Angel Locsin

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Angel Locsin
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Angel Locsin 
Born April 23, 1985 (age 31)
Birth Place Bulacan, Philippines
Birth Name Angelica Locsin Colmenares
Occupation Actress, Model, Producer
Years Active 1999-present

Angel Locsin (born Angelica Colmenares on April 23, 1985), is a television and film actress, commercial model, film producer and fashion designer in the Philippines.

Locsin 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 Mars Ravelo comics. When her contract expired on March 2007, Angel did not renew her contract with GMA Network and signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN despite her booming career on the first.<ref name="AngelLocsin">Godinez, Bong. "Angel Locsin's controversial network shift", PEP.Ph, July 11, 2008. </ref> Her first project under ABS-CBN was the television series Lobo. Locsin recently starred her first box office movie under Star Cinema,<ref name="gelomovie">Lucio, Remedios. "Angel Locsin's movie to be shoot in Bukinon and Australia", Philippine Entertainment Portal, June 27, 2008. (Tagalog)</ref> Love Me Again,<ref>Land Down Under Official Website</ref> directed by Rory Quintos.<ref>Salut, Eric John (2008-11-05). Angel Locsin set to fly to Australia for shooting (Tagalog). Journal Online. Retrieved on 2008-11-05.</ref>

She is currently featured in the TV series Only You with Sam Milby and Diether Ocampo.<ref>Angel Locsin confirms new TV series with Sam Milby Retrieved on 01/06/2009</ref><ref name="OnlyYouPEP">Alvarez, Trish. "Angel Locsin stars in Pinoy version of Koreanovela Only You", Philippine Entertainment Portal, February 20, 2009. </ref>



Early life

Locsin was born in Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines. Her parents separated when she was 14 years old, and she has since lived with her father, Angelo Colmenares.


Locsin had her elementary education in St. James College, Quezon City and finished high school at the University of Santo Tomas High School, Manila. In August 2007 she attended a short-course for fashion design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, United Kingdom.<ref name=London>Lim, Candice. "Angel Locsin to study fashion design in London", Philippine Entertainment Portal, June 18, 2008. (Tagalog)</ref>


Early work

Locsin was discovered by a talent scout while she was shopping at SM City North EDSA in Quezon City.<ref name=AngelLocsin /> She then auditioned for several commercials. She is supposed to be a part of ABS-CBN's Star Circle Batch 9, but failed to sign a contract because her father, Angelo Colmenares, did not agree. After a yearTemplate:When, she became a contract star of GMA Artist Center, first appearing on the 1999 teen-oriented series Click. Locsin was also included in the cast of Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin which also starred Christopher De Leon, Richard Gomez and Alice Dixson on the lead roles. In 2004, she also starred in All Together Now

GMA Network

In August 2, 2003, Locsin starred in Mulawin, where she portrayed the role of Alwina and was paired with Richard Gutierrez, who played Aguiluz. It ended on March 18, 2004.<ref name=Mulawin>"Angel spreads her wings in Mulawin", PEP.Ph. </ref>

After Mulawin, Locsin played the title role of super heroine Darna in the fantasy television series Ravelo's Darna with Dennis Trillo as her leading man. According to AGB and AC Nielsen, Darna was the first primetime series to reach a 47.1% rating in 2005. It also generated 52.1% rating, the highest rating achieved by any GMA-7 show by that year, on its fourth episode, when Angel transformed from Narda to Darna. Since then, she received several TV commercials and endorsements, film projects, lead role projects thus getting huge popularity in the Philippines.<ref name=Darna>"Angel soars high in Darna", PEP.Ph. (English)</ref>

In March 20, 2006, Locsin starred in another fantasy television series, Majika. She played the role of Sabina, the elder daughter of Ayesa and Garam which were played by Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi. She was paired with Dennis Trillo playing the role of Argo. It ended on September 29, 2006.<ref name=Majika>"Angel's magic formula", PEP.Ph. </ref>

In 2007, Locsin starred in Asian Treasures with action star Robin Padilla. Angel's role was inspired by Angelina Jolie's movie portrayals of Lara Croft. It was the first Philippine TV series that was shot in multiple countries such as Mongolia, Thailand and China. It aired on January 15, 2007 and ended June 29, 2007, which turned out to be her last project for GMA.<ref name=AsianTreasures>"Angel's last project in GMA-7", PEP.Ph. (English)</ref>


On August 11, 2007, Locsin signed a two-year exclusive contract with ABS-CBN.<ref name=ABS-CBN>Dimaculangan, Jocelyn. "Angel Locsin: "Natagpuan ko na ang bagong bahay ko." (I've found my new home)", Philippine Entertainment Portal, August 12, 2008. (Tagalog)</ref>, where her first assignment was an episode in the drama series Maalala Mo Kaya.<ref name=MMKPilat/> In this exact episode is also where Angel won her first award as a Best Single Performance by an Actress in the recent 22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television.

