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In Focus: Get To Know This Year's Chalk Bright Young Manila Campus Hotties!

In Focus: Get To Know This Year's Chalk Bright Young Manila Campus Hotties!



It's that time of the year again! Chalk once again gathers some of the hottest and brightest students in the metro for its annual search of the Bright Young Manila Campus Hotties—students who embody the looks, brains, and guts of today's Filipino youth. We are excited to present to you this year's top 16 finalists who made the cut! Get to know the finalists who will go on an exciting journey with us to become the next Chalk Campus Hotties!

1. Leo Laorenza a.k.a. "The Creative Gamer" 
Manufacturing Engineering, Mapua University

This half-Italian and half-Aklanon may look like your average bad boy, but you'd be suprised at how much of a computer geek he is! He has a wide range of interests that span from playing video games and strumming the ukelele to making costume props. Aside from his good looks, you'd certainly be impressed with his funny and witty personality, too!


2. Eryka Lucas  a.k.a. "The Dancing Queen"
Tourism, University of the Philippines Diliman

You're probably thinking her gorgeous face is enough to make you fall head over heels with her, but wait 'til you see her bust some moves! This 21-year-old student-athlete is part of the UP Streetdance Club and also has a heart for theater.


3. Max Berardi a.k.a. "The Aussie DJ"
Film, Meridian International College

Aside from his passion for film, this guy—who's of Italian-Aussie-Filipino decent—also has a knack for DJ-ing and modeling. With his bright and spontaneous personality, you can guarantee there's never a dull moment with this guy!


4. Jeanelle Angeles a.k.a. "The K-pop Kutie"
Occupational Therapy, University of the Philippines Manila

The Sandara Park of UP Manila, this K-Pop/K-Drama aficionado will surely brighten up your day with her sweet and bubbly personality! Moreoever, she has easily won us over with her impeccable taste in fashion, creative skills in graphic design, and advocacy for self-empowerment. 


5. Matthew Usisa a.k.a. "The Charming Barista"
International Studies, San Beda College Alabang

At the age of 18, this charmer has already mastered the art of balancing acads, work, and social life. When he's not at school, he spends his time as a part-time barista at Starbucks. Aside from his coffee-making skills, this young man can also sweep you off your feet with his à la Michael Buble singing voice!


6. Nadia Rodriguez a.k.a. "The Soft-Spoken Songbird"
Tourism, University of the Philippines Diliman

Aside from her passion for travel and love for her family, she's also known for her awesome talent in music. Her sweet personality, distinct singing voice, and guitar skills will easily make you wanna root for her!

7. Miguel Herrera a.k.a.  "The Kickass Pitcher"
Hotel, Restaurant, and Institute Management, University of the Philippines Diliman

This 21-year-old is one of the most soft-hearted guys you'll ever come across! He usually devotes his time to outreach programs, teaching kids when he's not in school. His other interests also include keeping himself fit and healthy through sports such as baseball, weightlifting, boxing, and Muay Thai.


8. Lhianne Santiago a.k.a. "The Theater Diva"
Theatre Arts, University of the Philippines Diliman

With her soft-spoken personality and shy demeanor, you will be surprised at the amount of passion and boldness this girl has for the things she loves. Her wide range of interests span from theater and acting to singing and basketball. Talk about versatile!


9. Brix Ramos a.k.a. "The Backsteppin' Baller"
Psychology, Ateneo De Manila University

This 19-year-old is the embodiment of High School Musical's Troy Bolton IRL—he's a basketball player, but he's not ashamed to show that he can dance, too! With his towering height and strong appeal, there's no doubt this guy will steal the spotlight! 


10. Renee Sangalang a.k.a. "The Gorgeous Globetrotter"
Consular and Diplomatic Affairs, De La Salle College of Saint Benilde

Aside from her modeling skills and terrific singing voice, this 19-year-old proves to everyone that she isn't just another pretty face as she excels in her field as a Consular and Diplomatic Affairs student. She was once a representative of her school at the Washington DC United Nations competition and is an advocate of peace and order. If that isn't fascinating enough for you, then we don't know what is!

11. Elijah Del Rosario a.k.a. "The Showstopping Stuntman"
Tourism, University of the Philippines Diliman

With his easygoing and funny personality, it's quite difficult not to be drawn to this guy! This 21-year-old will also impress you as he shows everyone that a guy can slay at being a cheerdancer, too! Aside from his passion for dancing, he also has a heart for animals and he also shares the advocacy of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). 


12. Sam Aguilar a.k.a. "The Petite Performer"
Marketing, De La Salle University

As if her beauty isn't enough to cast a spell on us, she makes us fall in love with her even more with her numerous talents such as cheerleading, modeling, and even video editing. When she's not busy with TVC castings, she spends her time obsessing over animals and keeping herself fit and healthy.

13. Ralph Siaton a.k.a. "The Singing Oppa"
Engineering, University of Santo Tomas

Brace yourselves, ladies, because this 18-year-old Bicolano will surely capture your heart with his adorably gentle nature and golden voice. Aside from being a great singer and model, he's a proud servant of God who seeks to serve others through his skills and talents. Isn't he the total package?!

14. Katrina De Guzman a.k.a. "The BFF ng Bayan"
Marketing Management, De La Salle University

With this bright and bubbly gal around, you can be guaranteed that there will never be a dull moment! Her spontaneous and fun personality makes her the excellent host that she is—she even has a talk show titled Kat Talk–and she also dances and models from time to time. 

15. Jeff Bolanos a.k.a. "The Boy Next Door"
Psychology, De La Salle University

This 21-year-old is a testimony that not all jocks are your typical ballers. Jeff's passion for basketball is just as strong as his desire to reach out to others. His selfless personality along with his boy-next-door charm will surely captivate your interest! 

16. Yana Alde a.k.a. "The "Jackie" of all Trades"
Interior Design, University of the Philippines Diliman

Her beauty is just as exquisite as her talent. From painting and drawing to singing and playing the violin, this gal is undeniably gifted from head to toe with mad artistic skills that will just blow you away! 

Which Campus Hottie are you rooting for? Let us know in the comments! 


Co-presented by ConcentrixBrought to you by BYSOfficial Venue Partner Seda Vertis North. Special thanks to Courier and Going Straight.


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