‘Glitterati’ kids strut in style

Jul 17, 2017 - Philippine Daily Inquirer By Cybill Gayatin-Guynn, Kaye Sala

Nothing makes even the most low-key mothers temporarily morph into their stage mom alter-egos other than seeing their kids up onstage, their names in bright lights.

Naturally, Cebu’s doting stage moms came in full force when SM City Cebu put together the first-ever “Glitterati Kids,” the pint-size edition of their annual Glitterati fashion show, which had become some sort of rite of passage for Cebuano teens. As the 2- to 11-year-old mini models strutted their stuff in Forever 21, Great Kids and Osh Kosh apparel, it wasn’t just the moms cheering them on, but stage dads, lolos, lolas, titos, titas and yayas, all making for an adoring audience.

The fashion show, held at The Northwing Atrium of SM City Cebu, was hosted by Y101’s Jiggy Jr. and fittingly cohosted by his 9-year-old protégé, Matthew.

Glitterati Kids opened with Tiny Tots, a section featuring the most adorable 3- to 4-year-olds, including Taino and Judy Tenney’s son, Tristan; Mike and Cristina Sasnovski’s daughter, Lilliana; Mark and Judy Cerezo’s daughter, Brianna, and Dennis and Janet Lee’s son, Zyan. Zyan’s older sister, Zoe, who at nine already looks every inch a runway model, was also in the show.

Chris and Nia Aldeguer of homegrown fashion brand Loalde proudly watched their 4-year-old Sabrina braved the runway on her own, not needing any hand-holding from her older brother Finn, who walked in a later part of the show.

We’re not sure what Nico and Noreen Fernandez promised their daughter Estelle, but whatever it was, it worked because the 4-year-old completely owned the runway with a hand on one hip and a hair flip at the end.