Millennials #BeyondTheSelfie: Meet the new Maya ambassadors

To further inspire and empower the #NowNation to pursue their passions and achieve their goals, we launched “Millennials Beyond the Selfie.” Through this campaign, Maya seeks to spark deeper conversations and help debunk the stereotypes and myths surrounding a much talked-about generation.

In line with #BeyondTheSelfie, we are proud to introduce a new set of brand ambassadors who are redefining their generation. They are: Phenom with a Purpose Alyssa Valdez, Expat Community Builder Louis Faure, Philippine eSports Champions: TNC Pro Team, Pinay Solo Backpacker Gael Hilotin, Mural Master Jappy Agoncillo, Artsy Mom Ava Te-Zabat, and Online Jill-of-All-Trades Wiji Lacsamana.

Get ready to meet a refreshing side of millennials — one that pursues a meaningful cause and bursts with creative energy to make their dreams happen.

1. Alyssa Valdez

The Volleyball Phenom with a Purpose

The volleyball maverick pushes through as the first Filipina import in a foreign sports team, after playing for the national women’s volleyball team. Beyond being an athlete, Alyssa also coaches young and talented volleyball players, and is a proud co-owner of ‘Ally’s All-Day Breakfast’. 

Alyssa Valdez happy in a blue t-shirt sitting in a chair inside volleyball court gymAlyssa Valdez in brown jacket using laptop in the table and holding a mobile phone


2. Louis Faure

The Expat Community Builder

Would you trade Parisian living for farming and agribusiness? 24 year-old Louis did. He fell in love with the Philippines in 2014 and has stayed ever since. A Filipino-at-heart, he works with the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm as an agribusiness development officer. 

A man wearing eye glasses and violet t-shirt sitting on a wooden chair behind the forestA man wearing eye glasses and violet t-shirt sit and holding a red chicken behind the forest


3. Ava Te- Zabat

The Artsy Mom

As the blogger behind ‘Artsy Fartsy Ava’, she has been chronicling her experiences as a mom, art enthusiast, and pop culture junkie for over a decade now. Despite her busy schedule, Ava recently finished a degree in Export Management, proving that women can raise a family while nurturing her own career and passions. 
A happy lady in teal sando facing in front sitting on a chair inside the houseMom and son drawing on a bond paper inside the house


4. Jappy Agoncillo

The Mural Master

Jappy creates vibrant murals that come alive with artistic energy. With each spray from his can, Jappy captures the aesthetic and expression of his generation while inspiring fellow up-and-coming local artists. 

A happy man in black t-shirt facing in front behind the big turtle wearing straw hat and a shade wall painting Man busy in the table using pencil and a book to draw


5. Gael Hilotin

The Pinay Solo Backpacker

Gael showcases the beauty of the Philippines and the strength of the Filipina in her blog, The Pinay Solo Backpacker. She has been to all 81 local provinces and shares her travel know-how to empower fellow wanderers. 

Lady in flowery dress happy in front of a mobile phoneLady in flowery dress holding a big cannon camera


6. TNC Pro Team

The Philippine eSports Champions

TNC used DoTA, a popular multiplayer online battle video game, to bring pride to the country on the global front. They are known for causing an upset at ‘The International 2016’ where they swept victory from crowd favorite ‘OG’ from Europe. 

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7. Wiji Lacsamana

The Online Jill of All Trades

Wiji is an all-around creative–a self-taught illustrator, thriving tattoo artist, and perfumer in her shop called ‘Radioactive Mushrooms in the Forest’. She balances different crafts while taking care of her two-year-old son Rocco. Wiji is a proof that passion can turn into profit if your heart and mind are into your venture. 

Lady in blue jacket happy sitting on a chairA hand with tattoo on the left hand sticking a paper logo in the perfume


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