Last May 20, 2016, Jollibee has unveiled its newest batch of Yumbassadors. They are the proof that millenials are passionate, driven, determined and always going for the best. This years #ProudGenYum are impressive individuals who make their own way to change the world. They are chosen to serve as role models for today’s Generation Y.
Meet Jollibee’s Yumbassadors:
Marlon Stockinger (25), F1 Race Car Driver
He was the first Filipino who won a European formula race, won titles from the Asian Karting Championship, the Philippine Shell Super Karting Series, and the Senior Rotax Max World Finals. He is currently racing with the Team ISR for he 2016 MS Blancplain GT Series.
Kelsey Merritt (19), International Model
She flew to New York last 2015 to start her career as international model. She has appeared on covers and editorials for Nylon and Harperr’s Bazaar, as well as global fashion and beauty campaigns for Uniqlo, Steve Madden, Shiseido, Missguided, and Vera Wang. She always goes for her full 100 percent and beyond and doesn’t stop from trying and trying until she delivers the perfect shot.
Rached De Villa (23), Founder of Cropital
The social entrepreneur envisioned a world where farmers are debt-free, dignified , and empowered, which led her to establish Cropital. A global organization supported by institutions in the United States, Netherlands, Malaysia, and the Philippines. A social enterprise that aims to provide local farmers access to scalable and sustainable financing. She was included in Forbes’ 2016 Under 30 Asia as of today’s most impressive youth.
Christopher Valentin (20), Outstanding Student
He sold customized t-shirts to his classmates and peers, tutored fellow students and transcribed data for a drug company to support his day–to-day expenses as a college student. He graduated from Summa cum Laude from FEU as his pre-med course, which became his ticket to a tuition-free medicine degree. The soon-to-be-doctor believes that good health should not be a privilege and that every Filipino has a right to it.
Angelo Casimiro (16), Inventor, Scholar
He developed an innovation that converts foot pressure into energy which is known as “powerwalk”. Slipping the deceptively simple device under a shoe sole can turn an ordinary speaker into a power bank that can light up led lamps and charge mobile devices. He has also received buzz from international tech magazines for his latest life-size replica BB-8 project made out of household materials.
Juan Miguel Severo (27) Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Known for his intense spoken word performance titled “Ang Huling Tula na Isusulat ko Para Sayo” went viral online. He loves telling stories, which encouraged him to become a better writer, performer, and actor. Crafting rhymes and connecting to metaphors enabled him to explore the emotions behind his own experiences, but also to empathize to the people surrounding him. Storytelling made him more compassionate, understanding, and accepting of other people and the world at large.
Mea Gey Ninura (16), Record-Breaking Runner
A student-athlete form Davao’s del Sur’s Capatagan National High School, who surpassed the 36-year record set by Rosalinda Catulong in the 1980 National Open by 5.6 solid seconds. Considered as one of the fastest women in the country, she posted a record-breaking time of 10 minutes, 3.4 seconds for a 3000 meter stretch. She wishes to clinch an athletic scholarship from a prominent university.
Jairus Ferrer (25), Model, Agricultural Entrepreneur
The young entrepreneur co-founded Pronic Foods, an enterprise that channels the logistics and distribution of niche products, such as Cenyu Probiotic Chicken. Together, with his team, Jairus was instrumental in creating an urban market for Bukidnon’s premium coffee products. A prominent member of the reforestation group Hinelaban Foundation, which aims to restore the lush rainforests in Mindanao and create livelihood programs for locals and indigenous people through transformational business partnerships.
4th Impact, Almira (28), Irene (26), Mylene (24), and Celina (20), World-famous Filipina Girl Group
A pop ensemble of four sisters from Santiago City, Isabela who conquered London’s Wembley Stadium after they auditioned the British X-Factor. However, their pop dream remained elusive in the Philippines, propelling them to join the popular South Korean talent show, Superstar K6. Cercado sisters are not giving up on their dream to conquer the world with their amazing talent, determination, and Filipino pride.
James Reid (22), Actor, Singer and Nadine Lustre (22), Actress, Singer
Through a string of top-grossing movies and the hit TV romcom On the Wings of Love bringing smiles, laughter, and a lot of “kilig”to Pinoy viewers here and abroad. These two are the country’s hottest and busiest young stars James propelled into the limelight after winning The Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash in 2010. His passion for music led him to two studio albums. Performing brought Nadine closer to her source of happiness; making other people happy through something she created and worked hard for. Her self-titled 2014 studio album was a certified gold record and featured the single Me and You, which won the Titanium Award at the SBS Pop Asia.
“Jollibee puts utmost value on excellence and we always strive to recognize those who manifest it,” he said. “Our Yumbassadors were chosen because of their passion for langhap-sarap ng buhay. They do not settle for mediocrity, and welcome challenges as opportunities to grow and become better people. I am confident that their individual journeys and success stories will inspire many young people.” Franics Flores, Jollibee Philippines Head of Marketing and Global Brand Chief Marketing Officer
Happy to know that despite all the gadgets and advancement of technology, the generation today still find way to excel in their own field.
To know more about the Jollibee’s new Yumbassadors watch the video below: