Introducing StarCentral Media Group’s Movers & Shakers For February 2024

In a celebration of innovation, resilience, and creativity, Starcentral Media Group proudly introduces the Movers and Shakers for February 2024. This carefully curated list spotlights entrepreneurs, models, brands, and rising stars whose remarkable contributions are set to leave an indelible mark on the landscape in the coming year.

The heartbeat of industries resonates with the relentless spirit of entrepreneurs who dare to dream big. Among them, Dr. DL Wallace, Lili Liu, Merven Virueda, Elton A. Hollis III, Guruji Shrii Arnav, and Mark Coronel have emerged as trailblazers, steering their ventures toward uncharted territories. Each has demonstrated exemplary leadership, resilience, and groundbreaking initiatives that position them as key players in their respective fields.

In the realm of fashion and beauty, certain individuals and brands are poised to redefine industry standards. Bailey Martin, Candice Tarrant, Eisha Hobson, and Lola Swadling have graced runways, captured hearts, and are set to challenge conventions. Their journeys are more than just catwalks and photoshoots; they represent a paradigm shift in the perception of beauty and style. In the captivating world of cinema, actor Kian Kavousi has taken center stage. His performance transcends screens, leaving audiences captivated and critics applauding.

In the dynamic landscape of beauty and skincare, PMCREATE has distinguished itself through groundbreaking products, services, and strategic vision. This brand is not just making waves but setting new standards of excellence and pushing the boundaries of innovation.

As the Movers and Shakers of February 2024 continue to weave their narratives, Starcentral Media Group invites readers and industry enthusiasts to join this celebration. Let’s take a closer look at the visionaries who are set to shape and redefine the future.

Elton A. Hollis III is the entrepreneur behind the cover of MoneyCentral Magazine (January 2024 issue)

Elton A. Hollis III, the dynamic entrepreneur and owner of Hol-Tech Resources, LLC, is making waves in the business world as a sought-after consultant and influential figure in the Safety, Quality, and Compliance realms, with a career spanning over 25 years in the Oil and Gas Construction field.

Find out more about Elton via this link: Elton A. Hollis III 

Guruji Shrii Arnav is the entrepreneur behind the cover of Sassy & Co Magazine (January 2024 issue)

The distinguished Guruji Shrii Arnav of Gemstoneuniverse, is renowned as the Grandmaster, Mentor of Mentors, and Father of Astro Gemology.

Find out more about Guruji via this link: Guruji Shrii Arnav 

Suyasta Budhathoki is the entrepreneur behind the cover of Global Millionaire Magazine (February 2024 issue)

Suyasta Budhathoki is a Registered Migration Agent and the CEO of SNS Migration and Education Services – a guiding light of reliability and excellence in the intricate realms of education and migration.

Find out more about Suyasta via this link: Suyasta Budhathoki 

PMCREATE is the brand behind the cover of StarCentral Magazine (February 2024 issue)

In the dynamic landscape of beauty and skincare, where numerous brands vie for attention, PMCREATE emerges as an unmistakable player, capturing the essence of elegance and sophistication. PMCREATE is more than just a beauty brand; it is a tribute to the founder, Mr. J’s, unwavering desire to preserve the timeless beauty of his mother.

Find out more about PMCREATE via this link: PMCREATE 

Dr. DL Wallace is the entrepreneur behind the cover of MoneyCentral Magazine (November 2023 issue)

Dr. DL Wallace is a seasoned expert in the field of Soft Skills Training and Development. His journey as the CEO and Founder of Success Training Institute (STI) has not only transformed individuals and organizations but has also earned him global recognition in the education technology sector.

Find out more about DL Wallace via this link: Dr. DL Wallace 

Mark Coronel is the entrepreneur behind the cover of MoneyCentral Magazine (December 2023 issue)

Mark Coronel, Sales Director at Cubecorp Projects Pty Ltd, is a distinguished figure in the real estate industry, boasting 17 years of expertise, strategic thinking, and a genuine commitment to client needs.

