Angel Locsin

Infobox actress
name = Angel Locsin

image_size = 240px
caption = Angel Locsin at Avon Presscon
birthname = Angelica Locsin Colmenares
birthplace = Bulacan, Philippines
birthdate = Birth date and age|1985|4|23|mf=y
yearsactive = 1999-present
occupation = Actress, Model, Producer
notable roles = Darna "(Darna)"
Lyka "(Lobo)
Angel Locsin (born Angelica Colmenares on April 23, 1985), is a television and film actress, commercial model, film producer and fashion designer in the Philippines.

Locsin rose to prominence after being cast as one of the lead stars in the fantasy-themed television series "Mulawin" in 2004. Soon after, she starred as the superheroine Darna in the TV adaptation of the Mars Ravelo comics. When her contract expired on March 2007, Angel did not renew her contract to her mother studio, GMA Network, and signed an exclusive contract in ABS-CBN despite her booming career on the first.cite news| first=Bong| last=Godinez| title=Angel Locsin's controvercial network shift| date=July 11, 2008| publisher=PEP.Ph| url=|English]

Locsin is currently filming "Land Down Under", her first movie in Star Cinema to be released on November 12, 2008 on Philippine theaters.cite news| first=Remedios| last=Lucio| title=Angel Locsin's movie to be shoot in Bukinon and Australia| date=June 27, 2008| publisher=Philippine Entertainment Portal| url=|tl|Tagalog]


Early life

Locsin was born in Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines. Her parents separated when she was fourteen, and she has since lived with her father, Angelo Colmenares.


Locsin spent her elementary education in Bulacan and finished High School education at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila. In August 2007, she also attended a short-course for fashion design in Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, United Kingdom. [ [ Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design] ] cite news| first=Candice| last=Lim| title=Angel Locsin to study fashion design in London| date=June 18, 2008| publisher=Philippine Entertainment Portal| url=|tl|Tagalog]

Television career

Acting career

Locsin was discovered by a talent scout while she cuts classes with a friend. She was shopping at SM City North EDSA in Quezon City. She then auditioned for several commercials. She is supposed to be a part of the Batch 9 of ABS-CBN's Star Circle Batch (now Star Magic), but she failed to sign a contract because her father, Angelo Colmenares, did not agree. After a year, she became a contract star of GMA Artist Center. Locsin first appeared on "Click", a 1999 teen-oriented program under GMA Network. Locsin was also included in the cast of "Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin" which was starred by Christopher De Leon, Richard Gomez and Alice Dixson on the lead roles. In 2004, she also starred in "All Together Now".Fact|date=September 2008


In August 02, 2004, Locsin starred Mulawin, was the primetime TV series that launched Angel's flight to stardom, she portrayed the role of Alwina and was paired with Richard Gutierrez, who played Aguiluz. It tells about two races of winged humanoids, the Mulawin must fight the Ravena to protect the mortals from its wrath. It ended on March 18, 2004. Together, they soared the skies, and so did the TV ratings.cite news| first=| last=| title=Angel spreads her wings in Mulawin| date=| publisher=PEP.Ph| url=|tl|English]

After Mulawin, she bagged the role of Darna in GMA Network's telefantasya, "Mar's Ravelos Darna" , a Pinay heroine, with Dennis Trillo as her leading man. According to AGB and AC Nielsen, Darna was the first primetime series to reach a 47.1% rating in 2005. It also generated 52.1% rating, the highest rating achieved by any GMA-7 show, on its fourth episode, when Angel transformed from Narda to Darna. Since then, she received several TV commercials and endorsements, film projects, lead role projects thus getting huge popularity in the Philippines.cite news| first=| last=| title=Angel soars high in Darna| date=| publisher=PEP.Ph| url=|tl|English]

In March 20, 2006 Angel had the viewers enthralled again with the fantaserye, Majika. The kids adored Sabina, the elder daughter of Ayesa and Garam which were played by Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi. The teens loved the charm of Argo, played by Dennis Trillo. And combining their forces together, the result was truly magical. It ended on September 29, 2006.cite news| first=| last=| title=Angel's magic formula| date=| publisher=PEP.Ph| url=|tl|English]

In 2007, Locsin starred in "Asian Treasures" with Philippine's Action Star, Robin Padilla, Its pilot episode, which garnered a 41.8% rating (Mega Manila), aired on January 15, 2007. It is believed to be the most expensive TV series ever produced in Philippine TV costing more than 140 million pesos, roughly 3.1 million dollars. It was the first Philippine series that was shot in multiple countries such as Mongolia, Thailand and China Fact|date=May 2008. It's packed with action scenes, adventure, and a bit of drama. And it introduced the first-time pairing of Robin Padilla and Angel, which was evidently well received by the public. The series got extended, adding 20 more episodes to give way to the clamor of the viewers. Angel's role here was inspired by Angelina Jolie's "". However, this was Angel's last project with GMA-7.cite news| first=| last=| title=Angel's last project in GMA-7| date=| publisher=PEP.Ph| url=|tl|English]

