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Sarah Geronimo: The Pop Star Princess

32208-showmain-sarahglivePop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo (real name Sarah Asher Geronimo) was born on July 25, 1988 to parents Delfin and Divina Geronimo. Her father was a retired PLDT employee while her mom used to run a beauty parlor in their house at Sta. Cruz, Manila. Sarah is the third of four children with siblings Johna Rizzie, Sunshine Grace, and Ezekiel Gabriel.

Sarah started singing at a very young age, mentored by her father. He would have her practice everyday to develop her singing prowess. Sarah first sang on stage at age two at a mall show. At four years old,mother Divine would accompany her to auditions for different TV programs. Sarah became part of kiddie shows Pen-Pen de Sarapen (4-6 years old), Ang TV (7-8 years old), and NEXT (8-9 years old).

When not busy with auditions, Sarah would perform at shopping malls and hotel lounges. She was one of the performers during the 1995 visit of Pope John Paul II. Sarah, at an early age, joined different singing contests including Tuklas Talino sponsored by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT).

In 2003, when Sarah was just 14 years old, she joined the singing competition Star For A Night hosted by Ms. Regine Velasquez . On finals night, Sarah’s rendition of Celine Dion’s To Love You More won her the P 1million and a managerial contract at Viva Artist Agency grand prize in the singing tilt. The prize money she won was spent on tuition fees and the operation of her eldest sister.

Soon enough, Sarah Geronimo became busy with albums, concerts, soap operas, hosting chores in Sunday variety show ASAP, movies and endorsements. She became a role model for many aspiring young singers and dubbed as the Pop Star Princess. She starred in such teleseryes as Bituing Walang Ningning, Pangarap na Bituin, and the short lived TV musical series 1DOL.

Sarah Geronimo was cast in such films as Filipinas, Captain Barbell, Masikip sa Dibdib, Annie Batumbakal, Lastikman: Unang Banat and Hating Kapatid.  But she really made an impact as a box office star when she did A Very Special Love and You Changed My Life opposite John Lloyd Cruz. The two romantic-comedy films were both box office hits. A third installment of the franchise, entitled It Takes a Man and a Woman, was also a huge success prompting producers to whip up a 4th sequel, slated for a December 2014 release.

Another leading man that proved to be a good match to Sarah (at least on the big screen) is Gerald Anderson. Their movies Catch Me, I’m In Love and Won’t Last A Day Without You, were both very successful at the tills. Their romance carried on to real life but soon fizzled out because of the alleged disapproval of Sarah’s parents to Anderson. The two stars were supposed to make a third film but it was scrapped after they went on separate ways.

She is set to star in an upcoming film opposite Coco Martin, set to be released in August 2014.

On TV, Sarah Geronimo is a regular on ASAP. She also had a Sunday night musical  variety show entitled, Sarah G. Live. Sarah also sat as one of the four coaches of reality singing competition, The Voice of the Philippines. She is reported to be coming back as a coach of the show's upcoming edition. Her drama anthology series Sarah G. Presents, which was supposed to replace Sarah G. Live was shelved indefinitely.

 

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