Tiktok, the world’s fastest-growing short-form video app, unveiled the winners of its first 1 Million Audition in the Philippines--a global campaign for Tiktok creators worldwide--at the posh Rizal Park Hotel in Manila recently.
Besting over 31,000 videos received in just two weeks, three creators bagged the top prizes in three categories namely Gyl St. Pierre for #1MPHComedy, IsseyMiyake Parto for #1MPHTalent and Vishnu Isles for #1MPHFashion.
To top it all off, the three Filipino TikTok creators will fly to South Korea for the TikTok Gala next month and join other fellow #1MAudition winners from around the global Tiktok community. They also received P20,000 each.
“I’m really excited to go to Korea and I’m very thankful for Tiktok for giving me the chance to, hopefully, meet some of my favorite KPop stars,” said 16-year-old Issey Miyake, winner of the Talent category of the campaign. The budding Grade 10 student-performer has over 177,000 followers to date in Tiktok.
Meanwhile, the quirky and tech-savvy Gyl, an operations officer at a construction firm, has gained almost 73,000 followers on TikTok for his impeccable comedic timing and impressive editing skills.
“I’m really excited, thankful for this opportunity to meet creators from all over the world,” he said during the awards night where he and fellow creators treated members of the media to a quick rundown of the app and his famed transition techniques in his videos.
For 19-year-old college student Vishnu, his experience of sharing slices of life has helped discover his passion, giving him the chance to connect with his 239,000 fans.
“In reality, I’m really a shy person when you know me personally, but when I use Tiktok, I become another person,” he said in Filipino. “TikTok helped me express myself and connect with my fans.”
TikTok, which has 500 million users across 150 countries and regions worldwide, on Sept. 29 gathered the Filipino 1 Million Audition winners and other top creators to spend time together to collaborate on their videos and exchange tricks and tips on creating effective short-form videos.
The Filipino version of the 1 Million Audition was held on Sept. 7 until Sept. 21 and led by Filipina trendsetters Bela Padilla for the Fashion category, Ella Cruz for Talent, and Donnalyn Bartolome for Comedy.
Launched in 2017, TikTok’s 1 Million Audition provides budding artists a platform to showcase their diverse talents and win millions of followers and rewards at the same time. It has been successfully held across India, the United States, Latin America, Europe, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam with over one million participants.
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