March 30, 2008
Angel Locsin (born Angelica Colmenares on April 23, 1985), is a popular television and film actress, commercial model, film producer and fashion designer in the Philippines who was introduced in GMA Network’s youth-oriented program, Click. Angel rose to prominence after being cast as one of the lead stars in the fantasy-themed television series Mulawin in 2004. Soon after, she starred as the superheroine Darna in the TV adaptation of the popular Mars Ravelo comics hit.Angel Locsin top-billed in several films and is known as the screen love interest of Richard Gutierrez and Dennis Trillo. When her contract expired last March 2007, Angel did not renew her contract to her mother studio, GMA Network and signed an exclusive contract in ABS-CBN despite her booming career in GMA. According to her its just a career move. She is now the lead star in the most awaited soap opera of ABS-CBN, Lobo where she paired to Piolo Pascual.
Angel Locsin was recently awarded in Yes Magazine as the Most Beautiful Woman in the Philppines. She was also awarded in 38 Box Office Entertainment Awards as the Princess of Philippine Movies.
Angel Locsin’s Biography
She grew up in Bulacan, Philippines. Her parents separated when she was fourteen, and she has since lived with her father (Angelo Colmenares).
Angel Locsin is a native in Bulacan where she spent her Elementary education. Angel also finished studying Highschool in University of Santo Thomas, Manila. In 2007 she attended a short-course for fashion design in London, United Kingdom.
Angel Locsin‘s career in show business began after she was directly discovered by a talent scout while she cut classes with a friend and was shopping at SM City North EDSA in Quezon City. She auditioned for several commercials. She was supposed to be part of the Batch 9 of ABS-CBN’s Star Circle Batch 9, but she failed to sign a contract with ABS-CBN’s Talent Center because her father, Angelo Colmenares did’nt agree. After a year, she became a contract star of GMA Artist Center.
Angel Locsin was first seen in films such as Ping Lacson Supercop, Mano Po 2 and Kuya. Then in 2004 she made her first lead role in Sigaw with Ara Mina and Aubrey Miles which was produced by Regal Films. Since then she became a regular film actress she stars also in Mano Po 4 and Sigaw. Luckily, In 2005 Locsin made her first valentine movie from GMA Films entitled Let the Love Begin with Richard Gutierrez which grossed P120 Million Pesos on the box-office. She also reprise her role in Mulawin:The Movie as Alwina.
In early 2006, Locsin made again a box-office film I Will Always Love You which grossed more than P160 Million Pesos. Same year when she starred in TXT and her Metro Manila Film Festival entry Mano Po 5. She also reunited with Richard Gutierrez in The Promise their roles were considered more mature than any they have done in the past, and the movie showed a bed scene between the two characters.
The premier was very crowded of the fans due to the popularity of the two of them. Locsin also produced her own film entitled Angels which had shown in theaters in April 12, 2007. Since Locsin signed an exclusive contract in Star Cinema she will not be able to make films in other film productions in the Philippines. Malou Santos also confirmed that she and Piolo Pascual will be doing their first movie together tentatively titled I Knew I Loved You under Star Cinema.
Angel Locsin is one of the most famous product endorser in the Philippines. Locsin already previously appeared as an endorser of several products such as Coca Cola, Posh Colognes, Century Tuna, Cream-O, Animax Initial 3D, Greenwich, Maxipeel, CD Jeans, Globe, Petit Monde, Johnson Johnson and Ricky Reyes.
She became popular model when she was shown in her TV Ad for Axe in 2004. Locsin continuously received many commercial offers especially when she starred in Darna in 2005 which received 52.1%, the highest rating in the Philippines TV history. Since then Locsin became one of the most famous TV Ad model and endorser among of her numerous TV Ads of Robitussin, Eskinol, Happee Toothpaste, Mcdonalds, Head & Shoulders, San Mig Coffee, Smart Communications, Avon, Centrum, Magnolia Health Tea, Avon Wish of Happiness and McDonalds Summer Colors of Love.
She is also an official image endorser of Jag Skinny Jeans, Calayan, W.L Foods, AB Spire Notebooks, Priston Netplay, Belo Medical Group, Lotus Ballpen, Converse Shoes and Timex Watches.In 2007, Locsin was also chosen to endorse candidates for Senator such as Sen.Manny Villar and Koko Pimentel also for the Gabriela Partylist. As a result, She ranked as the third top product endorser in the Philippines.
Magazines and Covers
Angel Locsin is a favorite covergirl of magazines in the Philippines. In 2003, she posed in FHM Philippines and two times in 2005 where she was awarded as the sexiest woman in the Philippines ranking no.1 spot.
