KAPUSO star Sanya Lopez is the new Ginebra San Miguel’s 2020 Calendar Girl. The festive media launch held yesterday, October 24, at the Novotel in Quezon City.
Meet the new calendar girl
According to Sanya, it was a huge honor to become the Ginebra San Miguel’s 2020 Calendar Girl.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be chosen as Ginebra San Miguel’s 2020 Calendar Girl. I feel excited and nervous at the same time. To be part of Ginebra San Miguel’s history, to be entrusted with this role as brand ambassador and to be the newest addition to the Ginebra San Miguel family is definitely a huge blessing,” says Sanya Lopez.
We wonder why Ginebra choose Sanya Lopez? Ginebra San Miguel Inc. marketing manager Ronald Molina answered this question: “For 2020 we chose Sanya Lopez as our brand ambassador because she embodies what Ginebra San Miguel represents courage, r esiliency, optimism, and never say die spirit. Sanya is truly ganado sa buhay as she worked her way up to become one of the most recognizable faces in the entertainment industry today,”
Since being discovered in 2012 by the late German “Kuya Germs” Moreno, GMA star builder, Sanya Lopez has treaded the path to being a serious actress taking on roles that showed off her acting prowess including her portrayal of Hara Danaya in the TV remake of Encantadia and in her recently concluded series Dahil sa Pag ibig. She will soon be seen opposite Superstar Nora Aunor in the film “Isa Pang Bahaghari” directed by Joel Lamangan.
The History of Ginebra San Miguel Calendar Girl
The Ginebra San Miguel Calendar Girl promotion started in 1988. Since then, the special merchandise has become a sought after item among consumers year after year.
The popularity of the hit US TV series Charlie’s Angels in the 1980’s inspired the start of Ginebra San Miguel Calendar Girl. The first calendar girl in 1988 where model and TV host Monina Tan posed in the calendar ala Marilyn Monroe.
Since then, Ginebra San Migu el has had popular beauty queens, models and actresses grace its calendars. After their respective reigns, Binibining Pilipinas Universe Anjanette Abayari (1994), Binibining Pilipinas International Alma Concepcion (1995), and Miss Asia Pacific International Michelle Aldana (1998) posed for the calendar, which paved the way to their showbiz careers.
Sexy stars Janna Victoria (1999), Patricia Javier (2000), and Aubrey Miles (2003), were a hit in their sizzling calendars while singer Geneva Cruz (2001), ex-teen stars Rica Peralejo (2002), and Angelica Panganiban (2007) surprised the public by shedding their sweet images in the calendars.
Actresses Belinda Bright and Maricar de Mesa (2004) were the first calendar girls to appear together, while Marian Rivera owns the distinction as the only actress to become a Ginebra San Miguel calendar girl twice, in 2009 and 2014. Long time best friends Anne Curtis (2011) and Georgina Wilson (2013) have also been calendar girls, along with Ellen Adarna (2015), Arci Munoz (2016), Myrtle Sarrosa (2018), and Ms. Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach (2019.
Like Sanya Lopez, other Kapuso stars who joined the ranks of these popular celebrities were Maureen Larrazabal (2005), Iwa Moto (2008), Krista Ranillo (2010), Solenn Heussaff (2012), and Kim Domingo (2017).