Philippine Beauty Queens
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The Philippines, also known as Philippine Islands and Republic of the Philippines, is a southeast Asian country south of Taiwan and east of Vietnam across the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea).
The Philippines has won many coveted titles in the world's major beauty contests. In the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant, Gloria Diaz in 1969 and Margarita Moran in 1973 were crowned Miss Universe.
In the Miss International Beauty Pageant, the Philippines has garnered five (5) crown titles: Gemma Cruz in 1964, Aurora Pijuan in 1970, Melanie Marquez in 1979, Precious Quigaman in 2005, and Bea Rose Santiago in 2013.
Last year alone (2013), the Philippines won the top titles for Miss International and the Miss World (Megan Lynne Young, 2013 Miss World).
Indeed, the Philippines is home to many of the most beautiful women in the world: Hot Filipina and Sexy Filipina. Let's take a look at some of the most beautiful women in world!
Marian Rivera. Real name: Marian Rivera Gracia. A Filipina with Spanish blood, she is a commercial model, an actress, and a recording artist. She was known for her SkyFlakes biscuit commercial and gained popularity for her role in Marimar, a television series remake of a Mexican film. She was voted as FHM's Sexiest Woman in the Philippines for 2008, 2013, and this year, 2014. Currently engaged with her longtime boyfriend and co-actor Dingdong Dantes.
Official Website: www.facebook.com/MarianRivera
Angel Locsin. Real name: Angelica Colmenares. A Filipina commercial model, multi-awarded actress, film producer and fashion designer. She is famous for her roles in television series "Mulawin" and "Darna". She won the FAMAS Award and the Film Academy of the Philippines Award for best actress in 2013 for her performance in the movie One More Try.
She turned down the lead role for the Philippine remake of Marimar, a Mexican telenovela, and Marian Rivera eventually got the lead role. As it turned out, Marimar was a huge success and catapulted Marian Rivera to stardom.
Angel Aquino (real name: Angelita Velasquez-Aquino ) A Filipina fashion model and FAMAS and Gawad Urian Award-nominated Filipino film and television actress. She is currently part of ABS-CBN contract talents. She is mostly known for her lead antagonist roles such as Ether in "Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas" in 2006, Vera Cruz in "Magkaribal" in 2010, and Adrianna Lamayre in "Apoy Sa Dagat" in 2013. She was known as a TV host for US Girls since 2006.
Angelica Panganiban. A Filipina actress and TV show host who started her movie career when she was six (6) years old. She started at an ABS-CBN show "Ang TV." (The TV). She was awarded the FAMAS (Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences) award for Best Child Actress in her role in the film "Separada."
Anne Curtis (real name: Anne Marie Ojales Curtis Smith), is an Australian-Filipina commercial model, TV host and an actress. She is the daughter of Carmen Ojales, a Filipina, and James Curtis-Smith, an Australian lawyer. She won the FAMAS Award for Best Actress in 2012 for her role in the film No Other Woman. Anne Curtis' box-office hits include Babe, I Love You and A Secret Love.
Cindy Kurleto. - (real name: Cynthia Kurleto) is a Filipina commercial model, actress and a former MTV VJ in the Philippines. The daughter of a divorced couple Faustina Verdillo and Friedrich Kurleto, she grew up in Austria and was discovered in Legazpi City, Albay.
Cristene Reyes (Ara Marie Cristine Reyes). A Filipina actress who became popular when she joined a TV reality show, StarStruck. Some of her movies include "When the Love is Gone", "El Presidente", "The Reunion", "The Gifted", and "Trophy Wife".
Diana Zubiri. (Real name: Rosemarie Joy Garcia) A Filipina actress and a commercial model. She started her movie career when she was 15 years old and started on sexy roles on various movies. She was involved in a controversy after the Mayor of Mandaluyong City filed charges against her for doing a photoshoot along a busy intersection flyover in EDSA Highway clad in a two-piece bikini.
Ellen Adarna. (Ellen Meriam Go Adarna) is a Filipina actress who appeared in popular TV show "Bubble Gang".
Empress Schuck (Real Name: Empress Karen Carreon Schuck). A Filipina German commercial model and an actress. She started her show business career at a very young age (8 years old). As a child actress, she appeared in the TV show "Bida si Mister, Bida si Misis" and the movie 9 Mornings. She won the award Most Popular Child Actress in 2003. Others TV shows she appeared include "Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin", "Ang Iibigin ay Ikaw", and Etheria.
Eula Valdez (Eugenia Laura Valdez) is a Filipina actress who became known after playing the role of Amor Powers in "Pangako sa ’Yo". She recently moved to GMA Network from ABS-CBN. After playing the special character on The Wedding recently aired on ABS-CBN Eula is now back on GMA-7 together with her new character to be played on "Kahit Minsan Lang with Camille Prats".
