Confession: I am SO enjoying the Barretto family feud. I know that sounds really bad, but I admit I am so entertained with all the dirty laundry being washed in public, all these crazy letters, and the peek at their past.
Don’t you just love celeb conflicts?
There’s another one I discovered recently, but it’s not as dirty as the Barretto one (no disowning or sumbatan involved). It’s World Vision’s “Celebrities for Children: The Race for Hope” campaign, which involves four of their ambassadors – Anne Curtis, Cristalle Henares, Christine Bersola-Babao, and Miriam Quiambao – racing to raise funds. The first one to get a.) 300 sponsorships via credit card or annual sponsorships, b.) 150 sponsorships via credit card or annual sponsorships via other means (check, cash) and at least P1,080,000 one-time donation, or c.) at least P2M as one-time donation wins. But it’s not as if anyone will go empty-handed because all ambassadors will win an out-of-the-country trip to experience a World Vision area development program (the first placer will get to fly to Africa while the second placer will get to fly to India).
I got to attend the launch of the campaign recently and while Anne and Cristalle didn’t make it, Christine and Miriam were there to try to convince us to help support them. Christine, for example, even came up with an awesome hashtag: #sponsororelse. So we’ll see if that works, or if Twitter Queen Anne will win this contest with the help of her millions of followers.
YOU can support your favorite celeb and do good at the same time. Check out the World Vision website to find out how to do so.
Photos by Mark Jacob of Studio 100