Nadine Lustre – Lustrous Leading Lady

Nadine Lustre

Nadine LustreNadine Lustre, born Nadine Alexis Paguia Lustre on October 31, 1993 in Quezon City, entered show business at the tender age of 9.  Her first stint on television was as host of the defunct RPN’s children oriented show, Storyland in 2002.

When she reached her teen years, she played bit roles in various TV shows and became a member of an all-female group called Pop Girls.  She eventually left the group to pursue a solo singing career but didn’t quite hit the big time until she was tapped to play the female lead in Viva Film’s Diary ng Panget in 2014. Continue reading “Nadine Lustre – Lustrous Leading Lady”

James Reid – Fil-Aussie Heartthrob

James Reid

James ReidRobert James Reid, more popularly known as James Reid, was born in Sydney, Australia on May 11, 1993.  When he was 2 years old, his parents separated and he was left to the care of his Australian father.  When he turned 15, James and his father moved to the Philippines due to financial issues and to address his father’s medical needs.  Due to cultural differences and language barrier, James had a hard time adjusting to local schools, prompting his dad to enroll him in an Australian distance-learning center based in New South Wales, Australia.

James Reid started his showbiz career as one of the housemates in the hit reality TV show Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash in 2010.  Despite being almost force evicted twice due to health issues, James was still was named the Big Winner. Continue reading “James Reid – Fil-Aussie Heartthrob”

Liza Soberano – The Leading Lady to Watch For

Liza Soberano

Liza SoberanoBorn Hope Elizabeth Soberano, on January 4, 1998 in California, Liza Soberano is one of the fast-rising young stars of ABS-CBN. After coming home to the Philippines to live with her dad, she was spotted by a talent scout and started to get modeling jobs.

She just signed a contract with GMA network’s Artist Center when she received an offer she can’t refuse from ABS-CBN’s talent management arm, Star Magic, and immediately grabbed the once in a lifetime opportunity. That proved to be one of the best decisions she has ever made as she was eventually launched as one of the members of Star Magic Batch 2013, alongside other teen talents Julia Barretto, Janella Salvador, Jerome Ponce and Jane Oineza. Continue reading “Liza Soberano – The Leading Lady to Watch For”

Maricar Reyes – Undaunted Actress

Maricar Reyes

Maricar ReyesMaricar Reyes, born Maricar Concepcion Pozon Reyes on June 20, 1981, is a Filipino actress, model and general practitioner. She finished her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Ateneo de Manila University and studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She passed the medical licensure exam in 2008.

Before entering show business, Maricar appeared in TV and print ads released in the Philippines and across Southeast Asia, for brands like Coca-Cola, Globe Telecom, Sunsilk, Pond’s Whitening, Modess, Nescafe, KFC,Pantene ProV Conditioner, and Contractubex. Continue reading “Maricar Reyes – Undaunted Actress”

Empress Schuck – Empress of Drama

Empress Schuck

Empress SchuckBorn Empressita Karen Schuck on February 19, 1993, Empress is a Filipina actress and commercial model who is currently a member of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic. Before she became a Star Magic artist, she first appeared on several GMA-7 shows such as Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin, Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw and Etheria.

She studied at Espiritu Santo Parochial School until the fifth grade and transferred to a different school the following year. She eventually enrolled in the home study program of the Angelicum College. Continue reading “Empress Schuck – Empress of Drama”

Alex Gonzaga – The Next Multimedia Star

Alex Gonzaga

Alex GonzagaBorn Catherine Cruz Gonzaga on January 16, 1988, Alex Gonzaga is the younger sister of actress/singer/host Toni Gonzaga. She is starting to make a name for herself as an actress, comedian and television host.

Alex graduated from the University of Asia and the Pacific with a Master of Arts in Education degree, majoring in Child Development and Education, and eventually followed her ate Toni’s footsteps. She started her showbiz career on ABS-CBN’s sitcom, Let’s Go, where she played the role of Alex in 2006. She remained as one of the main cast of the teen oriented sitcom until its fourth and final season (re-titled Gokada Go!) which aired its last episode on June 2007. Continue reading “Alex Gonzaga – The Next Multimedia Star”

Jessy Mendiola – Fast Rising Actress

Jessy Mendiola

Jessy MendiolaBorn Jessica Mendiola Tawile on December 3, 1992 in the United Arab Emirates, Jessy Mendiola is a fast rising Filipina actress. She is the middle child of of her Filipina mom and British-Lebanese dad.

When Jessy was only three years old, her mother left her father and decided to take her and her older sister to the Phlippines. Her parents reconciled and Jessy’s younger sister was born in the Philippines.  However, her parents’ relationship didn’t work out and decided to separate for good. Jessy remains in contact with her father, who works abroad. Continue reading “Jessy Mendiola – Fast Rising Actress”

Maja Salvador – Dance Princess of the Philippines

Maja Salvador

Maja SalvadorMaja Ross Andres Salvador, more popularly known as Maja Salvador was born on October 5, 1988. She is a daughter of the late actor Ross Rival of the well-known Salvador clan which also includes multi-awarded actor Phillip Salvador, director Leroy Salvador, and former actresses Alona Alegre, Deborah Sun and Jobelle Salvador.

She started her showbiz career in 2003 via a small role in the TV series It Might Be You, starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo. A contract star of Star Magic, Maja was noticed for her dancing skills and was eventually given the title Dance Princess of the Philippines. Continue reading “Maja Salvador – Dance Princess of the Philippines”