Find out more about Mark via this link: Mark Coronel 

Merven Virueda is the entrepreneur behind the cover of StarCentral Magazine (December 2023 issue)

Merven Virueda, Parramatta Community College’s Marketing and Programs Manager, stands as a beacon of creativity and expertise in the dynamic worlds of marketing, sales, and entertainment.

Find out more about Merven via this link: Merven Virueda 

Kian Kavousi is the actor behind the cover of FilmCentral Magazine (December 2023 issue)

In the realm of the entertainment industry, Kian Kavousi emerges as a luminary, showcasing profound skill and versatility that has etched an illustrious path. His enduring impact on the small screen, silver screen, and theatre stages has left an indelible mark, garnering recognition and acclaim.

Find out more about Kian via this link: Kian Kavousi 

Lili Liu is the rising star behind the cover of StarCentral Magazine (November 2023 issue)

Lili Liu laid the foundation for “Lili’s Creative Space,” a haven for music creation and the nurturing of the next generation of young performers. Over the course of nine years, she not only solidified her reputation as an exceptional musician but also emerged as a revered mentor and teacher.

Find out more about Lili via this link: Lili Liu 

Lola Swadling is the emerging model behind the cover of Model & Mode Magazine (December 2023 issue)

Lola Sofia Swadling is a resident from the eastern suburbs of Sydney who has already distinguished herself as a compassionate and enthusiastic individual with a passion for making a positive impact on the world.

Find out more about Lola via this link: Lola Sofia Swadling 

Candice Tarrant and Eisha Hobson are the emerging models behind the cover of StarCentral Kids Magazine (November 2023 issue)

Eisha Joy Hobson, with Australian and Pinay heritage, and Candice Tyra Geonzon Tarrant, a teenage beauty from the Filipino Australian community, are making waves in the world of beauty pageantry.

Find out more about these two emerging stars via this link: Eisha & Candice 

Bailey Martin is the model behind the cover of StarCentral Magazine (January 2024 issue)

Bailey Martin, a rising star in the modelling scene, has emerged victorious, securing the prestigious Mr. Runway Supermodel Australia 2023 title. The win marks a remarkable achievement in Bailey’s budding career.

Find out more about Bailey via this link: Bailey Martin 

Rising Star Bailey Martin Is The Cover Model For The January 2024 Issue Of StarCentral Magazine

Bailey Martin, a rising sensation in the modeling industry, has achieved a significant milestone by securing the prestigious title of Mr. Runway Supermodel Australia 2023. This triumph not only signifies a remarkable accomplishment in Bailey’s burgeoning career but also underscores his exceptional talent and steadfast dedication to the art of modeling.

Bailey’s journey to claiming the title began with a mix of nerves and excitement, marking his inaugural venture into the competitive world of modeling. Now adorned with the coveted Mr. Runway Supermodel Australia 2023 crown, Bailey aims to utilize his newfound platform to inspire others. He passionately emphasizes the importance of disregarding societal standards and fostering a positive body image. Bailey envisions contributing to the fashion industry by striving to be the best model he can be while leveraging his video marketing skills to create compelling content for brands.

In a further testament to his rising star status, Bailey has been featured as the January 2024 cover model of Starcentral Magazine. This recognition not only showcases his modeling prowess but also solidifies his position as a standout talent in the industry.

Throughout the competition, Bailey cultivated meaningful relationships with seasoned professionals in the industry. These connections resulted in securing a contract from an overseas agency and afforded him the opportunity to walk in a fashion show in Dubai. The impact of these relationships is poised to shape Bailey’s future endeavors as he continues to evolve and thrive within the dynamic world of modeling.

Looking ahead, Bailey sets ambitious goals for himself, including maintaining a consistent presence on social media, advocating for brands, and producing engaging content. While acknowledging the challenges that lie ahead, Bailey remains optimistic that his unwavering commitment and hard work will pave the way for continued success in his modeling career.

