Alodia Endorses TinierMe

Filipina gamer and cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao.

Filipina gamer and cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao has been endorsing video games from various Philippine game publishers since 2004. In fact, her reputation as a popular gamer girl reaches across the globe: she’s in talks to appear in the upcoming movie based on the hit Warcraft game franchise.

Gamer Girl Since Before Birth

The Warcraft movie may be slated for 2013, but this game endorser is going global much earlier than that. She’s now an endorser for TinierMe, a casual browser-based virtual world and social network from Japan featuring cute anime-style avatars.

Part of the reason Alodia’s so popular as a game endorser is the fact that she’s actually a gamer -– and not of the FarmVille or Bejeweled dabbler variety, mind you. She’s played everything from fantasy titles like World of Warcraft and the Final Fantasy series, to shooters like Counter-Strike and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Heck, Alodia’s mom was playing Super Mario Bros. when she went into labor.

Interacting Effectively in Virtual Environments

Not only does Alodia’s gaming experience make her relatable to gamers, it also enables her to actively participate in the games she endorses. Alodia’s ability to interact effectively in virtual environments was actually a key consideration when she was chosen to endorse TinierMe.

That particular advantage is not lost upon TinierMe publisher GCrest, who will be putting Alodia to work inside their virtual world. With games now bigger than movies, celebrities would do well to learn how to pilot an in-game avatar. The next wave of top endorsers may well be geeks and gamers.

Check out this image of Alodia’s custom-designed in-game avatar, along with the full press release from GCrest. Yes, a girl who cosplays game characters just had a game character made to resemble her, a game character she’ll probably end up cosplaying. How very meta.

(Top photo by Tricia Gosingtian via Alodia’s DeviantArt account.)

Alodia Gosiengfiao as she appears in TinierMe.

Alodia Gosiengfiao Makes Her TinierMe Debut
Cosplay Star to Appear and Interact With Fans in Online Virtual World

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – 10/19/10) – TinierMe, the virtual world focused on Japanese animation, today announced that Alodia Gosiengfiao, cosplayer and model from the Philippines, has joined TinierMe as an official sponsor. Alodia will have her own uniquely designed avatar to use within TinierMe to chat, hold events and play games with her fans.

With this special sponsorship, the hundreds of thousands of Alodia Gosiengfiao fans will have the chance to:

• Get to know Alodia better by chatting with her and other fans directly
• Participate in weekly TinierMe events featuring Alodia
• Hear about Alodia’s off-line TinierMe appearances
• Compete against Alodia on various TinierMe games

“Adding Alodia to the TinierMe family will give our users access to this popular Cosplay star and give them a chance to interact with her throughout the virtual world on a weekly basis,” said Masaru Ohnogi, CEO of TinierMe. “This partnership not only gives Alodia more exposure to her Japanese-anime fan base but it also strengthens TinierMe’s presence among international users.”

Named one of the most influential women in the Philippines by UNO Magazine, Alodia Gosiengfiao has won multiple cosplay events at anime and video game conventions. She first hit the scene in 2003 when she won the C3 Convention as Gun Mage Rikku of FFX-2. Since then, her popularity has spread across the Philippines and globally, leading to modeling gigs and appearances for a variety of different publications and events.

“Many of my fans are TinierMe users and it’ll be a fun way to interact and get to know them better,” said Alodia Gosiengfiao. “I’m excited to hear from the TinierMe community and can’t wait to see what everyone thinks of my personal TinierMe Selfy.”

TinierMe has more than one million users worldwide and is growing in popularity with teens and young adults across the U.S., Asia and Europe. Anyone can create their own “Selfy” avatar which can be used anywhere in TinierMe to interact with others through online events, chat, games and community forums.

About TinierMe:

TinierMe is a fun virtual world based on Japanese anime and culture. With users around the world, the site lets you build a tinier version of yourself so you can chat, play and create online. TinierMe includes: Selfy Town, a virtual world; Selfy Shop, where you can get everything you need to create and build your character; and Tinier Games, a place to play card games, interactive challenges and brain teasers with other users. TinierMe lets you experience Japanese culture easily and escape from the doldrums of the real world through your imagination and creativity. GCREST America, Inc. is the company behind TinierMe, and is a fully owned subsidiary of GCREST, Inc. in Japan. To create your Selfy and join the fun, come to

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13 Comments (with 1 Conversation) on “Alodia Endorses TinierMe”
  1. lei says:

    very well said sir Mike!
    great blog!

  2. Mike Abundo says:

    One year later, Alodia takes things full circle by cosplaying the character she designed for TinierMe.

    Alodia TinierMe Cosplay

    Photo by her sister Ashley.

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