Angel Locsin was also awarded in FHM Philippines 2006 and 2007 survey as the second sexiest woman ranking behind Katrina Halili, which is also her Bestfriend. Locsin recently pose in Cosmopolitan Magazine wearing a very sexy bikini swimsuit and she also posed in the latest issue of Manual Magazine. Locsin is also a regular covergirl of Sense & Style, Chalk, Yes Magazine, Mega, Preview, Metro and Starstudio.
Angel Locsin first appeared on television through Click, a 1999 teen-oriented program on the GMA Network, as the tomboyish Charley, where she was first paired with Leo Pascual, then eventually to Railey Valeroso. After appearing in Click,In 2003, Locsin gained further exposure when she was included in the cast of Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin starring Christopher De Leon, Richard Gomez and Alice Dixson on the lead roles. In 2004 she starred in All Together Now and Love to Love. In the same year when she got her big break where she was chosen by GMA Network to star as lead role character with Richard Gutierrez as her loveteam in Mulawin which premiered in August 02, 2004 and lasted in March 18, 2005. The series got the highest rating of 48.6% and made an empressive 35.5%, as over-all ratings.
Angel Locsin got her Stardom when she auditioned and won the role Darna in GMA Network’s telefantasya entitled Mar’s Ravelos Darna which aired in 2005. Locsin was paired to Dennis Trillo portraying the role Efren. Darna premiered having 47.1% and earned up to 52.1% in the fourth episode the rating was the highest ratings on Philippine television ever.
The series got over-all ratings of 39.9%. After of the success of Darna she received several commercials and endorsements, film projects, lead role projects in GMA Network and popularity in the whole Philippines.
After her very successful show, Locsin starred again with Dennis Trillo in Majika. The series was produced by GMA Network. It first aired on March 20, 2006 and officially ended on September 29, 2006, although the last two episodes were replayed on the following two weekends for the benefit of those who weren’t able to watch them after super typhoon ‘Milenyo’ hit the mid-northern part of the Philippines from September 27-28 and temporarily deprived much of the Luzon area of electricity. She played the role Sabina, the elder daughter of Ayesa (Carmina Villaroel) and Garam (Zoren Legaspi). Her love enterest was Argo (Dennis Trillo) and her main rival was Juno that was played by Katrina Halili.
In 2007 Angel Locsin gave her extra-ordinary performance when she starred in Asian Treasures with Robin Padilla. It was the first Philippine drama shot in multiple countries such as Mongolia, Thailand and China. Its pilot episode, which garnered a 41.8% rating (Mega Manila), aired on January 15, 2007. The series gained much popularity even before the pilot episode was telecast.
This was because of the popularity of its two leads, Robin Padilla and Angel Locsin. It was the most expensive TV series ever produced in the Philippine television costing more than 140 million pesos, roughly 3.1 million dollars.The ending was shot in Luneta Park, Manila. However this was her last project in GMA Network after she transferred to ABS-CBN.
On August 11, 2007 Locsin finally signed a 2-year exclusive contract in ABS-CBN after she left to GMA Network. Angel was warmly welcomed by ABS-CBN executives including Eugenio Lopez III, Malou Santos and Ms.Charo Santos.
Angel said that she is really excited to work with Claudine Barretto, Bea Alonzo, Anne Curtis and Judy Ann Santos. After the contract signing she guested in ASAP 07′ as a very special guest she was also warmly welcomed by ABS-CBN Stars. The seriest got an amazing 20.6%, the highest rating gathered by ASAP history so far. Angel also became a celebrity player in Kapamilya Deal or No Deal, where Locsin’s mother was featured.,which also got a rating of 32.8%. Angel also guested in ABS-CBN shows such as Boy & Kris, Wowowee, The Buzz, Umagang Kayganda etc. Locsin was also paired to Sam Milby in their Maalaala Mo Kaya episode entitled Pilat, the episode was praised by viewers and it got a very good recepcion. Angel Locsin and Sam Milby also proved that they have a good chemistry.
In early 2008 Angel Locsin was paired to Piolo Pascual in their first ever show together Lobo which premiered in January 28, 2008 having 27.7%,the highest reception among (Palos & Kung Fu Kids) in Mega Manila ratings.
The whole cast of Lobo including Angel was so ecstatic with the warm recepcion of the viewers to their first episode. While the said teleserye is now the second most-watched program all over urban Philippines. Truly signs that people still love, support and admire Angel even though she’s no longer in her former network, GMA. Locsin still proves that she is still the Queen of Primetime television. Angel Locsin recently promoted Lobo in Dubai with Piolo Pascual and Shaina Magadayao.
Angel Locsin dated the late actor Miko Sotto, son of Ali Sotto. Locsin also had a relationship with Oyo Boy Sotto which lasted in January, 2007. Locsin is now rumored dating to Piolo Pascual, her greatest crush.
