Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Marie Digby- Students and Campuses Exclusive

“I want to be known as someone who has done something good that people can remember."
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As promised, here are the official photos and snippets from the Manila Bulletin- Students and Campuses Exclusive feature on Marie Digby! 
Marie Digby- About A Girl
A Manila Bulletin- Students and Campuses Exclusive 
Photos by Jerico Montemayor (assited by Paolo Sy) of Illuminati
Creative Direction by Jaser Marasigan
Styling by Donald Elizaga
Makeup by Eman De Leon for Revlon
Hair by Adrian Adraincem
Clothes, Shoes, and Accessories from Jellybean (SM Megamall)
Shot on location at Ronac Art Center and Secret Fresh
You can read the full article here!

About A Girl
MANILA, Philippines — If only Marie Digby could save lives one song at a time, she definitely would.

After Japan was hit by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake on March 11, Marie has made it her mission to ease the sufferings of those affected in her own little way.


The daughter of a Japanese mother and an Irish-American father, Marie was right there in Japan when the tragedy struck. She and her mom were just stepping off the elevator when the tremor occurred, lucky to have been in a secure building when it happened.


“My initial thought was this is just another earthquake. It wasn’t until I turned the news on and saw how bad it was for other regions,” she recalls. “We got very lucky because our building is secure. The cities that were built near the water, they weren’t prepared for a tsunami that huge. I’m sad because even if they’re not necessarily our family, it’s still our people. It was very sad to watch that,” she laments.


She was scheduled to come to Manila on March 13. Reluctant to push through with the plan, she nevertheless went on after her parents, worried about the radiation scare and aftershocks, advised her to.


“It was with a heavy heart that I came here because I felt guilty for leaving Japan when it was most in need. We decided that I should go ahead, but my work would have to give back to Japan,” she says.


The first thing she did was to participate in “Jam for Japan” held at the Ayala Museum in Makati City. They were able to raise P17 million from the said benefit concert.


On her passion for music...
“When I started doing the YouTube videos, in my mind, even if there’s one more person somewhere around the world who knew about my music, I’ve already been successful. For me to sit here now and think about the millions of people who viewed the videos, it’s really hard to believe. I’m just very grateful for it,” she says.

“I realized that I would regret it for the rest of my life if I didn’t try music a 100 percent right then. It is really what I want to do. There was no other option. Music is the only thing that makes me happy. If I were not a musician now, I would probably be crying somewhere in rehab. I would be miserable.”


On her favorite song- Unfold...

“I noticed that I have this trait where anytime someone starts to get close to me, I find a way to push them back. And I was trying to figure out why I am this person. I’m the one girl in school who couldn’t get a date in a school dance. So I sat down with a guitar and literally worked it out through the song. In ‘Unfold’, I try to say, at some point you have to be able to let go and let people see you for what you are, not just the good, but the bad too. I struggled with it still. But the song helps to remind me.”



What we don't know about her...

“I love being very active. I was a jock, I played tennis in high school. I’ve been training for mixed martial arts for over a year now. I got into it because I had a few scary instances with stalkers. I had to make sure I didn’t have to rely on anyone else to defend myself. In the beginning, it was really for self-defense and then it turned into pure fun.”
 

On her stay in the Philippines...

“I absolutely love the Philippines. I’ve been here a few times but this is my first extended stay. This time, it is a very special experience for me because I’m getting to see more of the Philippines. Not just the surface. Before, I just saw beautiful hotels, places, gourmet food.But what I want to know is what life is like on the streets, by the river and under the bridges. I’m always more interested in that than the perfect and appealing.”
  
It's not just about breaking records or selling CDs, or becoming famous....

“I want to be known as someone who has done something good that people can remember.Not just the one who wanted to make a name in life, or be known for what she does or how she looks. I want to be more than that,” she ends.

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Many thanks to Jerico Montemayor for sharing some of the unofficial photos (below).
Full Article from www.mb.com.ph
Enjoy!
 

46 comments:

  1. Marie is super pretty :) :)

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  2. Sam milby is a lucky dude!!!!!!

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  3. ganda talaga ni Marie no wonder, natalbugan pa ang mga contestants ng BB Pilipinas noong nag-perform siya. Siya pa ang nag-trending topic sa Twitter hehe! WINNER anb beauty

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  4. Marie Digby???? Beautiful, Gorgeous, Kind, Sweet, and most of all ---- very talented lady. awww!!!

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  5. her boyfriend is SAM M.? bagay na bagay sila.....

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  6. SHE IS VERY FLAWLESS! I'M SO JEALOUS! LOL! SHE'S A PERFECT BEAUTY!

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  7. I think she looks like a cougar. Sam is too good looking for her. Anne is more suited for Sam then this old looking woman. What was Sam thinking?

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  8. Ordinary looking. Not hot. Maybe a little talented. Don't see the big deal with her. Is she famous or something? Maybe youtube famous, but so is everyone else. Like charice. Has this girl been on oprah too.

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  9. guys u mean Sam Milby is her bf? didn't know that lolzz. anyways they're cute together and gosh both their surnames rhyme :p

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  10. April 27, 2011 4:45 AM SamAnne fans, MOVE ON guys!!! haha! aren't u happy with Anne's lovelife? Bitterness is next to UGLINESS hahahaha!!! :p Be happy for Sam! theres nothing wrong if he's happy with Marie as a friend or more than that, PERIOD

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  11. to mark
    she performed on the late night talk show Last Call with Carson Daly and her songs was featured in The Hills,90210,Smallville,ER tv series.
    she is well-loved here in the PH. it's okey if you don't like her music or whatever. :)

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  12. korak bitter lang ang ibang fans nila sam at anne. tanggapin nyO na kasi na wala na sila may erwan heaussaff si anne at happy si papa sam na nandito si marie digby parehas sila ng manager wala masama doon at wag nyo isama sa galit nyo si marie she's a nice lady! tsk!

