Aged 25, Jake Zyrus is one of the most recognized Filipino music stars in the world. Formerly known as Charice prior to undergoing a gender transition to male in 2017, Zyrus played the role of ‘Sunshine Corazon’ in the multi award winning television series Glee and was named by Oprah as “the most talented girl in the world.
Zyrus is the first Filipino star to break into the American music scene, entering the Billboard 200 Top 10 with his first international studio album. He has also performed with Celine Dion and for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 52nd season home opener at Dodger Stadium in front of more than 50,000 people. Some of his recognized performances include ‘Note To God’ and ‘I Have Nothing’ at the Whitney Houston Tribute concert with David Foster.
Normani Kordei is one-fifth of one of the most popular girl groups in the world, Fifth Harmony. Fifth Harmony’s ‘7/27’ album released on 7/27/2016 debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200. The group just recently won three 2016 Teen Choice Awards (Choice Summer Song, Choice Song from a Movie & Social Media Queens); and two 2016 MTV Video Music Awards (Song of the Summer for “All In My Head (Flex)” & Best Collaboration Video for “Work From Home”.
Normani was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in the city of New Orleans. When Normani isn’t busy traveling the world on tour, acting as an Ambassador for foundations near to her heart, or volunteering her time to handfuls of charities, she enjoys spending her free time being a normal 20-year-old; dancing, jumping on the trampoline, tumbling, pretending to be a makeup artist, watching scary movies, writing down her inner most thoughts, watching American Horror Story, and constantly working on perfecting her crafts.
Normani is an Ambassador for The Cybersmile Foundation and Heal the Bay Organization. She also volunteers her time to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, American Heart Association, DoSomething.org, Houston’s Children’s Hospital, United Way Superfeast for Thanksgiving and Christmas, Houston’s Ronald McDonald House, Colonial Oaks Nursing Home, the Boys and Girls Club, and Saving Our Cinderella’s of Broadway.
Aged 15, Johnny Orlando, originally from Ontario Canada, is a rising star, creating covers for artists such as Justin Bieber and Austin Mahone on his popular Youtube channel. Some of his videos have accumulated more than 20 million views. After his first domestic tour in 2016 with MAGCON, Orlando graduated this year from Middle School, launched a community app along with his new single ‘Everything’ which is now available on iTunes.
Lauren Orlando, aged 12 and the younger sister of Johnny, started her vlogging channel in the spring of 2013. She quickly amassed a huge following of millions of young fans with her fun videos on topics including makeup, baking and celebrities. She also collaborates regularly with her sisters Darian and Maddie.
At home, 22-year-old Daniel Padilla is considered by many as the most popular actor of his generation and a recording artist with double platinum albums to his credit. Nicknamed as the ‘Teen King’, he has been featured in primetime shows, feature films and is the face of major brands such as Pepsi, Nescafé and Honda.
Kathryn Bernardo who is 21, is half of the most popular love team in the Philippines since entering showbiz at the age of 7. She has become one of the most popular Filipino celebrities, with numerous top rating TV series and blockbuster movies with Daniel. Called the ‘Teen Queen’, her debut album in 2014 “Kathryn” is certified platinum.
Paige Spiranac is a rising golf talent and one of the most influential voices in golf. Spiranac’s passion for golf and engaging personality has helped build a powerful platform to grow the game among the millennial audience.
Born in Denver, Colorado, Spiranac studied at San Diego State University and pursued golf after a severe knee injury in her youth ended her gymnastics career. Determined to put the setback aside, Spiranac’s newfound love for golf propelled her into a media sensation. Shortly after her senior year of college, her personal social media sites started gaining recognition thanks to the fun and authentic nature of her posts. The new notoriety across the internet coupled with a viral trick shot video produced by her and her San Diego State University teammates made her go viral. Spiranac is now widely admired for her sense of style and fun personality.
Amassing over 1 million followers on social media, Spiranac has been featured on the covers of Golf Digest, the Pacific San Diego Magazine, and Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine, as well as highlighted in popular news outlets from the NY Daily News to Britain’s Daily Mail.
She also describes herself as a “comic book nerd” and is a passionate advocate of healthy living.
