Angeles City—-Global First Philippines Creative Production (GFPCP) today announced the launch of its first-ever Ultimate Body (UB) Search 2023 on August 12, 2023 at the SM City Clark Cinema 1.
In a press conference held at Prime City Resort Hotel, GFPCP President and CEO Patricia Cortez said the Ultimate Body Search 2023 will be the company’s major project, which aims to ignite a global movement that encourages people to embrace their bodies and celebrate their unique qualities.
“Just like at GFP Creative Productions, we dream to make memorable experiences of every candidate here that bring brands to life. We wanted also to create something that was not only visually stunning and entertaining, but also thought-provoking and meaningful,” Cortez said.
For her part, GFPCP Chief Operations Officer Cristelle Pauline Adaya proudly presented 23 candidates —10 females and 13 males — vying for the UB 2023, representing Pampanga, Bataan, Tarlac, Olongapo, Bulacan, Camarines Norte and Quezon City.
Adaya said the primary goal of UB 2023 is to challenge societal beauty standards that often perpetuate unrealistic ideals.
The pageant, she added, seeks to inspire individuals to embrace their bodies, regardless of shape, size, or background.
Ultimate Body 2023 candidates will have the opportunity to share personal stories of their fitness journey, self-acceptance, and body empowerment, inspiring others to love and appreciate themselves.
“As fitness evolves, the importance of health and strength is not just to take care of ourselves but also to help and support others. This pageant provides contestants the opportunity to share their fitness journey and purpose for staying strong, “ GFPCP Managing Partner and Designer Frederick Policarpio said.
According to Policarpio, the holistic approach to health and fitness includes a series of events, including fitness workshops, digital challenges, and a beauty and wellness day for its finalists.
Meanwhile, Cortez expressed gratitude to Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr., Interior Designer Kat De Leon, Political Tactician Irish Calaguas, and Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel for their unwavering support for GFPCP, particularly for UB 2023.
She also thanked SM City Clark, Prime City Resort Hotel, Beautederm, El Vistra Hotel, Niji Restaurant, Songdowon, Blanc Pro, La Hermoza Aesthetic & Wellness Spa, Pure Beauty Collagen, Pampanga Press Club, Maribago Blue Water Resort, Trence Fitness, Fitness Barracks Gym, Best Western Metro Clark, Brands & Beyond, City Clark and The Grill 88.
FEMALE CANDIDATES: Angela Chloe Guatno, Florita Gross, Angelica Cayanan, Joela Macalino, Marinel Tungol, Krish Abad, Penelope Velasco
Cristel Galang, Kristine Ramos and Mariah Nilo.
MALE CANDIDATES: Grant Mariano, Lee Felix Pocson, John Roy Reyes, Jomar Guinto, Tristan Hipolito, Timothy Cajipo, Charlon Guanga, Jerome Quizon, Jovy Angel, Jerome Galvez, John Paul Gundayao, Mark Carbungco
and Mark Anthony Sy.
The grand prize winners for male and female candidates will receive P300 thousand worth of prizes, P150 thousand for the 2nd winner, and P50 thousand for the 3rd winner.
GFP Creative Productions is the newest digital marketing and event production company in Angeles City. It offers live event solutions, concert productions and digital marketing for businesses.
The company, which goes beyond its tagline “Creating Above and Beyond Experience”, is the legacy of Cortez’s late husband.
GFPCP is passionate on creating innovative, engaging and memorable experiences that brings brand to life.
The GFP Creative Productions team is composed of Business and Finance Lead Pem Adaya, Managing Director Cecille Sanchez, Marketing Director Mark Anthony Adaya, Organizers Barbie Alcantara and Sam Manuel, and PR Consultant Marna Del Rosario.