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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

May 1, 2019


maggie with husband victor consunji

MAGGIE WILSON won the Bb. Pilipinas World title in 2007 and represented our country in the Miss World competition that year when she was only 17. She appeared in many TV shows on GMA-7 then her acting career stopped when she married businessman Victor Consunji in 2010 and gave birth to their son, Connor.

But she got to join the Amazing Race Asia, Season 5 in 2016 and won. Last October, she opened her own furniture and decor store, Casa Consunji.

Maggie is creating yet another positive mark by promoting women entrepreneurs as one of the founders of her home interiors business, Casa Consunji. After launching her physical storefront  in Acacia Estates, Taguig City, Maggie launched her website www.CasaConsunji.com in partnership with GoDaddy. Built using GoDaddy Website Builder, including an online store, Maggie’s website is designed to reach more customers across the Philippines and beyond.

Maggie has been pursuing her passion project as co-founder of Casa Consunji. She was recently appointed as a GoDaddy Brand Ambassador as part of AXN’s Asian partnership with GoDaddy. AXN also collaborated with GoDaddy to conceptualize and produce two beautifully styled GoDaddy branded vignettes featuring Maggie – “The Start Up” and “Power Your Passion” – which were filmed on location at Casa Consunji – to encourage more entrepreneurs to take the step forward to establish their online presence with GoDaddy.

Two months since the website’s launch, Maggie has already seen the impact of taking her business online. “Casa Consunji has experienced an increase of 30% in sales since we launched our online store with GoDaddy. We now receive customer orders from the Philippines, U.S., Singapore, U.A.E., and Canada,” shared Maggie.

“So far, our website has garnered over 500,000 page views and counting. For a startup company with minimal marketing, launching our website helped increase our brand awareness and reach more customers from the Philippines and in other countries,” Maggie added.

What started as a concept during her Bali trip in October 2017 gave birth to a collaboration with Maggie’s friends, Parul Shah and Janela Cuaton. “I told my husband Victor just how inspired I was with the beautiful architecture and interiors of hotels, shops, and restaurants in Bali. Around the same time, he had asked if I’d be interested in interior decorating four model units he was building for his new development. He suggested that I open up a store because I knew where to source and find unique pieces, and he could see this was becoming my passion. Casa Consunji was a natural progression. When I invited Parul and Janela on a sourcing trip, both of them instantly fell in love with the concept.”

By October 2018, Casa Consunji opened its doors with the unique concept of being a furniture shop café where design, retail and food meet, “a place where one can take their own time browsing furniture pieces while having a cup of coffee or a smoothie bowl at the same time.” A second store was born when they decided to create a website using GoDaddy’s easy to use and affordable  integrated suite of online tools.

“Working with GoDaddy has been really great. Their Website Builder tool was easy to use to get started. My website looks professional, is easily viewable on mobile devices, and includes an online store. GoDaddy offers 24/7 customer care support, and that has been an amazing help for me along the way,” Maggie enthused.

As GoDaddy’s brand ambassador, Maggie has come to represent empowered women in business. To other aspiring businesswomen, she has this advice to give: “There’s no other way to do it but to take that leap. Opening Casa Consunji was extremely daunting especially because I’m putting my family’s name and staking my reputation. But I’ve always been a YES kind of woman. I always say, if it scares you, do it. Business is all about taking calculated risks and doing your market research. Be open to critique and ideas especially from people with experience. Take a class if you need to. But always remember, you have to be the one to make the first move.”

AXN features exclusive top-rated drama series, blockbuster features, reality programs and groundbreaking original productions. The channel appeals to a discerning audience seeking content that is smart, intriguing and unexpected, and all delivered close to U.S telecasts. From SEAL Team and MacGyver, to The Amazing Race Asia and Asia's Got Talent, AXN is defined not by a genre, but by an attitude that truly redefines action. In Asia, AXN is enjoyed in 38 million households across 17 territories and is available in both SD and HD. 

GoDaddy is empowering everyday entrepreneurs around the world by providing all of the help and tools to succeed online. With 18.5 million customers worldwide, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com.

For further information, please contact:
Lynda Leow
Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia
+65 8282 6390

Khristine Dela Cruz
Ogilvy Philippines
+63 917 855 4779