Mr. Hyphen 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

Runner-up Maurice Seaty (L) Aristotle Garcia (R)/

Congratulations to Aristotle Garcia who was crowned Mr. Hyphen 2008:

Mr. Hyphen 2008 contestant Aristotle Garcia will represent the Filipino American Arts and Exposition, a grassroots, non-profit organization that contributes to the artistic and cultural pride of the Filipino American community. It is a vital part of the rich tapestry of cultures and ethnic communities of the San Francisco Bay Area through its promotion of Filipino American art, music, film and dance.

About Aristotle:

I love being on stage and I can't say this enough but I always show PINOY pride in anything that I do.
Long ago, Filipino men wrote music with the sole purpose of singing them under the windows of the ones they wish to woo. Now, Aristotle does that and more as he makes a name for the Filipino community both on and off the stage. A singer himself, Aristotle also works behind the set as an active representative of the FAAE. Being the associate producer and talent coordinator for the Pistahan Parade and Festival, he is recently responsible for putting forth the largest Filipino festival outside of the Philippines.

I am Mr. Hyphen because of my energetic being and thirst for more. I hope to represent not only the Filipino American community but also the Asian American community... as I have found that each community within the Asian American community needs to bridge the gap that separates us.
For more of the contestants (winners even without a crown) go here.