They say that the Philippines is a matriarchal society and this is probably true. Filipinos tend to gravitate more to women personalities more than men. It has had 2 female presidents, and might actually have a 3rd one of Grace Poe wins the presidency in May 2016. It is also a country that loves its mothers more than its fathers and of course, it is obsessed with beauty and is a beauty pageant powerhouse.
The Filipinos’ ardent love for beauty is also exemplified in its young women. In recent years, thanks to local reality shows and good network management, a number of young Filipinas have emerged in local show business to earn the hearts and the admiration of many fans and supporters.
This list dishes to you the 10 prettiest young Filipinas in show business today. If you are familiar with local show business or a fan of Filipina beauty, check this list out to find out if your favorite young female celebrity is on the list.
10. Janella Salvador
Salvador’s mother is the stage actress Jenine Desiderio, who earned prominence by appearing in some famous musicals in London’s West End. Salvador is known in the Philippines both as an a singer and as an actress. Her most recent film, “Haunted Mansion” was a surprise hit when it opened in cinemas in Christmas 2015.
9. Erich Gonzales
Gonzales is a product of a star search reality competition launched by a top network several years ago. She has since blossomed into a fine actress both in television and in the big screen. She is currently starring in the daytime romantic comedy “Be My Lady” with reel and real life beau Daniel Matsunaga.
8. Julie Anne San Jose
San Jose has gained popularity in the Philippines as a television performer and as an accomplished singer-songwriter. Skilled as a pianist, guitarist, and vocalist, San Jose has come up with 2 hit albums and a multitude of radio hits. Indeed, she is currently hot product in Philippine entertainment.
7. Janine Gutierrez
The daughter of 80’s real and reel couple Lotlot De Leon and Ramon Christopher, Janine has earned many admirers because of her pretty face, sweet persona, and regal appearance. A relative newcomer in the list, it has been predicted that Gutierrez will soon establish herself as a top notch actress with her launching film “Lila.”
6. Julia Barretto
She has been dubbed as the girl with the perfect face – and rightfully so. The daughter of actress Marjorie Barreto and comedian Dennis Padilla, Barretto has earned fame by appearing in various commercials, print media, and television shows. She recently starred as the prime villain in the television drama “And I Love You So.”
5. Kim Chiu
Actresses with Filipina-Chinese features have become in vogue in Philippine media in the last several years. This breed’s most famous representative is the Cebuana Filipina-Chinese beauty Kim Chiu. A product of the local franchise of “Big Brother”, Chiu has already achieved superstar status in primetime television and even in movies.
4. Julia Montes
Montes started in the television industry as a teenage villain in the remake of the iconic 90’s sopa opera “Mara Clara.” After the program ended, she was repackaged by her network as a leading lady and a character actress. She appeared in a few more television dramas and has made movies that were big hits at the box office.
3. Kathryn Bernardo
Her fame rose to epic proportions when she was paired with perennial Filipino heartthrob Daniel Padilla. Together, they have made a number of movies that made box office records as well as television dramas that have consistently topped the ratings chart. Bernardo also recently launched her debut album which received mixed reviews.
2. Liza Soberano
Dubbed as the next big thing in Philippine show business, Soberano is currently the darling of Philippine television with her top-rating drama entitled “Dolce Amore” that pairs her for the second time with local actor Enrique Gil. Many say that Soberano’s face is pure beauty. So far, her various product endorsements and hit shows have supported that claim.
1. Nadine Lustre
ustre is a triple threat in local show business. She recently ended her stint as the lead actress of the television romantic comedy called “On the Wings of Love,” has starred in 3 box office hit movies, and has recorded 2 best-selling soundtracks – all these she accomplished with screen and real-life partner James Reid. Lustre is topping many lists this year and is predicted to be television’s most bankable actress for this year.