This is both a Chinese
and Filipino name
. The middle name Arraiza
, which is the mother's maiden name, is based on the naming standards in the Philippines while the surname is Gosiengfiao
Alodía Almira Arraiza Gosiengfiao
is a Filipinacosplayer
, model, TV presenter, singer, pianist, vlogger and actress. She is also known as Senpai Alodia of the Philippines
. As a celebrity endorser
, she is one of the ambassadors and VJ for Animax Asia
known as the "Ani-mates", and co-host of ABS-CBN
's prank show Laugh Out Loud
. She has been featured in various magazines, newspapers and TV shows locally and abroad. She appeared on the Filipino FHM
100 Sexiest Women poll, ranking No. 01 in 2009, No. 02 in 2010 and No. 03 in 2012; she posed as the cover girl for that magazine on its July 2013 issue. She was named by DOS Magazine
as one of the Most Influential Women in the Philippines.
Alodía became involved in cosplay after contacting other anime
and video game enthusiasts in an internet fan forum
called Animé Club. Encouraged by her friends from the forum, she started cosplaying in 2003 at the age of 15, joining various competitions in Metro Manila.
Her first cosplayed character was a Priestess from Ragnarok Online
at Ragnalaunch in Glorietta
She began to attract attention when she won 3rd place in the 2003 C3 Convention as Gun Mage Rikku
of Final Fantasy X-2
. This led to her and her younger sister Ashley Gosiengfiao being featured on the cover of Issue 14 of Culture Crash Magazine
, a manga
magazine in the Philippines.
Since then, she cosplayed a series of characters from over 40 anime, movie and video game titles including: Witchblade
, G.I. Joe
, Paradise Kiss
, and Final Fantasy X-2
. As a multi-awarded cosplayer, she is now being invited to appear at conventions or to judge competitions locally and abroad. She started judging at the age of 18.
Due to her constant contribution to the cosplay community in the Philippines, Alodía has been invited into various international cosplay conventions and events as a participant, performer, judge or simply to attend as a guest. In November 2009 at Suntec Convention Hall
in Singapore, Alodía, together with her younger sister Ashley, represented the Philippines as one of the finalist for the Anime Festival Asia
Regional Cosplay Championship. Alodía and Ashley cosplayed as Masane Amaha
and Shiori Tsuzuki
from the Witchblade
On July 3, 2010, Singapore, Alodía and Ashley Gosiengfiao were invited by the Mascot Parade supported by the Singapore Government to judge the cosplay competition. They both cosplayed characters from the romantic anime series Paradise Kiss
. In addition to judging the cosplay competition, Alodía and Ashley also performed two songs on stage: "Lonely in Gorgeous" from Paradise Kiss
, and "Real Emotion" from the hit Japanese roleplaying game Final Fantasy X-2
. Animax also held "meet and greet greet" sessions with Alodía in Camp Pong for Singaporean anime and cosplay enthusiasts.
On July 21–24, 2010, Alodía attended the annual San Diego Comic-Con
for a cosplay gathering at Kotobukiya booth. She landed a big role in the San Diego Comic-Con
documentary directed by Morgan Spurlock
and produced by Legendary Pictures
. The documentary team followed 5 different people from around the world to document what they did at the San Diego Comic Convention in the United States – line up includes an artist, comic book enthusiast, cosplayer, etc. Part of the team was Stan Lee
, the father of Marvel Comics
. This led to a meeting with Legendary Pictures
CEO/founder Thomas Tull
and vice president Alex Garcia, regarding their upcoming film, Warcraft
. After this meeting, Gosiengfiao was featured in a very popular US-based website Kotaku
. Blizzard Entertainment
, maker of Warcraft
, got in touch with Alodía regarding business and an endorsement deal for their new game, Star Craft 2
. She also won the "Hall Costume Award" as an award given by the Costume Designers Guild to convention members who wear exceptional get-ups inside the venue.
On October 31, 2010, Alodía together with Animax
and Hong Kong Tourism Board held an event "Hong Kong Halloween Treats Party". Hong Kong Halloween Treats Party is the culmination of a one-and-a-half-month-long campaign by Hong Kong Tourism Board and Animax to promote Hong Kong across South-East Asia
as the dream Halloween
destination. Cosplayers from all over Asia gathered to celebrate the event.
On November 13, 2010, Alodía was back again in Singapore for the Anime Festival Asia 2010 in Suntec Convention Hall, this time she was invited as a Celebrity Judge for the AFA Regional Cosplay Championship. The same event Alodía and Ashley attended as a finalist and representative of the Philippines way back 2009.
Gosiengfiao graced the event along with the Japanese celebrity guests namely Ichirou Mizuki
, JAM Project
, Kana Hanazawa
, Milky Holmes and the Cosplayers Kaname and Aira.
On November 27, 2010, Gosiengfiao's "Rei Ayanami
" Grimrock version cosplay made its first appearance at the 2010 Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Brisbane
Australia, she was invited to guest judge the Madman National Cosplay Championship as part of the Supanova Cosplay Festival.
Endorsements, media and press Her achievements in the cosplay community led her way to be recognized by the mainstream media and various companies in the Philippines. Currently she is endorsing a whitening skin care product;
a health food and beverage product; a Japanese Sushi
bar; a toy collector and figurine distributor in the Philippines;
a large video game company based in Japan;
a clothing line;
and Japanese snack. She also became one of the brand ambassador of a Philippine telecommunication company, and in 2012 became a brand ambassador for Canon.
