July 10, 2019 – alike Editorial Team
After more than 10 weeks of competition, 1,800 contestants, and 16 finalists, Gelai Penales and Angelia Orna were declared the winners of SM Youth Go-See Season 4. Having won the show, the two are officially the new brand ambassadors of SM Youth and will be featured in campaigns and events of the brands. Gelai and Angelia are joining the current league of SM Youth Ambassadors Tommy Esguerra, Richard Juan, Kaila Estrada, Kyle Perry, Erika Kristensen, and last year’s SM Youth Go-See winners Julian Rodriguez and Jaime Borromeo.
Gelai Penales is a 22-year-old University of the Philippines Diliman film graduate who is in a constant journey to get past her flaws and body issues. Growing up as an athlete, she used to be insecure of her body for not being thin enough like most girls. Over time she learned that embracing her appearance can do wonders in ways unimaginable—a message she’d like to send out to many young minds. She hopes to use SM Youth as a platform to break society’s notion on what “beauty” should look like.
Angelia Orna recently graduated from University of Sto. Tomas with a degree in Marketing Management. This 21-year-old darling is forward and fueled with fresh determination to succeed in singing, dancing, acting, and modeling all for her family. She doesn’t permit her height to get in the way, too. Angelia, standing only 5’3” tall, serves as a human call to the industry that modeling should know no height, form, or size. As the new SM Youth Ambassador, she has high hopes to not just be a face of the brand but to tell stories of humility and love, and to spread its very essence—that being a little kinder than necessary can make life easier in this rather tough world.
SM Youth has always been on the lookout for fresh faces, talents and trends. From a fashion brand, it has evolved into a community and has become a depiction of the modern Filipino youth. SM Youth is available in all branches of The SM Store nationwide.
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