Heart Evangelista. (Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco). A Chinese-Filipina who was raised in the United States of America. She is an actress, singer and television host. She is the daughter of restaurant magnates Reynaldo and Cecilia Ongpauco, She is currently in a relationship with Philippine Senator Chiz Escudero, a relationship which her parents reject.
Iwa Moto (Real name: Aileen Iwamoto) A Filipina actress with Japanese ancestry who became popular when she became a runner up in Starstruck, a reality TV show. She is well known for playing the character role of Rita Acuesta on "Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap" and the character role of Valentina in the TV drama-fantasy series "Darna".
Iya Villania, (Real name: Raelene Elaine Ebaler Villanía). A filipina (Australian-Filipina) actress, TV show host, singer, and a commercial model. She was born in Camperdown, Australia and was raised in Sydney, Australia. She has been a co-host of shows such as ASAP Mania, Us Girls and as a VJ for the music channel Myx. She appeared in the movies "Flores De Mayo", When I Met U, "Paano Kita Iibigin", "Pamahiin", Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom, "Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita", and the movie A Beautiful Life.
Iza Calzado, (Real name: Maria Izadora Ussher Calzado). A Filipina Hollywood actress, commercial model, and TV host. Iza's father is a TV director and her brother, Dash Calzado, is a member of a Pinoy rap group. She gained attention in show business in May 2002 and, in terms of acting, she is comparable to veteran actresses Cherry Pie Picache and Hilda Coronel. Her biggest breaks in Philippine showbiz include teaming with Argentine actor Segundo Cernadas in GMA Network's "The Amo", "Maging Sino Ka Man" and taking the role as Amihan in "Encantadia". She starred on an American remake of the Philippine film Sigaw.
Jackie Rice. A Filipina (American-Filipina) actress, a television personality and a commercial model. She was the Ultimate Female Survivor in StarStruck, a TV reality show in the Philippines. She appeared in Love to Love, a youth-romance TV show, Fantastikids, a fantasy-action TV series, and the TV series Fantastic Man. Her other portrayals include "Dyesebel", "Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang", and "Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin".
Jennylyn Mercado. A Filipina actress, singer and songwriter. She became famous when she emerged a winner in StarStruck, a Philippine TV reality show. Some of her popular songs include "Maybe This Time" and "Moments of Love"
Katrina Halili, (Real name: Maria Irene Pe Halili), A Filipina actress, commercial model, and a music producer. Katrina became popular for her roles in telenovelas (television soap operas) which included "Darna", "Majika", Marimar, One Night Only, "Gagambino", and "Magdusa ka". Katrina Halili is a most sought-after model for sexy magazines. She was twice hailed as The Sexiest Woman Alive by FHM Magazine.
Kristene Hermosa, (Real name: Anne Kirsten Esmeralde Hermosa Orille) A Filipina actress. She is the sister of another actress Kathleen Hermosa. Kristene Hermosa is a member of ABS-CBN's elite circle of homegrown talents known as Star Magic and is well known for her roles in soap operas on television. She was the ex-girlfriend of actor Jericho Rosales and ex-wife of actor Diether Ocampo. Kristine and Jericho Rosales reunited for their new series "Dahil May Isang Ikaw".
Lovi Poe. A Filipina commercial model , an actress and a singer. She is the daughter of the late veteran actor Fernando Poe, Jr., the "King of Philippine Movies". She is a half-sister of Philippine Senator Grace Poe. Lovi Poe is well known for her role in "Bakekang", a Philippine drama that was aired locally on GMA Network and also aired internationally on GMA Pinoy TV in 2007. She won the New Movie Actress of the Year award for her role in Shake Rattle and Roll 9, a horror comedy movie by Regal Films.
Maja Salvador (Maja Ross Andres Salvador). A Filipina actress, dancer, model, and producer. Dubbed as the "Dance Princess of the Philippines", she hails from a family of actors, including her father (Ross Rival), uncle (Philip Salvador), and aunt (Jobelle Salvador). She was awarded the Gawad Urian Award for Best Actress in 2012 and the Film Academy of the Philippines' Best Actress in 2012 for her role as Thelma in the movie with the same name.
Margaret “Maggie” Nales Wilson. A Filipina (British-Filipina) beauty pageant contestant, TV personality, and an actress from Bacolod City. She was crowned Binibining Pilipinas-World at the 43rd Bb. Pilipinas beauty pageant held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on March 3, 2007. She represented the Philippines in the 57th Miss World pageant on December 1, 2007.
Mariel Rodriguez. A Filipina commercial model, an endorser, a TV host, a former MTV VJ and an actress. She hosted several TV shows which include Extra Challenge, a Philippine reality show by GMA News and Public Affairs, Pinoy Big Brother, a Philippine version of Big Brother, a reality game show, and Willie Revillame's noontime variety game shows Wowowee and Wiltime Bigtime
Nikki Gil, whose real name is Monica Pauline Santos Gil was born on August 23, 1987 in Manila, Philippines. She is a Filipina singer, host, model and actress.