Introducing The Man Behind The Cover Of The December 2023 Issue Of StarCentral Magazine: Merven Virueda

Merven Virueda, the Marketing and Programs Manager at Parramatta Community College, emerges as a luminary in the realms of marketing, sales, and entertainment. Boasting an illustrious career spanning more than two decades, Merven has positioned himself as a catalyst for businesses across diverse sectors, guiding them to optimize their Return on Investment (ROI) and lead generation.

Over the course of his professional journey, Merven has collaborated with a broad spectrum of organizations, showcasing his versatility and adeptness in tackling the unique challenges posed by industries such as hotels, home builders, educational services, NGOs, FMCG, nightclubs/pubs, and e-commerce ventures. His approach to marketing transcends traditional boundaries, rendering him a highly sought-after professional.

Armed with a Bachelor of Marketing from The Australian Catholic University and an Advanced Diploma of Music Industry Business from NSW TAFE, Merven brings a distinctive fusion of strategic acumen and creative brilliance to his endeavors. This amalgamation of formal education and practical experience serves as the bedrock of his achievements.

Beyond his corporate successes, Merven has etched an enduring impact on the Western Sydney community. His dedication to personal and professional development earned him a nomination as a finalist for the 2023 City of Parramatta Citizen of the Year. Through various educational initiatives, Merven has positively influenced the lives of numerous community members.

Merven’s ardor for marketing extends beyond the confines of the boardroom; it embodies a commitment to enriching the tapestry of the communities he serves. Whether catalyzing business growth or contributing to the personal development of individuals, Merven Virueda epitomizes the transformative potential of creativity, education, and community engagement.

Beyond the Runway: Unveiling the Highlights from StarCentral Magazine’s Year-End Gala

As we approached the year’s culmination, I had the incredible opportunity to collaborate with Maryrose Salubre for a spectacular celebration that would resonate with glamour, warmth, and sheer joy. StarCentral Magazine’s end-of-year party, held on December 17 at the opulent Sir Stamford Hotel in Circular Quay, was an affair to remember.

Setting the Stage for Grandeur

The choice of the prestigious five-star hotel as our venue set the stage for an evening of opulence and sophistication. Sir Stamford’s timeless elegance provided the perfect backdrop for a celebration that would close the year with a touch of class.

Culinary Delights: A Feast for the Senses

From the very beginning, we wanted to create an experience that engaged not only the eyes and ears but also the taste buds. The night was adorned with scrumptious canapes, refreshing drinks, and delightful sweet bread, ensuring that every attendee was treated to a culinary journey.

Regal Affair: Crowning the Mrs Universe Official Queens

One of the highlights of the evening was the crowning of the new Mrs. Universe Official queens. The regal ceremony added an extra layer of prestige to the celebration, honoring remarkable women who have made a significant impact.

Melodic Magic: Janie Kogan’s Alluring Performance

The air was filled with enchantment as Janie Kogan took the stage, serenading the audience with the timeless melody of “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Her performance added a touch of magic, infusing the night with festive cheer.

Masterful Hosting: Jojo Almazora Sebastian Takes the Lead

Guiding us through the night with charisma and flair was the super MC, Jojo Almazora Sebastian. His energy and engaging presence kept the audience enthralled, ensuring that the night flowed seamlessly.

Collaborative Brilliance: TV6 Network, Global Elite Media Group, and GEM Models

The success of this event was also a testament to the power of collaboration. Partnering with TV6 Network, Global Elite Media Group, and GEM Models brought together a constellation of talents and influencers, enhancing the overall experience.

Runway Royalty: Sydney’s Best Dressed Models Shine

The runway came alive with Sydney’s Best Dressed Models, a showcase that added a glamorous touch to the celebration. From the effortlessly chic to the boldly avant-garde, the models showcased the diverse fashion landscape of Sydney.

Honouring Excellence: StarCentral’s People of the Year Awards

Adding a layer of distinction to the celebration was StarCentral Magazine’s People of the Year Awards. Proudly sponsored by Mark Coronel of Cubecorp, Genevieve Macabenta of PW Mortgage Partners, Merven Virueda of Parramatta Community College, Nelma Capitao of Philippine Airlines, and Fresh Face Skin, these awards recognized outstanding individuals who have left an indelible mark on the year. Michael Downs, Sue Turner, Riley Aston-Kampioti, and Mark Coronel were among the celebrated honorees.

