So for those who don’t know, Filipino celebrities are celebrities from the Philippines. Since the past decade, several stars have emerged from the Philippines and have big names in the entertainment industry. So here are the top 10 Filipino celebrities in the world.
1. Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao is a professional boxer from the Philippines who was born on December 17, 1978. He is also the senator of the Philippines and, is regarded to be the greatest boxer of his time. He has not got here out of luck but has hard-earned this position. He has various inspiring records, such as being the only eight-division world champion in the history of boxing and having won 12 prominent world titles.
2. Kris Aquino
In second place is Kris Aquino, who is quite a multi-talented person. She is a TV host, actress, producer, product endorser, businesswoman, and much more. She is even said to be the Philippines’ queen of media since she has been making waves in all parts of the entertainment industry. She is also a firm supporter of various good movements such as lupus awareness, children’s rights, LGBT rights, freedom of expression, and democratic reforms.
3. Willie Revillame
Willie Revillame is yet another multi-talent person from the Philippines. He is a television host, comedian, actor, singer, songwriter, and also a businessman. He has had a fantastic career both as an actor and as a singer. He has various awards from both these fields and manages to balance them both quite brilliantly. His singing genres include P-pop and novelty.
4. Vic Sotto
Marvic Valentin Castelo Sotto Sr. or better known as Vic Sotto, is an actor, singer, and comedian. His best works include his television and film projects for GMA, TV5, and ABS-CBN. He was also one of the three pioneer judges for Eat Bulaga!. Currently, he owns his own film and TV production company M-Zet Productions. He has held the title of Philippine Box Office King for four consecutive years.
5. Daniel Padilla
The next one on the list is Daniel Padilla, this 25-year-old man who has made, a huge name in the industry within a short span of time. He is the first Filipino artist to ever win the Kids’ Choice Awards for Global Slime Star. His best works include Growing Up, She’s Dating the Gangster, Crazy Beautiful You, and Can’t Help Falling in Love. He is even a recording artist and had some great songs which have given him a fair amount of recognition in the music world.
6. Sharon Cuneta
Sharon Cuneta is known to be the megastar of the Philippines because of the unparalleled success, she has achieved in the industry. She is a singer-actress who has had a 40-year long career in which she has achieved a lot of awards and, also broken a lot of records. She has even held the title of Box office queens five times and has gained awards, in all major award-giving bodies in the Philippine entertainment industry.
7. Joey De Leon
Joey De Leon is a comedian, actor, television presenter, and songwriter who has been in the industry ever since 1969. He hosts the popular noontime variety show Eat Bulaga!. He is also a part of the iconic comedy trio Tito, Vic, and Joey. His notable work in films includes the Enteng Kabisote series, My Little Bossings, Fantastic Man, Ang Darling Kong Aswang, and Won’t Last a Day Without You.
8. Nora Aunor
The next one on the list is Nora Aunor, are a recording artist, songwriter, and actress. She is highly popular in the Philippines and has appeared in several stage plays, television shows, and concerts. People in the Philippines have given titles such as Philippine cinema’s “Superstar” and is regarded as the People’s National Artist. For her fantastic performance in the movie Taklub, therefore, she was given the titles of The Grand Dame of Philippine Cinema.
9. Gretchen Barretto
Gretchen Barretta is a Philippine actress, she made her debut through 14 Going on Steady. She gained prominence in the late eighties, due to her success in skin flicks, produced by Seiko Films. Gretchen is also a singer and has released two studio albums under Star Records. She has received a great response from the audiences for both her singing and acting skills.
10. Vilma Santos
The last one on the list is Vilma Santos, who is an actress and politician. She is titled a Star For All Seasons due to her variety of roles in her movies. Other than these are given several titles such as Grand Slam Queen, Queen of Queens, and also, the Longest Reigning Box Office Queen of Philippine Cinema. Additionally, Santos served as a governor of Batangas and as mayor of Lipa for three consecutive terms.