Kapuso actress and Encantadia’s Danaya, SANYA LOPEZ is the 2020 Calendar Girl of Ginebra San Miguel.

Dubbed as #GSMIslandGirl Sanya made her grand entrance via a festive media launch held at Novotel in Araneta City last Thursday showcasing the beauty of some of the most beautiful places in the Philippines and Ginebra San Miguel’s signature brands.

GSMI has released four (4) calendar layouts representing its array of products including flagship brand Ginebra San Miguel, GSM Blue, Primera Light Brandy and VisMin’s no. 1 Chinese wine Vino Kulafu.

“For 2020 we chose Sanya Lopez as our brand ambassador because she embodies what Ginebra San Miguel represents — courage, resiliency, optimism, and never-say-die spirit. Sanya is truly ‘ganado sa buhay’ as she worked her way up to become one of the most recognizable faces in the entertainment industry today,” says Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI) marketing manager Ronald Molina.

A Long-Standing Tradition

The popularity of the hit US TV series Charlie’s Angels in the 1980’s inspired the start of Ginebra San Miguel Calendar Girl.

The Ginebra San Miguel Calendar Girl launch has become a much-anticipated event ever since the heritage brand introduced its first calendar girl in 1988 where model and TV host Monina Tan posed in the calendar.

Since then, Ginebra San Miguel has had popular beauty queens, models and actresses grace its calendars. After their respective reigns, Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Anjanette Abayari (1994), Binibining Pilipinas-International Alma Concepcion (1995) and Miss Asia Pacific International Michelle Aldana (1998) posed for the calendar, which paved the way to their showbiz careers.

Sexy stars Janna Victoria (1999), Patricia Javier (2000), and Aubrey Miles (2003), were a hit in their sizzling calendars while singer Geneva Cruz (2001), ex-teen stars Rica Peralejo (2002) and Angelica Panganiban (2007) came as big surprises.

Actresses Belinda Bright and Maricar de Mesa (2004) were the first calendar girls to appear together, while Marian Rivera owns the distinction as the only actress to become the a Ginebra San Miguel calendar girl twice, in 2009 and 2014. Long-time best friends Anne Curtis (2011) and Georgina Wilson (2013) have also been calendar girls, along with Ellen Adarna (2015), Arci Munoz (2016), Myrtle Sarrosa (2018) and Ms. Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach (2019).

Like Sanya Lopez, other Kapuso stars who joined the ranks of these popular celebrities were Maureen Larrazabal (2005), Iwa Moto (2008), Kirsta Ranillo (2010), Solenn Heusaff (2012), and Kim Domingo (2017).

GSM Island Girl

GSMI officials General Manager Emmanuel Macalalag, National Sales and Marketing Manager Allan Mercado and Marketing Manager Ronald Molina formally welcomed Sanya Lopez in a grand toast during the launch featuring her own Ginebra San Miguel cocktail called “Sanya’s Island Mix”, a concoction of pineapple, buko juice and gin.

As Ginebra San Miguel’s “Island Girl”, Sanya Lopez will be joining the “Ginuman Fest” tour, the gin brand’s annual series of music festivals that brings together gin lovers around the country as One Ginebra Nation.

GSMI is the producer of heritage brand Ginebra San Miguel, which is celebrating its 185th anniversary this year. Ginebra San Miguel is a 14-time Gold Quality Label awardee of the Monde Selection International Quality Institute, the world’s most prestigious body that recognizes the highest standards of taste and quality in the food and beverages industry.

Other GSMI products include GSM Blue Light Gin, GSM Blue Mojito, GSM Blue Gin Pomelo, GSM Blue Margarita, GSM Premium Gin, Don Enrique Mixkila, Antonov Vodka, Vino Kulafu, Primera Light Brandy and Anejo Gold Rum.

For more details, like the Ginebra San Miguel official Facebook page www.facebook.com/BarangayGinebra or log on to www.ginebra.com.ph.