By Alex P. Vidal
LOS ANGELES, California – Another Filipino-American artist is making waves in the United States. This time, Sheryl “Shey” Nacpil-Plata, a 27-year-old resident of Aliso Viejo, California, has made heads turn in the world of fashion design.
Shey, who arrived in the US in 2007 from Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga, has been tapped to dress Hollywood actress and TV host Tia Barr in the 2012 Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills. The show will be televised “live” during the 64th Primetime Emmy’s hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on September 23.
A Spokes model and known for her diverse abilities, Barr has appeared in film, television and stage. She has produced roles in everything from playing the character Annie Chapman in Alfred Hitchcock’s murder mystery remake The Lodger to Comedy Central’s Last Laugh acting in comedy skits with Dave Attell.
She can currently be seen on the hit drama “Sons of Anarchy” on the FX network and many other films and TV shows.
“It’s an honor to be part of the show and to be assigned to dress one of the most prominent models in the United States today,” quipped Shey, a mother of two–Raan, 6; and Andre, 5.
Shey maintains a website http://www.cutieshey.com she uses to market her products which has attracted Prada model Kristen Rae Myers.
Appearing as guest on FilmOn.TV LA “live,” Beverly Hills top television morning show on September 4, Myers, an HD Reality TV actress and model, admitted she was attracted to Shey’s products after visitng her website.
“I Googled her (Shey) name and contacted her,” revealed Myers, who is based in Los Angeles.
Shey told FilmOn.TV LA 90210 host Marianna Hewitt and co-host Alicia Blanco her favorite models are German Heidi Klum and the Kardashian sisters. She likes Klum, a model of Vogue and Elle, for being “classy she doesn’t have to lift her fingers.”
Shey loves the Kardashian sisters’ “styles and everything.”
Shey, who finished biology at the Angeles City University in Pampanga, Philippines in 2007, chooses to dabble in fashion design intead of pursuing a career in medicine “because I feel like everything is possible here (fashion design in the US).”
In her website, Shey acts as model for her own products consist of Urban Chiq Dress, Cross Back Body Suit in Black, Victoria Laced Dress, Angel Laced Mint Romper, Leather Trim Strap, Beverly Maxi in Tan, Soho Mini Skirt, Parisian Draped Sweater, Teal Cropped Top, among other styles of all her 164 products
“Eventually I would like to have a boutique; I got a lot of suggestions from friends in Orange County,” sighed Shey, eldest daughter of Angelo Nacpil and Ely Concepcion-Nacpil. She is married to banker Joseph Plata and has a younger brother, Michael Dean Nacpil, 22.
Shey said she wants to also dress Filipino showbiz personalities, TV talk show hosts, among other models. “If I did it to Hollywood personalities, I can also do it to my fellow Filipinos; I would be very proud to serve my fellow Filipinos,” she quipped.