)
RAIZA CONTAWI – (84.5%)
KATRINA LANSANG – (81%)
+ Home Appliances Brand of the Year
This award goes to the Brand that exemplifies Top Quality Value for Money Products for the Filipino Pipol. It is an award given by the Pipol who will choose who amongst the brands they trust most and use in their daily lives. An important award especially in these times when Pipol normally stays home or works from home.
SHARP – WINNER (97%)
XTREME APPLIANCES – (83%)
LG – (91.5%)
SAMSUNG – (96.5%)
PANASONIC – (85%)
TCL – (87%)
+ Author of the Year
Village Pipol awards this accolade to the author who has the ability to communicate the most impactful stories through literature. It belongs to the artist who clearly gives a beautiful message that actively changes the lives of its readers.
S.J. WOLF – (84.5%)
KC LEYCO MEMPIN – (84%)
JET SUR – WINNER (98%)
MARIA VANESSA CRUZ-ZAPANTA – (92.5%)
ELDRID PABICO – (89%)
APHRO APOLLO – (92%)
+ PR Agency of the Year
A new entry to VPCA, this year we shall be letting Pipol vote their favorite PR firm. A PR Firm/Agency is a company of public relations experts that specializes in managing public image and engaging with a client’s audience. A brand’s public image determines whether its audience and potential customers trust, like, or are aware of it.
PAGEONE – (91%)
ARDENT COMMUNICATIONS – (91%)
FIFTH GEAR – (88%)
COMM&SENSE – (91%)
GEISERMACLANG – (84%)
BRIDGES – WINNER (95%)
+ Breakthrough Social Media Star of the Year
This title will be awarded to the personality who broke the internet with their talent, social media presence, and undeniable connection to their audience.
PIPAY – (83%)
MADAM INUTZ – (75.5%)
CHRISTIAN ANTOLIN – (73.5%)
ESNYR RANOLLO – WINNER (96.5%)
MJ LASTIMOSA – (79.5%)
TONI FOWLER – (82%)
+ Loveteam of the Year
Village Pipol Magazine awards this title to the best pair we have seen on television series and movie projects this year. The accolade is for the pair who became the talk of the town with their natural onscreen and off-screen chemistry.
SETHDREA – (91%)
DONBELLE – WINNER (99%)
MAVLINE – (86.5%)
RITKEN – (88%)
GABLIL – (90%)
KELTY – (85.5%)
+ Fandom of the Year
This award belongs to the most passionate fandom in the Philippine entertainment industry. It is for the fandom that has shown unwavering love for their idols. They consistently engage in conversations on social media and other modes of support for their favorite celebrity.
A’TIN (SB19) – WINNER (97%)
ACE’s (BGYO) – (88.5%)
BLOOM (BINI) – (83.5%)
DONBELLE (DONNY PANGILINAN & BELLE MARIANO) – WINNER (97%)
ALDENATICS (ALDEN RICHARDS) – (82.5%)
KATHNIELS (KATHRYN BERNARDO AND DANIEL PADILLA) – (92%)
+ FM Radio Station of the Year
The recipient of this award goes to the FM Radio Station which continues to provide endless entertainment for its listeners.
ENERGY FM 106.7 – (92.5%)
BARANGAY LS 97.1 – (80.5%)
MAGIC 89.9 – (84%)
LOVE RADIO 90.7 – (89.5%)
WISH 107.5 – WINNER (97%)
WIN RADIO (86.5%)
+ Radio DJ of the Year
This award goes to the most listened, interacted, and most popular Radio DJ voted by the Pipol. Nominate for your choice in the comment section below.
PAPA JACKSON (ENERGY FM 106.7) – (92%)
GANDANG KARA ( ENERGY FM 106.7) – WINNER (96%)
DJ NICOLE HYALA (LOVE RADIO 90.7) – (87.5%)
MAMA COLEEN (WIN RADIO 91.5) – (85.5%)
RAQI TERRA (LOVE RADIO 90.7) – (91%)
PAPA BOL (BARANGAY LS 97.1) – (88%)
+ Male Promising Star of the Year
This award belongs to the Male Promising Star who caught our attention with his talent, charisma, and undeniable connection to his viewers.
