If you’ve been on TikTok this quarantine, you’re probably familiar with Inka Magnaye who recently got attention for her Philippine Airlines voice over video which features her and her mom Lindy Pellicer reciting in-flight safety precautions.
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This job has an interesting story. Worth the read! On the first day of my recordings for @flypal , I took a grab from the south all the way to QC because that’s where the studio was. I had breakfast with the clients, signed the contract, and then headed into the recording booth. But right before we started, I said, “Oh, I have some trivia for you, by the way.” They said, “What is it?” And I said, “Did you know that my mom was the in-flight voice over for Philippine Airlines back in the 90s?” And the clients and our sound engineer for the project all gasped in surprise. They didn’t know! They asked me what my mom’s name was, I said, “Lindy.” Clients were amazed because out of a blind audition where several women sent in their samples, my voice was chosen, without knowing who I was or who my mom was, because I sounded the most like their brand. And it made sense because my mom was the sound of their brand, and I sound like my mom. This isn’t the first time my mom and I have worked for the same clients, simply because our voices are so similar. For example, we’ve done work for skin care products where my mom’s voice was used for products aimed at older women, and my voice was used for the younger line. Same goes for banks and telcos. This probably won’t be the last brand either. My mom is one of my biggest mentors in my voice over career, and I learn from her every day. Even just doing this video with her, I learned so much just by listening to her change the pace, style, and words she’d emphasize. Someone on TikTok said my mom did it so much better than I did, and my god OF COURSE SHE DID because she’s damn amazing and if I could reach her skill level, I can die happy. I’m learning from the best 💕 (Advanced) HAPPY MOTHER’s DAY, Mom!! I love you!! You inspire me!! @lindypellicer And a Happy Mother’s Day to all your moms, as well!! ❤️ MORE TRIVIA: Lindy Pellicer, Pinky Aseron, and the late, great Lily Nichols were just some of the in-flight voice overs for Philippine Airlines. All three of them, including me, were all products of 99.5RT training ❤️
In her caption, the 31-year-old professional voice artist shared her experience working for the same brand with her mom. Just a few moments before she recorded for PAL, she reveals that her mom was the voice of the airline company back in the ’90s. It’s not the first time they worked back-to-back—Magnaye also shared how they were hired for a skincare brand, with her mom voicing the mature product line and her voicing the younger line.
A lot of people have since sent in their voice over requests, which consists of K-pop radio promos and even the iconic broadcast from “The Purge.” One of her most popular videos sees her doing a radio promo for BTS’ BANGBANGCON.
NO PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT, NO EDITING PROGRAMS. Just YouTube, my phone, and my sense of timing.
Watch how I did it 🤗 finished product at the end of the video ✨ pic.twitter.com/ATf4cv7QC0
— Inka Magnaye (@inkatigerpiglet) April 17, 2020
In a DM exchange with Magnaye, she revealed that she recently discovered the Korean boy band because of the quarantine. “[M]y VO goal is to hone my skills so that I can work with artists like them! I wan[t to] do concept albums with my voice[.] I want to apply at entertainment companies in [K]orea so I can be an in-house VO talent[:] making material for them, voicing things for their acts, and going on tour with them as their official announcer!” she wrote.
Well, this baby ARMY has the talent for it. Signal boosting this until Big Hit Entertainment hears her.
Photo courtesy of Inka Magnaye
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