PhilStar: The passionate Nanette Medved-Po
Nanette Medved-Po, who was recently honored in New York as one of Asia Society’s Game Changer awardees, remembers the moment she realized as clearly as she saw the bright Manila sky that life expected much of her.
The former actress, who once portrayed the Filipino super heroine “Darna,” was high up on a float during a parade of the Metro Manila Film Festival that was inching its way amid a throng of fans along Roxas Boulevard.
“I was in one of the floats, and people of all age groups were there, really looking up to us. It was not just me, personally, that they were looking up to, but I think Filipinos really look up to people in the public eye with a certain sense of awe. And with that comes incredible power, right? The public is almost surrendering a power to certain people to influence them.” Yes, even before social media gave them a name, “influencers” were already in our midst.
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