The beginning of the Chinese New Year last January 22 brings forth the Year of the Water Rabbit. And people born in 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, and 2011 are either regarded as or must have been feeling lucky as they came into the world in the Year of the Rabbit, which is the fourth year on the Chinese 12-year zodiac cycle.
Just like the others, people who are born in the aforementioned years are believed to imbibe certain traits of a rabbit, which, according to LifestyleAsia.com, “embodies noble beauty and has an affectionate side”. Besides, rabbits are also deemed as “generally quiet and gentle but can be quite swift in their actions when needed”.
In this Kapamilya Snaps feature, let’s find out if our favorite celebrities born on the Year of the Rabbit possess the qualities of the cuddly furry animal.
Ian Veneracion, February 7, 1975
First off is Ian, who must be feeling lucky this 2023 as he’s set to return to primetime as the “Secret Boss” in the action-drama series The Iron Heart. While he has portrayed baddie roles in some of the projects he did, we all know that the 47-year-old heartthrob displays gentle and reserved nature.
Vina Morales, October 17, 1975
The singer-actress started off 2023 with a relaxing trip to Bali, Indonesia with her sisters. They played with monkeys, watched a traditional fire dance, and, most importantly, strengthened their bond. While being outgoing and a go-getter are qualities that rabbits don’t usually possess, but Vina’s being gentle, sympathetic, and affectionate make her a true one.
Ina Raymundo, December 9, 1975
Born in the 70s, Ina is definitely a proud disco baby. She celebrated her 47th birthday last year, but we can all agree that she looks younger than ever. Ina may appear fierce, yet she’s actually tender, especially when it comes to her beloved family.
Denise Laurel, September 30, 1987
Denise spent the first day of the Chinese New Year with her son Alejandro, who was also born in the Year of the Rabbit. Aside from singlehandedly raising him, being born under the same zodiac seems to help Denise form a close-knit relationship with him. Simply seeing their pictures and videos together on social media, we can say that both of them have a gentle and reserved nature, and at the same time are eagerly committed in achieving their goals.
Jake Cuenca, December 30, 1987
It was indeed a good start for Jake as he commenced the Year of the Water Rabbit by gracing the ASAP Natin ‘To stage with his The Iron Heart castmates. With how the 35-year-old actor has been bold in taking on challenging and interesting roles throughout his career, he’s truly every inch a rabbit as people born on 1987, or the Year of the Fire Rabbit, are described by chinahighlights.com as “broad-minded, smart, and flexible with unique views”.
Sharlene San Pedro, April 5, 1999
The year 2022 is surely a memorable one for the Goin Bulilit alumna as she finally accomplished her Psychology degree. Earth Rabbits like Sharlene are known for their being ambitious and hardworking, so there’s really no doubt that she is going to make 2023 a better year for her.
Loisa Andalio, April 21, 1999
Another Earth Rabbit in this list is Loisa, whose being persistent, hardworking, and enterprising we’re able to witness in the past eight years that she’s been in showbiz. Since the finale of her series Love In 40 Days last year, the actress has been living a quiet life with her loved ones and beloved furbabies, as well as even travelled with her reel-and-real-life sweetheart Ronnie Alonte to celebrate their sixth anniversary.
Heaven Peralejo, November 25, 1999
Last on the roll is Heaven, who’s also an Earth Rabbit. Whenever she’s not busy with work, she keeps herself occupied with “self-love” activities, such as working out, having pamper sessions, doing flower arrangements, and treating herself with her favorite food and drinks. And after starring in the ABS-CBN teleserye A Family Affair and the MMFF 2022 entry “Nananahimik Ang Gabi,” the industrious and versatile young actress is now gearing up for her another challenging portrayal in the upcoming drama Linlang.
What about you, Kapamilya? Were you also born in the Year of the Rabbit or just know someone who is?