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VP Choice Awards 2022: Nominees for Breakthrough Social Media Star of the Year

VP Choice Awards 2022: Nominees for Breakthrough Social Media Star of the Year

The highly anticipated award-giving body, VP Choice Awards, is back in a live event after a two-year compromise caused by the Covid19 pandemic. And, for its fourth edition, it is guaranteed to be bigger, brighter, and even more spectacular!

Village Pipol Choice Awards

Village Pipol Choice Awards (VPCA), the biggest gathering of stars and online personalities, is coming back this March 29, 2023. As the world faces the most challenging times of this new millennium, VPCA will carry on with its strong commitment to honoring excellence, relevance, and competence in various fields in this new normal world.

Produced by Red Entertainment, Inc and Village Pipol Magazine, your ultimate guide to the big city, the VP Choice Awards 2022 will merit the Pipol’s favorite from the travel, lifestyle, technology, business, and entertainment industries.

The Official Nominees of VP Choice Awards 2022 for Breakthrough Social Media Star of the Year

Breakthrough Social Media Star of the Year is given to the personality who broke the internet with his/her talent. social media presence and undeniable connection to netizens.

Dolly de Leon conquering the World Cinema Stage

In 2022, actress Dolly de Leon received her major breaks on the international film scene. Dolly de Leon’s breakthrough performance in the Cannes-winning Triangle of Sadness earned her the Best Supporting Performance Award at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2022, and also won her a spot on the longlist for the Best Supporting Actress category of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards.

Her performance in Ruben Ostlund’s satirical film Triangle of Sadness also earned her a Golden Globe nomination, making her the first Filipino artist to do so.

Small Laude: The Famous Socialite

With her signature phrase #JustForFunNoBashing, Small Laude became famous on social media especially on YouTube. She started vlogging after her close friend Karen Davila suggested it to her.

Her YouTube Channel has now 1.7 million subscribers. Her vlog centers to her day-to-day life and aspirational lifestyle. Small Laude is a well-to-do Chinese socialite and entrepreneur recognized with her success due to her sincere and cheerful nature.

Herlene Budol: The Rising Star

Herlene Budol also known as “Hipon Girl”, was a comedian, model, actress, beauty pageant tittle holder, and vlogger. She first gained popularity when she joined in the variety show in Wowowin and later on became a co-host of the show.

Herlene Budol made a history as a Binibi with most special awards when she joined Binibining Pilipinas 2022. She won as Miss Shein, Ms. Pizza Hut, Binibining Kumu, Jag Denim Queen, Binibining Silka, Manila Bulletin’s Reader’s Choice, and Miss World Balance.

Herlene Budol is up for two VP Choice Awards this year: Breakthrough Social Media Star of the Year and Promising Female Star of the Year.

The Charming Daughter Kaila Estrada

Kaila Estrada is an artist, model, and social media content creator. She is the daughter of seasoned Filipino actors Janice de Belen and John Estrada.

She started modeling at the age of 17 and her foray into acting only started in 2020. For her first-ever acting project, Kaila auditioned for the role of Raven Ramones in RCD Narratives’ Viral Scandal. Her first-ever acting role was praised by many and some of her scenes in the movie became trending online. Kaila is also on TikTok, doing digital contents that showcases her natural flair of creativity. She currently have 76.7K followers on TikTok and 612.6K likes.

TikTok Star Whamos Cruz

Whamos Cruz is a Filipino artist, social media influencer, content creator, and TikTok star. He is famously known for his funny and hilarious content, and dance videos on his social media sites.

He has a huge following on his official TikTok account having12.9 million followers and 118.7 million likes. His dance to the Giveon song Heartbreak Anniversary is one of his most successful TikTok content.

Gab Pangilinan: The Multitalented Actress

Gab Pangilinan is a Filipino actress and entertainer who has worked as a stage actor, performer, and singer. She broke into public in 2016, when she was cast in a TV series Forever Sucks together with JC Santos, Ella Cruz, Albie Casiño, and Jasmine Curtis-Smith.

Gab began her career as an actor at 9 Works Theatrical. She later gained to popularity after appearing in films such as The Shirelles and Beautiful: The Carole King as Marilyn Wald. She was also the principal vocalist of The Shirelles. Gab was also adored when she portrayed Marela in Nilo Cruz’s drama Anna in the Tropics. Furthermore, she played Gloria Estefan in On Your Feet,  which was performed at Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Ayala Center, Makati City.

Gab Pangilinan also worked on other musicals: Sideshow, Mula sa Buwan, Beautiful, Ang Huling El Bimbo, and Rak of Aegis.

Voting System

On  January 13, the VP Choice Awards 2022 released its official list of nominees for more than 90 categories introduced for its fourth edition. Thus, our commitment will continue to merit the Pipol’s favorite from the travel, lifestyle, technology, business, and entertainment industries.

In addition, the voting period will take place from February 10 to March 10.  In determining the winners, the following criteria will be used: 30% from the VP Choice Awards’ Facebook shares, 20% from Village Pipol’s Facebook shares, 30% from our editorial team, and the final 20% from the deliverance of experts panel.

This year’s installment also welcomes the theme “Supernova: Our Brilliant Burst of Light.” It signifies the time to embrace our burgeoning blast and champion our luminous explosion— the brilliance in our bursting light.

Moreover, following two editions held virtually, VPCA will finally resume its live ceremony! The awards night will be held on March 29 at the Glass Garden Evangelista Avenue in Pasig City.

Also, this event is produced by Village Pipol and Red Entertainment. Presented by Casino Filipino and co-presented by Itel and Fleek. Moreover, this year’s sponsors are Evnia powered by PhilipsBayong RepublicTea Ni Juan, and Jacko’s Burger.

Additionally, our media partners are: The Manila Times, Business Mirror, Business Week, Mindanao Daily, Cagayan de Oro Times, The Market Monitor, Pilipino Mirror, Business Mirror, The Post, Maharlika TV, blogapalooza, GIZGUIDEPH, Iconic MNL and Orange Magazine.

Lastly, for details and more of our surprises, be sure to follow Village Pipol and VP Choice Awards on Facebook. The choice is yours, Pipol!

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