The Emancipation of Maymay: An Unkabogable Style Evolution

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November 16, 2022
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We zero in on the MTV EMA-nominated singer Maymay Entrata’s fashion choices

 

 

Maymay Entrata’s rise to stardom feels more like a fairytale. TBH, her rags-to-riches story is something even Cinderella might feel jealous of. The 25-year-old star and Pinoy Big Brother Season 7: Teen Edition winner may have gone through multiple career heights, but it’s her latest feat that catapulted her onto the global stage.

 

Though she originally dipped into acting after her big PBB win, Maymay has shifted her career to becoming a pop sensation with her music releases. The single AMAKABOGERA is a certified hit, and if you’ve been on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube long enough, you know that it’s also a viral bop that’s been used for all kinds of content. Because of its virality (and Maymay’s musical prowess), it’s even earned her a nod at the MTV EMAs!

 

 

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The only Filipino nominee among other international acts like popular K-pop group TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Indonesia’s NIKI and Japan’s long-standing boy group THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE, Maymay’s nomination for Best Asia Act has many proudly supporting the artist. “A huge thank you to MTV EMAs for recognizing my song and giving me the privilege to be with the other amazing artists nominated in this category,” she writes on her socials.

 

 

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Our interest is piqued—more so when it comes to style as Maymay’s been spotted doing some R&R in Japan, and she packed quite the wardrobe for her trip, too. To celebrate the hitmaker’s nomination, we’re taking a closer look at her style through the years and why she’s always been an AMAKABOGERA at heart when it comes to fashion.

 

The simple girl

As we scroll through Maymay’s Instagram to her very first few posts, we see a young girl who invested in basics that just focused primarily on comfort above all things. But as a teen, who can blame her? Jeans and shirts are closet must-haves for anyone transitioning to adulthood without a concrete sense of style (yet). Even so, Maymay did reveal that America’s Next Top Model and browsing through fashion magazines shaped her personal style during her youth.

 

 

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Her feminine phase

After winning PBB, we saw Maymay dress up all ladylike and lovely for that leading lady status. Being part of a love team then, this was an understandable style choice to amp up the romance between her and her then-other half, Edward Barber. So Maymay focused on floral prints and A-line dresses that cinched her at the waist to create that girly-girl silhouette.

 

 

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A glamorous transformation

Her first-ever Star Magic Ball back in 2017 introduced Maymay to a more fashionable crowd as she topped best-dressed lists with her Mark Bumgarner ball gown. Fun fact: The designer admitted that he received a lot of requests from old and new clients to recreate that same dress right after the star’s red carpet-debut. In this era, we see Maymay Entrata try on more glamorous pieces as she rises to A-list status.

 

 

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A time to play

When it comes to her travel OOTDs, Maymay tries to play around more with layering, and we see her try on some statement coats and bright colors. The same can be said about her rehearsal and performance ‘fits that evoke the same daring flair of K-pop artists like BLACKPINK.

 

 

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She’s a kabogera

Then we finally move into her AMAKABOGERA era, where it’s all about being X-T-R-A with a capital X. We’re talking about print on print, statement colors in unlikely textures, over-accessorizing and going all out when it comes to hair and makeup. Almost drag-like, this Maymay Entrata is unafraid to dress the way she wants and even show some skin.

 

 

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Which Maymay Entrata style era is your favorite? 

 

 

Photos @maymay/Instagram

Words Maura Rodriguez

Art Matthew Ian Fetalver

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