Alodia to Welcome New Ani-Mate Co-Host at Animax Carnival Philippines 2012
Regarded as the country’s “Cosplay Queen,” Alodia Gosiengfiao‘s dedication to cosplaying (costume playing) has brought the dynamic art form to the fore of Philippine pop culture. A BFA Information Design graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, the doe-eyed and soft-spoken Alodia has been at it since 2003 and has built a career for herself in cosplay.
With a legion of fans – over 1.3 million fans on Facebook and 190,000 followers on Twitter – Alodia is easily one of the most influential Filipinos online. On TV, Alodia is known to many anime lovers as the host of ‘Ani-Time with Alodia’, a daily segment airing at 7 PM each night on Animax in the Philippines. ‘Ani-Time with Alodia’ features anime reviews, updates on events in and out of town, activities across the region, and anime-related quizzes, exclusively for Philippine viewers.
“It’s a thrill to host ‘Ani-Time with Alodia’ to share with the many Animax viewers, the great anime shows, activities and events I enjoy. There have been no dull moments since I’m doing what interests me most,” shares the 24 year old who has a front row seat to everything Animax as its Ani-Mate TV presenter.
On December 9, Alodia takes on one more role for Animax, and that is to judge the channel’s first ever Ani-Mate Search Contest Finals at its inaugural Animax Carnival Philippines 2012. Among the seven finalists picked from dozens of hopefuls, Alodia will have a say in who joins her as a co-host of ‘Ani-Time with Alodia’.
“As an anime lover, it’s rewarding and immersive to be presenting on Animax. It’s not just about telling audiences which Animax anime programs are good, but also sharing just why these shows are great. And there’s nothing like representing Animax at events and activities big and small locally and across the region to meet and interact with all the fans and viewers that share my passion,” she adds.
In addition to joining Alodia as a co-host on Animax and becoming the channel’s representative at events, the winner will also take home a 25,000 peso cash prize. “I can’t wait to welcome the new Ani-Mate! All seven finalists are awesome girls with engaging personalities. I hope they will be themselves and give their very best at the finals. I have high hopes and am looking forward to having a great new partner for ‘Ani-Time with Alodia’ on Animax!”
Fans visiting Animax Carnival Philippines at Robinson’s Place Manila’s Midtown Atrium on Sunday, December 9 will be able to catch the Ani-Mates Search Contest Finals. Alodia is also set to reveal her latest cosplay costume inspired from one of the hottest anime series currently airing on Animax, as a surprise for everyone at the event.
In addition to the Ani-Mates Search Contest Finals, a must-see stage segment of Animax Carnival is the cosplay contest that will bring together colorful local cosplayers donning the costumes of their favourite anime, manga or videogame characters and perform in-character to compete for cash and prizes.
Also, visitors can experience being an anime voice actor at a special dubbing to be the voice behind their characters from popular Animax anime programs including Beelzebub, Naruto, Bleach, K-On!, Fairy Tail, and Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan.
Visitors can also try their hands at traditional carnival games like ‘smash the cans’, ‘hook and fish’, ‘tic tac toss’, ‘coin toss’ and popping balloons, with exciting prizes to be won. In addition, the ‘AniChan Kids Corner’ will delight the younger ones with engaging activities like anime eyes painting’ as well as a manga (comic) drawing workshop for aspiring young artists.
Finally, don’t miss getting into different anime-inspired costumes and even getting hair and make-up done the Japanese way for a picture to keep.
For more details on Animax Carnival Philippines 2012, visit www.animaxasia.com or catch Animax on TV.