One of my dreams came true! Thanks to Bioessence for inviting me for an ultimate meet and greet with Allison Harvard. Allison Harvard is a runner up at America's Next Top Model Cycle 12 and America's Next Top Model All Stars.
The meet and greet with Allison was held at The Old Bonifacio Grille in Mandaluyong City. The call time was at 3pm and I was there 15 minutes early. By the way I scored the meet and greet by blogging my experience at Bioessence, see my post here. In line with their 20th anniversary, Bioessence gave premium passes to all the bloggers from the last Blogapalooza event.
I've been a fan of Allison at America's Next Top Model All Stars. She is one of the unique models with her big blue beautiful eyes. And even in person that what I loved the most! She is currently the ambassador of Bioessence.
Here are the pictures of the event and what happened that day.
While waiting for Allison to start the program I got a chance to take a picture of the place.
I also snapped an ootd. :)
And these are my 2 1/2 inch wedge sandals. That didn't quite help a lot when I stand side by side with Allison with the height of 5'7. Whew!
After registering, Bioessence's beautiful ladies handed me a goodie bag with a whitening soap, bathing sponge, Bioessence's notebook and a Bioessence's mug. They also handed a folder with Bioessence's information and The Old Bonifacio Grille's Menu.
These are the new products of Bioessence, Biolite Skin Whitening. Biolite used japanese technology for skin whitening. Available in Skin Cleanser, Gel Toner, Facial Cream and Body Lotion.
They also have a photo booth that day.
And a 5 minute chair and head massage.
Thanks to the masseuse, really enjoyed the massage. Bioessence is definitely my Top Choice!
Here is the very beautiful Ms Anj from Bioessence, who is our contact person. She is the one who assisted us with the whole event and makes sure that we are all doing ok. Thank you Ms. Anj!
We had a small merienda before the program starts. And I loved all the food that I will have it on a separate post! :)
Ms. Mae from Bioessence starting the prayer.
And at last! Allison arrived around 4pm I think? She have this long beautiful blonde hair. Just like I imagined. I always thought that she was the typical shy type in person. Even in the All Stars Season battling with Angelea and Lisa, she was the quiet type. When she passed by me, she is not looking around though she greeted someone she knew.
Then Ms Anj asked her if she can go to the photo booth so all the bloggers can have a picture of her which she gladly obliged.
When the camera started clicking, that's when the time that she felt comfortable with the people around her. She is very much comfortable in front of the camera. She strikes different pose and angles in every shoot. I loved her more in person!
The meet and greet was also for the bloggers to throw questions to Allison. I actually had a lot of questions but was not able to ask any. Ha Ha Ha. (tulaley lang ang ganap ko kay Allison!)
There were a lot of questions from the bloggers. And I got to outlined the answers from her. Her favorite food here in the Philippines are halo-halo and ube jam. She can finished almost 5 bottle of jams! Her favorite treatment at Bioessence is Oxygen Facial. She always focuses on positive attitude and whatever things that makes her happy.
We will also see a lot of her in the upcoming days, she have a lot of projects here in the Philippines which include an own clothing line from Bench. She loves Filipinos. She have a lot of friends here. She is also a bff to Sophie (one of my favorite too from ANTM, winner of the British Invasion Cycle). She also loves painting and art and draws inspirations from dreams and little creatures. One of the beaches that she loved is from Marinduque.
The questions that highlighted the whole day are questions from the bloggers who asked why she choose to work here in the Philippines where in the U.S. she will become more popular? And how does she measures success? And why she endorses Bioessence? She humbly answered the question. She said that she believes at Bioessence's treatments and by far is her favorite. She also choose to work here because she loves the Filipino so much and gained a lot of friends. She also loves what she's been doing so far and that what makes her happy and the most important of all. She also emphasized that we need to take care of ourselves and focus more on being productive.
I loved how humble she is. Come to think of it. She is already famous but she choose to work here. She doesn't really care about the popularity. And that is why she gained a lot of fans, not just here but internationally.
Before closing the event, there was a raffle for all the attendees. The sponsors are from Metro Dental, Seafood Ssland, Bone & Barrel, Bikers Cafe, Akira in Makati,
Boardwalk and Bioessence's Biolite.
I was aiming for the gift certificates from Seafood Island and Bone & Barrel but I was not lucky that day. But I got one Biolite Cleanser which is not bad. All of us got something. Thank you Bioessence!
In addition to Biolite, each one of us also got a Swedish Massage Gift Certificate. So generous! Again thank you! I will use and blog about it here soon.
I also got one of our picture from the photo booth signed by Allison.
This was an overwhelming day for me! I got a chance to know Allison more in person and hugged her too!
Thank you so much Bioessence for this wonderful event! I will never ever forget this day!