The Special Edition, a joint project with the GMAAC, showcases the lifestyles of the many versatile artists of GMA 7’s talent management and development arm. The magazine offers not just the glamorous aspect of the stars’ lives, but also gives a peek at what it’s like when they’re off camera but still working and while they’re on their leisure time.
“We also want to be at the crest of the wave of the future, betting on these potential superstars who shall hopefully enliven and add new sizzle to local show business,” says editor-in-chief Wilson Lee Flores.
The Special Edition features Rhian Ramos on the cover and in glamorous shoots inside. Iza Calzado and Isabel Oli are showcased in fashion spreads of their own. Mark Herras and Aljur Abrenica sizzle in their pictorials. Marvin Agustin bares a different side as he engages in his favorite sport, archery. Yasmien Kurdi and Nadine Samonte go glam in an awards-night scenario. Iwa Moto and Jackie Rice are the bathing beauties in their respective photographs. Dancing diva Regine Tolentino is captured in a mid-air split. All these and more are presented in the edition’s full-color, glossy pages.
Enjoying unprecedented access given by GMAAC, the S mag team was able to put together the Special Edition dubbed “Living the celebrity life”.
Launched only five years ago, the GMAAC has rapidly grown to become the largest of its kind in the Philippines. More than just an ordinary talent management agency, it envisions itself to be a wholistic organization which can discover and nurture talents in terms of their acting or singing, hosting or modeling, in their financial affairs, and even in their character development and moral values.
Acting on a specific mandate from GMA Network, Inc. Chief Executive Officer and Atty. Felipe Gozon, the GMAAC has been on a roll via a series of activities through the years aimed at benefiting not only its artists, but the general public as a whole.