Radio and TV personality Sam YG could be very well a good contender for a ‘gentleman‘ awards. He is known to be funny on-air and during events but he knows when to be serious, just like when it comes to topics involving her very good friend, Daiana Menezes. “There are inside to that story, sa ngayon (let’s) just pray. shes quiet right now and I respect that,” replied Sam when showbiz media asked him of his opinion on the recent controversies that Daiana is into right now.
Sam, together with actor and top male model Victor Basa and society columnist Tim Yap, are part of the jurors for the The 2013 Elan Awards: The Search for the Modern Filipino Gentleman which is a social media award-giving body by McJIM Classic Leather. Nominees were chosen by the public in a popularity contest conducted through the McJIM Classic Leather Official Facebook Fan Page. All Facebook users in the Philippines and overseas are eligible to participate in the poll. Voting is open from June 17 to August 2, 2013. The finalist with the most number of votes will be proclaimedGrand Winner of the 2013 Elan Awards.
The 12 Finalists are: Senator-elect Sonny Angara; international singer Christian Bautista; actor and director Dingdong Dantes; celebrity food blogger Erwan Heussaff; actor Xian Lim; acclaimed actorCoco Martin; actor and producer Piolo Pascual; singer and businessman Richard Poon; actor and fitness enthusiast Derek Ramsay; actor and singer Jericho Rosales; professional basketball athlete, businessman, and TV host Chris Tiu; and AZKALS member Phil Younghusband.
During the press conference for the announcement of the 12 finalists, a showbiz scribe raised the question on why some of the popular actors were not included in the final names, Sam answered, “It is based more of how the person (nominee) made himself and achieve where he is right now. We look at the nominee’s background. Gentleman is, mabigat na word yan.”
“We have chosen the nominees who are also not involved with so many intrigues (or less),” added Victor.
Now that the 12 finalists are announced, Facebook users may now go to the McJIM Classic Leather Official Facebook Fan Page and then vote for their chosen finalist based on the three criteria. Voting is open from June 17 to August 2, 2013. The finalist with the most number of votes will be proclaimedGrand Winner of the 2013 Elan Awards.
The Grand Winner of the 2013 Elan Awards will receive a prestigious designer trophy; Php 100,000 in cash for himself; another Php 100,000 to be given to a charity of his choice; and one-year supply ofMcJIM products. On the other hand, the nine finalists will receive plaques of appreciation and a six-month supply of McJIM products.
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