Throwback To The First Ever MYX VJ Search!
MYX finally opened its doors to the public in 2007 despite enjoying phenomenal success with its star-studded VJ roster composed of Luis Manzano, Iya Villania, Heart Evangelista, Karel Marquez, Geoff Eigenmann, and Nikki Gil. Open to 18-to-25-year olds who've always dreamt of becoming part of the #1 music channel in the Philippines, the first ever MYX VJ Search was launched 10 years ago!
VJ Luis, VJ Iya, VJ Karel, VJ Nikki, and VJ Geoff hosted the MYX VJ Search 2007 Finals at Hard Rock Cafe.
Kamikazee - who topped MYX's 2006 year-end chart with "Narda" - was the night's guest performer.
THE CLASS OF 2007
The first batch of MYX VJ Search finalists consisted of 5 guys and 6 girls: Rocco Nacino, Dianne Elise Eclar, Odessa Fernandez, Atom Ungson, Igi Guerrero, Jet Singh, Maxine Mamba, Andrei Felix, Sandra Soriano, Sanya Smith, and Mica Froilan.
After joining the MYX VJ Search, Jet Singh tried his luck on the second season of Pinoy Dream Academy but dropped out of the competition.
Maxine Mamba (who went by "Max" then) has since appeared in various films and television shows including Ang Probinsyano.
Having the most successful acting career among the finalists is Rocco Nacino who used the nickname "Nico" during his MYX VJ Search stint.
After joining the GMA artista search Starstruck in 2009, he's now one of the top leading men in the Kapuso network.
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
Making history as the very first winners of the MYX VJ Search were Igi Guerrero, Mica Froilan, Sanya Smith, and Andrei Felix (who shortened his name to "Drei" to avoid confusion with MYX channel head Andre Allan Alvarez.)
The four winners completed the new MYX squad which included VJ Luis, VJ Iya, and VJ Nikki. They also became the first ever hosts of Wer U At (VJ Igi and VJ Mica), MIT20 (VJ Sanya), and MYX Daily Top 10 which previously featured a voice-over announcer.
A decade later, VJ Igi and VJ Mica have opted for the private life while VJ Sanya and VJ Drei remain in the limelight!
Drei anchors a morning show and a sports program on CNN Philippines.
One-half of The Zombettes, Sanya is among the country's hottest DJs.
Both continue to participate in MYX events like the MYX Music Awards, MYX! Mo, and MYX Homecoming - the grand VJ reunion which was held in 2015.
"Gusto niyo pa ba??"?? It was nostalgic and it really felt great to say that line again on a big stage, in front of a big crowd, and at #MyxMo2015, nonetheless. Thank you @myxph, sir @andreallanalvarez, ms. @ina_santos_, ms. @mila_labendia, ate @geths_aika, @tiocarlo for inviting me last night!!?????????? Congratulations again @myxph!???? Catch the #myxhomecoming special (split into 4 episodes) starting this November 4 (every Wednesday of Nov at 6pm) only on the number ??? music channel in the Philippines. ???? (Thanks ate @bautistapeachy for the photo!!??)
Do you want to join the MYX Squad? Only 2 more audition dates left for the MYX VJ Search 2017!
Who was your favorite in this batch? Tell us in the comments!