#ThrowbackThursday: The 2013 Candy Cuties
In a few months, we'll be saying hello to a new batch of Candy Cuties. This isn't really good bye, don't worry. Who knows, you might bump into one of them while roaming around the metro or when you go to the Candy Fair this year? And because it's a #ThrowbackThursday, this is the perfect time for us to look back on these guys and get to know the 2013 Candy Cuties a little bit better for the last time.
Alexander Diaz was on the cover of the 2013 Candy Cuties mini mag. Did you know he was also a cutie back in 2011 when he was still known as James McDermott?
We had 50 Candy Cuties last year. Too many? Nah, just enough to make our hearts skip a beat.
5 Candy Cuties came from the Ateneo de Manila University
Arturo Daza, Enzo Cruz, Kenjee Dee, Leandro Banzon, and Randy See Cailles
4 Candy Cuties came from the University of the Philippines-Diliman
Alfonso Ancheta, Martin David, Mica Caldito, and Richard Juan
3 Candy Cuties came from the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde
Andrew Baldwin, Bryan Arevalo, RD Monasterio
3 Candy Cuties came from MINT College
Christian Perkins, Jesse Perkins, and Mikoy Morales
2 Candy Cuties came from the De La Salle University
Julio Ponce and Luigi Pumaren
2 Candy Cuties came from La Salle Greenhills
Gabby Bitong and Manolo Pedrosa
2 Candy Cuties came from the University of Sto. Tomas
Aaron Teejay Sanchez and Patrick Uy
10 of them can often be spotted at Glorietta or Greenbelt
Benjo Leoncio, Bryan Arevalo, Earl Santos, Kelvin Engles, Kenjee Dee, Luigi Pumaren, Manolo Pedrosa, Miguel Lasala, Richard Juan, and Ryan Baker
8 of them frequent Eastwood
Alfonso Ancheta, Carlo Macapagal, Dax Guevarra, Enzo Cruz, Gello Perez, Pete Cureg, Randy See, and Richard Juan
5 of them hang out at Rockwell
Gabby Bitong, Leandro Banzon, Luigi D'Avola, Luigi Pumaren, Miggy Alvaran, and Miguel Tan
4 can be spotted at the Bonifacio Global City area
Ash Mahinay, Kenjee Dee, Miguel Lasala, Miguel Tan, and Pete Cureg
4 of them are from GMA
Jeric Gonzales, Juancho Trivino, Mikoy Morales, and Ruru Madrid
2 of them hang out at the SM Mall of Asia
Jonathan Irvin Garcia and Ryan Baker
2 are from Walang Tulugan
Joshua Joffe and Yasser Marta
Who were your fave Candy Cuties from this batch, Candy Girls? Tell us in the comments or tweet us @candymagdotcom!
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song
By: CJ Reyno
Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?
Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.
You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.
As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”
I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend
Here's a fan art that I made for Lee Joo Young of Itaewon class! I've been making digital illustration since last year and I'm happy that I was able to see my improvements. I'm also happy to see people's reactions and support for my craft even though all of it are made through my phone (adobe illustrator) only ????. You don't actually have to use expensive or complicated medium as long as you know how to be creative and like what you're doing, then you can do it. ????