In January 28, 2008, Locsin launched her first drama series (teleserye) in ABS-CBN entitled Lobo where she was paired to Piolo Pascual. It premiered with a rating of 27.7%.<ref name=LoboRatings>"TV Ratings (Jan. 25-28): Good start for three new ABS CBN primetime shows", PEP.Ph, January 29, 2008. (English)</ref> Eventually, in the end of the series, it got the highest rating of 33.4% in the nationwide ratings game conducted by NUTAM Ratings.<ref name=Lobo3>Godinez, Bong. "Lobo devours July primetime NUTAM rating contest", Philippine Entertainment Portal, August 14, 2008. (English)</ref> The series ended on July 11, 2008.<ref name=Lobo>Dimaculangan, Jocelyn. "Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin do final taping for "Lobo"", Philippine Entertainment Portal, July 5, 2008. (Tagalog)</ref>

This 2009, Angel launched her new TV series, Only You, a Philippine remake of the Korean drama of the same title aired by SBS (South Korea) in 2005.<ref name="Asian">Asian DB - Your Connection to Asia</ref> Angel stars with Sam Milby and Diether Ocampo, directed by Rory Quintos which aired last April 27, 2009 at ABS-CBN Primetime. <ref name=OnlyYouPEP/>


Locsin first starred in films such as Ping Lacson Supercop, Mano Po 2, Kuya and Singles. In 2004, Locsin starred in the films Mano Po 3 and Sigaw which both included in 31st Metro Manila Film Festival.

In 2005, GMA Films released the film, Let the Love Begin starring Locsin with Richard Gutierrez, Jennylyn Mercado and Mark Herras, directed by Mac Alejandre. It grossed PHP 122 million on the Box office. Locsin also reprised her role as Alwina in Mulawin: The Movie with Richard Gutierrez.

In early 2006, Locsin starred her second valentine movie film with GMA Films, I Will Always Love You with Richard Gutierrez and directed by Mac Alejandre. She starred the Filipino horror film, TxT and in 2006's Metro Manila Film Festival offering, Mano Po 5.

In early 2007, Locsin also reunited with Richard Gutierrez in The Promise where their roles were considered more mature than their last film.<ref name=ThePromise>Erece, Dinno. "Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin play their first mature roles in "The Promise"", Philippine Entertainment Portal, January 13, 3007. (Tagalog)</ref> This was her last film with GMA Films before she signed a contract with Star Cinema.

Locsin had also produced her own film entitled Angels, which was shown in theaters on April 12, 2007.<ref name=Angels>"Angel Locsin produces own film",, April 2, 2007. (Tagalog)</ref>

In 2009, Locsin starred in her first movie under Star Cinema, Love Me Again<ref name=gelo2>Bonifacio, Julie. "Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin set to start shooting their film for Star Cinema", Philippine Entertainment Portal, August 23, 3008. (Tagalog)</ref><ref name="philstar-2008-08-27">Lo, Ricardo. "Piolo, Angel insured for ‘risky’ Star Cinema starrer", Philippine Star, August 27, 2008. (English)</ref> The film was shot in Impasug-ong and Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Other scenes were also shot in Darwin, Australia. The film premiered on January 15, 2009.

Personal life


In April 23, 2007, Locsin celebrated her birthday with Gabriela foundation, a political-sector partylist that support women and less-fortunate children. In April 20, 2008, Locsin set a gift-giving to the less fortunate children in Payatas, Quezon City and helped certain poor children gave food, clothing and their basic needs. It was her birthday gift which was supported by her sponsors.<ref name=Birthday>Bonifacio, Julie. "Birthday girl Angel Locsin gets surprise party from "Lobo" cast and crew", PEP.Ph, April 24, 2008. (Tagalog)</ref>