Past endorsements include many video game companies such as Level-Up Games
, Kelphil's Shade and SEGA
's Love and Berry
. She was part of the Official Muse Guild for the massive multiplayer online role-playing game
(MMORPG), Mu Online
. She was also a game moderator for another MMORPG called Khan Online
. Gosiengfiao was chosen as the Rose-It Girl during the Level Up Games’ ROSE Online
event and was given the title of "Community Manager" and a one-year contract with Level Up Games.
As the official model and endorser of IPVG-EGames Zhu Xian Online
game in 2009, Gosiengfiao, an avid gamer, hold her first Fans Day during the Domination 3 Event on April 2009.
Gosiengfiao is the Animax's first ever Levi'sKawaii
girl winner in the last episode of Mad Mad Fun
, which was announced on air on October 27, 2007.
In 2010, Alodia together with Ashley Gosiengfiao and model Steph Henares was chosen by Animax to be their Ambassador and VJ
, known as the Ani-Mates.
It was the first time Animax had chosen a cosplayer as one of its VJs.
Gosiengfiao's cosplay and hosting stints in various events and Animax paved the way for her first project in ABS-CBN. She is now seen as a Host in ABS-CBN's prank show titled "L.O.L
" (Laugh Out Loud
) with Luis Manzano
every Saturday night.
She has been featured in several magazines such as Candy magazine
, Meg Magazine
, Preview Magazine
, GAME! Magazine
, Digital Photographers Philippines Magazine
and newspapers like Philippine Daily Inquirer
, Manila Bulletin
and Manila Times
. She was also invited to appear as guest on TV shows like MogTV, QTV 11
now GMA News TV
, Front Act
, Mel and Joey
, and Ang Pinaka
. Other than local media, Gosiengfiao has also been featured in newspapers and magazines in different countries such as Japan, Singapore and United States. She was also part of the book called OTACOOL: Worldwide Otaku Rooms
and OTACOOL2: Worldwide Cosplayers
by Danny Choo.
She was also featured on a TV show in Tokyo Culture: Japan
, featuring her costumes, artworks, comic books and figure collections which was also shown in Animax. Additionally, she was featured in Channel News Asia
: Primetime Morning
and Straits Times Razor TV
Gosiengfiao ranked No. 76 in the Philippine FHM
100 Sexiest Women poll for 2010, and ranked No. 87 in 2009.
She was named by UNO Magazine
as one of the Most Influential Women in the Philippines.
As she continued her rise to international recognition in cosplay, Gosiengfiao branched out to her lifelong passion of gaming. In 2014, she started streaming video games on Twitch
and quickly became a Twitch Partner by streaming various games such as Dota 2
and League of Legends
. Through her streaming endeavors she was able to secure brand deals with various gaming sponsors such as Acer Predator
, Sony PlayStation
Asia and many others. On April 21, 2017, Gosiengfiao and veteran esports
shout caster Tryke Gutierrez founded Tier One Entertainment, the Philippines' first gaming and esports agency, which also made its reach in some parts of Southeast Asia.
On March 14, 2018, she announced her exclusive partnership with Facebook Gaming
and transitioned her video game streams and content to her official Facebook Page.
She was one of the first Facebook Gaming partners from Asia and paved the way for additional Asian streamers to join the platform including Suzzysaur, Yasumeow Gaming, Thinnd, Freya Fox, and Amie Lynn.
On June 13, 2018, Gosiengfiao teamed up with Sony PlayStation to promote Days Gone
at E3 2018
. During E3 2018, she and fellow Facebook Gaming partners Stonemountain64 and other creators participated in the first Facebook Gaming Creator meet and greets.
On December 4, 2018, Gosiengfiao went viral on Italian news as her Mobile Legends
gaming stream interrupted Italian Prime Minister Matteo Salvini
's Facebook stream. It is unclear how the interruption happened, but it resulted in over 12,000 of Salvini's viewers video chained to her gaming stream.
On February 21, 2020, Lyceum of The Philippines University announced its partnership with Gosiengfiao to develop Esports curriculum with Gosiengfiao's company, Tier One Entertainment.
Alodia Gosiengfiao lives in Quezon City, Philippines
, and is fond of art, fashion, gadgets, video games, photography, collecting toys and figures such as BJDs
, and plays the piano. Her mother found her name in a name book; 'Alodia' means "love" and 'Almira' means "princess".
She is of Filipino
and Chinese descent; her father, Ed Gosiengfiao, a businessman and mechanical engineer, is Chinese Filipino
while her mother, Mariglor Arraiza, is a former customer service advisor. She has a younger sister, Ashley Gosiengfiao, who is also a cosplayer, recording artist and endorser/model.
On February 14, 2018, Gosiengfiao and Wil Dasovich
revealed that they were in a relationship.
On Valentine's Day
of 2021, she and her sister Ashley Gosiengfiao launched their podcast
named The Raid with Alodia and Ashley
as it tackles on gaming, anime, and pop culture.
- "アジアの変身" – Super Dolls — (2013)
- "ヒロイン症候群" – Super Dolls — (2013)
- "かわいいガール" (featuring Tenchim & Dempagumi.inc) — (2013)
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