As I reflect on this remarkable journey, co-hosting StarCentral Magazine’s end-of-year party was not just an event; it was a creation, a collaboration, and a celebration of the incredible moments that defined the year. Here’s to the magic of collaboration, the warmth of celebration, and the promise of even more extraordinary ventures in the coming year. Cheers to a night that will forever be etched in the memories of all who were part of this grand affair!

Dazzling Elegance Unveiled: Kings & Queens Fashion Exhibition Sets the Stage for Sydney’s Pinnacle Style Event on December 17!

Get ready for an unparalleled celebration of style and glamour as the Kings & Queens Fashion Exhibition takes center stage on December 17. This regal event will unfold at the prestigious Sir Stamford Circular Quay, located at 93 Macquarie St, Sydney. The doors open at 11 am, and the spectacular fashion showcase commences at 12 pm.

A Royal Affair: Kings & Queens Fashion Exhibition Highlights:

  1. Opulent Venue: The runway comes to life at the opulent Sir Stamford Circular Quay, providing a majestic backdrop for the Kings & Queens Fashion Exhibition.
  2. Featuring Sydney’s Best Dressed 2023 Models: Be captivated by the allure and elegance of the models showcasing the latest trends and designs. Sydney’s Best Dressed 2023 takes center stage, bringing forth the epitome of style.
  3. Fashionistas Unite: Join fellow fashion enthusiasts and trendsetters for an immersive experience that celebrates individuality, creativity, and the ever-evolving fashion world.

In conjunction with StarCentral Media Group’s End-of-Year Celebration:

  • People of the Year Awards: Witness the crowning of the People of the Year across various categories, honoring those who have made significant contributions in their respective fields.

Ticket Information:

For an exclusive pass to this royal affair, please contact Krissy at Secure your tickets early to ensure you don’t miss the fashion event of the year.

Event Details:

  • Date: December 17
  • Time: Doors open at 11 am; Show starts at 12 pm
  • Venue: Sir Stamford Circular Quay, 93 Macquarie St, Sydney, Australia

About Kings & Queens Fashion Exhibition: The Kings & Queens Fashion Exhibition is a prestigious showcase of style, creativity, and innovation. Bringing together designers, models, and fashion enthusiasts, this event promises an unforgettable experience that transcends the boundaries of traditional fashion exhibitions.

StarCentral Media Group to Host Opulent Year-End Gala at Sir Stamford Circular Quay

StarCentral Media Group is set to conclude the year with an exclusive celebration on Sunday, December 17th, commencing at 11 a.m. at the prestigious Sir Stamford Circular Quay, located at 3 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000. This event, promising an evening of grandeur and camaraderie, will be a festivity highlighting the collective achievements and holiday spirit.

The occasion, a collaboration between StarCentral Media Group and notable partners, including MS Entertainment Network, Flagcom, and APCO, will be an extravagant formal event encompassing multiple activities. The event will encompass the highly-anticipated StarCentral Magazine’s People of the Year Awards, recognizing outstanding contributions in various fields, along with the Kings and Queens fashion exhibition, showcasing the latest trends and talent in the industry.

A notable mention extends to the valued support from key sponsors, including Cubecorp, PW Mortgage Partners, and Parramatta Community College, whose support has been instrumental in bringing this gala to life.

Special guest appearances by GEM Models and TV6 Network will add an extra layer of glamour to the event, providing an opportunity to network and celebrate a year of remarkable collaborations and achievements.

For participation in the Kings and Queens fashion exhibition or additional inquiries regarding the gala, interested parties are encouraged to contact StarCentral Media Group directly.

Mark your calendars for an evening of opulence and jubilation as StarCentral Media Group hosts an esteemed celebration to close the year with elegance and grandeur.

