Arnel was selected for the Miami Media & Influencers Dinner sponsored by Russian Standard Vodka and Syndicate Media. Other notable guests included representatives from Broken Shaker, Haute Living, LDV Hospitality, SLS Hotel, Societe Perrier, Soho Beach House, and Urban Daddy.
In addition, while living in California, Arnel was selected for the Red Book - the National Creative Influencer Program, sponsored by Fader Magazine and Cornerstone Promotion. Those featured in the Red Book were the first honorees of their current Strategic Product Seeding program whose mission is to leverage its relationships with influential members of the music, fashion, and entertainment industry, and connects them with various brands in organic ways.
Arnel also won the New York Viewer's Choice Award at the MTV Film Festival.