It’s really some Wanda-ful news (pardon the pun)! Because the film is about a woman named Wanda and it’s played by Coney Reyes.
CBN Asia’s Holy Week Special Wanda’s Wonderful World earned the respect of international movie critics and enthusiasts winning awards and nominations at the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival (GLCFF) 2019 in Buffalo, New York, on Aug. 4.
Among hundreds of films around the world, the faith-based film that graced last year’s Lent was hailed as the Winner of Best Special Effects in a Narrative Feature, Best Experimental/Most Creative in a Narrative Feature, and Best Lighting in a Narrative Feature.
It also received four nominations for Best Producer in a Narrative Feature, Best Director in a Narrative Feature, Best Comedy in a Narrative Feature, and Best Cinematography in a Narrative Feature.
Coney Reyes, Tirso Cruz III, and Ricky Davao play the lead characters in the story that revolves around Wanda (Coney), a former beauty queen and the CEO of a well-renowned events company, Wanda’s Wonderful World—and her endless pursuit for true love and purpose.
“I enjoyed doing this project. Thank you, Lord! Glory to God! Congratulations CBN Asia and Team Wanda’s Wonderful World,” Coney said after learning of the accolades the film earned at the film fest.
Meanwhile, writer-director and CBN Asia’s Special Projects Manager Icko Gonzalez shared how viewers can relate to Wanda, as people continually seek to fill the void in their hearts, and from whom can they find the wholeness in life.
“There is a Wanda in all of us. Like Wanda, I hope that we find our wholeness in a God who’s not only our Father but a Best Friend who truly understands us and loves us, no matter what. We are extremely grateful for the recognition and the opportunity to tell stories that inspire and celebrate second chances,” he ended.
CBN Asia produces inspiring made-for-TV films like Wanda’s Wonderful World every Holy Week to showcase stories of freedom from bondage and the love of God. It is also the producer of the flagship TV program The 700 Club Asia from Monday to Friday, 12:00 midnight on GMA 7, and bible-based adventure stories for children, Superbook, every Sunday, 9:15 a.m. on ABS-CBN.
Megan lends face to Lenovo
Actress, model, host, Miss World 2013 is now the newest face of global technology brand Lenovo. Yes, Megan Young is definitely on a roll, with her latest achievement allowing her to flaunt her techie side for the world’s leading PC developer.
Used to the limelight by now, Young will be gracing Lenovo events and supporting the company’s advocacies. She’ll be giving fans sneak peeks of current and upcoming Lenovo products and devices and engaging them with exclusive content. At present, Young has 2.4M followers on Instagram and her official Facebook page has 2.1M likes, which she leverages for her Beauty With A Purpose projects and personal advocacies.
“We’re very excited to have Megan Young represent Lenovo this moment in our history when we are solidifying all efforts to maintain our position as the world’s number one PC maker. She embodies Lenovo, with her sophistication, elegance, style, and, more importantly, vibrant personality and flexibility, allowing her to adjust to any situation or role—key qualities we are integrating into our consumer devices,” said Lenovo Philippines Country General Manager Michael Ngan.
While more popularly known for her TV and film stints, Young is also closely associated with technology, revealing she is a gamer at the Miss World Philippines 2013 pageant. She admits that technology played an important part of her lifestyle growing up and until now, with her various commitments.
“I’m what you can call as a simple techie. I actually grew up being involved with technology. I didn’t go out that much when I was young and I was on my computer instead playing games. My computer was my outlet when my parents were out working. As a matter of fact, when I won Miss World, my gift to myself was a laptop,” Young said.
A self-confessed casual gamer, Young shares her gaming experience to the public via online streaming. Her latest gameplay to date, which saw her playing Stardew Valley, has been viewed by at least 57,000 times on Facebook. Last year, she was able to display her skills in League of Legends by taking part in a celebrity showmatch held at Conquerors Manila sponsored by Lenovo and Globe. The match was able to raise P134,000 for charity.
“I’m delighted with my partnership with Lenovo because it will definitely help elevate my streaming experience,” said Young.
Asked what she likes the most about Lenovo’s products, Young said it’s how the devices are able to combine power, performance, and a premium look and feel into one. Her Legion Y740, for example, fits well at meetings and in coffee shops because of its sleek, business-like look. Another of Young’s favorites is the Yoga S940, with its impressive nearly bezel-free display.
These products are part of Lenovo’s consumer lineups which recently underwent a premium refresh on their designs. Previously bulky and rugged-looking, the latest IdeaPad, Yoga, and Legion laptops are now sleeker, thinner, and lighter.
Expect to see more of Lenovo’s consumer devices with Megan Young at the forefront. For more updates, follow her on Facebook (@MeganYoungPage) and Instagram (@meganbata).