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Notability?[edit]

Even this is against my will, it's too early for Alodia to have her own Wikipedia article. Let's seperate the fact and a fanboy's pont of view. I'm not sure if Charis Pempengco has an article here, her notability is established. I've known Alodia for the past 6 years, she is my online friend most of the time. She's popular to all video game, anime and cosplay (WHO ARE ONLINE) fans here in Manila, but if you ask a jeepney driver, a sweet potato farmer boy in the provinces, traffic enforcer, a gamer in a small internet cafe of course THEY DON'T KNOW HER in short most of the POOR masses (especially in the provinces) don't know anything about her. If you visit Germany, Australia and some parts of USA maybe people from DeviantArt and Multiply would respond. She doesn't even have her own TV commercial (I'm waiting for something like that). You can mention her in Madmad fun or Net Idol(which I did) but her very own article is a no no. What I wrote about her here few moons ago was just for fun get used to it and maybe this one too ;)

Please read WP:BIO to know the basic guidelines.

Although she is somehow popular that doesn't mean she's qualified for a Wikipedia article. Here are some possible scenarios that could be considered notable.

  • WP:BIO states that the person should be notable more than once or at least achieve critical praise.
  • Her appearance in Pedicab MTV is just the beginning, if someone from TV/Media company/Hollywood notices her then make her a TV/Movie personality like a host of a regular show like what happened to Nikki Gil, Nikki started in a Coca Commercial then ABS-CBN discovered her and made her a part of Star Magic. If she accepts Maxim offer to pose only once it doens't even count. If Wikipedia works that way why not we list all the models of Levi's, Maxim or any music videos.
  • Here in the Philippines, You can only watch Animax and Hero TV if you are subscribed to Sky Cable, and it's not cheap only a few people can afford it. In the provinces they don't care if there is no Animax as long as they have cable and there are so many alternatives besides Sky Cable. By means of demographics her popularity is unknown.
  • In relation with the above statement, Kawaii Girls is like any other contest. Example RR Enriquez of Wowowee is a 2nd-runner up of a prestigious nationwide local beauty contest, her repeated exposure on TV made her notable more than once but she doesn't have any article yet.
  • Some Japanese media acknowledges her. The Japanese model (I forgot her name) of Yuna of Final Fantasy X and X-2 doesn't have an article because afaik she's not notable enough. Alodia didn't attend any international cosplay or event like her counterpart Francesca_Dani. Alodia should endorse a product in Japan and then those japanese teens should go crazy on her.
  • Alodia's popularity is not a nationwide phenomenon like Kim Chiu or Sandara Park, she doesn't reach the mainstream level or compared to Charis Pempengco and Happy Slip who became famous because of Youtube. Kamuixtv (talk) 17:26, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Notable, but barely. Hm, IMHO, she's notable within her own field (which is to say, recognition as a leading figure within the Philippine Cosplay community rather than national recognition per se) but keep this a stub for now. Ms. Gosengfiao is familiar to me even though I'm not a cosplayer and I don't live in Manila. Somehow that smells of "notable" to me. -- Alternativity (talk) 12:48, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

This article didn't pass the Wikipedia Biography guidelines if only she achieve critical praise like Francesca Dani, even though she won in the Animax Kawaii Girls event. Kamuixtv (talk) 10:01, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

I'm willing to give my fellow editors a shot at making it semi-passable, but the first attempt to even get it to Wikipedia standards already had numerous violations of Wikipedia:Citing Sources. People know her, it's just that like FranDan, her infamy is limited in scope to a certain area of the world. By that logic, any foreign TV/Movie/Singers/Bands/other Media Personalities would be under the gun. Just because they aren't know in the USA doesn't mean they aren't notable. I'm gonna give it a couple more weeks before drastic action need to be taken. --293.xx.xxx.xx (talk) 18:54, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Right two months of inactivity, and I've gutted the article and utilized the references provided in one of the AfD's. It's not much, but at least it's passable. But it still has problems. --293.xx.xxx.xx (talk) 01:10, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

2011 UPDATE - It's been a while since the last update here huh.Well,I'm pretty sure you already know where's Alodia right now. Starting from the hundreds of thousands followers in Facebook that gave her a hundred million views,her appearance to the mainstream Philippine Television as a Host for a Prank show,left and right endorsements from big shot companies and her participation in international and local cosplay conventions as a judge.Well i guess you can now that say she really deserve a wikipedia article.Notable enough right? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shadowmoon9 (talkcontribs) 08:04, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Hahaha...that was 3 years, now why don't you start her article on Japanese Wikipedia. Kamuixtv (talk) 22:16, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

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Edit request from Shadowmoon9, 5 February 2011[edit]

I'm not sure if I'm in the right page(im still a noob here in wikipedia)

Well I'm about to contribute some info in Alodia Gosiengfiao's wiki page, but i learned that the Page is temporarily Protected so I cannot edit it.I hope you could change her info or add the info ill be posting below if possible.I just want to edit it because the current wiki article is somewhat old news already so I'm thinking if i could update it.

