Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Repost From Thea Alberto of Yahoo! Southeast Asia

Maggie and Victor's prenup video sparks controversy

By Thea Alberto, Yahoo! Southeast Asia Tuesday December 7, 2010 12:46 am PST

Former Binibining Pilipinas World Maggie Wilson and her fiancé, construction magnate Victor Consunji, stirred controversy as their (hot) prenuptial video spread like wildfire online.

Their controversial wedding teaser, shot by famed wedding videographer Jason Magbanua, showed Maggie "anticipating" her wedding day, as she stares at her diamond-studded engagement ring.

Then the couple is shown exchanging torrid kisses, then getting (almost) undressed, and yes, you will see them touching each other passionately here and there-you get it.

Clips also showed the two making out inside a white sports car and kissing underwater. There's no need to explain why Maggie has generated interest and landed on today's number 1 in Yahoo! Philippines' Trending Now list.

Maggie and Victor will hold a Catholic beach wedding on December 18 at Misibis Bay resort in Albay province.

Their "juicy" video generated widespread debate on whether it was appropriate to be a prenuptial video in a conservative country where brides-to-be are expected to be chaste.

In the one-stop wedding website Weddingsatwork.com, several comments hit the video.

"Liway" said the video was "not good, not good at all" because it was "supposed to be a prenup. It looked like a POSTnup for me. There are some things that you have to keep in private."

In Weddingsatwork's Yahoo! group, brides-to-be and newly married women had varied reactions.

Jemma Dela Cruz-Rodanilla said although the video was very artistic, she finds the video not so apt.

"As a Filipina living in a Christian country we should follow the traditional and be conservative people. Sana they kept it private na lang," she said.

Bride-to-be Cristina Prima said the video captured the couple's emotions but "as an audience, I see more of lust than love in the video."

Ruth Macoy meanwhile said in jest: "At least we had a glimpse on what they will do after their wedding."

In her Twitter account, Maggie defended her video.

"Love it or hate it...its MY video! :)" adding that they "wanted something different as opposed to the generic "pa-cute" videos."

How about you? What are your thoughts about the prenup videos?

Maggie and Victor from Jason Magbanua on Vimeo.

Reposted From Thea Alberto of Yahoo! Southeast Asia


deejay said...

yes, we are in a conservative country. but i think they want it to be controversial para sumikat. yan naman tayo mga pinoy para maging celebrity. hehehe.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi dejay,
I think you are right. That's probably their main motive for this. But I think it is more proper to rename their video as a post nuptial one, for that's what they will do after the wedding, lol. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.


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