House and Car
Angel Locsin‘s residence before was in Quezon City, where she and her Father lived together. In 2007 Locsin bought a house which cost more than Php 16 Million Pesos. Its her achievement due to hardwork. She also acquired a new Hummer for 10 Million Pesos.
Locsin is the wealthiest young star in the Philippines having her personal net worth of $5.5 Million Dollars. Locsin is also the most expensive star having Php 300 Thousand Pesos as her daily talent fee, making her as the highest paid star in the Philippines.
Hobbies and Sports
Angel Locsin is fun of modelling and drawing of both fashion & clothing designs. Angel Locsin’s favorite sport is wakebording.
Angel Locsin had her fair share of controversy after appearing in a TV ad for Axe (manufactured by Unilever Philippines). Many feminist groups, as well as former Senator Nikki Coseteng, complained about the offensive gestures in the advertisement. In the television commercial, Angel is teasing a man by showing off money and her body, but the man approaches Angel and takes only her money. Because of these complaints, Unilever pulled out the commercial.
On July 20, 2007, Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 81 Presiding Judge Ma. Theresa Yadao dismissed Locsin’s petition for reformation of instrument and/or rescission/breach of contract and damages filed against Rebecca “Becky” Aguila after granting her motion to dismiss, based on settlement of their differences. Locsin sued her manager on December 6 where she asked the court to order the reformation of the terms of the Artist Management Contract which she had signed, to reflect the true intention of the parties. Angel Locsin’s five-year contract with GMA expired in mid-2007.
Her manager, Becky Aguila, and her father, Angel Colmenares, sent a letter just a few hours away from the first and official statement confirming her transfer, formally informing GMA that her talent would not renew her contract with the Kapuso network. In August 2007, she transferred to ABS-CBN Network, the rival TV station of GMA. She told in an interview with Boy Abunda that she is no longer happy with GMA and she is looking forward to having a better career in ABS-CBN.
She worked round the clock all year round from the day she became a star and was left with little time to rest that even brought her to hospitals due to exhaustion. She also had little or almost no quality time with her family, most specially with her blind father. Angel fully supports her family and is the bread winner.
With her statement, GMA was disappointed. Although on the same note, Angel did her part while she was in GMA, she made blockbuster movies and top rating tv series, Her official letter was also submitted to GMA in the morning of the same day she finally officially announced that she’s switching networks. This unethical and unprofessional manner of informing the network which boosted her to stardom caused GMA and fans alike to frown upon this seemingly ingrate act.
|2007||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pilat||Melody||ABS-CBN|
|2007||Asian Treasures||Gabriella Agoncillo||GMA Network|
|2006||Tokyuu Shirei Solbrain||Reiko Higuchi (voice)||ABC|
|2005||Initial D – Fourth Stage||Kyoko Iwase (Voice)||ABC|
|2004||Love To Love (Season 3): Kissing Beauty||Chara/Charina||GMA Network|
|2004||All Together Now||Tetet||GMA Network|
|2003||Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin||Mariella||GMA Network|
|2008||I Knew I Loved You||TBA|
|2007||Angels||Angie a.k.a. Angel (producer)|
|2006||Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di||Charity|
|2006||I Will Always Love You||Cecille|
|2005||Mulawin the Movie||Alwina|
|2005||Let the Love Begin||Pia / Patricia|
|2004||Mano Po Three: My Love||Eliza|
|2004||Sigaw (The Echo)||Pinky|
|2003||Mano Po Two: My Home||Eliza|
|2000||Ping Lacson, Supercop||Young Robina Gokongwei|
Awards and nominations
|2008||38th Box Office Entertainment Awards||Princess of Philippine Movies|
|2008||Yes Magazine Survey||Most Beautiful Woman in the Philippines (Rank #1)|
|2008||Most Search Personality (Female Actress) (Rank #1)|
|2007||Anak TV Seal Awards||Most Admired TV Personality (Rank#5)|
|2007||Philippine Advertisers||Most Famous & Most Effective Endorser (Rank #3)|
||Sexiest Women in Philippines (Rank #3)|
|2007||Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award||Pinoy Wannabe (Texter’s Choice)|
|2006||PASADO Awards||Pinakapasadong Aktres (Best Actress) Nomination for TXT|
|2006||Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Actress Nomination for Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di|
||Sexiest Women in Philippines (Rank #2)|
|2005||FAMAS Awards||German Moreno Youth Award|
|2005||Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Actress Nomination for Mulawin The Movie|
|2005||FAMAS Awards||Miss FAMAS Popularity|
|2005||Box Office Entertainment Awards||Princess of Philippine Movies and TV|
|2005||FHM Philippines||The Sexiest Woman in Philippines (Rank #1)|
|2004||Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Actress Nomination for Sigaw|
|2004||FHM Philippines||Sexiest Women in Philippines (Rank #6)|
|2003||FHM Philippines||Sexiest Women in Philippines (Rank #10)|
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