Pia Wurtzbach is a Filipino-German beauty queen who participated in the 64th Miss Universe pageant where she was crowned Miss Universe 2015. Wurtzbach is also a model, actress, and TV personality; she had to quit her showbusiness career temporarily to participate in the beauty pageant. She is also an advocate for gender equality and works towards raising awareness of HIV.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Mariqueen Maandig is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. She is credited with co-forming the post-industrial supergroup How to Destroy Angels alongside her husband Trent Reznor. Before her association with the supergroup, Maandig served as a vocalist for the rock band West Indian Girl. Also known for her good looks, Maandig appeared in Playboy magazine for the January 2009 issue.
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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.
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.
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Carissa Alvarado is an American singer and songwriter best known for being one half of the popular music duo, Us the Duo. Alvarado achieved popularity when her song No Matter Where You Are was used by the producers of a movie titled The Book of Life; the song was used as part of the movie’s original soundtrack.