|Maria Katrina Irene Halili|
|Born|| January 4, 1986|
|Other Name/s||Kat, Cheque|
Katrina Halili (b. January 4, 1986-) or Maria Katrina Irene Halili is an actress, model, and StarStruck alumna. She was also voted several times as FHM’s Sexiest Woman in the Philippines. Oftentimes, she plays an antagonist in the television shows she appears in.
Early Life and Career
Katrina was born on January 4, 1986 in Quezon City and grew up at El Nido, Palawan. During her childhood, Kat was fond of joining beauty pageants. During her interviews, she often claimed to have Chinese blood.
Her career took its turn from modeling to acting when she was spotted at Eastwood by a talent scout for StarStruck, a reality contest of GMA Network. Although Katrina didn't win and was considered as just one of the "avengers", Katrina became a star in her own right. Aside from appearing on the covers of sexy magazines like FHM and being hailed as the Sexiest Woman in the Philippines by the said magazine, she also proved her acting prowess in different television series and easily put herself on the list of effective kontrabidas (antagonists) of Philippine television.
Aside from the long list of shows and modeling stints Katrina has done, she also released a collection of music videos entitled “Fantasies.” In the videos, Katrina shows off her voluptuous body by donning sexy and daring outfits, mostly bikinis.
|Stage 1: The Starstruck Playhouse|
|SOP Gigsters||Herself / Performer|
|Forever in My Heart||Janelle|
|2005||Love To Love, Season 6: Wish Upon A Jar|
|Love To Love, Season 9: Miss Match||Portia|
|Darna||Carol / Black Darna|
|Ang Ganda ng Lola ko||Kat|
|2007||MariMar (Philippine TV series)||Angelica|
|2007||Shake, Rattle and Roll 9||Engkantada|
|2005||Sablay Ka na Pasaway Ka pa||Raven|
In December 2008, Halili got involved with the sudden break up of Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho following Belo's discovery of her Kho's sex videos with other women. However, Halili denied having any relationship with Kho. She managed to appease Belo to clear the alleged scandal while Kho apologized to both women. Halili remained as one of the endorsers of Belo Medical Group nonetheless.
In May 2009, sexually explicit videos of Kho and his women--including Halili--began circulating all over the Internet. Halili sought help from the women's right group GABRIELA and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) upon the unauthorized filming and release of the said video. She eventually filed a legal complaint against Kho which subsequently caught the attention of the Senate and other women's right advocates. She also filed charges of medical malpractice against the Belo Medical Group.
Halili admitted in March 2012 that she was pregnant for three months and that the father of her child is celebrity Kris Lawrence.
|2007||FHM Philippines||Philippines’ Sexiest Woman|
|2006||FHM Philippines||Philippines’ Sexiest Woman|
|2005||FHM Philippines||No. 14 Philippines' Sexiest Woman|
|2004||FHM Philippines||No. 8 Philippines' Sexiest Woman|
- She is part-Chinese, a fact that she has mentioned in several of her interviews.
- She has posed thrice on FHM-Philippines: October 2006, December 2005 and February 2008
- She appears in several shows of GMA Network as an antagonist but in Atlantika, she is one of the protagonists.
- Although born in Quezon City, she grew up in Palawan where she joined a province-wide beauty contest, representing the municipality of El Nido.
- She is the only Starstruck finalist who did not audition at the audition studio. She was interviewed in a café. Still, she earned a slot at the Final 14.
- She recently launched her own lingerie line called Playmates. The intimate apparel can be bought online via her official website.
- She was hailed as FHM's Sexiest Pinay twice: 2006 and 2007.
- She is set to launch her own coffee table book that she produced herself.