Miss Makeover

Miss Makeover Book Launch

Claire Betita De Guzman, an Ilongga author who is behind the bestselling No Boyfriend Since Birth, launched her new book, Miss Makeover, last December 2, 2017 at Book Latte Megaworld.

The launching was well attended by Claire’s family and friends. Everyone enjoyed interesting stories. fun games and exciting raffles and giveaways.

About Claire:

Claire Betita De Guzman is an Ilongga author who pursued excellence in journalism. She earned her degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. She has also taken up writing courses from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. She is a former magazine editor at Cosmopolitan Philippines, Preview, and Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, and lifestyle reporter for the broadsheet TODAY.

Now, she enjoys writing novels, short stories and a dip of poetry. She is the author of chick-lit novel No Boyfriend Since Birth, published by Summit Books, which was adapted into a TV series in the Philippines. Also, she authored other books like Girl Meets World, also by Summit Books, and Budget is the New Black, by Marshall Cavendish in Singapore. Her latest novel, Miss Makeover, was actually released this year.

Book Latte was filled with laughter and smiles. To make the occasion more alive, delectable food was served. We had club sandwiches, waffles, cream horns and fish fillet; all paired with sparkling juices.

Miss Makeover

Miss Makeover

Miss Makeover

Miss Makeover

About Miss Makeover:

“When beauty writer and makeup maven Mara Francisco gets a grand makeover, she also got hunky, handsome Markus. It’s about time: it’s been five years since Mara’s had a boyfriend. But has Markus really fallen for her – or the new, made-up Mara? Just as things go awry, work takes Mara to a far-flung town in the Philippines for a no-frills, back to basics program called the Real Beauty Boot Camp. The boot camp’s main rule? Absolutely no makeup during the six-day workshop!”

Miss Makeover

“But it’s been years since Mara has gone out without her ‘face’. And she needs to be filmed for her magazine’s vlog – by her cheeky but irresistibly charming colleague, Jack. Was it fate that she bumps into Joel, and old, intense high school crush she discovers she hasn’t really gotten over yet? And why is she drawn to the aloof and unavailable town local, Victor?”

“Follow Mara’s adventures from the jungles of Bali to the beaches of the Philippines, amidst makeup mishaps, island escapades, and social media slip-ups in her search for answers… and true love.”

Along with the whole program, many of us enjoyed some moments at the photo booth.

Miss Makeover

It was a fun-filled day with Claire Betita De Guzman as she launched her new book, Miss Makeover. For any inquiries about her book, you can connect with her on her social media accounts, @clairebetita or visit her on the web

We hope to have you again in Book Latte, Ms Claire! Book Latte sends our warmest congratulations to you!

Photo credits: Nile on Weekends


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