Women in the Philippines are known for their caring nature and strong sense of family values. Physically, Filipinas possess graciousness and charm that are distinctly theirs and these fascinate men from all over the globe.
Following are the top 20 choice starting with;
20 – JACKIE RICE
Born on April 1990 in Dinalupihan, Bataan to an American father and a Filipina mother, Jackie Rice grew up in Olongapo City. She entered show business through GMA Network’s reality show Starstruck Third Season where she became the Female Ultimate Survivor. After which, she has starred in various roles that pertains to love, family, comedy and even fantasy. Jackie Rice convincingly plays villain roles.
19 – KC CONCEPCION
Her birth name is Maria Kristina Cassandra Concepcion, born to popular actor parents, Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion. Multi-talented like her parents, KC did not enter show business until she finished her degree from a university in Paris, France. Her singing, dancing and hosting skills were honed through several ABS CBN shows while her acting ability was enhanced via films mostly from Star Cinema. KC is currently the appointed National Ambassador against Hunger of the United Nation’s World Food Program.
18 – MAJA SALVADOR
Another contract star from ABS CBN who is simply known as Maja Ross Andres Salvador to her non-showbiz friends, is one of the most popular actresses of her generation. Her participation and brilliant performance in many shows and movies have shown her versatility as an artist.
17 – ALODIA GOSIENGFIAO
When we talk of cosplay, one name stands out – Alodia (Alodia Almira Arraiza) Gosiengfiao. With over 40 anime characters she has cosplayed with, Alodia has earned the nickname “Queen of Cosplay in the Philippines”. Aside from this, she is also a pianist, blogger, performer and figurine collector. One magazine hailed her as one of the most influential women in the Philippines.
16 – SOLENN HEUSAFF
Of Filipino – French descent born on July 1985, Solenn is a VJ, actress, model, TV host, fashion designer, make-up artist and painter. This multi-talented lady is a contract artist of GMA Network, GMA Artist Center, MCA Universal Philippines and Regal Films. She has popular product endorsements too.
15 – HEART EVANGELISTA
Her face exudes warmth, thus both her screen name and real name, Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco have become synonymous. She first entered show business in year 2000 and has since portrayed different roles on television and movies, some of which she won recognition from award giving bodies. Her dedication, commitment and passion for the arts are evident in each portrayal she gives the audience.
14 – JENNYLYN MERCADO
Wounds in her heart caused by her unfortunate childhood have managed to heal over time, hard work and success. After winning the first season of Starstruck, Jennylyn became a household name as she gave justice to all of the roles entrusted to her. She may had heartaches but today, she is a confident single mother, singer, songwriter, host and model.
13 – SHAINA MAGDAYAO
As a younger sister to very good actress, Shaina Garcia Magdayao seemed to have the inclination of being an actress at a very early age. She first became a children’s products endorser before venturing in the entertainment industry. Her portrayal of different roles from melodrama to fantasy became strong enough to carve out her own name and leave a mark in the industry.
12 – RHIAN RAMOS
A Eurasian beauty born in October 1990, Rhian Denise Ramos Howell’s father is Welsh. She is not only a good actress, but a confident host as well. Many magazines favor her to become their cover model.
11 – BEA ALONZO
She goes by the stage name Bea Alonzo, the actress known for her melodramatic roles that can make you cry in seconds. Born to a British father and Filipina mother, her real name in Phylbert Angellie Ranollo Fagestrom. Aside from being an award winning television and movie actress, Bea is also a recording artist, model and product endorser.
10 – SAM PINTO
Exuding delicate grace and beauty even at a young age, Samuelle Lynne Acosta first started as a TV commercial and Print Ad model. Her participation in the popular reality show Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Edition paved the way for regular stints on TV. She is also a sought after product endorser for hair care products, food products, and beverages.
9 – COLEEN GARCIA
Danielle Coleen Ortega Garcia had her first taste of stardom when she became one of the regular co-hosts of ABS CBN’s popular variety Showtime. Coleen endorses brand of jeans, cologne, drinks and beauty products.
8 – KIM CHIU
This pretty Filipina Chinese young lady was declared the first grand winner of the popular reality show Pinoy Big Brother and since then, she has graced several magazine covers and made product endorsements. Her superb acting skills earned for her numerous important roles in dramas and movies. She epitomizes the modern Filipina Chinese.
7 – JEWEL MISCHE
Pretty and sweet Jewel Fatima Avejade Mische is part German-Spanish-American from her father’s side. As the Ultimate Sweetheart of Starstruck, she won extravagant prizes that were put to good use. In between her show business career, Jewel was able to study Aviation – she continues to soar high!
6 – ANNE CURTIS
Half Australian, she was born Anne Marie Ojales Curtis-Smith. Anne started in show business at a young age portraying teeny bopper roles and as time passed by, she matured into a versatile actress putting reality in each role whether drama or comedy. She has sold out concerts to boast of as well.
5 – KRISTINE HERMOSA
Born of Filipina – Spanish parentage, Anne Kirsten Esmeralde Hermosa Orille is gifted with a very pretty face and natural acting ability. She has proven herself worthy of roles from drama to comedy. Once annulled in marriage, Kristine is now a happily married to Oyo Boy Sotto and a mother to two children.
4 – CRISTINE REYES
Ara Cristine Pascual Reyes in real life was born on February 1989. She is the younger sister of another famous actress. Charmingly pretty and with a well-curved body, she was hailed as one of the sexiest Filipinas is a leading men’s magazine. She showed interesting deliverance of all the roles she portrayed on television and films.
3 – SARAH GERONIMO
Immediately after being the winner of Star for a Night, Sarah became a household name when it comes to recording artists of her generation. She ventured into acting not long after and has starred in blockbuster hits alongside popular actors. She is the first ever Filipino artist to receive a Platinum award for a DVD copy of her concert.
2 – MARIAN RIVERA
Born on August 1984 in Madrid, Spain she first starred in family oriented shows on GMA Network until she acted as the lead actress later on. Memorable films are to her name as well. She is a commercial model, product endorser and one of the favorite cover girls for men’s magazines. Most importantly, Marian is engaged to actor Dingdong Dantes.
1 – ANGEL LOCSIN
The most beautiful Filipina was born on April 23, 1985 in Santa Maria, Bulacan with the birth name of Angelica Colmenares. She was raised a Christian but is also part of a Muslim Royal Family in Marawi City through her mother’s side. Her portrayal of Alwina in the hit television drama Mulawin became her passport to fame. Aside from being an award winning actress, Angel is also a commercial model, product endorser, film producer and fashion designer.
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