Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Filipino goes to Hollywood

To give you some heads up about Filipino talent and to show how competitive Filipinos are, not only in local but also internationally. There are some top celebrities in the world that we can be proud of as a Filipino. This may be in film, music, entertainment or in television. To give you some top celebrities that a Filipino blood run in their veins.

Vanessa Anne Hudgens

Hudgen’s father is a Native American-Irish while her mom was a Filipino-Chinese descent who grew up in Manila, Philippines. Vanessa was one of the most popular stars in the movie “ Highschool Musical” and appeared in some local production such as The Wizard of Oz, The king and I, Cinderella etc..

Rob Schneider

One of the most popular and famous “Mr. Deuce Bigalow” has a Filipino in blood. His mother was a half-Filipino and his grandparents were definitely a Filipino. A screen writer, comedian, director and was the first Asian-American who was hired on the show Saturday Night Live. Surf Ninjas, Judge Dredd, Deuce Bigalow, The Animal, The Hot Chick are just some of the movies and shows he played.

Vanessa Minillo

A former Miss Teen USA and became famous for hosting “Total Request Live” on MTV and hosting the show “True Beauty”. Her beauty is a typical Filipina, she was born in Clark Air Force Base in Angeles City Pampanga, Philippines. Her father was American-Italian and her mother was a Filipina from the province of Pampanga

Lou Diamond Philips

Lou was born in Subic Naval Station, Philippines. His mother was a Filipina and Scottish-Irish- American father. He was named after Marine legend Lou Diamond and adopted his surname from his stepfather “Philips”. He got a chance and got a big break in as star in the film “LA Bamba”, Phillips joined the touring troop for Lerner and Loewe's Camelot in the role of King Arthur. A role of NBI agent in a TV series “Numb3rs”, these are only some of the movie role that he appeared. He is a number one supporter of the legislation for Filipino World War II Veterans granting them the same benefits made available for US World Was II Veterans.

Dave Michael Bautista, Jr.

Dave Bautista is commonly known for his ring name as “BATISTA” and has become four times World champion in the World of Wrestling Entertainment, one time WWE Tag Team Champion and 2005 winner for a Royal Rumble. Dave Michael Bautista his father was a Filipino and mother was a Greek. His grandparents were from the Philippines as his grandfather served in the military. Batista showed his pride of being a Filipino by having his own Phlippine Flag tattoo with a Greek Flag on his left arm, he was also a lifeguard before he had dreams of becoming a bodybuilder and now he will be remembered as “The Animal” DAVE BATISTA” with his finishing style “Batista Bomb”.

These are only some of the persons that we need to discover on how great we are for being a Filipino. A talent that can be shared not only for us as a Filipino but also for the whole world.


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  2. wew.. lou diamond phillips is a great actor

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