Year Title Role Channel Notes
1999 Click<ref>IMDb profile of Click</ref> Charley GMA Network starred with Richard Gutierrez, Chynna Ortaleza and Alessandra De Rossi
2003 Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin Mariella
2004 All Together Now Tetet
Love To Love (Season 3): Kissing Beauty Chara / Charina
Mulawin Alwina first lead role TV project with Richard Gutierrez
2005 Darna Darna / Narda first GMA TV series to peak 52.1% ratings
2006 Majika Sabina second TV project with Dennis Trillo after Darna
2007 Asian Treasures<ref name=AsianTreasures>"'Asian Treasures' cast, crew throw a party",, June 29, 2007. </ref> Gabriella Agoncillo with Robin Padilla/Philippine's most expensive TV series
Maalaala Mo Kaya : Pilat<ref name=MMKPilat>"Angel Locsin and Sam Milby fall in love in October 19 episode of "Maalaala Mo Kaya"", Philippine Entertainment Portal, October 18, 2007. </ref> Melody ABS-CBN with Sam Milby/Locsin first episode in MMK
2008 Lobo<ref name=LoboTVSeries>"Angel Locsin ready for any controvercy thrown at her", Philippine Entertainment Portal, January 23, 2008. (Tagalog)</ref> Lyka Raymundo first project with Piolo Pascual/Nominated in the 24th PMPC Star Awards for Television for Best Primetime TV series
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Blusa Nemie This is her 2nd appearance on the anthology program.
2009 ASAP 09' Host / Performer Angel was already lauched as the newest member of ASAP
2009 Only You Jillian Mendoza Her first TV series in ABS-CBN with Sam Milby and Diether Ocampo.
2009 Himala <ref></ref> Elsa Ricky Lee has stated it himself. (Director of Himala. He produced 2 ABS-CBN Angel Locsin projects such as Lobo and Only You.
2010 Maria Mercedes (Philippine TV Series) Maria Mercedes ABS-CBN It is confirmed that Locsin will play as Maria Mercedes


Year Title Role Film Company Notes
2000 Ping Lacson: Supercop Young Robina Gokongwei Millennium Cinema Locsin's first movie appearance
2003 Mano Po 2 Eliza Regal Films
2004 Kuya Barbs Dumlao
Singles Sam movie with Ara Mina and Aubrey Miles
Sigaw Pinky 30th MMFF entry with Richard Gutierrez
Mano Po III: My Love Eliza first movie with Vilma Santos/30th MMFF entry
2005 Let the Love Begin Pia / Patricia GMA Films first GMA Films movie to grossed P120 Million Pesos
Mulawin: The Movie Alwina with Regal Films/31st MMFF entry
2006 I Will Always Love You<ref>I Will Always Love You Website</ref> Cecille with Regal Films/grossed more than Php 116 Million Pesos
TxT Joyce APT Entertainment film with Oyo Boy Sotto and Dennis Trillo
Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di<ref name=ManoPo5>"Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di", Regal Multimedia. </ref> Charity Regal Films 32nd MMFF entry with Richard Gutierrez
2007 The Promise<ref name=ThePromise2>"Fans crown at premier of The Promise",, February 14, 2008. (Tagalog)</ref> Andrea GMA Films with Regal Films/Locsin's last movie under GMA and Regal Films
Angels<ref name=Angels2>Erece, Dinno. "Angel Locsin's talent manager now a movie producer", Philippine Entertainment Portal, March 25, 2007. (Tagalog)</ref> Angie Golden Eye Productions trilogy movie produced by Locsin
2009 Love Me Again<ref>Siazon, Rachelle. "Angel Locsin on contract issue with Mother Lily: ‘Wala namang problema talaga’",, September 4, 2008. (Tagalog)</ref> Arah Star Cinema first movie under Star Cinema with Piolo Pascual.
TBA - With Aga Muhlach, coming soon on Philippine theaters.<ref>Star Cinema reveals its line up for 2009</ref>
2010 Etiquette of a Mistress<ref></ref> - It is directed by Chito S. Roño under Star Cinema.


Acting Awards

Year Award Category TV series/Film Result
2004 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Sigaw Nominated
2005 Mulawin The Movie
2006 Metro Manila Film Festival Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di
2008 22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Actress Lobo
Best Single Performance by an Actress Maalaala Mo Kaya : Pilat Won
2009 37th International Emmy Awards Best Performance by an Actress Lobo (Currently Nominated/Results TBC)

Other Awards

Year Award Category Result
2003 FHM Philippines Sexiest Women in Philippines (Rank #10)
2004 (Rank #6)
2005 FHM Philippines Sexiest Women in Philippines Won
Box Office Entertainment Awards Princess of Philippine Movies and Television Won
FAMAS Awards Miss FAMAS Popularity Won
FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Award Won
2006 FHM Philippines Sexiest Women in Philippines (Rank #2)
2007 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Pinoy Wannabe (Texter's Choice) Won
FHM Philippines Sexiest Women in Philippines (Rank #3)
Anak TV Seal Awards Most Admired TV Personalities (Rank #5)
2008 Box Office Entertainment Awards Princess of Philippine Movies and Television Won
Maxim Philippines Hottest and Sexiest Women Won
FHM Philippines FHM Philippines Sexiest Women (Rank #3)
Uno Magazine Awards Real Hottest Uno Girls (Rank #2)
10th Global Excellence Awards Outstanding Actress and Commercial model Won
Supreme to the Extreme Awards Road Distraction Award for Folded & Hung Billboard Won
ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Award Pop Covergirl for Maxim Won
ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Award Pop Female Fashionista Won
Anak TV Seal Awards Most Admired Female Personalities (Ranked #4)


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