Gretchen Ho, Wil Dasovich win in Asia’s biggest social media awards | Inquirer Technology

Gretchen Ho, Wil Dasovich win in Asia’s biggest social media awards

/ 03:15 PM April 19, 2017
Wil Dasovich poses with his mom during the Influence Asia 2017 awards in Malaysia. PHOTO FROM DASOVICH'S SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT

Wil Dasovich poses with his mom during the Influence Asia 2017 awards in Malaysia. PHOTO FROM DASOVICH’S SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT

Top social media influencers in the country were recognized in the recently concluded Influence Asia 2017, the region’s largest social media awards show held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The awards show held on April 8 gathered 250 social media influencers across seven countries in Asia, namely the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and South Korea. The winners were picked through a peer-to-peer voting by the Top 4 nominees of each category.


Blogger and YouTube personality Wil Dasovich bagged three awards in the Philippines, namely YouTube Channel Award, Breakout Influencer Award, and Influencer of the Year. TV host and volleyball star Gretchen Ho was hailed Top Health & Fitness Influencer, while Andi Manzano won the Top Parenting Influencer Award.

Other winners in the Philippines were Joyce Pring (Top Lifestyle Influencer), Tricia Gosingtian (Top Fashion Influencer), Janina Vela (Top Beauty Influencer), Cheryl Tiu (Top Food Influencer), and Lloyd Cadena (YouTube Personality Award).


“We want the Influencers and Content Creators to know and understand that they have a huge responsibility because many of the younger and future generations of today and tomorrow watch and read a lot of the content they create. Hence, Influence Asia serves as a platform to celebrate individual and group efforts to create strong and positive content,” said Althea Lim, Executive Producer of Influence Asia 2017.

David Lee Sang Seok, CEO of Yello Digital Marketing, said: “The growth of social media and its focus on digital content market expansion are proven to be a global trend. In particular, influencers who produce high quality creative contents will play an even more important role in leading the digital content marketing scene. Through Influence Asia, influencers in Asia will have a chance to network and celebrate their glory moments together.”

This year’s awards show, with the theme “For the Future,” also featured performances Korean pop star Jessica Jung; Malaysia’s homegrown talent, pop trio De Fam; Project E.A.R, a collaborative band of different acts from five different countries in South East Asia; Singaporean rapper Kevin Lester, dubbed The Lion City Boy; Top Indonesian singer-songwriter Tulus and Vietnamese pop singer and current judge on The Voice Vietnam, Noo Phuoc Thinh. YG/IDL

Here’s the full list of winners:


Top Lifestyle Influencer Award – Joyce Pring

Top Fashion Influencer Award – Tricia Gosingtian


Top Beauty Influencer Award – Janina Vela

Top Health & Fitness Influencer Award – Gretchen Ho

Top Food Influencer Award – Cheryl Tiu

Top Parenting Influencer Award – Andi Manzano

YouTube Personality Award – Lloyd Cadena

YouTube Channel Award – Wil Dasovich

Breakout Influencer Award – Wil Dasovich

Influencer of the Year – Wil Dasovich


Top Lifestyle Influencer Award – Naomi Neo

Top Fashion Influencer Award – Mae Tan

Top Beauty Influencer Award – Miyake Ng

Top Health & Fitness Influencer Award – Sandra Riley Tang

Top Food Influencer Award – Daniel Ang (DanielFoodDiary)

Top Parenting Influencer Award – Amber Yong (Leia Lauren)

YouTube Personality Award – Yan Kay Kay

YouTube Channel Award – Wah!Banana

Breakout Influencer Award – Michelle Tan (NOC)

Influencer of the Year – Eden Ang


Influencers’ Choice Awards – Jinnyboy, Dan Khoo Productions, Dennis Yin

Top Lifestyle Influencer Award – Cupcake Aisyah

Top Fashion Influencer Award – Emma Shazleen Ali

Top Beauty Influencer Award – Chanwon

Top Health & Fitness Influencer Award – Joanna Soh

Top Food Influencer Award – Eunice Martin

Top Parenting Influencer Award – Cheesie

YouTube Personality Award – Jinnyboy

YouTube Channel Award – JinnyboyTV

Breakout Influencer Award – Luqman Podolski

Influencer of the Year – JinnyboyTV


Top Lifestyle Influencer Award – Elle Yamada

Top Fashion Influencer Award – Ria Miranda

Top Beauty Influencer Award – Cindercella

Top Health & Fitness Influencer Award – Melanie Putria

Top Food Influencer Award – Anak Jajan

Top Parenting Influencer Award – Jennifer Bachdim

YouTube Personality Award – Arief Muhammad

YouTube Channel Award – Tim2One

Breakout Influencer Award – Jennifer Bachdim

Influencer of the Year – Arief Muhammad


Top Lifestyle Influencer Award – Pimtha

Top Fashion Influencer Award – JuneJune Patcha

Top Beauty Influencer Award – Nutty Ploy

Top Health & Fitness Influencer Award – Meiji Anorma

Top Food Influencer Award – Starving Time

Top Parenting Influencer Award – Ploy Chidjun

YouTube Personality Award – Jannine Weigel

YouTube Channel Award – My Mate Nate

Breakout Influencer Award – Claudine Craig

Influencer of the Year – VRZO


Top Lifestyle Influencer Award – Sub Cho (Josub)

Top Fashion Influencer Award – Nanjeong Lee

Top Beauty Influencer Award – Suhye Park (Ssinnim)

Top Health & Fitness Influencer Award – Euddeum Shim

Top Food Influencer Award – Mansu Jang (Banzz)

Top Parenting Influencer Award – Yebeen Kim (Yebin)

YouTube Personality Award – Joel Bennett

YouTube Channel Award – Suhye Park (Ssinnim)

Breakout Influencer Award – 1 Million Dance Studio

Influencer of the Year – Mansu Jang (Banzz)


Top Lifestyle Influencer Award – Vu Phuong Thanh (Gao)

Top Fashion Influencer Award – Chau Bui

Top Beauty Influencer Award – Changmakeup (Trang Ngo)

Top Health & Fitness Influencer Award – Linn Nguyen (Erin)

Top Food Influencer Award – Phan Anh Esheep

Top Parenting Influencer Award – Vu Phuong Thanh (Gao)

YouTube Personality Award – JVEvermind

YouTube Channel Award – Fap TV

Breakout Influencer Award – Rocker Nguyen

TOPICS: Andi Manzano, Gretchen Ho, Influence Asia 2017, influences, Joyce Pring, Social Media, social media influencers, Wil Dasovich
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