AFTER more than two and a half years of absence due to the pandemic, the ever so popular “Fiesta Mo Sa USA” (FMSU) presented by the Fil-Am Movement is back.
Now in its 13th year, everybody from all over the U.S.A. (United States of America) can look forward to another fabulous fiesta this year.
For the first time ever, Fiesta Mo Sa USA will be a free event. No more entrance fees, plus free parking and free Wi-Fi at the event.
Fil-Am Movement Chairman, Fernando Solis, promises that this year, after a long silence, Fiesta Mo Sa USA will be bigger and better than ever, with the two of the biggest celebrity guests from the Philippines coming to grace the fiesta that will take place at the Osceola Heritage Park (Event Center) at 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, Florida 34744 on Saturday, July 30, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
This year the fiesta will once again feature Philippine food vendors in Florida serving the best Philippine cuisines, Philippine merchandise vendors and exhibitors from the Philippines and the United States.
The two special celebrity guests are Kim Chiu and Zanjoe Marudo, in collaboration with iwantTFC Sama Saya 2022.
Kim Chiu is a Filipina actress, model, host, singer, dancer, and vlogger. Chiu garnered acclaim at a young age for her acting performances on television and cinema.
She is known as Philippine showbiz’s “Chinita Princess” and was once hailed as the “Princess of Philippine Movies and TV” for three consecutive years.
She is currently managed by Star Magic, ABS-CBN’s home-based talent agency, where she is referred to as the “Queen of the Dance Floor”.
Kim Chiu started her showbiz career at 16 after winning the first teen edition of the reality show Pinoy Big Brother (PBB). She then starred in the television series “Sana Maulit Muli” (2007), which won her the year’s Most Promising Female Star and Most Popular Loveteam with Gerald Anderson at the GMMSF Awards.
This was followed by a string of successful projects, including leading roles in television dramas such as “My Girl” (2008), “Tayong Dalawa” (2009), “Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo” (2010), “My Binondo Girl” (2011–2012), “Ina, Kapatid, Anak” (2012–2013), “Ikaw Lamang” (2014), “The Story of Us” (2016), “Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin” (2017–2018), “Love Thy Woman” (2020) and “Bawal Lumabas: The Series” (2020).
Zanjoe Marudo is a Filipino actor and model. He began his career after finishing as the 4th Big Placer of PBB: Celebrity Edition (2006).
Since then he has starred in the TV series’ “Lovers in Paris” (2009), “Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Kristine” (2010), “Annaliza” (2013), “Dream Dad” (2014), “Tubig at Langis” (2016), “My Dear Heart” (2017), “Playhouse” (2018-2019), “Walang Hanggang Paalam” (2020-2021), and “The Broken Marriage Vow” (2022-current).
Aside from his television roles, he is also known for his roles in films such as “You Got Me!” (2007), “Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme” (2009), “Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme” (2012), “One More Try” (2012), “Bromance: My Brother’s Romance” (2013), “Maria Leonora Teresa” (2014), and “The Third Party” (2016).
Marudo is a contract artist of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic.
Aside from these exciting celebrities, one of the main features of the fiesta is the “Pageant for a Cause”, where members of the Philippine Community from all over signup and join the movement to raise funds for the ABS-CBN “Bantay Bata 163 Foundation” (Caring for Children Foundation).
Bantay Bata 163 is a non-profit social welfare program of ABS-CBN “Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation” (formerly ABS-CBN Foundation).
Launched in 1997, it aims to protect disadvantaged and at-risk children through a nationwide network of social services.
The pageant will have different categories that will be competing for their specific category titles. Categories like beautiful little Princesses to handsome Prince; Miss Teen; Mr. FMSU; Miss; Mrs; and Queens or grandmas.
All these competitors will be helping to raise funds for Bantay Bata 163 foundation.
Under the “Miss” category, young ladies aged 19 to 26 will be in serious competition with judges voting for the winner who will be bestowed the title of “Miss Philippine Earth Florida”.
The winner of this title will be sent to the Philippines to compete for the Miss Earth Philippines representing Florida.
And if she wins the Philippine title, she will compete for Miss Earth International representing the Philippines.
The other categories will be crowned with their specific titles like FMSU Princess 2022, FMSU Prince 2022, FMSU Miss Teen 2022, Mr. FMSU 2022, Mrs. FMSU 2022, and Queen of FMSU 2022.
Many local and out-of-state talents will be providing the whole day entertainment, like the Philippine Performing Arts Company, Indak Pambata, the Musikong Kawayan-Bamboo Ensemble from Tampa, and FSA, to mention a few.
Interested vendors and performers may call (407) 666-7486. For more information, go to www.Florida-Fiesta.com.
Though the event is open seating, VIP seats are available on request by calling the phone number given.