PBB All In alumni Loisa Andalio, Jacob Benedicto, Jayme Jalandoni, Axel Torres, and their style guide

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Surplus Shop in select SM malls nationwide gets an update in looks and endorsers, bringing in newbies and reality stars fresh from their PBB All In stint: Jacob Benedicto, Loisa Andalio, Jayme Jalandoni and Axel Torres.

Launched through a series of mall tours starting with SM Sta. Mesa, then SM Fairview, SM Taytay, and SM Masinag, Loisa Andalio, Jacob Benedicto, Jayme Jalandoni, and Axel Torres are the latest brand ambassadors of Surplus.

Now read about their style guide and fashion must-haves!

JACOB'S PEG: "Smart casual na medyo street—leather jacket, polo shirt, tight black pants. I don't have a certain style peg, just very young, very casual."

WARDROBE STAPLE: Cotton jackets

"Di sila mainit, kasi 'di ba sa Pilipinas, mainit. Even though it's leather or thick, they're very comfortable to wear in our climate. Favorite ko talaga jackets dito at saka yung pants. They're Pull & Bear, Zara, ang ganda ng pants nila and they are so comfortable.

LOISA'S PEG: "Kung ano lang yung nakikita ko na comfortable ako, yun ang sinusuot ko na tingin ko, maganda naman tingnan."


"Kasi yung papa ko mahilig siya sa mga ganyan, ganyan style, yung ganyan ang peg na casual chic, yung papa ko sobrang hilig niya."

JAIME'S PEG: Emma Watson

She goes for anything that is "classy but chic or elegant but still young-looking."

FAVORITE ITEM: Black leather jacket

"'Di ko talaga papakawalan."

AXEL'S PEG: Himself.

"Nung bata pa lang ako, mahilig na ako magpaporma, I don't know why. Hanggang nag-adopt ako sa mga tao, I look around, kung paano color combinations 'tapos natuto na lang ako sa sarili ko."

FASHION REQUIREMENTS: 1) "magugustuhan ng maraming tao" 2) "mura at afford na afford" an 'di ba 3) nung nasubukan ko, maganda nga siya."


FAVORITE ITEMS: "Yung mga collection nila na long-sleeves, 'tapos yung may mga hood na jacket, 'yan mga gusto ko. Not too formal, not too casual."

UPCOMING PROJECTS. Expect even more new things from this group of ambassadors, starting with Jacob who just finished recording his first single which is coming out in two weeks and his album in the next two months.

Jacob explains that the songs on his album were written by Jeffrey Hidalgo of Smokey Mountain fame while others are being worked on still.

He is excited about the music video, "I-shu-shoot yung music video within the next month and then I have an upcoming TV show stint, malapit na, it will come out soon."

Jacob is also part of the cast of Past Tense, the new Star Cinema movie starring Kim Chiu and Xian Lim which opens November 26.

For her part, Loisa shares that she is part of the upcoming teleserye Nasaan Ka Nung Kailangan Kita.

Axel is right now "still waiting and hoping."

He wants to try "acting, gusto magtry mag-action, mag-sing, mag-everything."

In the workshops, he is challenged especilaly when it comes to "yung pagpalit agad ng mood, happy biglang magiging sad ka, or iiyak ka, mahirap yun. Adjusting pa, learning," he explains.

But it is "exciting, ang dami ko natutunan, sobrang nakakatutulong. Marami kami, mga 30 plus kami, na-appreciate ko lahat kasi lahat gusto matuto, gusto i-pursue 'eto."





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