Kristine Hermosa: More Than Just a Beautiful Face
Kristine Hermosa, born Kristine Hermosa Orille on September 9, 1983 in Quezon City, Philippines, is one of the most beautiful actresses in the Philippines. She is well known for portraying the role of Yna Macaspac in the primetime drama series, Pangako sa ‘Yo in 200. She is currently under Star Magic but has lied low in show business after getting married in 2011.
Kristine is the second of four children in the family. Her mother is of Spanish descent and her father is Filipino. One of her siblings is actress Kathleen Hermosa. She went to Batino Elementary School. When her family moved to Laguna, she then enrolled at Colegio de San Pedro, in San Pedro, Laguna near Pacita Complex to continue her remaining years in grade school and eventually her first year in high school. She then pursued her studies at ABS-CBN Learning Center after they moved back to Manila.
She was discovered at age 12 when her older sister Kathleen auditioned for a show in ABS-CBN. She was cast in the 1998 weekly drama series, Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako. In 2000, she was cast in the primetime soap opera, Pangako sa ‘Yo, which catapulted her and Jericho Rosales to fame.
She starred in the film Forevermore, released in 2002. In 2003-2004, she starred Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas. The following year, she also starred in Ngayong Nandito Ka released in November of 2003. Hermosa starred in the film All My Life where she played a broken-hearted woman who finds love with a dying man played by Aga Muhlach.
She also played the lead role in the short-lived television series ‘Til Death Do Us Part in 2005. Hermosa appeared in Gulong ng Palad and Prinsesa ng Banyera in 2006 and 2007 respectively. In 2009, she starred in Dahil May Isang Ikaw. She last appeared in the action-fantasy series Noah in 2010 where she played a diwata or fairy.
On September 21, 2004, she married actor Diether Ocampo, her co-star in Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas. However, they separated a few years after and finally ended their marriage on January 30, 2009 due to irreconcilable differences. Kristine became official part of Sotto family clan when she married Oyo Boy Sotto on January 12, 2011. They have two children, an adopted son, Kristian Daniel or Kiel, born August 16, 2008 and a biological daughter, Ondrea Bliss, born December 26, 2011. On February 2014, Oyo confirmed reports that his wife is expecting another child.