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Introducing StarCentral Media Group’s Most Influential Figures for September 2023

Step into the world of movers and shakers! StarCentral Media Group is thrilled to present its standout selection of go-getters for September 2023. Brace yourself for an exhilarating lineup of dynamic entrepreneurs, budding and established talents, models, and emerging stars who are igniting the here and now with their extraordinary contributions.

This group of individuals isn’t just breaking boundaries; they’re redefining them. With a diverse range of ages, global talents, and backgrounds, their unique approaches have captured the world’s attention.

While they may not wear capes, these inspirational figures exhibit an awe-inspiring array of qualities: unstoppable passion, indomitable resilience, unwavering determination, self-confidence that knows no bounds, impeccable decision-making, and boundless vision. They might not have superpowers, but they’re undeniably extraordinary in ways that impact those around them.

So, let’s dive into the stories of these trailblazers who’ve conquered challenges, pivoted to achieve greatness, and left their indelible marks on the tapestry of September 2023. This compilation of movers and shakers will ignite your own fire, inspiring you to stand alongside them.

Mark Coronel is the man behind the cover of Global Millionaire Magazine (August 2023 issue)

In the dynamic world of real estate, few professionals possess the combination of expertise, strategic thinking, and a genuine commitment to their clients’ needs. Mark Coronel, the Sales Director at Cubecorp Projects Pty Ltd, stands as a shining example of excellence in the industry. With 17 years of sales experience under his belt, Coronel has made a name for himself as a visionary leader who not only drives results but also prioritises providing solutions to those in need.

Find out more about Mark via this link: Mark Coronel

Jenna Chan is the entrepreneur behind the cover of MoneyCentral Magazine (August 2023 issue)

In the ever-evolving world of hair loss and skincare, one name stands out as a beacon of innovation and affordability: Jenna Chan. With over two decades of experience in the industry, 59-year-old Jenna Chan has become a trailblazer, providing accessible PRP & PRF hair loss treatments, Neo Graft Hair Transplants, injectables, and fillers across Australia. But her journey is not just about business success; it’s a tale of determination, resilience, and a mother’s unwavering commitment to her children’s future.

Find out more about Jenna via this link: Jenna Chan

Raymond Mowla is the artist behind the cover of StarCentral Magazine (May 2023 issue)

Raymond Mowla’s journey began with a simple goal – recording a single to leave his mark on music. But this small aspiration transformed into a thriving organization that supports other aspiring artists. Raymond’s trajectory has been remarkable, from collaborating with various creatives to releasing tracks and albums. He remains grounded, using his success to uplift others. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for learning, he has become an influential figure in the industry, inspiring the next generation of artists.

Find out more about Raymond via this link: Raymond Mowla

Elton A. Hollis, III is the entrepreneur behind the cover of StarCentral Magazine (June 2023 issue)

Elton A. Hollis, III, is a prominent figure in the business and consulting industry. As the proud owner of Hol Tech Resources, LLC, he leads a highly regarded full-service consulting firm that specializes in providing guidance and training in the areas of Safety, Quality, and Compliance. With a wealth of expertise, Elton is dedicated to assisting businesses in the Industrial, Commercial, and Small Business sectors by leveraging his impressive 26 years of experience in the Oil and Gas Construction field.

Find out more about Elton via this link: Elton A. Hollis, III

Julius Abraham is the entrepreneur behind the cover of MoneyCentral Magazine (April 2023 issue)

Julius Abraham holds the position of Managing Director at Direct Mortgages South Coast and is also an accredited Mortgage Broker. He has a comprehensive corporate background in finance and compliance and personal experience in purchasing, selling, and renovating properties. Although he had been interested in real estate for some time, it was not until his first renovation project proved successful that he realized the significant rewards that property investment could bring.

Find out more about Julius via this link: Julius Abraham

Carl Runefelt is the entrepreneur behind the cover of Global Elite Entrepreneur magazine (May 2023 issue)

The founder of The Moon Group, Carl Runefelt, is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and philanthropist. The Moon Group is a group of companies in the cryptocurrency space. His establishments are working on numerous projects to increase crypto adoption into the mainstream economy using blockchain technology, not just financial markets.