For the meantime i hope you can change it to this.

Okay,this is her Biography coming from her Official Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/AlodiaGosiengfiao

Alodia Gosiengfiao is a cosplayer, artist, model, blogger, performer, pianist, figure collector and BJD enthusiast residing in the Philippines. She graduated year 2009 from the Ateneo de Manila University with a BFA Information Design degree.

Born on March 9, 1988, Alodia Almira Arraiza Gosiengfiao, started cosplaying year 2003 at the age of 15 by joining various competitions in the Philippines specifically in Metro Manila. When she was 15, she wowed the crowds at the 2003 C3 Convention portraying as Magic Gunner Rikku from Final Fantasy along with her younger sister Ashley who cosplayed as Gunmage Yuna. The sisters' 3rd place & Crowd Favorite winnings led them to be featured on the cover of Issue 14 of Culture Crash, a manga magazine distributed locally and abroad.

While in college, she garnered the 1st Place award in Best Design during the Ateneo Siklab Fashion Design Week in September 2005. She also won 1st place in Digital Art Contest at the UGot Game X3M Xpo in 2007.

Alodia first modelled in her high school years when she was chosen as a member of the Avon Teen Advisory Council in the Philippines.

Alodia was Animax's first ever Levi's Kawaii Girl winner in the last episode of Mad Mad Fun. Since then she has continued to cosplay various anime & videogame characters. As a multi-awarded cosplayer, she is now being invited to grace conventions with her appearances or to judge competitions. She started judging at the age of 18.

When creating her costumes, she first draws the characters she wants to cosplay from diferent angles including the minutest details & designs on the costumes, meticulously chooses the right fabric/materials to be used, and closely coordinates with a professional seamstress. She also makes her own props, does the painting job & finishing touches on them. While preparing the wigs, she trims, styles & airbrushes them to attain the right shade/color.

➤ENDORSEMENTS & PRESS: Due to her rising popularity, currently she is endorsing Kojie-san www.kojiesan.com, a whitening skin care product; a trendy Japanese sushi bar called Robot, a huge video game company based in Japan, "Tinier Me" by CyberAgent; a clothing line, Fresh Gear Jeans; Japanese Snack, Pocky. She is currently also one of the ambassadors/ TV VJ host for Animax Asia www.animax-asia.com, a TV Channel based in Singapore and airs all over Asia - Philippines, Malaysia, Korea, India, Hong Kong, Indonesia, etc.

Past endorsements include many video game companies such as Level-Up Games, E-Games, Kelphil's Shade, SEGA's Love and Berry, and many more. As the official model/endorser of IPVG-EGames Zx Online game, Alodia, an avid gamer, was given the opportunity to hold her first Fans Day during the Domination 3 Event held on April 2009. Her stint with the company paved the way for her to be on the cover of the EGames 2009 Calendar. A Toy/Figurine distributor based in the Philippines, Maxicollector www.maxicollector.com, has followed suit in hiring Alodia as a Model/Endorser for the said store. She also has been featured in several magazines such as Candy Mag, Meg Magazine and making it into the cover of two isues of GAME! Magazine; and newspapers like Phil. Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin & Manila Times. She was also invited to appear as guest on TV shows like MogTV, QTV 11 & Front Act. Other than local media, Alodia has also been featured many times in newspapers and magazine in different countries such as Japan, Singapore and the US.

The Philippines edition of FHM ranked her number 87 in its 2009 poll for 100 Sexiest Women in the World. And this year 2010, her rank went up to number 73. She has been named by UNO Magazine as one of the Most Influential Women in the Philippines.

A very passionate toy & figurine collector, Alodia together with top Otaku blogger, Danny Choo (son of Jimmy Choo shoe designer), were featured in a new book of well-decorated rooms of otakus (anime-fans) around the world called "OTACOOL: Worldwide Otaku Rooms". She had an autograph signing with Mr. Choo during the book's international launch on November 22, 2009 in Singapore during the Anime Festival Asia. Alodia has also made it to the front cover of the new cosplay photobook, OTACOOL2: Worldwide Cosplayers published in April 2010.

