Bing’s sum­mit visit

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By hap­pen­stance, we saw Ikaw Lang ang Iibi­gin ac­tress Bing Loyzaga at the Sum­mit Me­dia of­fice one fine af­ter­noon last July.

When asked what her busi­ness there was, she smiled and said coyly, “Susundo ng anak.”

The anak turned out to be her bunso, Gabriella “Gabs” Gibbs, the 19-year-old vi­ral makeup artist whose most fa­mous video post on so­cial me­dia—her guy makeup trans­for­ma­tion video that fea­tured her turn­ing her­self into a hand­some male through makeup—trended world­wide last year.

Bing said she serves as the man­ager of her two daugh­ters, the other one be­ing Alyssa “Chi” Gibbs. Mom’s the one to talk to with re­gards to the daugh­ters’ book­ings for photo and video shoots, talks, demos and what­nots.

The day we met Bing, she said she was at the same time Gabs’s PA, or per­sonal as­sis­tant, that day. Gabs, who is also brand am­bas­sador for L’Oreal Philip­pines makeup, was do­ing a video makeup tu­to­rial ses­sion for Pre­view mag­a­zine’s web­site.

“Kailan­gan min­san, sasama­han mo,” Bing told us. “Kasi itong isang ito [re­fer­ring to Gabs], hindi ’yan magsasabi ng mga ayaw niyang gawin o sabi­hin. Sa akin lang siya magsasabi, ’ta­pos ako na­man ma­gre-re­lay… Min­san ako din ang driver nila…”

By nila, she was in­clud­ing her other daugh­ter, fash­ion en­tre­pre­neur Chi, the co-founder, print­maker, and de­signer of her own fash­ion la­bel, Neon Is­land.

In the vir­tual world, the sis­ters Chi and Gabs are com­pe­tent in­flu­encers through their video blogs called “The Gibbs Guide,” where they dis­cuss and give out tips about any­thing and ev­ery­thing beauty and fash­ion.

(Gibbs, to the un­fa­mil­iar, is a last name, cour­tesy of their tal­ented dad, singer-ac­tor Janno Gibbs.)

Gabs, dur­ing the shoot break, went up to her mom and asked if the lat­ter hap­pened to have a pair of ear­rings, as Gabs her­self had for­got­ten to “ac­ces­sorize.” Bing read­ily took off the ear­rings she was wear­ing and helped her daugh­ter put them on.

“Ac­tu­ally, mas madali mag-tap­ing kesa mag-PA,” Bing laughs. “Kasi hindi ko nai­intindi­han ang mundo nila, e. ’Yong so­cial me­dia, ganyan. Pero sige lang. Kasi keri na­man nila.”

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