Lea Salonga is a Filipina actress, singer, and columnist. She achieved international fame at the age of 18, when she originated the role of Kim in Miss Saigon, winning the Laurence Olivier Award under the Best Actress in a Musical category. Lea Salonga became the first Asian actress to receive a Tony Award when she reprised the role on Broadway.
Famous for her baby-face and youthful skin, the South Korean singer and actress is a celebrity not just in her country, but also in the Philippines. Despite her humble beginning, Sandara Park rose to prominence as a singing sensation with a number of chart-topping songs. She also featured in television shows and movies and is considered as a trendsetter.
Born Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer Jake Zyrus came out as lesbian in 2013 and then as transgender later, changing his name in 2017 and going through a chest reconstruction and hormone treatment. Jake had grown up supporting his family by performing and later struck gold with the single Pyramid.
Nadine Lustre is a Filipina actress, music video director, and singer best known for her portrayal of Eya Rodriguez in the 2014 romantic comedy film, Diary ng Panget. One of the most decorated Filipina celebrities, Lustre has won several prestigious awards, such as the Young Critics Circle award, Asian Academy Creative Award, Myx Music Awards, and Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award.
Bea Alonzo is a Filipina model, actress, and former singer. Widely regarded as one of Asia's biggest stars,Bea Alonzo has won many prestigious awards for her skills as an actress. In 2016, she was adjudged Movie Actress of the Year at the 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies for playing Basha Belinda Eugenio-Gonzales in the 2015 film, A Second Chance.
Heart Evangelista is a Filipina actress, TV host, singer, philanthropist, and socialite. She began working as a model and actress while still in her teens. As a young woman, she continued acting while also establishing herself as a painter. She launched the foundation 'Heart Can' to help children with special needs. She is married to politician Francis Escudero.
Filipina actor Maja Salvador became a household name with her award-winning role in the film Thelma. The series Wildflower and The Killer Bride catapulted her to international fame. In 2018, she rekindled her romance with her long-lost boyfriend of her 20s, Rambo Nunez. She now owns a talent company.
Kim Chiu is a Filipino model, actress, singer, dancer, host, and vlogger. Nicknamed the Multimedia Idol, Chiu has achieved immense popularity in the Philippines. Regarded as one of the most popular actresses for her generation, Chiu is also counted among the highest grossing stars of the 2010s decade. She is also one of the most decorated performers of her generation.
Filipino comedian, talk show host, actor, and TV presenter Vice Ganda has appeared in some of the highest-grossing movies in Philippine cinema. As a comedian, he uses observational comedy, situational irony, and sarcasm in his routines. Also active on TV, he regularly hosts the noontime variety show It's Showtime. He is openly gay and is considered an LGBTQAI+ icon.
Neile Adams is a Filipino-American dancer, actress, and singer. Before establishing herself in the American entertainment industry, Adams lived in Manila where she worked as a spy as part of the Philippine resistance movement during the Second World War. She then moved to the USA, where she became a dancer and actress.
Filipino-Australian actor-singer James Reid had been a talented gymnast and swimmer in childhood. He is best known for pairing up with Nadine Lustre in projects such as Diary Ng Panget and On the Wings of Love. Though he and Nadine dated later, they broke hearts with their split in 2020.
Regine Velasquez is a Filipina singer, record producer, and actress. Renowned for her belting technique and vocal range, Velasquez is counted among the most influential personalities in Philippine popular culture. She is the best-selling Filipino musician of all time as she has sold over seven million records so far. Regine Velasquez is also credited with influencing several other performers.
Darren Espanto is a Filipino-Canadian actor and singer best known for his cover songs. He achieved popularity after appearing in the popular Philippine reality singing TV competition, The Voice Kids. Over the years, Darren Espanto has received several prestigious awards, such as Awit Awards, Box Office Entertainment Awards, Myx Music Awards, Wish Music Awards, and PMPC Star Awards for Music.
Bailey May is a Filipino-British model, actor, television personality, and singer. He achieved popularity after appearing in the popular reality TV show, Pinoy Big Brother. Over the years, May has received several prestigious awards, such as RAWR Award, PMPC Star Award for Television, GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Award, MOR Choice Award, and Awit Award.
Ylona Garcia is a Filipino-Australian television personality, singer, and actress. After finishing third in the Philippine version of Big Brother, Garcia went on to establish herself as a popular actress and singer. Over the years, she has also won many prestigious awards, such as the Awit Awards, MOR Choice Awards, MYX Music Award, and Wish Music Award.
Former Filipino senate president Vicente Castelo Sotto III, also known as Tito Sotto or Tito Sen, was also a well-known musician and songwriter who had co-founded the band VST & Co. He had also co-hosted Eat Bulaga! And had represented the Philippine national bowling team in international tournaments.
Juan Karlos Labajo is a Filipino actor, guitarist, television personality, and singer-songwriter. He is credited with founding Juan Karlos, a Filipino rock band named after him. He serves as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and rhythm guitarist for the band. Over the course of his career, Labajo has won many awards like Myx Music Awards and MOR Pinoy Music Awards.
Andree Bonifacio is a Filipina-Canadian video blogger, dancer, singer, and occasional actress. She achieved popularity in 2016 when she became the first-ever grand champion of Dance Kids, a popular Filipino TV dance competition show. She is credited with forming the dancing tandem Lucky Aces along with Lucky Ancheta. Over the years, she has also appeared on popular TV shows.
Iconic Philippine singer Rico J. Puno, who was a pioneer of soul music in the Philippines, also popularized the Manila sound genre. He was also one of the first to use Tagalog lyrics. A comedian, host, and actor, too, he later stepped into politics and served as a councilor of Makati’s 1st district.