Tags: Filipino, Philippine Artist, Actors, Actresses, Philippine Entertainment, ABS-CBN
Victor Basa (born June 6, 1985) is a Filipino model, actor, and host.
Basa is the middle child of three, with a younger brother and older sister. He plays ice hockey and airsoft, likes skateboarding around Ortigas, is good at billiards and Counter-strike, is an avid gym goer, and is a big appreciator of indie music, menswear, rock, and everything 80's. His uncle is Paolo Basa, famous Philippine fashion designer.
Basa began his modeling career at the age of 19, where he was discovered at the Mega Young Designer's Competition in 2004. His first big debut was the Cosmopolitan Bachelors Bash, and his first TV appearance was in a 2004 in a cracker commercial. After immersing himself deeper into the fashion industry, he developed a deeper appreciation for style and clothing, swiftly gaining a reputation for the edgy rock-inspired style he and his friends wore. This led him to leave Computer Science at LaSalle Taft and enter LaSalle College International as a student in fashion design. Being the only one supporting himself financially, he had to leave school to concentrate on working.
In 2005, Basa gained commercial visibility in the Philippines when he became a model for clothing retailer Penshoppe. In 2006, Basa was invited to sign on with Star Magic, the talent management agency affiliated with the ABS-CBN network in the Philippines.
Soon after signing with Star Magic, Basa quickly began to appear in a number of shows on the ABS-CBN network: He became a regular host of the weekly Sunday variety show ASAP '06; appeared in his first recurring primetime supporting role in the soap opera Crazy for You as a love interest of the leading lady portrayed by Toni Gonzaga; and landed supporting roles in two single-episode stories in Star Magic Presents.