Look: Influencers show off new side in portrait (and how you can do so, too)

(Press Release)

Social media can sometimes get very curated, leaving us to stick to what we know will get a lot of likes and comments, rather than discovering and sharing our different facets. This year, global smart device brand OPPO empowers you to express unlimited sides to yourself, kicking off the #UnlimitedMeInPortrait challenge with some of the country’s top multihyphenates and social media personalities.

One after another, Rei Germar, Janina Vela, Brent Manalo, and more challenged each other to go out of their comfort zone and explore new passion points, documented with the soon-to-be-released #OPPOReno7 5G. Watch these young creatives find out something new about themselves below:


Ciacia Mendoza


The model-slash-digital marketer channeled her inner Picasso to create her very first artwork. Painting pink and purple flowers that evoke the tropical environment in the Philippines, Ciacia admits she’s always wanted to dabble in the artform, but could never bring herself to do it – until now. Documenting her journey with her OPPO Reno7 5G, Ciacia enhanced her photos and videos with the smartphone’s unique Bokeh Flare Portrait feature.


Aira Medina


Designer and entrepreneur Aira Medina is used to managing hectic work days, but for this challenge, the #girlboss traded her heels for sneakers to show her simple workout routine. Confessing that fitness-related content is not something she usually shares online, she was able to conquer this new side of her, encouraging her followers to do the same while celebrating all types of wins. Thanks to the Reno7 5G’s AI Portrait Beautification Feature, her selfies still looked super fresh after her sweaty sesh!


Brent Manalo


Unleashing his inner Gordon Ramsay, actor and content creator Brent Manalo, who loves to share his OOTDs and interiors, switched it up by cooking dinner from scratch. Making his already warm and inviting home more welcoming, Brent captured everything from prep to plating with his OPPO Reno7 5G. Thanks to its AI Highlight Video feature, it had no problem shooting his process even in lowlight!


Jessica Yang


Model Jessica Yang is used to being in front of the camera, having graced the covers of the top publications in the country. This time around, she tested her skills behind the lens, taking portraits of her friend with the OPPO Reno7 5G Bokeh Flare Portrait Feature. Safe to say, Jessica may want to think about branching out into photography, as her snaps had a professional vibe to them.


Janina Vela


Content creator Janina Vela used her turn for the challenge to express herself through fashion. Playing dress up with looks she wouldn’t normally wear, Janina captured her sartorial experimentation with her OPPO Reno7 5G. Allowing herself to discover new styles outside her comfort zone, Janina shared how her gadget’s AI Portrait Beautification feature made it easy for her to improve her photos with a few swipes and taps.


Andrei Suleik


Photographer Andrei Suleik made a name for himself taking snaps of celebrities like Nadine Lustre and Yassi Pressman during events, editorials, and endorsement shoots. Challenged by Janina to turn videographer mode on, Andrei captured scenes under the streetlights of Manila, showing his perspective on moving images. Despite the low light of the evening, his OPPO Reno7 5G was able to shoot clear videos perfectly thanks to its AI Highlight feature.


Rei Germar



Rounding up the challenge, fashion and lifestyle vlogger Rei Germar experimented with beauty looks inspired by her OPPO Reno7 5G in Startrails Blue and the HBO hit series Euphoria. Shooting her process using the Bokeh Flare Portrait feature, Rei admitted that while she usually falls back on natural, glowy makeup, creating these looks opened her eyes to take more beauty risks in the future.


Express your unlimited self in portrait.

The OPPO Reno7 inspires and enables you to experience and express #UnlimitedMeInPortrait. With its flagship portrait camera system powered by AI algorithms to give you unique camera features like Portrait Mode, AI Beautification, and Bokeh Flare Portrait Video, the Reno7 5G is the key to unlocking new things about yourself!

To know more about OPPO’s latest Reno7 Series, visit the OPPO Philippines’ official website at www.oppo.com.ph/ or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.