Profiles, Photos, Videos of Successful Filipinas (Pinay)
We’re back in action. We were out of action and now we’re back in the groove. So let’s have a look at the famous Filipinas we’ve covered here in Pinay Pix over the year or so. I’ll also include some other Filipina’s (Philipinas for those who can’t spell) whom we haven’t covered yet. This list of Filipinas of celebrity status include people who have made a name for themselves internationally.
Top 10 Famous Filipinas
- Imelda Marcos - Imelda is arguably the most famous Filipina in the planet. Famed for her large shoe collection and her notorious dictator-husband she is loved and hated by Filipinos worldwide.
- Lea Salonga - Lea is a Filipino household name, say her name and every Filipino can tell you who she is and why shes famous. She is famous for playing Kim in the Broadway-hit Miss Saigon.
- Isabel Preysler - Mother of Enrique Igesias, wife of Julio Iglesias.
- Vanessa Hudgens - Star of hit disney movie series High School Musical
- Leah Dizon - model and J-pop singer, made a name for herself in Japan
- Vanessa Minillo - Don’t know what she’s up to nowadays, but according to some sources she will start shooting the movie “Redefining Love” in April 2008.
- Nicole Scherzinger - Lead singer of Pussy Cat Dolls.
- Tia Carrera - A Hollywood actress. (e.g. Wayne’s World, True Lies)
- Phoebe Cates - Hollywood starlet from the 1980’s. (e.g. “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”)
- Cassie Ventura - A singer who made top of the charts back in 2006. She is best known for her single “Me & U”, which became a hit in 2006. Is going to release anotehr album around September 2008.
A revisit of pinay babe Leah Dizon. Photos shot on location of Ms Dizon, using natural light and natural settings. More high resolution photos of this hot filipina:
Here’s a short profile about Filipino-Australian Gloralea King. Her picture made an appearance before in the picture for the Model Quest 2007 blog post. I know as much as I asked her in the YouTube video below - but digging around the WWW I managed to find out more about her. Her bio on her website says: “Gloralea pronounced Glora-lee was derived from her parents name, and as unique as it sounds, suits her strikingly unusual Eurasian appearance (mixed Australian Filipina). Gloralea King was born and raised in Camden NSW is an inspiring vivacious talented young lady who has a love of the stage whether it be singing, acting, modeling, or beauty pageants. On the topic of beauty pageants Gloralea currently holds the title on Miss Philippines Australia 2006 and was a national finalist in the Miss World 2007 competition. Gloralea King is currently studying acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney Australia and has ambitions to become an actress in the near future.” A clearer video of her YouTube video below can be seen on Revver.
Gloralea is organising a fundraising event this Friday (19th October 2007) in Sydney. It’s for a good cause entitled “Eyes of Hope” and is an Adolescent mental health charity concert. She’s raising money for the Gna Ka Lun Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient Unit in Campbelltown Hospital. It’s on at 19th October 2007 7.30pm at Campbelltown RSL Club and features Israel, LAWSON, Paul Kleynjan, Lillian De Los Reyes, Eleazar Arranz, Roxanne Castro, Lewiis, Sara Jones and Gloralea King as the acts. You can buy a ticket online and you can read the flyer.
Gloralea King also features in this music video by Eleazar Arranz:
Do you remember watching Snow Dogs (2002)? You know, that Disney movie with Cuba Gooding Jr. Well Joanna Bacalso was that chick starring beside him as the love interest. She was Barb in that movie. I couldn’t find anything about her. Nothing under portfolio, profile or agents - even nude searches just turned up with porn sites. IMDB doesn’t have anything from her except her filmography, that she was born in Philippines, so I guess shes 100% filipina? And she’s married to Matthew Garel since 1998 with one child. I’m surprised that there isn’t anything more on this sexy and elegant Filipina actress. Her latest movie is Mysterious (as Sherry Pace). She also starred in 2004 movie My Baby’s Daddy. Bascalso’s other movie roles include Bedazzled, Gangland, Dude, Where’s my car? and Woo. However I did find something. I think she is into photography now and has a business called, “Joanna Garel Foto”. This website notes this in their profile about the business:
“Joanna started her career as a model/actress. She discovered she loved
being behind the camera 7 years ago and started shooting family and friends.
Referrals came in abundance and since then her clients have included:
AT&T, SURFER Magazine, FORD MODEL MANAGEMENT and numerous clients for headshots, weddings, fashion as well as Industrial Photography with Mike Bubalo Construction. Joanna loves to make people look good and she believes
this is only accomplished with her natural ability for making people
comfortable when working in front of the camera, she loves to create a naturally fun environment for her subjects and clients .”
