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The Balloon Idol (contest)

1st Place - Balloon Idol

Javier Gallaga

Participating at the first ever Balloon Idol was an unforgettable experience. Although I was very nervous while participating with the live cameras, it was all very well worth it. One of the changes I made after participating at the event was to kickstart the launch of our official website,

2nd Place - Balloon Idol

Marlene Zuniga

What motivated you to participate?

The confidence that they inspired in me since I knew that this event would take place, and above all, the confidence that I have in the Gemar balloon with which I know that spectacular things can be done. Without a doubt, The Balloon Trip was a unique experience, in which apart from knowledge, I left great friends with the same goals, objectives, and the same love for the Balloons.

3rd Place - Balloon Idol

Iris Isaza

After the event, what changes have you made to your decorations or your business?

First I learned that you can’t work alone! The Balloon Trip gave me the opportunity to grow in knowledge but it also gave me the opportunity to meet so many people who have the same feeling and dedication in the magical world of balloons. In addition, together we can develop large projects if we wish.

We just have to put to practice the necessary techniques. Lastly, let our imagination fly and let our hands make it into reality.

Vincenzo Musto

🇺🇸   Vincenzo Musto began his journey into the world of balloon decoration in 1992 when he opened his first balloon shop in Napoli in Italy. Curiously he focused on various techniques and special effects but fell in love with the creativity of balloon art when he discovered twisting. He now specializes in techniques to create balloon decor with modelling balloons. In 2008 Vincenzo was invited to join Gemar’s Academia Masters. His experience and natural passion for balloons made him a natural teacher. Armed with enthusiasm he travels promoting the culture of balloons and teaching the techniques for crafting balloon decorations. Vincenzo teaches worldwide spanning the continents of Europe, Asia, Middle East and USA.

Claudio Casagrande

🇺🇸 Claudio Casagrande opened his first party shop in 1991 in his home town Aprilia in Italy. He quickly realised his passion for the art of balloon decoration. Over the years he has mastered techniques to create sculptures using innovative techniques with G-link  balloons. In 2006 Claudio was invited to join Gemar’s Academia Masters. In 2008 he participated in GEMAR’s G20 and the debut of Academia. Claudio teaches all over the world, spanning the continents of Europe, Asia, Middle East and USA

Lia Leottau

🇺🇸 Lia has always been creative. At first, she was dedicated to the art of makeup, until one day she offered to create an exhibition of balloons. It was fortunate, since that first exhibition gave birth to a passion for the art of balloons that has made it a world leader in the industry. As her passion and vision grew, Lia transformed into a true artist. She loves working with colors and adding accessories to create amazing and creative artworks. Her sculptures are always a little different, fun and innovative in all their beautiful details.