Move to ABS-CBN

On August 11, 2007 Locsin finally signed a 2-year exclusive contract in ABS-CBN. Angel was warmly welcomed by ABS-CBN executives including Eugenio Lopez III, Malou Santos and Ms.Charo Santos-Concio.cite news| first=Jocelyn| last=Dimaculangan| title=Angel Locsin: "Natagpuan ko na ang bagong bahay ko."| date=August 12, 2008| publisher=Philippine Entertainment Portal| url=|tl|Tagalog] In an interview done by Piolo Pascual in Cinema One's Persona, Angel said that she's enterested to work with ABS-CBN talents including Ms.Judy Ann Santos, Claudine Barretto, Aga Muhlach, Sharon Cuneta, Maricel Soriano and Vilma Santos.Fact|date=September 2008


In January 28, 2008, Locsin launched her first teleserye in ABS-CBN entitled "Lobo" where she was paired to Piolo Pascual. It premiered with a rating of 27.7%, this registered a higher pilot reception compared to "Palos" and "Kung Fu Kids" in Mega Manila ratings.cite news| first=| last=| title=TV Ratings (Jan. 25-28): Good start for three new ABS CBN primetime shows| date=January 29, 2008| publisher=PEP.Ph| url=|tl|English] The cast of "Lobo" was ecstatic with the warm reception from viewers to their pilot episode, especially Angel whose transfer to ABS-CBN was considered very controversial.cite news| first=Jocelyn| last=Dimaculangan| title=Angel Locsin and Piolo Pascual grateful for warm recepcion of "Lobo"| date=January 29, 2008| publisher=Philippine Entertainment Portal| url=] Eventually, in the end of the series, it got the highest rating of 33.4% (compared to its on-screen rival "Dyesebel ("aired on GMA 7, top-billed by Locsin's so-called rival Marian Rivera) which only garnered 33.2% in the nationwide ratings game conducted by NUTAM Ratings.cite news| first=Bong| last=Godinez| title="Lobo" devours July primetime NUTAM rating contest| date=August 14, 2008| publisher=Philippine Entertainment Portal| url=|tl|English] However, It is currently the most expensive teleserye made by ABS-CBN. The series ended on July 11, 2008.cite news| first=Jocelyn| last=Dimaculangan| title=Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin do final taping for "Lobo"| date=July 05, 2008| publisher=Philippine Entertainment Portal| url=|tl|Tagalog]

Film career

Locsin first starred in films such as Ping Lacson Supercop, "Mano Po 2", "Kuya" and "Singles". In 2004, Locsin starred films such as "" and "Sigaw" which both included in 31st Metro Manila Film Festival.Fact|date=September 2008

In 2005, Locsin starred in her first movie under GMA Films, "Let the Love Begin" which had grossed P122 Million Pesos. She also reprised her role as Alwina in '. In early 2006, Locsin made another box-office hit "I Will Always Love You" which grossed more than P160 Million Pesos, In that same year, Locsin starred "TxT" and in Metro Manila Film Festival entry, '. In early 2007, Locsin also reunited with Richard Gutierrez in "The Promise" where their roles were considered more mature than their last film. cite news| first=Dinno| last= Erece| title=Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin play their first mature roles in "The Promise"| date=January 13, 3007| publisher=Philippine Entertainment Portal| url=|tl|Tagalog] Locsin had also produced her own film entitled "Angels" where she spent roughly more than 20 Million Pesos. It was shown in theaters on April 12, 2007.cite news| first=| last=| title=Angel Locsin produces own film| date=April 02, 2007|| url=|tl|Tagalog]

"Land Down Under" is Locsin's first movie in Star Cinema featuring her leading man Piolo Pascual, to be filmed in Bukidnon and in Darwin, Australia. It was also annouced that TFC Subscribers are very excited to watch the movie and on its playdate. It is expected to be shown in theaters nationwide on November 12, 2008.cite news| first=Julie | last=Bonifacio| title=Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin set to start shooting their film for Star Cinema| date=August 23, 3008| publisher=Philippine Entertainment Portal| url=|tl|Tagalog]

Personal life


Locsin had a relationship with late actor, Miko Sotto, son of Ali Sotto. Locsin also had a relationship with Oyo Boy Sotto, her former boyfriend's cousin.cite news| first=| last=| title=Angel Locsin confirms break-up with Oyo Boy Sotto| date=january 02, 2007|| url=|tl|Tagalog]


Locsin consistently helps Gabriela Partylist and other Children Foundations. In fact last April 23, 2007, Locsin celebrated her birthday with Gabriela foundation, a political-sector partylist that support women and less-fortunate children. On April 20, 2008, Locsin was scheduled for a gift-giving to the less fortunate children in Payatas, Quezon City and helped certain poor children gave food, clothing and their basic needs. It was her birthday gift which was supported by her sponsors.cite news| first=Julie| last=Bonifacio| title=Birthday girl Angel Locsin gets surprise party from "Lobo" cast and crew| date=April 24, 2008| publisher=PEP.Ph| url=|tl|Tagalog]


Locsin had her fair share of controversy after appearing in a TV ad for Axe deodorant. Many feminist groups, as well as former Senator Nikki Coseteng, complained about the offensive gestures in the advertisement. In the television commercial, Angel is teasing a man by showing off money and her body, but the man approaches Angel and takes only her money.

