Top 10 Most Beautiful Faces in the Philippines
Just to give a glimpse of what real beauty in the Philippines is, I have decided to come up with my list of the Top Ten Most Beautiful Faces for 2012.
Birth Name: Lorna Regina Bautista Legarda
Date of Birth: January 28,1960
Place of Birth: Malabon, Metro Manila, Philippines
Current Position: Senator of the Republic of the Philippines
Hometown: Malabon, Metro Manila, Philippines
Trivia: She is the only female senator who topped the Senate race twice ( 1998 and 2007) with more than 15 million votes to her name and the only woman to become majority leader. She completed her primary and secondary schooling at the Assumption Convent with honors. She obtained a degree in broadcast communications and graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines. Separated from second husband, former Batangas Governor Jose Antonio "Tony" Leviste in 2003. She has two sons- Lorenzo Antonio Leviste and Leandro Antonio Leviste.
Awards: Asian Leader Award for Environment Policy, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in the First Seagull Philippines Asian Leaders Award (2011)
KBP Golden Dove Award (2004)
Awarded as one of the Global Leaders For Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (2000)
United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) honored her as UNEP Laureate and included her name in the Global 500 Roll of Honour in Turin, Italy (2001)
Environment Awardee, Priyadarshni Academy in Mumbai, India (2004)
Catholic Mass Media Hall Of Fame (1989)
Benigno Aquino Award for Journalism (1995)
Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM), Philippine Jaycees (1992)
Awarded as one of The Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service (TOWNS) (1993)
Gawad CCP Award
Birth Name: Maria Rosario Navarro Santos
Date of Birth: October 27,1955
Place of Birth: Legazpi, Albay, Philippines
Occupation: President/COO of ABS-CBN/Host/Actress
Hometown: Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
Trivia: With her promotion to president/COO of ABS-CBN in 2008, she became the 1st woman president of the media conglomerate of the Lopez Group of Companies and the 5th president of ABS-CBN. She is married to businessman Cesar Rafael Concio, Jr. They have two sons - Cesar Francis and Rafael Martin.
Awards: Baron Travel Girl in 1976 and later Miss Green Revolution; Recognized as an outstanding Paulinian at the St. Paul University Manila Grand Centennial Alumni Homecoming last January 29,2012
Liefetime Achievement Award For Drama (maalaala Mo Kaya), Golden Screen Award (2011)
CEO Excel Award, CEO Communication Excellence in Organizations (CEO Excel) (2010)
Manuel De Leon Award (for exemplary achievements), FAP (2007)
Best Actress (Itim), Asian Film Festival (Sydney Australia) (1978)
Birth Name: Marie Rachel Salman Taleon
Date of Birth: March 4,1969
Place of Birth: Manila, Philippines
Height: 5' 7"
Occupation: Actress/Host/Commercial Model
Trivia: She is the only person in Philippine movie history to ever bag two acting awards in a single ceremony from any awards night (Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in the 1991 FAMAS Awards). She is married to Davao Del Norte Congressman and businessman Anton Lagdameo on December 27,1997 in New York. They have two children - Jacobo Antonio and Ayisha Madlen
Birth Name: Victoria Lorna Perez Aluquin
Date of Birth: December 23,1961
Place of Birth: Concepcion, Tarlac, Philippines
Nickname: Lorna T./L.T.
Occupation: Actress/Host/Executive Producer/Commercial Model
Hometown: Manila, Philippines
Trivia: She was introduced in the film Divina Gracia (1970) where she played the young Susan Roces. Her incredible feat in 1992 for the film "Narito Ang Puso Ko" earned her the title "Grandslam Best Acress" in 1993. She is a widow of actor Rudy Fernandez and stepmother of actor Mark Anthony Fernandez. She has two children namely Raphael Fernandez and Renz Fernandez. She is a proud grandma of Lyl (lovechild of her eldest son Raphael and non-showbiz girlfriend Leana), who was born on 11/11/11.
Awards: Best Actress (Sa 'Yo Lamang), Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) Awards (2011)
TV Actress of the Year (Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin), FMTM Awards for TV (2011)
Best Actress (Katas Ng Saudi), FAMAS (2008)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (Katas Ng Saudi), Golden Screen Award (2008)
Best Actress (Abakada…Ina), FAMAS (2002)
Best Actress (Abakada…Ina), FAP (2002)
Best Actress (Narito Ang Puso Ko), FAMAS (1993)
Best Actress (Narito Ang Puso Ko), FAP (1993)
Best Actress (Narito Ang Puso Ko), Gawad Urian (1993)
Best Actress (Narito Ang Puso Ko), PMPC Star Award (1993)
Best Actress (Maging Akin Ka Lamang), FAP (1988)
Best Child Actress (Lumuluha Pati Mga Anghel), FAMAS (1972)
Birth Name: Lucy Marie Torres
Date of Birth: December 11,1974
Place of Birth: Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines
Current Position: Congresswoman, Philippine House of Representatives, 4th District of Leyte
Hometown: Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines
Trivia: She is of Spanish, German and Chinese descent. Her family has a sugar plantation with several hectares of land in Ormoc. She finished elementary and high school at St. Peter's College with honors and college at University of the Philippines, Cebu (BS Management). She is married to actor Richard Frank Gomez on April 28, 1998 at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Ormoc City. They have a daughter named Juliana Marie Beatriz Torres Gomez who was born on September 8, 2000.
