Do you remember the talent search that gave everyone the chance to shine?
In 2004, the first season of the reality talent show Star Circle Quest premiered. It paved the way for some of the biggest stars known today to rise and make a name for themselves in the entertainment industry. This first season was hosted by Luis Manzano and Jodi Sta. Maria. Meanwhile, the jury was composed of King of Talk Boy Abunda, the former beauty queen and actress Gloria Diaz, and ABS-CBN executive and director Laurenti Dyogi.
From thousands and thousands of people who auditioned, only 10 lucky aspirants made it to the final 10 or the “Magic Circle of 10”. Among these 10, Hero Angeles became the season’s Grand Questor.
After spending a good number of years in showbiz, some of these first season Questors have since left the spotlight and led private lives, building families of their own.
In this gallery, we see them with their beloved partners.
Actor Joseph Bitangcol, who landed 9th runner up, now lives blissfully with his wife Frenchesca Tonson. After tying the knot in July 2016, Frenchesca gave birth three months later to their adorable baby girl Emmanuelle Sky.
Model/actress Michelle Madrigal who placed 8th runner up in Star Circle Quest’s first season, is now engaged to Troy Woolfolk, with whom she has a baby daughter, Anika Austin.
Sixth runner up Neri Naig is now happily married to singer-songwriter and Parokya Ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda. Neri gave birth to her charming son with Chito, Miguel Alfonso, in 2016.
Fourth placer Joross Gamboa married his long-time girlfriend Kathy Kimberly Saga in 2014. They have two children, Jace Kyler and John Kody.
Last but definitely not the least is third placer Roxanne Guinoo, who wed Filipino-Chinese businessman Elton Yap in 2011. They have three wonderful kids Rain Eliana, Sophie and Rielly.