On July 20, 2007, Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 81 Presiding Judge Ma. Theresa Yadao dismissed Locsin's Petition for Reformation of Instrument and/or Rescission/Breach of contract and damages filed against Rebecca "Becky" Aguila after granting her Motion to Dismiss, based on settlement of their differences. Locsin sued her manager on December 6 where she asked the court to order the reformation of the terms of the Artist Management Contract which she had signed, to reflect the true intention of the parties. [ [ "QC court dismisses Angel Locsin's case vs manager"] , GMANews.TV, July 20, 2007]

Locsin's five-year contract with GMA expired in mid-2007. Her manager, Becky Aguila, and her father, Angel Colmenares, sent a letter a few hours to GMA as the first and official statement confirming her transfer and informing GMA that Angel Locsin would not renew her contract with the "Kapuso" network. [ [ "It’s official: Angel Locsin leaving GMA-7"] ,, July 21, 2007] In August 2007, she transferred to ABS-CBN Network, the rival TV station of GMA. She told in an interview with Boy Abunda that she is no longer happy with GMA and she is looking forward to having a better career in ABS-CBN.





* [ FHM 100 Sexiest partial and unofficial tally] . Retrieved on May 29, 2007.
* [ Angel Locsin and her manager "patching things up" with GMA-7] . Retrieved on July 05, 2007.
* [ Angel Locsin is now a freelancer] . Retrieved on July 18, 2007.
* [ FIRST READ ON PEP: Angel Locsin's manager finally confirms transfer to ABS-CBN] . Retrieved on July 27, 2008
* [ Angel Locsin plays in "Kapamilya Deal or No Deal"] . Retrieved on August 27, 2007.
* [ PEP EXCLUSIVE: Angel Locsin feels the warm welcome of ABS-CBN] . Retrieved on August 19, 2007.
* [ Angel Locsin is set to enter "Pinoy Big Brother" house] . Retrieved on November 23, 3007.
* [ Top Celebrity Endorsers of 2007] . Retrieved on December 01, 2007.
* [ PEP TOP LIST: Top 10 Showbiz Shockers of the Year] . Retrieved on December 27, 2007.
* [ Marian Rivera talks about "rivalry" with Angel Locsin] . Retrieved on January 31, 2008.
* [ The Top ad couples of TV] . Retrieved on February 14, 2008.
* [ Angel Locsin finally dares to bare in "Cosmopolitan"] . Retrieved on February 27, 2008.
* [ Luis Manzano enjoys unique bonding with Angel Locsin] . Retrieved on March 16, 2008.
* [,-Batangas Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin shoot sexy scenes in Calatagan, Batangas] . Retrieved on March 19, 2008.
* [ Angel Locsin shares her birthday with Payatas community] . Retrieved on April 28, 2008.
* [ Top Ten pilot episodes since 2007] . Retrieved on May 22, 2008.
* [ Angel Locsin joins lineup of clothing-brand endorsers as addition to Claudine and Maja] . Retrieved on June 02, 2008.
* [ Angel Locsin's magazine cover to be featured in an international TV show] . Retrieved on June 06, 2008.
* [ Angel Locsin fans question FHM’s 100 Sexiest] . Retrieved on June 17, 2008.
* [ Angel Locsin agrees to go topless for jeans endorsement] Retrieved on June 23, 2008.
* [ FIRST READ ON PEP: Gretchen Barretto defends sister Claudine on reported confrontation with Angel Locsin] . Retrieved on July 14, 2008.
* [ Luis Manzano avoids working with Angel Locsin to maintain their privacy] . Retrieved on August 05, 2008.
* [ Angel Locsin: keeping both feet on the ground] . Retrieved on August 15, 2008.
* [ Gov. Vilma Santos on son Luis and Angel: "Ano pa ba ang aaminin nila?"] . Retrieved on August 22, 2008.
* [,-but-insists-theyre-okay Angel Locsin avoids talking about Claudine Barretto, but insists they're "okay"] . Retrieved on August 29, 2008.
* [!-list-of-Top-20-celebrity-endorsers-stirs-protest-among-Angel-Locsin%E2%80%99s-fans YES! list of Top 20 celebrity endorsers stirs protest among Angel Locsin’s fans] . Retrieved on September 25, 2008.

External links

* [ Angel Locsin's Official Website]
* [ Angel Locsin Multiply Website]
* [ Angel Locsin] at Askmen
* imdb name|id=1246742

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