KELVIN MIRANDA – (79%)
DONNY PANGILINAN – WINNER (87%)
JEREMIAH LISBO – (79%)
KD ESTRADA – (87%)
RHYS MIGUEL – (72%)
JC ALCANTARA – (78%)
+ Female Promising Star of the Year
This award belongs to the Female Promising Star who caught our attention with her talent, charisma, and undeniable connection to her viewers.
ANGELINA CRUZ – (83%)
ALEXA MIRO – (78.5%)
MARIS RACAL – (75%)
BELLE MARIANO – WINNER (88.5%)
CHARLIE DIZON – (79%)
CRIZA TAA – (76%)
+ Composer of the Year
VP Choice Awards 2021 awards this title to the musical artist who perfectly conveys the beautiful message through the art of songwriting.
JOHN PAULO NASE (MAPA) – WINNER (97%)
SKUSTA CLEE (LAGI) – (84%)
ANGELA KEN (AKO NAMAN MUNA) – (83.5%)
JASON MARVIN & MOIRA DELA TORRE (PAUBAYA) – (91%)
LORIEBELLE DARUNDAY & ELMAR JAN BOLANO (AMAKABOGERA) – (91.5%)
ZACK TABUDLO (BINIBINI) – (93%)
+ Performer of the Year
The recipient of this award has the talent that could gather Pipol to watch their online shows (pandemic era), their professionalism, and impeccable connection to their audience as a true-blooded performing artist.
MAYMAY ENTRATA (MPOWERED) – (87%)
JAYDA AVANZADO (JAYDA IN CONCERT) – (88.5%)
SARAH GERONIMO (TALA THE FILM CONCERT) – WINNER (96%)
VICE GANDA (GANDEMIC) – (86%)
DARREN ESPANTO (DARREN HOME RUN) – (95.5%)
ZACK TABUDLO (BINIBINI) – (87%)
+ Group Performer of the Year
Village Pipol Magazine awards this to the local pop group that currently makes waves in the Philippine entertainment scene. This group promotes and understands the value of teamwork and diversity among its members in every performance.
SB19 – WINNER (99.5%)
BGYO – (85%)
ALAMAT – (79.5%)
BINI – (80%)
LITZ – (75.5%)
1ST.ONE – (70.5%)
+ Movie of the Year
This film captures the hearts of Filipino moviegoers with its excellent plot and outstanding acting ensemble. It impacted both the critics and the general audience.
BIG NIGHT! – (88%)
KUN MAUPAY MAN IT PANAHON – WINNER (96.5%)
MY AMANDA – (89.5%)
LOVE IS COLOR BLIND – (94.5%)
REVIRGINIZED – (82%)
GAMEBOYS: THE MOVIE – (89.5%)
+ TV Station of the Year
This title belongs to the network that provides high-quality news and entertainment shows which remain on top of viewers’ favorites.
GMA – (93.5%)
TV5 – (88.5%)
UNTV – (92.5%)
A2Z – WINNER (99%)
PTV – (80%)
NET 25 – (86.5%)
+ Movie Director of the Year
VP Choice Awards 2021 gives this title to the film director who produced cinematic masterpieces/s, showcasing their mastery in the art of filmmaking.
MIKHAIL RED (ARISAKA) – (84.5%)
ALESSANDRA DE ROSSI (MY AMANDA) – (91%)
CARLO FRANCISCO MANATAD (KUN MAUPAY MAN IT PANAHON) – (89.5%)
ERIK MATTI (ON THE JOB: THE MISSING 8) – (92%)
JUN LANA (BIG NIGHT!) – (89.5%)
JOHN LEO DATUIN GARCIA (LOVE IS COLOR BLIND) – WINNER (93%)
+ TV Actor of the Year
Village Pipol Magazine awards this title to the actor who shared his notable talent in acting and understood the essence of his craft. He also delivered an outstanding performance in his role in a television series.
