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The advent of digital imaging technology and the popularity of small digital cameras and cellphones with mini-cameras has created a new kind of paparazzi – the citizen paparazzi also called the “snapperazzi”.

“Celebrity spotting, a favourite pastime of many, is being vaulted to new levels of possibility. Ordinary folk, already labelled in the US and Britain as “snapperazzi”, with mobiles poised and a gossipy nose for news, are making good pocket money selling their shots of celebs to supermarket weeklies,” writes the Sydney Morning Herald in the article The power of the citizen paparazzi.

In the Philippines, some snapperazzis have made a name for themselves among the underground networks of Yahoo Groups, although it’s not quite clear whether they have made money from those paparazzi photos.

Yubi Akira, considered a prolific snapperazzi in a known Yahoo Group, has joined the PinoySpy Forum and posted this pic of Angelene Aguilar on the Forum topic “Artista Daw?“.

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“Sa Starbucks sa Petron South nakunan ko… sabi nang mga kasama ko artista daw… kilala nyo?”, says Yubi.

He didn’t know it was Angelene Aguilar.

More snapperazzi photos of Angelene Aguilar from Yubi Akira.