Find out more about Carl via this link: Carl Runefelt

Amelia Goff is the shepreneur behind the cover of Sassy & C0 magazine (September 2023 issue)

Amelia Goff‘s fascination with skincare ingredients and skin started during her first job at a pharmacy. From an early age, she loved the feel of skincare products, their packaging, and their key ingredients. This led her to study the skin industry for over 12 years, working as a skin therapist and skin trainer within the beauty industry. She gained knowledge of the skin’s functions, different skin conditions, and how they come to be, as well as ingredients and how they benefit the skin. Amelia spent years researching and meeting with experts within the skincare field to bring her dream to life. Fresh Face Skin launched in 2017 with just three essential products. Now, six years later, with constant work, research, and development, they have a product range of twelve and plans for more.

Find out more about Amelia via this link: Amelia Goff

Abi Grigsby is the rising star behind the cover of StarCentral magazine (August 2023 issue)

Abi Grigsby, a model of exquisite beauty, charm, and ethereal grace, has firmly established herself as a tireless trailblazer within the industry. Her journey into modeling began through a unique avenue – beauty pageants.

Find out more about Abi via this link: Abi Grigsby

Jemima Joycelyn is the entrepreneur behind the cover of Model & Mode magazine (August 2023 issue)

Jemima Joycelyn is the visionary mind behind Creative Commercial Services, a dynamic marketing agency that transforms ideas into impactful realities. With a laser focus on graphic design, web design, social media prowess, content creation, thorough research, business development, and a spectrum of print solutions, Jemima takes pride in steering brands toward resounding success.

Find out more about Jemima via this link: Jemima Joycelyn

Diana Omuoyo is the beauty queen behind the cover of Sassy & Co magazine (July 2023 issue)

Diana Omuoyo, a remarkable individual, has achieved significant milestones as Ms. New Zealand World Universal 2021 and Ms. World Universal 2022. Beyond her title, Diana is a multicultural and multi-lingual IT professional driven by a deep passion for promoting inclusion, equality, STEM education, and quality education overall.

Find out more about Diana via this link: Diana Omuoyo

Kristen Santos and Genevieve Macabenta are the rising stars behind the cover of Sassy & Co magazine (August 2023 issue)

In a dazzling display of talent, beauty, and accomplishment, Sassy & Co magazine proudly presents Kristen Santos and Genevieve Macabenta as the cover models for its August 2023 issue. These two remarkable women exemplify the essence of empowerment, breaking barriers, and forging their paths in their respective fields.

Find out more about Kristen and Genevieve via this link: Kristen Santos and Genevieve Macabenta

Robbie Canner is the model behind the cover of Global Elite Models magazine (July 2023 issue)

Robbie Canner is not your average model. At 65 years old, she has defied stereotypes and shattered barriers to become an international sensation in the world of modeling. Not only has she graced countless runways and magazine covers, but she has also taken on roles as a judge, director, and owner of prestigious pageants like Ms. Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania World Universal, Ms. Regal World Universal, and Ms. Majestic World Universal.

Find out more about Robbie via this link: Robbie Canner 

KZ Tandingan: Asia’s Soul Supreme Set to Shine at 1MX Music Festival

This Sunday’s 1MX Music Festival promises a star-studded performance from none other than the extraordinary Kristine Zhenie Lobrigas Tandingan-Monterde, famously known as KZ. Recognized as “Asia’s Soul Supreme,” KZ’s musical odyssey is a testament to her exceptional talent and unwavering dedication to the art.

Rising to Prominence 

In 2012, KZ soared to fame with a triumphant win on the inaugural season of The X Factor Philippines, marking the genesis of an illustrious career and establishing her as one of the Philippines’ most celebrated artists.

International Stardom 

Breaking international barriers, KZ took the stage in China’s renowned reality TV singing competition, Singer 2018. Her captivating performances not only earned her widespread acclaim but also introduced her soulful voice to a global audience.

Record-Breaking Triumphs

The following year, KZ etched her name in history by becoming the first Filipino artist to headline a sold-out solo concert at the prestigious Dubai World Trade Center Arena. This monumental achievement not only showcased her vocal prowess but also highlighted the profound connection she shares with fans globally.

