Celebs who made us 'proud to be Pinoy' in 2018

Ilang mga Pinay ang gumawa ng ingay sa international entertainment scene ang nagbigay ng ngiti at pride sa kanilang mga kababayan ngayong 2018.

BY JEFF FERNANDO

Twitter: @showbizjeff

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12/31/2018 12:13 PM
Celebs who made us 'proud to be Pinoy' in 2018


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Pinalakpakan at labis na minahal nitong 2018 ang ilan sa mga Pinay na nagbigay karangalan sa bansa mula sa larangan ng showbiz.

Mula sa Broadway, international red carpet scene, Hollywood appearances, pageants at modelling world, ipinamalas ng Filipina ang kanyang angking ganda at galing sa buong mundo.

Una na dito ang pang-apat na Pinay Miss Universe na si Catriona Gray na muling ibinalik ang Miss Universe sa Pilipinas.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

When I was 13, my mum told me "Honey, I dreamt of you winning @missuniverse in a red dress." At that time I thought nothing of it, and today my mother's dream came true. ✨ Where do I even begin? Lord God, I lift everything up to you - to glorify and honour you. 🙏 Philippines 🇵🇭 what an amazing honor it has been to carry your name across my chest and to embody you in all aspects. I may now carry the sash of Miss Universe, but I'll forever be your Miss Philippines. ❤️💙💛 To my team @carlosbuendiajr @bragaisjojo @mitagray @binibiningnicolecordoves @jololuarca @justine.aliman19 @ton_lao @vheecostyle @francischee_ @styledbypatrickhenry @visionerickson @ardelpresentacion @mackycombe @harleybarleyyy @jellyeugenio @hairbybrentsales @memayfrancisco @mimsqiu @momoisupe @tesserajewelry @maktumang @jearsond @theaiveeclinic @empiredentallounge @jed_jimenez I wouldn't have been able to do any of this with all your time, effort and love 💛 #MissUniverse @missuniverse

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Itinanghal din na Asia Pacific International si Sharifa Areef Mohammad Omar Akeel, na tubong Sultan Kudarat.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Joining Mutya ng Pilipinas this year was never a part of my plan because all I want was to take the Board Exams, but God wanted me to learn one thing, that is to never give up on your dreams. One day I realized, why not give it a try. Everything seems like yesterday, should I say the dream I had yesterday is now a reality. After all the challenges I've been through on this journey were all finally paid off.It is indeed true that there are things that sometimes our mortal heart and mind failed to conceive. I still can't believe that I was able to handle all the things that confronted me. Since the first day of my journey, all I asked is that God may guide and bless me with strength, tenacity and wisdom, for I need those to carry the pressures in every day. Well God was really good I made it through, with the help of those people who never left me during the most difficult moments of life. After I was crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas 2018, I faced the biggest battle of my life, that was to represent my country the Philippines to an international competition. Since I dont have enough preparations for my international pageant, all I have with me was that very dream, I used to dream years ago. I hold on, I worked hard and I made it. This accomplishment of mine is for all of us, and for the community and country I belong. Thank you @mutya_ng_pilipinas, and @missasiapacificintl for opening your doors to women like me who came from diverse culture. Thank you for making my childhood dream a reality. To the ONE UP THERE who made everything possible my billion thanks. Please don't get tired of supporting and together we will walk this journey. 😭❤️❤️ Love, your Miss Asia Pacific International 2018, Sharifa Mangatong Areef Mohammad Omar Akeel

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Si Ahtisa Manalo naman ay naging first runner up sa 2018 Miss International pageant na ginanap sa Tokyo, Japan.

Bukod sa pageants, gumawa din ng pangalan ang Fil-American model na si Kelsey Merritt, na unang Pilipina na rumampa sa prestihiyosong Victoria Secret fashion show.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IT’S SHOWTIME!!! 💕💕💕 #VSFashionShow

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Ang teen star na si Maymay Entrata naman ang unang Pilipina na rumampa din sa 2018 Arab Fashion Week.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Let your light shine before others.” . . (Matt. 5:16) - Nakakaiyak lang isipin na dati pinapangarap ko lang ang nararamdaman kong to. Yung tipong pag iniisip mo sya kay hirap na abutin pero minsan pala pag pinabayaan mo lang at marunong maghintay sa tamang panahon kung para sayo talaga ibibigay sayo. Shempre sa likod ng natamo ko sa lahat ng to pinapasalamatan ko ang Panginoon, sa mga taong naging dahilan at tulay ng aking tagumpay Ms. @furneamato Sir @josh_yugen Entrata& Barcelona Family @entratalorna @vincentdal3 @edward_barber @cntpatricia_ @nik.gonzales @lauraanika tita Cathy Tito Kevs @pbbabscbntv Family, @starmagicphils Fam, @starcinema Fam, @dreamscapeph Fam, Team May & Ed Fam, Mayward Family at sa lahat ng sumuporta at nag bigay puri maraming maraming salamat po dahil sa inyong lahat mas naging matatag ako at pumiling lumaban upang lakarin ang daan patungo sa pangarap. Mapamilya ko at buong Pilipinas, Salamat po 🙏🏻😭❤️

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Agaw pansin din si Kris Aquino sa red carpet ng “Crazy Rich Asians” kung saan dinumog siya ng international media.

Bukod kay Kris, binansagan naman si Heart Evangelista-Escudero bilang tunay na “Crazy Rich Asian” nang itampok siya sa prestihiyosong Harper’s Bazaar Magazine.

Tulad ni Kris at Heart, tuloy naman sa pag-ukit ng watawat ng Pilipinas sa Broadway ang singer-actress na si Lea Salonga nang maging nominado siya sa Grammy’s.

Hindi din nagpapaawat si Rachelle Ann Go sa pagsunod niya sa mga yapak ni Lea, sa kanyang pagiging international theater star. Isa si Rachel ngayon sa mga bida sa play na "Hamilton" sa West End sa London.

At kamakailan lang, itinanghal din na grand winner sa “The X Factor” Romania si Bella Santiago, na tinagurian ng mga judges na Beyonce ng Romania.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I am a fighter all my life coz God is with me ❤ va multumesc ca m-ati ajutati ca visul meu sa devina realitate❤😍🙏

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