The months of July and August may be season when we experience heavy rains, harrowing floods, and cold days and nights, but this could be the hottest season with regards to astrology since this was when people under the fiery zodiac sign of Leo are born.
People who celebrate their birthdays from July 22 to August 22, a.k.a. Leo season, are known for their “killer instincts” or ruthless determination to succeed or win. Just like the lion that represents this fifth sign in the zodiac, they are said to be natural-born leaders and performers because they are oozing with confidence, charisma, and charm. Seemingly, they are meant to thrive in the spotlight and are often ruled by their passions in everything that they do.
Ruled by the sun, Leos also love to shine their own light out to the people around them and into the world and, at the same time, make sure that their loved ones and friends have their shining moment, too.
And in this feature, let’s meet the seven Kapamilya celebrities who are true definition of a Leo not only because of their birthdays, but of their personalities as well!
First on this list is Zanjoe Marudo, who marked his milestone 40th birthday last July 23 by holding an intimate, fun party attended by his dearest family and closest friends in-and-out of showbiz. We may abhor his character David Ilustre in The Broken Marriage Vow, but he is sorely admired by many not just as a dynamic actor, but as a loyal and generous person as well.
With how talented she is in singing, dancing, and acting, there’s no doubt that Sarah Geronimo, who was born on July 25, is the true definition of a Leo. Being the Popstar Royalty, she truly owns the spotlight in everything that she does, may it be through her performances on ASAP Natin ‘To, live shows and concerts, and even TV programs and movies!
She may have an angelic face, but we know how fierce Barbie Imperial could be. In the past seven years that she’s been in the industry, we have already seen the palaban facet of Barbie, who celebrates her birthday on August 1, through her compelling portrayals in teleseryes and films, as well as how she confidently faces every issue hurled at her.
Being in the local entertainment scene for forty years, Gary Valenciano definitely knows how to touch our souls with his heart-rending hits and lead us to a dance with his groovy bops, to which he completely pours his heart out. At present, apart from performing in ASAP Natin ‘To, he also aims to share his expertise and the spotlight, too, with the hopefuls of Idol Philippines Season 2 as one of its judges. And we guess, aside from celebrating his birthday on August 6, his moniker “Mr. Pure Energy” is already a giveaway that he’s a Leo, right?
Before breaking into the local entertainment scene, Tony Labrusca juggled three jobs to make both ends meet while still living in Canada. In his guesting in Tonight With Boy Abunda in 2018, he told the King of Talk that he worked as a grill cook in a fastfood chain, a shoe salesman, and a cashier. Tony, who was born on August 7, 1995, also reminisced about how he entered the world of hairstyling and grooming by having his hair cut frequently and immersing himself in the community of barbers. And that’s what we call true determination!
In the past 13 years of It’s Showtime, Jhong Hilario, who turned 46 last August 11, was able to show his creativity through his remarkable entries in Magpasikat. Aside from being a multi-talented performer who amaze us with his skills in dancing, acting, and singing, he went on to show that he’s indeed a natural-born leader as he’s now a three-term councilor of the first district of Makati City.
And lastly, Iza Calzado is another celebrity to mark her milestone birthday this year. Last August 12, she delighted everyone when she announced on her 40th birthday that she and husband Ben Wintle are expecting their first child. But before taking on the role of a first-time mom, she first astounded us with her commendable portrayal of the first Darna in Mars Ravelo’s Darna, a character that’s close to her heart since she’s also confident, passionate, and benevolent in real life.
What about you, Kapamilya? Are you or do you know someone who’s born under the Leo sign?