Eldest of the family, Gil was born in Manila to parents Dino and Julie Gil. Being born to a musically-inclined family, her father a piano player and her mom a church choir member, Gil was already singing and doing voiceovers for commercials as early as four years old.
She graduated from Shekinah Christian Training Center in March 2004 as batch valedictorian. In 2009, she graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University majoring in English Literature.
Nikki dated Gab Valenciano, Gary Valenciano's son. They had a short relationship. The two broke up after 5 months. She was rumored to be dating Billy Crawford. People suspected her close relationship with Billy Crawford while hosting Pinoy Dream Academy (PDA). The two were finally open about their relationship this year.
Regine Velasquez, whose real name is Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez, was born on April 22, 1970.
She is a Filipina singer, actress, record producer, TV host, stage director, fashion designer, and commercial and print model.
Regine is dubbed as the Asia's Songbird after winning the 1989 Asia Pacific Singing Contest in Hong Kong and is widely known for possessing a wide vocal range.
Velasquez was the first Filipino to stage a solo concert at the Main Hall of Carnegie Hall, part of Carnegie Hall's centennial-year concert series.
In 2000, she performed the country's millennial theme, televised in 55 broadcast networks throughout the world to coincide with midnight in Manila.
Ruffa Mae Quinto. A Filipina actress and comedienne. She started her showbiz career after landing a spot in That's Entertainment (1986). Her biggest break was in the movie "Gloria, Gloria Labandera" (1997). She is widely known in playing the character "Booba" and "Boobita Rose" in both of her movies with the same title. She is one of the most bankable stars in the industry with top grosser films like "Apat, Dapat- Dapat, Apat", "Pasukob", "Desperadas", "Manay Po 2", "I.T.A.L.Y." and "Desperadas 2". Although she is a talent of GMA Network, she is one of the few actresses managed by Boy Abunda, a personality from the rival TV station ABS-CBN.
Solenn Heussaff. A Filipina with French blood, she is a commercial model, a singer, an actress, fashion designer, and a painter. Some of her notable films include "Status: It's Complicated", "Ella", and "Da Possessed".
Pauleen Luna is a Filipina actress and television personality. She is one of the hosts in the Philippine television program Eat Bulaga! and is well known as Baby Poleng. She appears in several GMA Network programs.
Sam Pinto. A Filipina commercial model and an actress from Paranaque, Metro Manila, whose real name is Samuelle Lynne Acosta Pinto. She won the FHM Magazine's Sexiest Woman in the Philippines for two straight years, in 2011 and 2012. She was de-throned by actress Marian Rivera in 2013, who also won two straight years, 2013 and 2014.
Pops Fernandez. ( Her real name is Maria Cielito Lukban Fernandez) A Filipina singer and an actress. Pops began her music career in 1981 at the age of 16 when she signed a contract with OctoArts Records and later released her first album. She appeared on the covers of several Philippine magazines and she even sparked controversy by posing provocatively on the cover of FHM magazine, a men's magazine. In 1999, the Philippine KBP Golden Dove Awards awarded her the Best Female Musical Variety Show Host. She has toured the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Guam, and Italy promoting her music to Philippine audiences. .
Valerie Garcia. A Filipina actress from Davao City, Philippines who is well known as "Bangs". Some of her TV performances this year (2014) includes "Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel", "The Legal Wife", and "Maalaala Mo Kaya: Gitara".
Vina Morales, whose real name is Sharon Garcia Magdayao , is a Filipina singer, actress and commercial model. She was born on October 17, 1975 in Bogo, Cebu, Philippines. She is the sister of actress Shaina Magdayao.
Vina's singing career started when she sang an entry in the Cebu Pop Music Festival. The song won the Grand Prize.
She was offered a singing and acting contract and her family moved to Manila. Her first film was "Nakagapos na Puso" in which she co-starred with Tonton Gutierrez and veteran actress Sharon Cuneta.
One of Vina's controversial roles was that of Sarah Balabagan in The Sarah Balabagan Story. Sarah Balabagan is a Filipina domestic helper from Mindanao who killed her employer in the United Arab Emirates who abused her.
The movie was at first barred from showing but eventually allowed to be shown in Philippine cinemas after a court ruling.
Toni Gonzaga. Her real name is Celestine Cruz Gonzaga. She is a Filipina commercial model, singer, TV host, and an actress. She hosts in the entertainment talk show "The Buzz" and the reality shows "Pinoy Big Brother" and "The Voice of the Philippines".
Kris Aquino. (Real name: Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino-Yap). A household name in the Philippines, she is a Filipina actress, television talk show and game show host. She is the daughter of the late Philippine Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. and the late Philippine President Corazon Aquino, and she is one of the siblings of the current Philippine President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III. She was married to PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) player James Yap in 2005.
Official Website: www.krisaquino.net
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