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Meet 9 Filipino Americans Recognized in Gold House’s A100 List

These 9 trailblazers are leading their respective fields while showcasing their Filipino heritage. Photos from the Gold House website.

Several Filipino Americans are honored as trailblazers in the prestigious Gold House A100, an annual list of Asian Pacific leaders redefining and shaping the future in diverse areas of society.

The 2024 edition of the annual A100 list released in May coinciding with Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, includes nine Fil-Ams breaking new ground in entertainment, sports, and lifestyle while showcasing the best of their heritage: two A1 awardees in music and gaming, a TikToker-turned-singer, a muppet, an animation director, a creative director, an actor, a chef-restaurateur, and a soccer player.

Let’s meet the remarkable Filipinos honored in Gold House’s A100 List 2024 and celebrate their contributions to America’s diverse and vibrant community.

Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter: Leading the Way in Gaming

As the most-watched female streamer on YouTube, Valkyrae is a trailblazer in the gaming industry. This A1-lister in Gaming and Sports has earned accolades like the Game Award for “Content Creator of the Year” and continues to inspire gamers worldwide.

Saweetie: Redefining Cultural Narratives in Music

Saweetie, born Diamonté Harper, earns the A1 Billboard Gold Music Honor for her boundary-pushing musical achievements. With hits like “Tap In” and “My Type,” Saweetie’s multifaceted artistry continues to captivate audiences worldwide. Saweetie paid homage to her Filipino roots during her MET Gala debut.

Bella Poarch: From TikTok Sensation to Global Pop Star

Bella Poarch’s meteoric rise from a small farm in the Philippines to global fame is remarkable as a modern tale of success. After transitioning from being a social media influencer, her debut single “Build A Bitch” went platinum and garnered accolades from MTV and Nickelodeon.

Sesame Street’s TJ: Spreading Joy and Culture

TJ, Sesame Street’s first Filipino-American muppet, embodies the spirit of family and cultural pride. With his funny antics and Tagalog-speaking skills, TJ brings laughter and diversity to audiences of all ages.

Bobby Pontillas: Bringing Filipino Stories to Animation

Oscar-nominated animation director Bobby Pontillas is dedicated to showcasing Filipino-American stories on the big screen. Bobby’s work from designing characters for Frozen to creating Sesame Street’s TJ, resonates with audiences worldwide.

Rosemary Palacios: Championing Diversity in Entertainment

As Director of Talent Outreach at Sesame Workshop, Rosemary Palacios is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in media. Rosemary’s impact felt throughout the industry spans from developing authentic characters to mentoring aspiring writers and directors.

Gordon Cormier: Rising Star in Acting and Voiceover

Gordon Cormier’s passion for storytelling brought him on a journey from Vancouver to Hollywood. With roles in TV series like “The Stand” and voice acting in “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” Gordon is poised for success in the entertainment world.

Chef Tim Flores: Elevating Filipino Cuisine

Chef Tim Flores, co-founder of Kasama, brings modern Filipino cuisine to the forefront of the culinary scene. Inspired by his upbringing and culinary experiences, Tim’s innovative dishes celebrate Filipino flavors and traditions.

Alyssa Thompson: Breaking Barriers in Women’s Soccer

Alyssa Thompson, a rising star in women’s soccer, is making history on and off the field. This professional soccer player for Angel City FC and the U.S. Women’s National Team was the #1 pick in the 2023 NWSL Draft and the first high schooler ever drafted. Alyssa is paving the way for future generations of athletes as the 2nd-youngest player to ever compete in the Women’s World Cup in USWNT history.

A1 honors are given to individuals who have had the most impact within their respective industries over the past year and those who have had a transformative impact on culture and society through their careers and projects. The A100 awardees will be celebrated during Gold House’s annual A-lister Gold Gala event held onsite on May 11, 2024, in Downtown Los Angeles.

The Gold House A100 last year honored 10 Filipinos including Broadway royalty Lea Salonga as a Gold Legend. The 2022 A100 named 13 Filipinos including journalist Maria Ressa and comedian Jo Koy.

Join us in celebrating these Filipino Americans in the Gold House A100 list and let’s honor their achievements and contributions to the Asian Pacific community and beyond.

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