Julia Montes: The Phenomenal Young Star


julia-montesBorn Mara Hautea Schnittka on March 19, 1995 in Pandacan, Manila, young actress Julia Montes was raised by her deaf mother Gemma Hautea and grandmother, Flory Hautea. Her German father, Martin Schnittka, left her when she was just a baby.

Julia made several TV commercials when she was young and was then cast in a number of GMA-7 shows like Sana Ikaw Na Nga and Magpakailanman. She started getting big breaks when she auditioned and was accepted for the ABS-CBN’s teleserye Hiram and the kiddie show Goin’ Bulilit. Soon after, she worked on other notable kapamilya shows such as Maalaala mo Kaya, I Love Betty La Fea, Ligaw na Bulaklak, Gimik 2010, and Katorse. Continue reading “Julia Montes: The Phenomenal Young Star”

Coleen Garcia – Up and Coming Star

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coleen garciaBorn Danielle Claudine Ortega Garcia on September 24, 1992, Coleen Garcia is an up and coming actress and host. She is currently under the management of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic.

She started as a commercial model and eventually appeared in Kapamilya shows such as Maalaala Mo Kaya, Good Vibes, Wansapanataym and Little Champ. She got her biggest break in showbusiness when she was offered a hosting stint in the noontime variety show, It’s Showtime.


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Jodi Sta. Maria – Queen of Primetanghali

Jodi Sta. Maria

Jodi Sta. MariaBorn Jodi Chrissie Garcia Santamaria on June 16, 1982, Jodi Sta. Maria is one of the Philippine’s most talented actresses of her generation. She started her showbiz career as a member of the Star Magic Batch and 7  was part of several Kapamilya shows including Gimik, Tabing Ilog, Pangako Sa ‘Yo, Kampanerang Kuba, Noah and 100 Days To Heaven.

Jodi was also part of the cast of such movies as Gimik The Reunion, Bagong Buwan, You Are The One, Cinco and My Amnesia Girl. Her most recent movie projects were the indie films Migrante and Aparisyon, both released in 2012.

She currently stars as Maya Dela Rosa in the top rating daytime television drama Be Careful With My Heart on ABS-CBN opposite Richard Yap. Ratings proved that it is the #1 daytime show on Philippine TV prompting viewers to call Jodi the “Queen of Primetanghali.” Continue reading “Jodi Sta. Maria – Queen of Primetanghali”

Kathryn Bernardo – Phenomenal Teen Star

Kathryn Bernardo

Kathryn BernardoBorn Kathryn Chandria Manuel Bernardo on March 26, 1996 in Cabanatuan City, Kathryn Bernardo is one of the most popular young stars in the Philippines. She studied at the OB Montessori Center Inc. in Greenhills.

While she started her television career when she was just 7 years old, the remake of the hit soap opera Mara Clara catapulted her to fame. In the said teleserye, Kathryn played the underdog Mara, originally played by Judy Ann Santos. Continue reading “Kathryn Bernardo – Phenomenal Teen Star”

Daniel Padilla – Most Promising Teen Heartthrob

Daniel Padilla

Daniel PadillaBorn Daniel John Estrada Ford on April 26, 1995 to former actors Rommel Padilla and Karla Estrada, Daniel Padilla is a fast rising teen actor in the Philippines.

At 17 years old, Daniel is one of the most popular teen sensation of his generation and already has an enormous fan base comprised mainly of tweens.

Thanks to his charisma which he probably got from the Padilla clan which include the original Bad Boy, Robin Padilla.

Daniel started his showbiz career in 2010 via the teen-oriented show Gimik 2012 on ABS-CBN. He was also part of the cast of another Kapamilya teen-oriented program Growing Up in 2011.

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The Pinoy Transformers – Filipino Celebrities Transformed

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Most of the time, talent is not enough to make it big in show business. Impeccable acting or singing skills are not assurance that an aspiring talent will succeed in the entertainment industry. Whether we accept it or not, good looks is still the passport to fame and fortune. Except, of course, if one is taking the comedy route, where being gorgeous can be more of a disadvantage.

Celebrities very well know that they have to have the “right” face, cup size and figure if they want to survive in the entertainment industry. Keeping their celebrity status also means keeping their youthful good looks and slim bodies, unless they are ready to accept mother roles. This is the reason why most of our current showbiz personalities have undergone or are willing to take cosmetic enhancements to continue their claim to stardom. Continue reading “The Pinoy Transformers – Filipino Celebrities Transformed”

Anne Curtis – Goddess of Philippine Showbiz

Anne Curtis

Anne CurtisBorn Anne Ojales Curtis-Smith on February 17, 1985 in Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia, Anne Curtis is one of Philippine’s show business’ most successful stars. During one of her family’s annual vacation to the Philippines, she was discovered by a talent scout while eating in a fast food chain and was cast in a commercial. She was just 12 years old.

Attracted by the prospect of starting a career in showbiz, Anne and her dad decided to relocate to the Philippines. In 1997, she was cast as Prinsesa Dahlia in the fantasy film, Magic Kingdom, her first ever acting project. She eventually became a contract star of Viva Entertainment and appeared in several supporting roles in GMA Network’s television shows. Continue reading “Anne Curtis – Goddess of Philippine Showbiz”