Musical Accolades

KZ’s musical prowess has been acknowledged through a multitude of awards, including 7 Awit Awards, 3 Wish 107.5 Music Awards, and 2 Myx Music Awards. Her consistent success on Billboard’s Philippine Top 20 chart speaks volumes about her ability to produce hits that achieve Platinum status.

Disney’s Filipino Pride

In 2021, KZ contributed her soulful voice to “Gabay,” the first full Filipino Disney song for the animated film “Raya and the Last Dragon.” This endeavor not only showcased her versatility but also reinforced her role as a cultural icon, contributing to the global representation of Filipino talent.

Soul Supremacy and Streaming Dominance

KZ’s sophomore album, “Soul Supremacy,” not only attained Platinum status but also solidified her position as one of the most streamed female artists in the Philippines. Boasting over 278 million all-time streams on Spotify as of 2022, her catalog resonates with music lovers globally.

Coaching Excellence

Adding another accolade to her portfolio, KZ assumed the role of a coach for the fifth season of The Voice Kids Philippines in 2023. Her mentorship undoubtedly left an indelible mark on aspiring young talents, contributing to the legacy of Filipino music.

Here’s your chance to witness the magic of Dami Im live! Purchase at least two tickets now and enjoy a 50% OFF discount. Immerse yourself in 8 full concerts from noon to sundown on October 8 at the Hordern Pavilion. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the phenomenal talent of Dami Im. Buy your tickets NOW for a musical journey you won’t forget!

You can purchase your tickets via this link: 1MX Music Festival 2023

StarCentral Media Group: A Night of Elegance at Pageant of the World 2023

Photo Credit: George Azmy

StarCentral Media Group had the distinct honour of being the official media partner for Pageant of the World 2023, and it was a night to remember. The coronation night, held on September 30th at the opulent Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, unfolded as a grand spectacle, and we were there to witness and provide exclusive coverage of this extraordinary event.

As we stepped into the luxurious venue, we were greeted by an atmosphere pulsating with excitement and glamour. The stunning male and female contestants were ready to dazzle the audience in national costume, activewear, and formal wear. StarCentral’s team was on the scene to capture every moment, from the contestants’ breathtaking outfits to the intense competition that unfolded throughout the night.

One of the highlights of the evening was the presence of familiar faces from our network. Among them were former cover model Sherry Davaa, Oogii Flower, George Bastolly of Royalle Modelling, Dani Fitch of Miss Grand Australia, Maryrose Salubre, and Jojo Sebastian of TV6 Network. The gathering of friends and associates added an extra layer of warmth and camaraderie to the already electrifying atmosphere.

Photo Credit: Dave Choo

The menu for the night was nothing short of exquisite, with a delightful entree featuring a bit of bacon and vegetables, a mouth-watering salmon main course, and a sweet finale of brownie with ice cream. The culinary experience elevated the evening, leaving everyone with a taste of luxury to complement the high spirits of the event.

Awards were bestowed upon those who shone brightly in various categories. Miss Philippines claimed the coveted title of Best in National Costume, while Mr. Portugal’s charisma earned him the Best Personality award. The titles of Charity King and Charity Queen went to Mr. Portugal and Miss Lebanon, respectively. Photogenic moments were captured by Mr. Brazil and Ms. Fiji, and the Top Model awards were clinched by Mr. Philippines and Ms. Australia. Smile awards went to Mr. Japan and Miss Brazil, and the Best in Active Wear titles were claimed by Mr. Mongolia and Miss Tonga. The talents of Miss Japan and Mr. India were acknowledged with the Best in Talent awards, while Advocacy awards were granted to Miss Egypt and Mr. India. The People’s Choice awards were a testament to the contestants’ popularity, with Miss Philippines and Mr. Lebanon winning the hearts of the audience. In the Best in Formal Wear category, the titles went to Mr. Vietnam and Miss Brazil. StarCentral proudly sashed the winner of the Smile Award, Mr. Japan.

