• Kent Garcia

3rd Generation Aspirant Spotlight: Jie Calis

18-year-old Jie Calis closed out another week of the MNL48 "Meet the Candidates" campaign as the latest Third Generation aspirant to make her Kumu live yesterday.

Aside from introducing herself, the hopeful from Pasig showed a full array of her talents as a performer which gave a glimpse of what can the fans expect from her if given the chance to become part of the 48. Following the 48 Questions format, Jie describes herself as an "achiever" which refers to her performing background before being trying out to be an MNL48 member. In addition, she says that her current MNL48 journey is an "achievement". Despite having some negative thoughts, she chose to think positively and get motivation from family and her personal aspiration to make people happy in the current bid to part of the group. She relates most to the song "365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel" since it constantly reminds her to trust herself in reaching goals in life while Gabb is her favorite member. Modeling and vlogging are Jie's main hobbies outside performing. Her favorite dish is kare-kare and also likes to eat ice cream. Jie is a beach lover and recounts an island hopping experience with her family as the most adventurous experience she had. Pink is a favorite color and she is a dog lover, currently having two of it as pets. As a dance lover, hip-hop is her favorite dance routine. She likes watching movies as well with the Korean film "Miracle in Cell No. 7" as her favorite, while Rey Valera's classic track "Kahit Maputi na ang Buhok Ko" is the local song she loves the most. Besides answering the 48 Questions, Jie also treated the viewers to both sing and dance performances. She sang Lady Gaga's hit song "Bad Romance" at the beginning of the stream and ended it dancing to the tune of various K-Pop songs and fifth single "High Tension". Her Kumu live ended with 103K diamonds and 78.07 likes from 1,426 total viewers.

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