Abi Marquez, publicly known as TikTok’s “Lumpia Queen,” is set to shine even brighter in the tradigital space with new talent management agency NYMA, one of the brands under KROMA Entertainment, the new tradigital entertainment company backed by the ecosystem of the Globe Group.
Having debuted only last January 2022, Abi Marquez is now one of the biggest names in the “FoodTok” universe kicking off her popularity with her “What happens if we make peach mango pie with lumpia wrappers?” video.
After the video went viral, Abi created more experimental lumpia videos and turned it into a series, which consistently amassed millions of views. This earned Abi her online moniker “Lumpia Queen,” and led to a stream of fans on her TikTok channel, which now has 2.5 million followers.
Her content creation formula– a mix of experimental recipes plus ASMR and on-the-beat sounds— has won the hearts of food enthusiasts including Erwan Heussaff of FEATR. She has been invited as a guest on the YouTube channel’s cooking and food discovery series.
Abi’s excellent and experimental cooking skills are no surprise, having earned a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management from the University of the Philippines Diliman, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2022.
As a fresh graduate experiencing immense success in her field, Abi decided to take on content creation as a full-time career rather than pursuing her goal of going into the corporate world.
As with many online creators, the real challenge is “wearing too many hats– from brainstorming and filming to reading emails and negotiating with partners,” Abi said.
“Especially in the cooking niche, content creation can take hours of time and energy. My creative juices and energy come unexpectedly, and when they do, I want to make sure that I focus on that momentum and make my ideas come to life,” she said.
When asked how she feels about joining the talent management agency, Abi said: “I’m very happy because I know I’m in the right hands.”
“NYMA made me feel that I’m not just another number in a talent portfolio. I didn’t just hear – I saw – how they genuinely care for their talents, and value their individuality and creative freedom. They are industry veterans who are extremely professional but still pass the vibe check.”
Kat Bautista, Head of NYMA, said there is a lot of potential in Abi especially with food as a popular niche on social media.
“We are elated to have Abi join NYMA. She’s an incredible force in the kitchen and has a multitude of other talents we can’t wait to unleash for the world to see. WRAPPED with NYMA’s support, get ready for Abi to be on a roll with her projects!”
NYMA is currently home to notable artists including celebrity and vlogger Kristel Fulgar, Home Buddies founder Frances Cabatuando, and visual artist and content creator Raco Ruiz.
Short for “Now You Must Aspire,” NYMA aims to make its stars shine and help them realize their full potential. The talent management agency and production house gives its talents unparalleled support, helping them expand their content and reach on all tradigital platforms.
NYMA recognizes Abi’s immense talent and love for her craft, and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to take her career to greater heights, give her unparalleled value, and help her break new ground in the tradigital space.
To learn more information about KROMA and NYMA, visit https://www.kroma.ph/nyma.