Claims to be a Fil-Japanese Cosplayer, TV Host and Actress, GMA Network denies association with alleged “faker”.
Controversy has hounded again the Philippine Cosplay Scene as a purported “cosplayer”, claiming to be a TV host and an actress connected with a major TV network, was discovered to be a mere fake.
According to the Las Vegas-based Filipino-American gazette “US News Las Vegas”, a cosplayer named “Heather Mikayle” is in hot water for allegedly using pictures from Japanese and Korean cosplayers, including a Japanese cosplayer who passed away earlier this year.
“Heather Mikayle”, who is rumored to be identified as one Carlyn Ocampo, which is purported to be a member of the Viva girl group “Pop Girls”, was being accused of stealing pictures from a Korean cosplayer named Tasha, and Saya, a Japanese cosplayer who died March of this year due to an accident.
According to her public profile on her Twitter account, She is a “Cosplayer, Artist, Model, TV Host, Gamer, Blogger, Pianist, Doll & Statue Collector”, She also claims that she is a talent of GMA Network, having “portrayed” in movies such as “Tween Hearts” and “Ang Agimat ni Enteng Kabisote”.
Upon inspection, those are the films that included Barbie Forteza, a real talent of the Network.
GMA Network has denied that a certain “Heather Mikayle” is a talent of their network, and will be investigating the matter on the said impersonation.
US News Las Vegas has credited the controversial cosplay blogger GamerTotoy.com as the primary source of information about this issue.
The fire regarding his controversy has reached the foreign cosplay community, which prompted magnetic-rose.net’s Rochelle Dumlao to comment on the issue.
“News on Saya Impostor-gate made it to overseas cosplayers; good job ruining the reputation of local cosplay, fellow Filipino “cosplayers” 😐 ” She said on her Twitter account
She also provided details on how they will be able to report to the Facebook team regarding this controversy.
“Okay — since the fanpage of “Heather Mikayle” has been yanked by FB, she has been busy creating twenty plus (I lost count) more accounts with more stolen pics from Korean, Chinese, and Japanese net idols and cosplayers. Well, we can play that game too!” Dumlao said on her Facebook page.
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