The competition heated up with two elimination rounds. The first narrowed down the top contenders to five men—Mr. Mongolia, Mr. Vietnam, Mr. Philippines, Mr. India, and Mr. Brazil—and seven women—Miss Tonga, Miss Philippines, Miss Australia, Miss Japan, Miss Mongolia, Miss Fiji, and Miss France.

The suspense continued in the second elimination round, revealing the top three men—Mr. Vietnam, Mr. Philippines, and Mr. Mongolia—and the top three women—Miss Philippines, Miss Tonga, and Miss Australia.

The final questions added a thoughtful dimension to the competition, probing the contestants about their plans to use the Pageant of the World platform for positive change and how the pageant had influenced their understanding of beauty.

As the grand moment arrived, the results were announced. Miss Australia secured the 2nd runner-up position, Miss Philippines claimed 1st runner-up, and the prestigious title of Woman of the World 2023 was bestowed upon the radiant Miss Tonga. Among the men, Mr. Mongolia earned 2nd runner-up, Mr. Philippines took 1st runner-up, and the charismatic Mr. Vietnam was crowned Man of the World 2023.

A heartfelt congratulations to Cindy Dionisio, Sidharthh J Vijann, and the entire Pageant of the World team for orchestrating a truly remarkable event. Their dedication and efforts culminated in a night of elegance, beauty, and celebration, setting a new standard for pageantry. StarCentral Media Group is proud to have been part of this spectacular journey, capturing and sharing the magic of Pageant of the World 2023 with our audience.

A Night of Elegance and Anticipation at Pageant of the World VIP Gala

On the crisp evening of Tuesday, September 26th, the illustrious Pageant of the World rolled out the red carpet for its VIP night, an event that promised glamour, style, and a sneak peek into the upcoming Grand Coronation. I was honoured to represent StarCentral Magazine at this prestigious gathering held at the exquisite Bedouin in Double Bay. Let me take you through the highlights of this opulent affair.

Guiding us through the night with charm and grace were none other than the charismatic MC, John Eussen, and the stunning 2019 Woman Of The World, Miss New Zealand, Christy Taylor. Their presence added an extra layer of glamour to an already glittering affair, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.

The choice of Bedouin in Double Bay proved to be nothing short of perfect. The venue exuded sophistication, providing a luxurious backdrop that complemented the energy and excitement that filled the air. Every detail seemed to enhance the stylish atmosphere of the night.

Undoubtedly, the stars of the evening were the contestants, and what a lineup it was! Seven charismatic male contestants — namely Enoque Santiago, Fadi Jorjus, Buya Ser-Od, Angelo Joaquin Basa, Hayden Johnson, Rishabh Sharma, and Eric Phan. And thirteen equally impressive female contestants — Xyrilla Jean Antonio, Rachel Farah, Nyamdulam Shinebayar, Maddy May, Ekam Makkar, Hiba Al Malky, Chloé Gouneau, Leila Mokdad, Kizza Raj, Yukina Sato, Bruna Vasconcelos, Samikshya Shrestha, and Elika Bunter — took center stage, captivating the audience with their charm and charisma.

The VIP night was not only about the contestants but also about the connections and reunions. I had the pleasure of catching up with George Bastolli and the rest of the Royalle crew, as well as longtime friends and collaborators Oogii Flower, Tommy Ge of Leatheron, and Jojo Sebastian of TV6 Network, among many others. The night was a melting pot of talents and friendships.

As the VIP night concluded, the excitement and anticipation for the Grand Coronation on Saturday, September 30th, at Sofitel Wentworth reached new heights. The stylish gathering served as a perfect prelude to the main event, leaving everyone eager to witness the crowning of the next Pageant of the World winners.

In retrospect, the VIP night at Pageant of the World was more than just a glamorous event; it was a celebration of beauty, talent, and the spirit of unity in the world of fashion. As we count down to the Grand Coronation, the memories of this elegant affair will undoubtedly linger, setting the stage for what promises to be an epitome of grace and excellence. Stay tuned for the grand finale!