Top Kapamilya artists named their respective female celebrity they idolize in celebration of International Women’s Month.
A mix of local and international celebrities were identified as those deserving extreme adulation for their success as artists, advocacies as citizens, and being symbols of woman empowerment.
Angel Locsin had the most praise not only for her exceptional craft as an actress and empowering portrayals for women onscreen, but also her genuine, charitable actions off-cam.
Francine Diaz, JC Alcantara and McCoy de Leon hailed Angel because she would extend a helping hand to those in need, while succeeding in transforming the characterization of women in her portrayals.
Other actresses were also recognized, such as the Diamond Star Maricel Soriano, whom Desiree del Valle admitted being her “fangirl” ever since. Agot Isidro and Dimples Romana were also named by Sky Quizon and Kyle Echarri respectively for sharing and passing on their knowledge and skills in the craft to them—with Kyle mentioning that he admires Dimples for being a spectacular wife and mother despite her busy schedule. That kind of balance is what Roxanne Barcelo highlighted as Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan’s accomplishment, being both a great actress and influencer, apart from a superb wife and mother as well.
Vivoree Esclito also expressed her admiration for Sarah Geronimo for being a responsible daughter, and a humble person who keeps her feet on the ground even with her awesome talent.
Melai Cantiveros, meanwhile, mentioned Kristine Hermosa and Kathryn Bernardo as her idols for being both spectacular actresses and being dedicated to their respective families.
Karla Estrada, on the other hand, said she adulates ABS-CBN Chief Content Officer Charo Santos-Concio for being a woman of substance everyone should emulate.
Other noteworthy actresses have also been recognized by their colleagues—Lou Yanong said she is a fan of Denise Laurel, Chantel Videla noted she is quite inspired by Anne Curtis’ achievements, and Cheska Inigo said Iza Calzado should be honored for her work in the body positivity movement.
Andrea Brillantes and Kiara Takahashi, for their part, said Kylie Jenner and Gal Gadot are their idols, respectively, because of being grounded despite their astonishing success.
And Seth Fedelin has no one else but Andrea to exalt for her success at a very young age.
Watch more of these Kapamilya celebrities disclosing the female celebrities who inspire them in this video.