Awards: Best Talent Search Program Host (Shall We Dance- together with Arnel Ignacio and Dominic Ochoa) in the 22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television
Birth name: Marian Gracia Rivera
Date of Birth: August 12,1984
Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain
Occupation: Actress/Ramp and Commercial Model
Hometown: Bacoor, Cavite
Trivia: Her father, Francisco Javier Gracia Alonso is Spanish while her mother, Amalia Rivera is Filipina.
Awards: Best Actress in a Primetime Teleserye (Amaya) in the Northwest Samar State University Annual Awards (2012)
Valentine Box Office Queen (My Bestfriend's Girlfriend) in the 40th Guillermo Memorial Scholarship Award (2009)
German Moreno Young Achievement Award (Desperadas 2) in the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) (2008)
Best New Female TV Personality (Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako) in the 20th PMPC Star Awards for Television (2006)
Birth Name: Angelica David Panganiban
Date of Birth: November 4,1986
Place of Birth: Caloocan City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Hometown: Caloocan City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Trivia: Her mother is a filipina, who died on 2008 in Singapore while her father is an American from Iowa, USA. She uses the surname Panganiban from her adopted family. She was the Junior-Senior Prom Princess in 2002 and Miss Junior and Senior Prom in 2003.
Awards: Best Actress for Comedy for the movie "Here Comes The Bride" in the 8th Golden Screen Awards for Movies (2011)
Comedy Actress of the Year for the movie "Here Comes The Bride" in the 42nd Guillermo Box Office Awards (2011)
Best Actress in a Daily Soap Opera (Rubi) in the 7th USTv Students' Choice Awards (2011)
Best Comedy Actress (Banana Split) in the 24th PMPC Star Awards For TV (2010)
Birth Name: Angelica Locsin Colmenares
Date of Birth: April 23,1985
Place of Birth: Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines
Height: 5' 5"
Occupation: Actress/Model/Film Producer/Fashion Designer
Hometown: Bulacan, Philippines
Trivia: Angel Locsin is part of a Muslim Royal Family in Marawi City in the province of Lanao del Sur. Reports also said Angel's maternal grandfather was one of the 15 sultanates in Marawi City. In August 2007, she attended a short-course for fashion design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She was nominated Best Performance by an Actress (She-Wolf:The Last Sentinel) in the International Emmy Awards (2009).
Awards: Best Actress (IN The Name Of Love) in the 28th PMPC Star Awards (2012)
Best Performance By An Actress in a Leading Role (In The Name Of Love) in the Golden Screen Awards (2012)
Best Single Performance by an Actress ("Pilat" episode, MMK) in the 22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television (2008)
German Moreno youth Achievement Award, FAMAS (2005)
Birth Name: Anne Kirsten Esmeralde Hermosa Orille
Date of Birth: September 9,1983
Place of Birth: Quezon City, Philippines
Occupation: Actress/ Model
Hometown: Quezon City
Trivia: Her father is pure Filipino while her mother is half-Spanish. She is married to Oyo Boy Sotto on January 12,2011 at the Club Balai Isabel in Talisay, Batangas. They have a 3 year old adopted son named Quiel. She gave birth last December 26, 2011 to a 5.9 lb baby girl named Ondrea Bliss.
Awards: Box-Office Queen of Philippine Movies in the 37th Guillermo Mendoza Scholarship Foundation Memorial Awards (2006)
Best Young Actress, Parangal ng Bayan (2001)
Most Promising Female Performer, Parangal ng Bayan (2001)
Birth Name: Phylbert Angellie Ranollo Fagestrom
Date of Birth: October 17,1987
Trivia: Her father is British and her mother is a Filipina. Bea was named after her maternal grandfather Filberto. Her middle name Angellie is the combination of her mom’s name (Mary Anne) and her mom’s favorite actress (Gellie de Belen). Bea was discovered by famous Filipino fashion designer, Oscar Peralta in a beauty contest in Pasig City. Oscar then brought her to the attention of talent manager Archie Ilagan, who presented her to audition at ABS-CBN.
Awards: Film Actress of the Year in the 42nd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Awards (2011)
Won Box-Office Queen for 2007 (One More Chance) in the 38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards (Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation) (2007)
Best Actress (Maging Sino Ka Man) in the USTv Students' Choice Award (2007)
Young Female Superstar in the 2006 Yes Magazine Awards
Miss Famas Screen Idol, FAMAS, 2005
Princess of RP Movies (Now That I Have You) in the Guillermo Mendoza Awards (2004)
Best New Movie Actress (My First Romance) in the PMPC Star Awards For Movies (2004)
Please check my list of the Top 10 Male Celebrities for 2012 .