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Angel Locsin

Angel Locsin, is a Filipina television and film actress who was introduced in GMA Network's youth-oriented program, Click. Locsin rose to prominence after being cast as one of the lead stars in the fantasy-themed television series Mulawin in 2004. Soon after, she starred as the superhero Darna in the TV adaptation of the popular Mars Ravelo comics hit. Locsin top-billed in several chartbusting films and is known as the screen love interest of Richard Gutierrez and Dennis Trillo.

Life and career

Locsín was born on April 21, 1985 in Bulacan province, where she also grew up. She is the second child of three. Her parents separated when she was fourteen and she has since lived with her father.

Locsin's career in show business began after she was discovered by a talent scout while she cut classes with a friend and was shopping at SM City North EDSA in Quezon City.. She auditioned for several commercials and later landed a contract with GMA.

Locsín first appeared in Click, a teen-oriented program on the GMA Network, as the tomboyish Charley (short for Charlotte), where she was first paired with Brian Ariñes, then eventually toRailey Valeroso). She became widely known when she first appeared on the cover of FHM (Philippine edition). The same magazine consistently lists her as one of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World, as well as sexiest Filipina, ranking No. 2 behind Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie. She has also been known as the current sex symbol of the Philippines.

In 2003, she was devastated when her boyfriend, actor Miko Sotto, fell off from the 9th floor of his condominium in December 2003. Afterwards, her boyfriend's mother, movie actress and ABC-5newscaster Ali Sotto, donated his eyes to those in need. Angel eventually portrayed the dramatization of the life of one of these recipients in the TV drama show Magpakailanman

After appearing in Click, Locsin gained further exposure as she was cast in the television shows Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin, All Together Now and Love to Love'.

After her role as the half-human, half-avian Alwina in the 2004 telefantasya Mulawin, where she was paired with Aguiluz (Richard Gutierrez), she auditioned for the title role of the classic Filipina superhero in Darna television series. She won the part handily among numerous actresses who tried out, and was chosen to don the iconic red suit and crest. She also voiced the character of Kyoko Iwase in the Philippine Tagalog version of Initial D aired in Animax.

After Darna, Locsin reunited with former love team Dennis Trillo as they top-billed GMA's fantasy-themed series, Majika.

Locsín also starred in films. Among her big screen credits are Kuya, Mano Po 2, Singles, Sigaw and the 2005 box-office hit Let The Love Begin, where she worked with on-screen partner Richard Gutierrez. Her team-up with Gutierrez is considered by some as one of the best pairings in the country.She also reprised her role as Alwina in the movie adaptation of Mulawin. Locsin had her fair share of controversy after appearing in a TV ad for Axe (manufactured by Unilever Philippines). Many feminist groups, as well as former Senator Nikki Coseteng, complained about the offensive gestures in the advertisement.In the television commercial, Angel is teasing a man by showing off money and her body but the man approaches Angel and takes only her money. Because of these complaints, Unilever pulled out the commercial.

Locsín also dated Oyo Boy Sotto (born Vittorio Mari Sotto), son of actor Vic Sotto and actress Dina Bonnevie and cousin of her late boyfriend Miko Sotto.

Locsín also admitted on a Filipino TV show Ali that she has been an avid fan of WWF/WWE (World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment) eversince she was a kid . Her favorite wrestlers are Triple H and the Filipino-Greek Dave Batista whom she met at the show 'Eat Bulaga' backstage.

Locsín and Sotto have just broken up, but they stated that they are still friends. Locsín is reunited with Richard Gutierrez for the blockbuster movie The Promise which was co-produced by Regal Entertainment and GMA FILMS Production. The movie has a different portrayal for both, showcasing a more mature role. It has a love scene and a bed scene which the two haven't done in any other films.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Angel Locsin Facts

Birth Name Angélica Locsín Colmenares
BirthdayApril 23, 1985 (37)
BirthplaceBulacan, Philippines

Selected Filmography

Four Sisters and a Wedding
Everything About Her DVD
Four Sisters And A Wedding DVD
One More Try
One More Try DVD
The Promise
Unofficially Yours DVD
Four Sisters and a Wedding Filipino DVD
Mano Po 2
Mano Po 5
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