Hopefully we’ll be seeing more of Joanna Bacalso in future…
We’re revisiting Natassia Malthe (nude!). We first covered Natassia last week. This time we’re going to look at her acting career. Malthe has been in quite a few movies and TV shows. Sometimes she is credit as Natasha Malthe or Lina Teal. She was in ‘DOA: Dead or Alive’ (2006) as Ayane (The purple haired girl), you know that video game movie with Jaime Pressly, Devon Aoki and Holly Valance. Her latest movie is more of a drama and is yet to come out: ‘The Other Side of the Tracks’ where she plays Lucinda. She played a small role in ‘Sex and Death 101′ (2007) as Bambi (the movie also had Winona Ryder). Natassia Malthe also starred in some Sci-fi shows as well like “The Dead Zone”, “Dark Angel” and “Andromeda”. She’s starred in many others but too many to mention here…
Enjoy Natassia Malthe’s beautiful nude photos below. I love how she is just having fun in the photos, wouldn’t you agree? I also like how the hair was done - suits the photoshoot style as it adds volume into the photo.
Swish is a Sydney based Australian-Filipino Hip Hop dance group formed in early 2007. They love to express their energy on the dance floor in a funky, edgy in-your face manner thats is highly entertaining to the audience. They love dancing, being silly and having fun with the whole experience. The dance group is self-choreographed, by various members in the crew. It takes Swish takes about 1.5 months to choreograph one dance with training run twice a week, to get a whole hip hop dance routine down pat. They have about 12 members, and performing in the video below were: Jessica, Deanna, Roni, Mel, Cyndi, Wilfred, Ray, Gabe, Jason. The video was shot at the Grand Philippine Fiesta Sydney 2007 where they came first in the dancing competition.
The music for Swish was mixed by an ex-member called Ariya aka DJ R.E.R. The average age of their hip hop dance group is around 20. They may be performing in a dance competition called “Looze Control” early next year. Gabriel formed the group, asking around and seeing who was interested in dancing and then they all got together and they’ve been a happy family since.
Iskatchtape is an up and coming Aussie-Pinoy (Australian-Filipino) rock band based in Sydney, Australia. They were formed in September 2005 when Tin dela Fuente (lead guitars), Rolando Pereyra jr (bass), Jerald Tuazon (drums) performed their first gig at the Sala Sessions 2005. Then-groupie Maan Sansano (vox) occasionally jammed with the band and became the new front woman for iskatchtape. Tin’s garage would usually be the place where all the action happens. The video below features the band playing at their Sydney Grand Philippine Fiesta 2007 Gig.
Iskatchtape would practice some covers, alter their arrangements, eat to their hearts content, and of course write their original compositions. Tin and Rolly are the main lyricist of the band. The band has been featured on local radio station bfm 100.9mhz and Pinoy TV. Their musical genre / influences include: rock, opm and pinoy rock such as the likes of parokya, eraserheads, led zepplin and more. Yes, they have started writing original compositions. TORPE and LECHE are just some of their original songs recently recorded which you can listen on www.myspace.com/iskatchtape.
Leah Dizon or ” リア・ディゾン - Ria Dizon, ” as she is known in Japanese circles was born as Leah Donna Dizon on September 24, 1986 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. This Filipina is known for being a model, singer (J-Pop), and a TV personality in Japan. Her ethnicities include Chinese, Filipino and French. Leah Dizon received moderate success in America including the cover features of various import car magazines. However, her modeling career in the United States gained her much attention and a fanbase overseas, predominantly in Asia. One year after her pictures were posted up on the internet, she already had 2,000,000 hits from search engines. Following the advice of her fans, Dizon sent a demo tape with model photographs of herself to a talent agency in Japan and in April of 2006, after being accepted, she immediately moved to Tokyo. In October 2006, she released her first photobook titled Petite Amie (Girlfriend in French), which was ranked as the third best selling photobook of that year. On February 14, 2007, she released her first CD single and DVD package, Softly under the record label Victor Entertainment, which peaked at number #7 in the Oricon Weekly Chart. At the same time, she also released her second photobook titled Hello! Leah.
Natassia Malthe was born on 19 January 1974 in Oslo, Norway to a Norwegian father (Harald Malthe) and a Filipina mother (Phin Malthe). Natissa is a pinay model and actress. The younger of two daughters, Malthe’s Norwegian father is a teacher and her Filipina mother is a retired nurse. Her only sister is Kristin Malthe, who is also a Giordano girl. Natassia was ranked #53 in Maxim’s “100 Sexiest Women” in 2003 and named #74 on the Maxim magazine “Hot 100 of 2005″ list She is sometimes credited as Natasha Malthe or Lina Teal. In Scotland, Norway and Canada, Malthe went to dance schools as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Goh Ballet Academy, and the Norwegian Opera House, for which she sang and danced while finishing high school. Later she moved to London, England to study musical theater. From there she went to Canada and landed her first part on television. We will be revisiting Natissa Malthe in the future when we look into her acting career.
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