Michi Valeriano (Myx)
With her signature throaty voice, pleasant smile, and energy that radiated onscreen, it’s no wonder why Michi was easily a favorite among fans of Myx, where she hosted several programs. Just like many others in this list, Michi was also a print and TV commercial model, and also dabbled in hosting special events.
After moving to the US in 2003, Michi became a part of the TFC show Adobo Nation. She’s now married and resides in San Francisco with her husband and son. When she’s not busy, she enjoys doing yoga and kickboxing.
Claire Olivar (MTV Philippines)
A product of the MTV VJ Hunt 2005, Claire, according to her interview with Candy Magazine, was inspired to give veejaying a shot after interviewing then MTV VJ Sarah Meier for a high school project. She auditioned in SM Megamall, where she waited for hours alongside hundreds of other applicants. In the end, she won along with Colby Miller, Nicole Fonacier, and Don Puno.
Claire has since moved to the US where she pursued law studies. She’s now an Associate at Stradley Ronon, where she “focuses her practice on counseling investment companies (including mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds) and investment advisers on regulatory, compliance, and transactional issues.” Whew.
Maike Evers (MTV Philippines)
Maike was a commercial model who appeared in several campaigns for brands such as Sunsilk, Ponds, Close-Up, Sony, and more. She segued into a career in television via MTV, then became a corporate host. She found her way back to television via another VJ stint, this time at Channel V Philippines.
According to the latest information on her website, Maike is now a real estate professional based in Vancouver, Canada, where she also hosts the lifestyle program City Lights on Novus TV.
Melanie Casul (Channel V)
Melanie was touted as the first Filipina VJ, after winning in Channel V’s VJ Hunt in 1994. She hosted several shows on Channel V, but the gig lasted for only a short while.
At present, Melanie is based in Vietnam where, according to her LinkedIn account, she does freelance work as a communication specialist, producer, writer, and event manager. She’s also a senior educator at the RMIT University where she teaches part-time.
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