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  13. PRETTY!!! I love MD

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  14. she is a gf-material :D :D my new crush!

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  15. Anonymous said...

    I think she looks like a cougar. Sam is too good looking for her. Anne is more suited for Sam then this old looking woman. What was Sam thinking?
    April 27, 2011 4:45 AM

    ---AHH! OKEY! JEALOUS MUCH? LOL ! YOU ARE A FAN OF ANNE THAT'S WHY IT'S OBVIOUS THAT YOU DON'T LIKE MARIE DIGBY'S BEAUTY :D YOU ONLY ADORE ANNE! SO BE IT!

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  16. She's pretty and classy.. All girls named "Marie" are all pretty!!! hehehehhe

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  17. Hi guys! I just wanna say thanks for viewing the post. However, some comments are a bit nasty. So moving forward, extremely nasty comments will be deleted.

    My Opinion on your argument about Anne and Marie---- both girls are beautiful and talented, that's all!

    Spread the love and stay safe y'all!

    Thanks again!

    Have a great day!

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  18. Marie Digby looks like a Barbie doll i saw her in greenhills and shes so gorgeous. She knows how to mingle with ordinary people. shes super nice. Thats why i love her already hihi.

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  19. i love your article Mr. JP! thank you for this. Nice job!

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  20. LOL, that anonymous person who said Marie looks old is obsessed with her. I've seen their comments on other websites like darlasauler saying "EWW SHE LOOKS LIKE SAM'S AUNT!" or something. Ignore them. They're probably like 14 years old.

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  21. Oh... I'm not the one who wrote the article though.. I'm connected with Manila Bulletin- Students and Campuses Section since I do styling for some of their Photo Shoots.

    If you guys have any suggestions or wanna send appreciation you can like their Facebook Page, here's their link...

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Students-and-Campuses/129511248961

    Thanks again and have a great day!!

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  22. can i request a sam milby and marie digby article hehe! i just love their tandem. <3

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  23. makes me wanna sing Whose that Girl? by Guy sebastian ayee!!! she's so damn pretty and this girl is a true charming ohh boyy!!!!

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  24. Pretty Girl ROCK

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  25. Marie-eyy i am soo soo happy that you'll be staying here in the Phils. ;) we love you here and you know that. You're such a beautiful inspiration to other peaople. Just continue to inspire us even more. loveyahh!

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  26. goosssh serious? when u were a teenager guys wouldn't dare to notice you??? i think they're just shy or maybe they're blind haha! look at you now, alot of boys all over the world has a crush on u.
    but they are sad now coz you got a special sAmone already? hmmmmm..very lucky lol!

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  27. Shees thE asian version of CAtherine Zeta-Jones

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  28. Anonymous said...

    Shees thE asian version of CAtherine Zeta-Jones
    April 27, 2011 7:00 PM


    I AGREE!!!!

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  29. I LOVE THIS ARTICLE. KUDOS!!!!!

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  30. can't wait to watch your concert here in ph! you're my idol! ;)

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  31. She looks like half Miranda Cosgrove and half Catherine Zeta-Jones =D

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  32. forgot 2 buy a copy of m.bulletin yesterday, but thanks to JP for posting this article. . . i super love her photos .

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  33. HAHA SAME PERSON POSTED THAT NASTY C0MMENT. SAMANNE FANATIC. JUST PRAISE UR IDOL ANNE. MARIE DIGBY IS BEAUTIFUL IN AND OUT. YAHOOO! :D

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  34. Marie is way too perfect. LOL to that poser who said that she looks old. you shld go to ophtalmologist and check your eyesight hahahaha.

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  35. gusto ko yan shirt ni marie. ang cute!

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  36. YES marie is super pretty...wow so bagay with my papa sam :))))<3

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  37. She's staying in the Phillipines because she's recording an album there not because of Sam. Are you all stupid or something...?

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  38. Jes of course, im in Disneyland to drink a coffee,too.
    And im eating a candy but it isnt sweet.......
    But its ok i had better things to do.

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  39. your georgeous Marie...I hope you and SAM end up together...both of you are georgeous inside and out...be happy with SAM Milby he deserves somebody like you...thanks for making SAM Happy hope he's making you happy too.

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  40. Totally boring who cares

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  41. Cool i saw them in hotel together !!!

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  42. at May 4, 2011 4:54PM ) - Where? When?

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  43. Is she the 'long-lost* sister of catherine z.jones? shes too pretty

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  44. Hi Boys,
    Wow jes, they are looking like barbie and ken omg such wonderful a dream go on.
    Nice sam milby is best try to get him hes wonderful like an god.
    Hes a very good singer,actor,rider,lover.
    Singing,camping, riding, dancing, partys, hiking youre very interesting.
    I like that jeah.
    Hope to see you in Ph. soon.

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  45. Oh jeah is this the indian boy from BigBrother with Paolo.
    Oh jeah a lot of films he do.
    And that girl i think she has a lot of boys.

    But nice hope he know what he is !!

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  46. Thanks for sharing this article! :)
    I know, i know... Commenting in this is so late.
    But i just wanna say, Marie went here in PH to record her latest album, "Your Love".
    Not all people accepts her, because he's beiing linked to Sam Milby who famously had a relationship with Anne Curtis.
    Let's face it, Sam & Anne already ended their relationship & their now happy with their personal lives.

    On the other hand, it saddens me everytime someone would comment bad things to Marie!
    They don't even know her or something.
    Let's just be happy for them. There's no big deal if Sam Milby find Marie so special. If they love each other (w/c i think is somewhat TRUE), then so be it! :)

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