COCO MARTIN – WINNER (97%)
KEN CHAN – (88%)
GABBY CONCEPCION – (86.5%)
JOHN ARCILLA – (94.5%)
RAYMOND BAGATSING – (85.5%)
DENNIS TRILLO – (88.5%)
+ Movie Actor of the Year
VP Choice Awards 2021 presents this award to the actor that created an emotional impact on Filipino viewers in a movie setting.
JC SANTOS – (87.5%)
PIOLO PASCUAL – (90%)
MON CONFIADO – (93.5%)
CHRISTIAN BABLES – (91%)
DANIEL PADILLA – WINNER (96.5%)
DANTE BASCO – (81.5%)
+ TV Actress of the Year
The recipient of this award shared their vast talent in acting and understood the requirement of their craft. She also delivered outstanding performances in leading roles in a television series.
ANDREA BRILLANTES – (88%)
MAJA SALVADOR – (86.5%)
ERICH GONZALES – (86.5%)
FRANCINE DIAZ – (93%)
CHARLIE DIZON – WINNER (96.5%)
BEAUTY GONZALES – (89.5%)
+ Movie Actress of the Year
VP Choice Awards presents this award to the actress that created an emotional impact on Filipino viewers in a movie setting.
ALESSANDRA DE ROSSI – (89.5%)
EUGENE DOMINGO – (86%)
YASSI PRESSMAN – (85%)
BELLE MARIANO – WINNER (96.5%)
MAJA SALVADOR – (92.5%)
JANINE GUTIERREZ – (90.5%)
+ TV Series of the Year
This award belongs to the best television series that captures the hearts of Filipino viewers with its relatable and timely plot. The show also showcases a great and charismatic acting ensemble.
VIRAL SCANDAL – (90%)
HUWAG KANG MANGAMBA – (94%)
HE’S INTO HER – WINNER (98.5%)
LOVING MISS BRIDGETTE – (89%)
NIÑA NIÑO – (84%)
LEGAL WIVES – (84.5%)
+ BL Series of the Year
Village Pipol Magazine gives recognition to the local Boys Love series that successfully delivered good LGBTQIA+ representation, great performance and effectively relayed the beautiful message of the minority.
B X J FOREVER – WINNER (94.5%)
WORTH THE WAIT – (87.5%)
MY TOXIC LOVER – (86.5%)
LOVE BENEATH THE STARS – (91.5%)
DADDY LOVE – (89%)
LIMITED EDITION – (92%)
+ BL Loveteam of the Year
This award belongs to the BL Love Team which perfectly conveyed the message of the LGBTQIA+ community through their acting skills.
TEEJAY MARQUEZ & JEROME PONCE – (89.5%)
TONY LABRUSCA & JC ALCANTARA – WINNER (97.5%)
IÑAKI TORRES & SOLO ADRIANO – (85.5%)
ADRIAN LINDAYAG & KEAN JOHNSON – (88%)
REX LANTANO & VICTOR SY – (85%)
KOKOY DE SANTOS & ELIJAH CANLAS – (94%)
+ Youtuber of the Year
This award is for the local Youtube personality who continues to make waves in the industry with her reliability and provides her viewers with quality content.
IVANA ALAWI – (92.5%)
ZEINAB HARAKE – (89.5%)
ALEX GONZAGA – (88%)
TONI GONZAGA – (89%)
DONNALYN BARTOLOME – (86.5%)
VICE GANDA – WINNER (94.5%)
+ TikTok Star of the Year
This award is awarded to the TikTok artist who was able to showcase their talent, wit, and creativity to the rest of the world through this widely-used platform.
