Friday, October 19, 2007

Riza Santos Photo Gallery

She maybe Canadian but Riza Santos is pure pinay, her parents hailing from Bulacan and Bataan. Both engineers, her parents’ jobs took them to Canada as immigrants. And although she has lived in North America all her life, Riza is raised with Filipino values and has very close family ties. She admits though to breaking the rules and sneaking out to party with the popular kids one night when she was 16. She returned home to find her sister enraged for her parents were still out looking for her. Riza then vowed never to do it again.

Riza began concentrating on charity work and community service. She even joined the military as a medic. She’s also a counselor at a crisis center for pregnant women and has vowed to save her self for the man she loves on her wedding day. Riza even wears a ring on her engagement finger to seal this promise.

Riza, like most of her family, is an achiever. Aside from her military career and vocations, she studied Biology in college. Quite talented, she has also designed some of the gowns she has worn on pageants. Riza dreams of having a singing and acting career someday too.

Riza Raquel Santos is one of the first delegates to arrive in the country for the 2006 Miss Earth Pageant. Riza Raquel Santos, a typical Filipina beauty, is Canada’s bet in this year’s Miss Earth and the first time her feet landed in Manila she became an instant favorite.

Riza is the October 2007 cover girl for FHM Philippines.


Real Name: Riza Raquel Santos

Origin: Canada

Age: 21

Birthdate: August 30

Nationality: Filipino

Occupation: Model,artist

Sport: Track and Field

Hidden Ambition: To become a doctor

Claim to Fame: Miss Earth - Canada

Achievements: Filipina that represented Canada in the Ms. Earth beauty pageant

Charity: Bantay Bata 163


Will Devaughn Photo Gallery

Will Devaughn is a 25 year-old commercial model. He is half German, 1/4 Black African-American and 1/4 Filipino hunk who came to the Philippines for the girl who broke his heart twice until he found some friends here whom he calls his new “family.”

Real Name:William Devaughn Stumpf


Age: 25

Birthdate:27 February

Place of Birth:Germany


Occupation: Model


Hidden Ambition: To travel the world as a photographer

Claim to Fame:McDonald’s McRice Burger TV Commercial

Charity: Brave Kids Foundation

He is called “The True Lover” inside Pinoy Big Brother’s house. Here are few photos of the hunk Will Devaughn.

Watch Will Devaughn in Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Dolphy Photo Gallery

Dolphy (born Rodolfo Quizon on July 25, 1928 in Pampanga though raised in Tondo, Manila), is a comedian actor in the Philippines. Better known as the Philippine's "King of Comedy", his career has spanned for more than 5 decades. He used the screen names Golay and Pidol under Sampaguita Pictures.

He was raised by his parents Melencio Espinosa Quizon, a Chinese Filipino, and Salud de la Rosa Vera. He is currently living with his domestic partner Zsa Zsa Padilla. He has 18 children by five different women.

He started as a struggling performer onstage during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. The late Fernando Poe, Sr. gave him his first break as a character actor. His comic talents became well known in the films, Jack en Jill and Facifica Falayfay. Soon, he made many comedy films, alongside fellow comedians, Pugo, Tugo, Babalu, Panchito, Ike Lozada and German Moreno. In 1966, as part of the comedy duo Dolphy and Panchito, he opened for the Beatles at Rizal Stadium in Manila. Even though their show was in Tagalog, Paul McCartney has said he was amused by their act.

He is best known for his character John Puruntong in the comedy sitcom John En Marsha with Nida Blanca. The series lasted for 17 years and ended in 1990.

After John En Marsha, he returned on TV to play Kevin Kosme (a play on the name of actor Kevin Costner) in the sitcom Home Along da Riles, of ABS-CBN, which was reinvented into Home Along da Airport.

In 2001, Dolphy and his sons Eric and Jeffrey Quizon all won the Prix de la Meilleure Interpretation (the equivalent of a Best Actor Award) in Brussels, Belgium for playing Walterina Markova in the movie Markova: Comfort Gay.

He currently appears in a show called John En Shirley which is a spin-off of John En Marsha with Maricel Soriano the only returning cast member from the show.


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Jake Cuenca Photo Gallery


Juan Carlos Cuenca, better known by his screen name Jake Cuenca (born December 30, 1987 in San Jose, California, USA), is a Filipino print and commercial model and a television and film actor who rose to prominence via his stint as one of the young stars in the youth-oriented show Click.

He was a contract star of GMA Network but jumped to ABS-CBN after his contract with GMA Network expired. He is currently a member of ABS CBN's elite circle of homegrown talents properly named Star Magic. He was also a student of PAREF Southridge, a school for boys.

Cuenca grew up in California and was the middle child in a brood of three. His career in the Philippines began when he was discovered by a talent scout for Cosmo Modeling Agency at the age of nine. Soonafter, he made several television and print commercials including endorsements for Safeguard, Coke and Globe Telecom.

By the time he was fourteen, Cuenca was taken under the wing of star makers Neil de Guia and Douglas Quijano. In 2003, he auditioned for GMA Network’s highly successful youth program, Click where he was included as one of the cast. His stint in the show contributed much to his growing popularity. When the show was defunct, Cuenca began portraying varied roles and was cast in several television outings including Hanggang Kailan, Forever In My Heart and Love to Love.

Alongside his growing television career, Cuenca also attended workshops with directors Peque Gallaga and Joel Lamangan where he developed the technique and motivation needed for television acting, a far cry from the broad-gestured and exaggerated manner of billing in commercials.

His career heightened in 2005 when he became part of the fantasy show Encantadia, playing Dingdong Dantes and Karylle’s invincible heir, Kahlil. He also appeared in the ninth season of Love to Love entitled Miss Match where he was paired with reality show winner and young actress Jennylyn Mercado.

He starred as one of the wizards in the fantasy-themed television series Majika. Cuenca, along with fellow male stars from hailing from successful telefantasya's, was featured in the second issue of X-ray Magazine where he sheds off his boy-next door charm for a much more provocative and mature take on his image.

Jake Cuenca is now in the Kapamilya Network ABS-CBN after his contract with GMA-7 expired. Jake Cuenca is now featured in top-rated TV shows in ABS-CBN. In fact, Jake Cuenca is certified a true Kapamilya when he appeared in the ABS-CBN 2006 Christmas Station ID entitled" Angat ang Ligaya ng Pasko" & he is a cast of the recently concluded one of the highest ratings of ABS-CBN soap opera entitled "Sana Maulit Muli" which garnered 36.1% nationwide ratings with Kim Chiu & Gerald Anderson which aired last January 8, 2007. Jake was also in a Lovespell Episode called "Sweet Sixty", starring Sarah Geronimo, Oyo Boy Sotto, and Roxanne Guinoo. He was really open with his feelings about Sarah Geronimo, but he never made a move. Now he is dating Roxanne Guinoo.

He will be seen in an upcoming sitcom with Aga Muhlach, That's My Doc. He is a mainstay of ASAP '07 and a member of the group Star Magic's The Coverboys, and Cuenca is paired with rumored girlfriend Roxanne Guinoo in the new series Sineserye Presents: Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?.


He started as a GMA Artist Center talent and was launched via Click.

In 2006 he transferred to GMA Network's rival ABS-CBN, where he was launched as a an addition to Coverboys, an all-male group composed of Sam Milby, Zanjoe Marudo, Rafael Rosell, Victor Basa and John Lloyd Cruz.

These two photos are from Vince Lopez Photography.



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