ANGEL LOCSIN is Angelica Colmenares in real life. She was born on April 23, 1985 in Santa Maria, Bulacan. Angel spent her elementary education in Bulacan and graduated high school in University of Santo Tomas High School.
Angel Locsin's entry to showbiz was unplanned. She was discovered by a talent scout while she was shopping at SM City North EDSA. Some sources said she was spotted by a talent scout while she was shopping with friends after they skipped classes.
Angel first auditioned in ABS-CBN's Star Circle Batch 9 but she was not signed due to some disagreements in her contract. She was then drafted by GMA Artist Center after a year and she started to appear in GMA's teen oriented show "Click". She was also included in the cast of "Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin" and "All Together Now".
In 2003, Angel co-starred with Richard Gutierrez in the fantaserye "Mulawin" where she portrayed the character of Alwina. After "Mulawin", Angel Locsin was given her first major role in the remake of super heroin "Darna" of Mars Ravelo. Darna made waves in local TV. It is the first primetime program to reach a rating of 47.1% and recorded the highest rating by a GMA show for that year (2005) when it reached 52.1% in its fourth episode.
"Darna" put Angel to prominence. Due to the show's popularity, Angel wsa offered several Tv-Shows, movies, endorsements and big projects which catapulted Angel to where she is now.
After "Darna", Angel starred in two more Kapuso primetime shows namely "Majika" with Dennis Trillo and "Asian Treasures" with Robin Padilla. "Asian Treasures" is the last project of Angel in GMA-7 as she then transferred to ABS-CBN.
In AB-CBN, she first appeared in "Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pilat" with Sam Milby then her lead role in "Lobo" with Piolo Pascual. "Lobo" gained popularity nationwide and it also gained many Piolo Pascual - Angel Locsin followers.
After "Lobo", Angel Locsin was paired again with Sam Milby in the local remake of a koreanovela titled "Only You" which is a constant top rater in the nationwide survey. Angel's upcoming TV shows are "Himala" in 2009 and "Maria Mercedes" in 2010. "Maria Mercedes" is a local remake of a Maxicanovela of the same title which was originally topbilled by Thalia.
Angel Locsin's first movie appearance was "Ping Lacson: Supercop" where she played the role of the young Robina Gokongwei. It was followed by "Mano Po 2" and "Singles". Her next two movies were both official entries in the Metro Manila Film festival namely "Mano Po 3" and "Sigaw".
On of the notable movies of Angel was the film "Let The Love Begin" with Richard Gutierrez which grossed 122 million pesos in the box office. The movie was shoen while "Mulawin" was still very popular in television. Due to the success of "Mulawin" in TV, Angel and Richard reprised their role as Alwina and Aguiluz in "Mulawin: The Movie".
It was followed by "I Will Always Love You", "Txt", "Mano Po 5" and "The Promise" which marked her last movie in the Kapuso network.
With ABS-CBN, right after the success gained by "Lobo" Angel and Piolo starred in the movie "Love Me Again" which was shot in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon and in Darwin, Australia.
Due to Angel's ability in acting, she was awarded as Best Actress in her movies Sigaw, Mulawin: The Movie, Mano Po 5, Txt, Lobo and Best Single Performance by an Actress in Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pilat episode.
Angel Locsin Movies/TV Shows
Unofficially Yours is a romantic comedy film top billed by Angel Locsin and John Lloyd Cruz. It is about the story of two individuals with different perspective when it comes to love. John Lloyd portrays the role of a man who contemplates on why he had several failed relationsips. He then fall in love with a modern-day woman who is afraid of commitments, portrayed by Angel.
In box office, the movie made a record in it's opening day grossing P 18.5 million nationwide. It earned a gross P 71.5 million on it's first week and P113.5 million gross in two weeks. The film was released in various cities in the US such as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and other key cities.
Imortal is said to be the sequel of Angel Locsin's previous hit fantasy series "Lobo". Her character in this fantasy horror series is the daughter of her character in Lobo. The difference in the sequel is that warewolves are not the only characters but also vampires are now included.
Angel Locsin was paired with actor John Lloyd Cruz in Imortal while hunk Piolo Pascual in Lobo. She portrayed the character of Lyka and Lia Ortega-Rodriguez. Due to the strong performance of the series in the TV ratings, it extended to two seasons with 148 episodes in all. Due to the request of the fans, ABS-CBN released a DVD version of Imortal and was released to the public in December of 2010.
Only You is a local remake of the Korean TV series with the same title. The original Korean version was a huge hit in the Philippines that is why the series had its own version in Filipino with Filipino actors and actresses portraying the roles of their Korean counterparts. Angel Locsin was paired with Sam Milby and Diether Ocampo who formed the love triangle in the series.
The series is about a woman who participated a cooking contest for the purpose of getting the prize and pursue her studies in culinary arts. There were scenes that were taken in Korea and majority in the Philippines. It garnered a very high ratings during its duration and literally slammed the competition in that time slot. It had a total of 85 episodes produced by Star Cinema of ABS-CBN Network.
Lobo is one of the most popular fantasy series in ABS-CBN. It ran for more than half a year and it even had a sequel that followed two years after. This is also considered as the most expensive TV series of the Kapamilya network as they even imported a pure breed dog from France to perform in the said series.
Angel Locsin portrays the role of Lyka Raymundo. She is a fashion designer until she discovered her real nature - a warewolf. She was not just an ordinary warewolf but the last hope of their tribe. She was called as "Ang Huling bantay" and a lot of breath taking adventures followed her way that made the show a top rater to its time slot.
Angel was paired with Piolo Pascual who also made a big impact on the series as the love interest of Angel. It was also in this series that Angel Locsin earned a nomination in the 37th International Emmy Awards for the Best Performance by an Actress category. Although she did not win the award, it was an honor for Angel to be one of the only two celebrities in history to represent the Philippines in the Emmy's.
Angel Locsin and Phil Younghusband
It all started with a twitter post from Phil Younghusband. Sometime before the Valentine's Day, Phil tweeted "Hi Angel! This Phil. How are you? I was just wondering if you are free for Valentines day?". Phil was simply asking for a date with Angel Locsin come Valentines day. But Angel politely declined in her tweet: "hi! this is angel Congrats on your win last night! Thanks for the invite but I have work on valentines… Let’s try another day".
That exchange of words via Twitter was picked up by Twitter fanatics and they immediately posted in different locations in the internet. This was also caught by the media and that became a hype in the Philippine showbiz. They finally met and had a date and the rest is history. Even if they always deny it, it clear there's already something between them. Angel Locsin always go to the games of thre Azkals and they are seen dating in different places. When the mother of Phil died, Angel was there to console him. Let us just wait for them to reveal themselves the real status of their relationship then we can write it here officially.
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