Aside from their unmistakable talents and captivating charisma and beauty, it’s their names that make celebrities shine and be recognized even more. However, just when we thought their parents had been so great in giving them names that will be their golden ticket to stardom, that’s actually not the case for everyone.
And in this feature, we’re going to find out who among our beloved Kapamilya stars were blessed with names “fit for a star” the moment they were born, and who, on the other hand, have to change their names onstage and go by screen names for them to be easily recalled by people.
While most of the artists on the list are easily recognizable as they are able to keep their real names or a portion of those through their nicknames or shortened versions of their names, some of them will definitely blow your minds once you find out that their birth names are not all what we thought they were as they have to completely (or almost!) bid those farewells whenever they’re in front of the camera.
Among the Kapamilya stars with the most surprising real names are: Angel Locsin (Angelica Locsin Colmenares), Alex Gonzaga (Catherine Mae Cruz Gonzaga), Arci Munoz (Ramona Cecilia Muñoz), Bea Alonzo (Phylbert Angellie Ranollo), Beauty Gonzalez (Christine Marie Gonzalez-Crisologo), Andrea Brillantes (Anndrew Blythe Daguio Gorostiza), Coleen Garcia (Danielle Claudine Garcia-Crawford), Dimples Romana (Dianne Marie Romana Ahmee), Eula Valdes (Julia Amorsolo Valdes), Liza Soberano (Hope Elizabeth Soberano), Julia Montes (Mara Hautea Schnittka), Bela Padilla (Krista Cariño Sullivan), Ivana Alawi (Mariam Sayed Sameer Marbella Al Alawi), Karla Estrada (Karla Ford), K Brosas (Maria Carmela Brosas), Jaya (María Luisa Ramsey Kagahastian), Kyla (Melanie Hernandez Calumpad-Alvarez), KZ Tandingan (Kristine Zhenie Tandingan), Regine Velasquez (Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez-Alcasid), Vina Morales (Sharon Magdayao), Zsa Zsa Padilla (Esperanza Padilla),Yam Concepcion (Lorraine May Concepcion), Yassi Pressman (Yasmin Isabel Yasto-Pressman) and Yeng Constantino (Josephine Constantino).
So, whose birth blew your mind the most?