As finalist/representative of the Philippines for the Anime Festival Asia Regional Cosplay Championship 2009, Alodia w/ sister Ashley cosplayed as Amaha Masane & Shiori Tsuzuki from the Witchblade anime in November 2009 in Suntec, Singapore. Again they won the hearts of the Singaporeans with their elaborate sexy costumes & exciting acrobatic fight scene. The competition judge Kaname, a popular Japanese cosplayer, gave them perfect scores across the board.

Currently dubbed as the "Cosplay Queen/Princess" of the Philippines, she has been recognized as the one responsible in putting Cosplay on a higher level. Mainstream media has started to notice & considered it as an art form. SM(Shoemart), the number one chain of shopping malls in the Philippines, recently has just concluded their SM Cyberzone Cosplay Tour tapping the crowd-drawing Alodia as one of the judges for the competition.To this date, she has a following of more than 130,000+ fans in Facebook www.facebook.com/AlodiaGosiengfiao and over 4 million page views in her Deviantart http://blackmage9.deviantart.com account in the internet.


➤PERFORMANCE: The most recent performance Alodia has been part of is an opening dance number for the 1st Nationwide Cyberzone Cosplay Competition Grand Finals, held at SM Megamall, The Events Place last August 28, 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGQykQYhtGY Other performances include a song and dance number performed by the sisters Alodia and Ashley at the Singapore Mascot Parade in Scape Mall, Orchard Road, summer 2010. They have also done another sister tandem performance during "Alodia Fan's Day" at the E-Games Domination 3 where they sang as a duo while playing instruments - Alodia on the keyboards and Ashley on the guitars.


➤OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS: Due to her constant contribution to the cosplay community, she has landed a big role in the San Diego Comic Con Documentary directed by the famous Morgan Spurlock (director of "Supersize Me!") and produced by Legendary Films (300, The Dark Knight, Inception, Watchmen). The huge documentary team followed 5 different people from around the world to document what they did at the San Diego Comic Convention in the US - line up includes an artist, comic book enthusiast, cosplayer, etc. Part of the team was Stan Lee, the father of Marvel Comics.

This led to a meeting with Legendary Pictures CEO/Founder, Thomas Tull, and VP Alex Garcia, regarding their new upcoming movie called Warcraft. After this meeting was featured in a very popular US-based website Kotaku.com (http://kotaku.com/5602176/cosplay-queen-eyes-the-world-of-warcraft-movie), Blizzard, maker of Warcraft, got in touch with Alodia regarding business and an endorsement deal for their new game, Star Craft 2.

Alodia and Ashley has also been invited by the Mascot Parade supported by the Singapore Government to perform and judge the cosplay competition. http://mikeabundo.com/2010/07/05/filipina-cosplayers-alodia-ashley-singapore-mascot-parade-2/ This lead to numerous projects offered by different event organizers from different countries - such as Chile, Australia, Itlay, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, etc - to bring in Alodia and her sister Ashley to judge and perform during cosplay conventions in the organizers' respective countries.

"Follow your passion" Alodia says. For more of Alodia's photos & blog entries, please visit her website at www.alodiagosiengfiao.com or www.facebook.com/AlodiaGosiengfiao

Shadowmoon9 (talk) 08:18, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Hello, Shadowmoon9. I'm afraid it's protected up to admin level at the moment so can't edit it for you either. Protection expires by February 28. In the meantime, I suggest finding more references to your additions above. Independent newspapers, magazines, news sites, etc. Some links that should help you:

--ObsidinSoul 13:31, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

But note that you can't simply copy material in from her Facebook page, even if you make slight modifications to the wording. Read Wikipedia:Copy-paste. JohnCD (talk) 17:58, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Not done:. I suggest you propose one section at a time, make sure it is written neutrally and not copied from anywhere. If there is agreement I can add it to the article. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 13:08, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Fanboy shrine already(?)[edit]

Good day to everyone. I can't help but agree - this article is losing its objectivity, thanks to the fanboys and their mobilizer / agitator Mike Abundo. It seems that even the fanboys know more about Alodia than Alodia herself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Diablocorvido (talkcontribs) 01:39, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

RIDICULOUS?[edit]

I find it ridiculous to even add and/or SPECIFY the names of the products Alodia endorsed. I sense a WP:NOT violation. Wikipedia is not a database of products to advertise. You can even check the Manny Pacquiao article for reference. Even there, Manny's endorsements are not specified to protect the article's neutral interest. Finally, I dont think the notability of the school/college ART contests that she won is necessary in this article. Those are not notable in the general public. Not very encyclopedic. WIKIPEDIA is not a resume †Bloodpack† 21:07, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

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