NIANA GUERRERO – WINNER (96%)
YANYAN DE JESUS – (93%)
ANDREA BRILLANTES – (90.5%)
SANYA LOPEZ – (85%)
JOSHUA GARCIA – (90.5%)
ZEINAB HARAKE – (85%)
+ Favorite Local Drag Queen of the Year
This award is given to the most favorite local drag queen who consistently exerts effort in showcasing their talent through the art of drag in the local scene.
CAPTIVATING KATKAT – (90%)
BRIGIDING – (89.5%)
PRECIOUS PAULA NICOLE – (84%)
MAXIE ANDREISON – (86.5%)
LADY GAGITA – WINNER (98%)
POPSTAR BENCH – (92%)
MAJOR AWARDS CATEGORY
+ VP Spotlight of the Year
This 2021, we have witnessed these young stars conquer the entertainment scene with their talent and undeniable charisma. Who will be this year’s VP Spotlight of the year?
JANUARY – ISABELA GALERIA – (79%)
FEBRUARY – KRISTOFF GARCIA – (76.5%)
MARCH – YUKII TAKAHASHI – (71.5%)
APRIL – BELLA YSMAEL – (72.5%)
MAY – MARC DAVID – (73%)
JUNE – SASSA GURL – WINNER (95%)
JULY – ADRIANNA SO – (83%)
AUGUST – LALA VINZON – (82%)
SEPTEMBER – KIM DE LEON – (86.5%)
OCTOBER – PIPAY – (89%)
NOVEMBER – MISTER OF PILIPINAS 2021 – (64%)
DECEMBER – CHRISTIAN ANTOLIN – (81%)
+ VP Cover of the Year
2021 has been a year filled with diverse monthly issues from local superstars and talented artists to international stars. Among the 12 covers, who will be this year’s Cover of the Year?
JANUARY – RIVA QUENERY – (89.5%)
FEBRUARY – TEEJAY MARQUEZ – (74%)
MARCH – SACHZANA LAPARAN – (86%)
APRIL – KID YAMBAO – (72.5%)
MAY – ANGELINA CRUZ – (82.5%)
JUNE – AWRA BRIGUELA – (82%)
JULY – KOKOY AND ELIJAH – (73.5%)
AUGUST – SAM PINTO – (74%)
SEPTEMBER – FAYE LORENZO – (68.5%)
OCTOBER – KIMPOY FELICIANO -(78.5%)
NOVEMBER – LOVE AT THE END OF THE WORLD CAST -(72%)
DECEMBER – KYLINE AND MAVY – WINNER (92%)
+ Mobile Brand of the Year
This award goes to the mobile brand that remains at the top of the electronics market that consumers support despite the continuous change of style and innovation.
REALME – WINNER (98%)
VIVO – (85%)
XIAOMI – (92%)
SAMSUNG – (94.5%)
OPPO – (87.5%)
TECNO – (83%)
+ Online Shopping Portal of the Year
This award will be given to the online shopping portal where consumers find exactly what they want without having the need to leave the comfort of their own homes.
SHOPEE – WINNER (98.5%)
LAZADA – (96%)
ZALORA – (93.5%)
+ Online Streamer of the Year
This award goes to the most influential and favorite online streamer in the Philippines. We recognize the hard work of this streamer who consistently produces quality content for those passionate about gaming.
ChoOxTV – (93.5%)
ALODIA GOSIENGFIAO – WINNER (96%)
DEXIE DIAZ – (85%)
MOYMOY PALABOY – (84.5%)
MEGAN YOUNG – (95.5%)
BIANCAKE – (85.5%)
And that concludes VP Choice Awards 2021!
Congratulations to all the winners! And thank you to all the Pipol who participated in this year’s edition of VPCA.
Did your faves make it to the list? Let us know in the comments below.
Don’t forget to watch VPCA 2021 on March 26, on Village Pipol Magazine‘s Youtube Channel.
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