Thursday, December 27, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
MODEL / ACTRESS: Heart Evangelista
Born: February 14, 1985
Born on February 14, 1985 to restaurateurs Reynaldo Ongpauco and Cecilia Payawal, Heart is the youngest in her family, with one brother and five sisters. She grew up in Foster City, California, in the United States where she attended Audubon Elementary School. At age ten, her family moved back to the Philippines, and she transferred to Colegio San Agustin-Makati in Makati City. When she began pursuing her childhood dream of becoming an actress, she continued her high school education at ABS-CBN's Distance Learning Center.
Her Chinese paternal grandparent, a movie producer and actors' caterer, founded the first Barrio Fiesta Restaurant, of a now-international chain, in 1958.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
She first was noticed during her vacations in the Philippines while visiting her sister Anne, and it was not until mid 2011 after her appearance on ABS-CBN's morning variety show 'Showtime', that networks began pushing to sign her. On December 20th 2011, Jasmine signed a three year contract with the Kapatid Network, TV5, and was touted as one of TV5's 'Primetime Princesses'. 'I'm very happy to have finally settled here in TV5. The management gives me the best of both worlds: my studies and career. I can balance it out. They care about my career as well as my education,' said Jasmine in an interview after she signed up with TV5.
The Happy Network brewed a grand acting debut for Jasmine with JC de Vera in the TV remake of '90s hit action film Ang Utol kong Hoodlum, which was topbilled by Robin Padilla and Vina Morales. Some scenes of the series were shot in Australia, where Jasmine is currently studying. Exciting projects are now also in the works for the younger Curtis on TV5.
Her 2012 rises as she stars in the second mini-series, entitled Nandito Ako presented and produced by Kapatid Network TV5. She plays the role of Epifania "Anya" Dionisio and co-stars with Eula Caballero (as Holly Posadas) and David Archuleta (as Josh Bradley)
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The youngest of three siblings, she was born in Cebu City, Philippines and raised in Davao City, before joining star circle quest she was already adored by some teachers for her acting skills in Holy Cross Academy of Sasa. After winning Star Circle Quest, she changed her last name from Gancayco to Gonzales which is her mother's maiden last name. She is currently attending college at the Trinity University of Asia School in Quezon City taking up Mass Communication
Her career began when she won as Grand Questor in the reality talent search Star Circle National Teen Quest in 2005. Her biggest break was the role of a teenage mother in the TV adaptation of the film Katorse, that starred Mercedes Galvez and was remade in 1981 starring Dina Bonnevie. She has her first Digital Movie Paano Ko Sasabihin? with Enchong Dee.
In 2010, she starred in Tanging Yaman alongside her Katorse co-stars Enchong Dee and Ejay Falcon. She was then cast in Magkaribal. Later that year, she starred in her first movie lead role in I Do. She also became the lead cast of the indie film Noy with Coco Martin. She became one of the main host in the youth variety show, Shoutout!, which features teen stars.
In 2011, she stars in the Philippine remake of Maria La Del Barrio. In 2012, she will star in a horror movie alongside Derek Ramsey, entitled Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang, which is slated to be released on March 14, 2012. She is also set to star on a movie with Thai actor, Mario Maurer working titled, Suddenly It's Magic.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Poe was born in St. Luke's Hospital in Quezon City and studied at the Malate Catholic School in Manila, where she finished high school on March 31, 2007. She took freshman classes at the International Academy of Management and Economics in Makati City, Philippines. She is currently taking up Psychology at Miriam College, in Quezon City.