Featured Profile: Xyriel Manabat

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Xyriel Manabat

The very talented child star Xyriel Manabat allures audiences in her role as young Anna Manalastas in 100 days to heaven. Xyriel’s famous line “kuha mo?” in 100 days to heaven has become one of pinoy’s favorite expressions.

Xyriel has an unbelievable talent portraying the role of an adult trapped in a little kid’s body. This little girl’s acting prowess surely amazes everyone who watches her act in 100 days to heaven.

Xyriel started out as one of the contestants in a reality search Star Circle Quest: Search for the Next Kiddie Idol. However, she only ended up 3rd place in the said competition.

Prior to her role as Anna Manalastas in 100 days to heaven, she was starred in various minor roles. Her big break came when she played the role of Agua and Bendita. Soon after her performance in the hit TV primetime show Agua Bendita, she was given an opportunity to star in her own show Momay.

On won Best Child Actor of the 36th Metro Manila Film Festival for the film Ang Tanging Ina (Last na ‘To!) on December 26, 2010.

Full Name: Xyriel Ann Bustamante Manabat

Nickname: Xyriel

Age: 7

Birth Date: January 27, 2004

Birth Place: Taytay, Rizal

Birth Sign: Aquarius

Parents: Dianne Bustamante Manabat (mother) and Michael John Manabat (father)

Occupation: child actress

We hope to see more of Xyriel as she embarks another character role soon after her TV primetime show 100 days to heaven . For now, let’s enjoy this little girl’s acting talent playing the role of Anna Manalastas.

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Featured Profile: Melisa Cantiveros

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Former housemate Melai became known for her funny and eccentric personality when she was still in PBB or Pinoy Big Brother. She entered the PBB house in October 2009 along with 25 other contestants.

Melisa’s charisma won the viewers’ hearts, thus making her the fifth female big winner in the reality show, Pinoy Big Brother and garnering a total of 1,226,675 votes.

Inside the PBB house, a love-hate relationship transpired between Melai and her fellow PBB housemate Jason Francisco. As the PBB episode went along, the two drew closer to each other until finally they ended up in a budding relationship. Thus, the word Melason was born—a combination of their names Melai and Jason.

After winning the PBB, she signed an exclusive contract with ABS-BCN. She is currently one of the network’s talents. She was given TV projects alongside her true to life sweetheart Jason. They both starred in a TV show called Melason in Love—a TV comedy series.

Her big movie break came when she was cast as the lead star of “The Adventures of Pureza, Queen of the Riles” which was shown in cinemas nationwide.

Full Name: Melisa Bunayog Cantiveros

Nickname: Isay

Screen Name: Melai

Birth Date: April 6, 1988

Age: 23

Birth Place: General Santos City, South Cotabato

Parents: Dionisio Cantiveros (father) and Virginia Cantiveros (mother)

Siblings: has 3 siblings who are all boys

Education: studied in Mindanao State University in GenSan

Occupation: actress, comedienne, TV personality, host

Trvia:

Melai wants to become a teacher. In fact, she was a student-teacher or practicing teacher before she entered the PBB house.

Meanwhile, Melai continues to shine in the showbiz industry with many projects ahead of her. Her goofiness and being down to earth are among the reasons why she is well-loved by the audience.

Featured Profile: Vice Ganda

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Vice Ganda

Vice Ganda, a comedian, TV host, actor, and endorser, has come a long way. He has several projects up his sleeves which makes him one of the busiest TV personalities nowadays.

Vice Ganda’s humble beginning dates back when he was still performing as a stand-up comedian at a comedy bar known as The Library. Then, he was discovered by Ogie Diaz, a talk show host and a columnist who later became one of Ganda’s closest friends.

The comedian Vice Ganda was raised in Tondo, Maynila. His mother moved to the United States to work after his father was killed in a shooting incident when he was still 13 years old. He is the youngest in the family with two sisters and 2 brothers.

His first major concert was held last May 15, 2010 entitled “May Nagtext Yung Totoo Vice Ganda sa Araneta” and last July 1, 2011, a second major concert “Eto na Vice Ganda Todong Sample sa Aranet” was held in the same venue.

Aside from being the resident judge of the pre-noontime show Showtime, he is also the host of his own show Gandang Gabi Vice which airs every Sunday at 9:30 in the evening at ABS-CBN.

Real Name: Jose Marie Borja Viceral

Screen Name: Vice Ganda

Age: 35

Birth Date: March 31, 1976

Birth Place: Tondo, Manila

Education: studied Political Science in Far Eastern University

Occupation: singer, actor, stand-up comedian, dancer, host

Trivia:

Vice Ganda and his mother Rosario reunited after 19 years. His mother left the country to work in the United States after Vice Ganda’s father died of shooting incident;

His father died not knowing that he is a gay;

His two brothers are also gay;

He became the first celebrity to have 1,000,000 fans in Facebook. Currently, he has over 3,000,000 fans;

His first debu album is entitled Vice Ganda Lakas Tama; and

Petrang kabayo is Vice Ganda’s first starring role in big screen which grossed at around 108 million after its first week.

Featured Profile: Cristine Reyes

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Cristine Reyes

The feisty, sexy young actress Cristine Reyes invades on a captivating role in a movie entitled “No other Woman.” Cristine plays the role of a wife who battles up against her husband’s other woman portrayed by Anne Curtis.

Despite being Ara Mina’s younger sister, Cristine pursued her career in showbiz on her own.

Cristine’s  showbiz career started when she joined the first season of Starstruck—a reality-based artista search on GMA 7.

Although she was not lucky enough to win the said artista search, she now hails in movies, TV shows, commercials, and in the cover of magazines.

Cristine made several TV shows in GMA 7 before she transferred to ABS-CBN where she exclusively became the Kapamilya’s newest member, and was given more exposures and starring roles.

She reigned in the cover of a men’s magazine FHM after she was launched as a sexy actress in 2007.

The young actress continues to be stunning off cam and on cam because of her inspiration, Rayver Cruz. The young couple’s relationship is said to be going stronger, more so, when Rayver personally attended Cristine at the hospital after being diagnosed with so-called viral meningitis just a month ago.

Here’s a Profile of Cristine Reyes:

Full Name: Ara  Maria Cristine Pascual Klenk Reyes

Nickname: Ah-Ah; CK

Screen Name: Cristine Reyes     

Age: 22

Height: 5’3

Birth Date: February 5, 1989

Birth Sign: Aquarius

Birth Place: Marikina City

Religion: Catholic

Education: Studied in St. Bridget High School 

Occupation: Actress, Model, Endorser

Trivia:

She doesn’t want to be tickled

When she was younger, she tried to hide after she accidentally caused fire in the master bedroom