Krista Allen is an American actress. She is best known for Hollywood films Liar Liar, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Anger Management and The Final Destination. Her television credits include Castle, Hawaii Five-O, Unscripted, What About Brian?, CSI, Dirty Sexy Money, Charmed, The Philanthropist, Baywatch Hawaii and many more. Krista has recently finished starring as the title role in the CW show Significant Mother opposite Josh Zuckerman.
Stephen Ellis, otherwise known as ‘Snoopeh’ in the world of esports was a professional League of Legends player for four years. Captaining one of the most iconic teams in the game’s history through the World Championships in 2012. During his career Stephen played competitively in over 21 countries. He is outspoken on the subject of player welfare within the esports industry and has a mission to change the mainstream perception of gaming and esports. Stephen participated in the #IEM San Jose charity match in aid of Cybersmile and was given the role of coach to ‘Team Cuban’.
Katie Cassidy is rapidly emerging as one of Hollywood’s most engaging young actresses. She is best known for her role as the ‘Black Canary’ aka Laurel Lance on the CW series, Arrow – Based on the DC comic series ‘Green Arrow’, she stars alongside Stephen Amell. Katie’s other film credits include Monte Carlo, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Taken, Black Christmas, Click, The Lost and When a Stranger Calls. Katie can next be seen in New Line Cinema’s upcoming thriller ‘The Wolves At The Door’. No stranger to the small screen, her other television credits include the female lead role in CBS’ 13-week murder mystery mini-series ‘Harper’s Island’ along with CW’s ‘Gossip Girl’, ‘Melrose Place’ and ‘Supernatural’.
Off screen Katie Cassidy is very involved with H.E.L.P Malawi. Katie and H.E.L.P Board Members journeyed to Malawi in 2009 to visit and participate with the organization’s work. She also designed a necklace to raise money for the foundation. Katie also has a growing presence in the fashion world, both as a style icon and fashion writer, penning guest columns for numerous publications, and spearheading her own blog, TomboyKC.com, along with her best friend Lynsey Eaton. TomboyKC.com has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, WhoWhatWear, The Zoe Report and Vanity Fair amongst others.
Richard Armitage is a British film, television, theatre and voice actor. He is best known internationally for his role as Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson’s film trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit and has also starred in recent box office hits including Captain America: The First Avenger and Into the Storm. Richard appeared as John Procter in The Old Vic’s production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible which ran from 21 June to 13 September 2014. For his performance, Richard was awarded Best Leading Actor in a New Production of a Play by Broadway World:UK Awards 2014 and a Best Actor nomination for an Olivier Award. Richard has most recently appeared as Francis Dolarhyde (aka “The Tooth Fairy”) in the acclaimed NBC TV production of Hannibal.
Fifth Harmony is an American girl group formed on the second season of the X Factor USA. The group consists of members Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello, and Lauren Jauregui. They signed a joint deal with Syco Music, owned by Simon Cowell, and Epic Records, L.A. Reid’s record label, after finishing in third place on the show.
Fifth Harmony won MTV’s Artist To Watch award at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Their debut studio album, Reflection was released in February 2015, debuting at number five on the Billboard 200. Fifth Harmony has emerged as the most successful alumni from the X Factor US franchise and have also been labeled the most influential contestant to come from the series.
A five-time world champion in competitive Counter-Strike, and longtime female pro-gaming icon, Stephanie Harvey currently plays video games professionally for Counter-Logic Gaming. She also worked as a game designer for Ubisoft Montreal, having notably been part of development for Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Far Cry Primal. Her 15 years in esports as a player and 7 years in the industry as a developer awarded her a Forbes 30 under 30 title and one of the BBC 100 women. She also won Canada’s Smartest Person Season 3 on CBC and was voted Quebec City’s personality of 2017 by ICI Radio-Canada television channel.
Danielle was born in London and started professional dance training at the age of 16 after having danced since she was a child. After graduating from English National Ballet School she went on to further train herself and gain experience in the commercial field. Danielle’s first commercial dancing job was for Leona Lewis at the Brit Awards in 2008; since then she has continued to work with some of the World’s best Choreographers, Creative Directors and Artists. With a huge online following and personal experience of cyberbullying, her professional credits include: Jessie J, Kylie, The X Factor, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympic Games.