Jalea Villarama &Giselle Sarmiento
Jalea Villarama and Giselle Sarmiento have been singing with each other since the beginning of their high school careers. They were both in their high school's choir and ever since then, they never stopped singing together. Jalea plays guitar and has been playing since 8th grade. Giselle plays the piano and has been playing uke since the 7th grade. They both have been in several choirs and have a lot of musical experience. Music has been an outlet for them to express themselves so being a part of the Fashion Talent Show is very important to them. Because music connected them as best friends, they hope to bring people together through the music they make. They hope they can be a source of light to people who may be hurting in any type of way & to be a positive motivating force to show people there is hope through their music.
Barry Lomibao, Jr.
Barry Lomibao, Jr. is a first year Music Recording Technology and Audio Design major at SDSU. Barry is an aspiring artist, producer, and audio engineer pursuing a career in the music industry and identifies as a proud member of APSA. He is a Filipino-American, born here in San Diego, CA and will be performing two rap songs written and produced by himself; one of which discusses the model minority myth and the other addresses the American higher education system. Barry started making his own music just in the past few months and he hopes to inspire others who are also pursuing a career in the arts like himself. Barry is determined to make a positive impact on the Asian American and Pacific Islander community by expressing himself through music.
Ashley Twiford, daughter of Arthur and Maricel Twiford, is a 1st year at San Diego State University with a major in Business Administration. Ashley is a hard working student that dreams to one day start her own. Besides her academics. Ashley loves to perform. She plays piano and is self taught to play the ukulele. She has been singing ever since she was little and has performed in school musicals such as Beauty and the Beast and Annie. Currently, Ashley is a part of the highly competitive dance team from national city, iLL Habits, who has been seen competing at events such as Vibe Jrs, Bodyrock Jrs, and Bridge Jrs. She is also a part of SDSU’s VSA Modern. Ashley loves to perform and also loves giving back to her community. She loves performing for a charitable organization known as the FACOSD Kundirana program, especially because it gives back to her family’s country. It is her family and friends that push her to keep going forward with her passions and aspirations.
Camilla Catignas is a graduating 4th year Public Health Science major. Since she was little, Camilla always invested herself in art and music. She grew up playing the piano and violin, going on to play the clarinet and percussion instruments in drumline for her high school marching band. Nowadays, Camilla write songs to jam out on her ukulele. Somewhere along the way in college, Camilla realized that she enjoys expressing herself through spoken word poetry as well as singing and acting in musical theater. Her love for writing and performing spoken word began when she started listening to more Asian-American indie artists and femme rappers who inspired her to strive to do the same. Camilla always enjoyed writing out her thoughts and experiences in journals, so she began making art out of that. Camilla hopes to spread her passion for poetry and inspire others to not be afraid to get out of their comfort zone, pursue their own art and—most importantly—find their own voice.