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Marian Rivera - first Filipina Hall of Famer for FHM Philippines

Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera has been recognized as FHM Philippines' first Hall of Famer for winning the title of FHM Sexiest Woman a record-setting three times.

Read more ➤ Marian Rivera is FHM's first in sexiest women Hall of Fame

Rolando Espina Jr - the first Filipino Spartathlon runner

NEGRENSE Rolando "Junjun" Espina Jr. will represent the Philippines in the Spartathlon race this coming September 30 to October 1 in Greece.

He is the first Filipino invited to join the Sparta race.

Espina, son of journalist Rolly Espina, is a marathoner who has won major events, including the UK Eskraghman Ironman Distance Triathlon in Eskraghman, Dungannon, Northern Ireland in 2014 and 2015.

Spartathlon, which allows only a maximum of 390 runners around the world, known to be the toughest ultra-marathon road race in the world – not because of the distance covering 246.8 kilometers under 36 hours, or the extreme conditions and the steep uphill-downhill course, but because of the relentless pressure of making it in time in all 75 checkpoints from start to finish.

Read more ➤ Negrense runner is first Filipino in Sparta race


Lance So - first Filipino alto in Vienna Boys Choir

At 12 years old, Lance Castro So has already been to 11 countries and sang for the likes of Emperor Akihito of Japan and shared the stage with musician John Legend.

This isn't surprising considering that, when he was 10, he independently decided to leave his family and live in a boarding school in Austria so he could part of the Vienna Boys Choir.

He is the first-ever Filipino to become a member of VBC.

Read more ➤ With the voice of an angel, Lance So is first Filipino in Vienna Boys Choir


Michael Cinco - first Filipino designer to present at the Paris Fashion Week

Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco will be presenting his collection at the eminent Paris Fashion Week in July.

Cinco, 44, will be the first Filipino designer to present at the world-renowned couture showcase on July 3. The Dubai-based designer’s 30-piece Autumn/Winter collection will be nature-inspired with "some influences of the Philippines" he said in an interview with Khaleej Times.

 Read more ➤ Michael Cinco: First Filipino designer presenting at Paris Fashion Week

Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?