More than ever, a public scandal causes a famous individual to lose everything he had worked hard for. Previous unending words of praises suddenly turn into phrases of dismay, disappointment and even denouncement of association. In the very exclusive and oftentimes unforgiving circle of the social elite, judgment is easily casted long before light is shed on the issue.
Take the case of one toast of the town designer. Puey Quinones is the top choice of celebrities, society figures and the rich crowd for wedding gowns. The testimonials of these people who were impressed by his talent catapulted him to A-list status. It was very recently that the man famous for his wrap-arounds and avant-garde designs became the subject of ridicule. It started with one photograph tagged by a lot of people on Facebook, and soon enough, everyone was pointing fingers. Suddenly, everyone has something to say.
In the August Issue of MEGA, the Philippines’ best fashion magazine, the man in question opens up to no less than the President and CEO of Mega Publishing Group, and Editor-in-Chief of MEGA Sari Yap for the first time to talk about the incident. “I agreed to do the interview only because of Sari,” Puey says. It is never easy to go public and admit your wrong deeds, but Puey chose to brave the odds and asked for an apology to those of whom he let down. In the said interview, he also shared that he didn’t like to prolong the agony anymore so he opted to say sorry than deny the allegations.
What does it take to make a scandal? Simple! But to erase the stigma of the scandal will take a lot more than the usual select all-delete-your-inbox command. Puey may have done some things wrong, but to err is human. Coming out clean by admitting his fault is the start. It is a long way indeed, but he is starting a new journey the right way.
Read more about the exclusive confession of Puey Quinones in the August Issue of MEGA Magazine with the pretty Maricar Reyes on the cover, out on stands now!
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