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‘Filipinos exist’: Female MMA star of ‘Never Back Down: Revolt’ wants to inspire young girls to ‘kick ass’

Vanessa Campos Interview
  • Filipino Muay Thai fighter Vanessa Campos starred as Mali in Sony Pictures’ 2021 film “Never Back Down: Revolt.”
  • Campos talked with NextShark about her struggles with depicting a trafficked woman fighter in the action film.
  • The 28-year-old actor discussed the importance of Asian Americans standing together to work toward appropriate representation on screen.

Filipino actor and Muay Thai fighter Vanessa Campos starred as one of the fighters in Sony Pictures’ 2021 film “Never Back Down: Revolt.” 

Never Back Down: Revolt

Filipina Typhoon Survivor Who Won International Science Competition Wins Scholarship to MIT

A Filipina survivor of Typhoon Haiyan recently won an international science competition that eventually got her a scholarship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).   

Besting 11,000 other entries from 178 countries, 18-year-old Hillary Diane Andales won the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge for her video explanation of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, reports ABS-CBN news.

Filipina Teen Paints and Sews Her Own Prom Dress — The Result is Stunning

A creative Filipina teenager may have stumbled upon an unexpected career in fashion design after her high school graduation ball (prom night) gown of her own design and creation went viral in the Philippines.

According to Ciara Gan, she began designing and painting her own graduation ball gown after she was left disappointed by someone else’s attempt to help make the dress.

Woman Reunites With Her ‘Lolo’ After 15 Years, Discovers He Kept a Picture of Her Always

A young Filipina shared an adorable tweet about how when she finally reunited with her lolo (grandfather) after 15 years, he showed her a photo of her at age 5 that he had been keeping in his wallet.

The woman, who goes by the name Gianne Pineda, according to her Instagram page, tweeted a photo of her grandfather holding up the picture in his wallet, and a photo of the duo together.