The Philippines is known for its 7,107 islands, beautiful white sand beaches, lively underwater spots, its warm weather and the general beauty of the country and its people. Even the listings of the most beautiful women of other countries have entries with Filipino blood in them. Myleene Klass is one of the most beautiful women in the United Kingdom while Shay Mitchell is one of the hottest celebrities from Canada.
Here is a list of the top 20 most beautiful celebrities in the Philippines for 2013.
20. Kathryn Bernardo
Kathryn Bernardo started her career when she was just eight years old when she was included in the movie entitled “Gagamboy.” She had her launching movie in 2011 with the blockbuster hit “Way Back Home.” She was also cast as one of the lead stars of the popular series entitled “Mara Clara.”
19. Regine Angeles
Regine Angeles is an actress who started out by winning a modeling competition called “Be Bench, The Model Search” on one of the country’s leading television network. She has appeared in a number of television shows from the ABS-CBN Network, though she has also guested in several shows in other channels.
18. Erich Gonzales
Erich Gonzales is an actress who started out as a contestant in a reality talent search show called “Star Circle Quest.” After several supporting roles in various television shows, she was made the lead star in the series called “Katorse.” She also played the starring role in the Philippine adaptation of the Mexican telenovela called “Maria la del Barrio.”
17. Diana Zubiri
Diana Zubiri first came to the public eye after posing in a bikini for an FHM photoshoot in the middle of a busy highway. She was only 17 years old at that time. After appearing in several sexy films, she was signed to a contract by the television network GMA, which gave her several roles in fantasy drama shows. She was also a mainstay of a highly rated comedy show.
16. Kim Chiu
Kim Chiu is an actress who entered show business after winning the teen edition of the Philippine version of “Big Brother.” She was only 16 years old at that time. She was immediately cast in several romantic movies and television shows. She also has an album under her name entitled “Gwa Ai Di.”
15. Ellen Adarna
Ellen Adarna is an actress with Spanish and Chinese ancestries. She has been a perennial favorite of men’s magazines like FHM. She achieved some notoriety after quitting the reality show called “Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown.” She is now a regular member of the acclaimed comedy sketch show called “Bubble Gang.”
14. Lovi Poe
Lovi Poe is an actress and singer. Known as the daughter of a legendary Philippine actor, Poe got her big break when she got a plum role in the television series called “Bakekang.” She has since won awards for her portrayals in “Sagrada Familia” and “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”
13. Sarah Lahbati
Sarah Lahbati hails from Switzerland but has Filipino and Moroccan ancestries. She first gained prominence when she joined a television talent show called “Starstruck.” She got a starring role in the show called “Kokak.” She also achieved notoriety by flying back to Switzerland after a disagreement with her home network.
12. Isabelle Daza
Isabelle Daza is the daughter of a former Miss Universe. She is a model, actress and television host. She is the current face of Sophie Paris in the Philippines. She is also known for her fun ways as shown by her regular hosting duty in a noontime show called “Eat Bulaga.”
11. Iwa Moto
Iwa Moto is an actress of Japanese descent. She first gained fame as a contestant of “Starstruck.” She has since played major roles in several television programs.
10. Maricar Reyes
Maricar Reyes is a doctor turned actress who has also modeled for different products. She became famous after appearing in a sex videotape scandal. She has since won acting nominations for her roles in television dramas.
9. Heart Evangelista
Heart Evangelista made her debut in 2000 when she was just 15 years old in the show called “G-mik.” She has played mostly lead roles throughout her career. She also appeared in the stage production of “Beauty and the Beast.”
8. Georgina Wilson
Georgina Wilson is a model of British descent. She started out as a video jock in the music network called Channel V. She also hosted “The Source” on Star World and has appeared as a guest stylist on “America’s Next Top Model.”
7. Michelle Madrigal
Michelle Madrigal started out as a contestant in “Star Circle Quest.” She made her movie debut in 2005 in a movie called “D’Anothers.” She has been appearing regularly in a variety of television shows.
6. Anne Curtis
Anne Curtis is an actress of Filipino and Australian descent. She made her movie debut when she was only 12 years old in “Magic Kingdom.” She was also part of the comedy sketch series called “Nuts Entertainment.” She has since transitioned to sexy roles in films like “No Other Woman” and “A Secret Affair.”
5. Cristine Reyes
Cristine Reyes started out as a contestant in the talent search show “Starstruck.” She transferred to a rival network after four years and she has reinvented herself to be a sexy star. She has also modeled for liquor brands and other products.
4. Solenn Heussaff
Solenn Heussaff is a model and television host with Filipino and French blood. She started out as a make-up artist before becoming part of the Philippine version of “Survivor.” She has since appeared in movies, as well as part of the cast of the noontime show called “Eat Bulaga.”
3. Marian Rivera
Marian Rivera is an actress best known for her lead roles in shows like “Marimar,” “Dyesebel,” “Darna” and “Amaya.” She also has a couple of record albums under her name, both of which hit platinum status.
2. Angel Locsin
Angel Locsin made her debut in 2001 as part of the series called “Click.” She then starred in “Mulawin,” “Darna,” “Majika” and “Asian Treasures.” She transferred networks and continued her success with shows like “Only You” and “Imortal.”
1. Sam Pinto
Sam Pinto is a model who has appeared for Coca-Cola, Colgate and McDonald’s. She is part of the popular comedy show called “Bubble Gang.” She was voted FHM’s Sexiest Woman in 2011 and 2012.