BIG REVEAL: AO HAD A HAND IN MAKING SUNSHINE GUIMARY AN ARTISTA!
BY ALLAN P. HERNANDEZ
PHOTOGRAPHY BY WESLEY VILLARICA
We’re not about to take a huge credit in how Sunshine Guimary made it from social media celebrity to bona fide movie star, but we did have a hand in helping her make the crossover. First, a little background: AO is a lifestyle portal owned by Viva, one of the biggest entertainment company in the country. Part of our job is to help Viva discover new stars, which is why a bulk of our content is dedicated to babespotting. AO went live in 2019 but we were already in Viva meetings as early as mid-2018 to map out the portal’s direction. In one of those meetings is where we first floated Sunshine Guimary’s name. We showed the bosses her hot bikini pics on social media, told them she was a popular sexy socmed celeb from Cebu, and she could be the country’s next sex goddess. Every chance we got we pitched for Sunshine. But these things take time in the movie industry and so while it looked like Sunshine was being passed on in the early days, it turned out that it was only a matter of finding the right project. And so here we are now: Sunshine Guimary is now a movie star with her first lead role in Kaka, with more projects to come. We’d like to think our early pitches helped, and thrilled that Sunshine is bound to get bigger. Now, who could be our next big find?