From WikiPilipinas: The Hip 'n Free Philippine Encyclopedia
Tessa Rufino Prieto-Valdes is a fashion designer, columnist and socialite-philanthropist known for her flamboyant outfits. She also comes from the wealthy Prieto clan, who controls one of the largest newspapers in the Philippines, the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
The mistress of style, Tessa Rufino Prieto-Valdes, has always been famous. With her elaborate fashion style and glitzy accessories, Tessa never fails to catch the attention of critics and fashionistas. This time she is once again in the limelight as she dips her hand in the world of singing. She was one of the eight non-professional singers but notable in their respectively fields who joined Celebrity Duets in the Philippines, the only reality-singing competition on TV.
One million pesos is at stake in this reality-singing competition. The celebrity who will win may opt to donate at least 50% of his/her winnings to the charitable institution of his/her choice. Tessa chooses to give it all up, in case she wins the contest.
“I decided to go all out for Celebrity Duets,” admits Tessa bearing in mind the large amount at stake that could be donated to her chosen foundations. Known for her philanthropic acts, it is no surprise that she would like to share the one million cash prize with three organizations, Gawad Kalinga, Assumption Mission Schools and the Sisters of Mary foundation.
“For charity I will do anything,” are the powerful and firm words from an equally strong-willed lady who will surely take this challenge to the next level.
 External Links
- Tessa Prieto-Valdes iGMA Profile on Tessa Prieto-Valdes' participation in Duet for a Cause accessed on Aug. 30, 2007