Move over Judai
and Jolens: Here comes Kristine Hermosa
by :Jayson B. Brizuela, Philippine Star, Nov 7 2000
Tired of the usual, garden variety young stars you’ve been watching
and reading about and wondering how come all popular local teen stars
seem to fit the "baduy", "bakya", and even "jologs"
fold, well? Tired of all those soap operas these same young stars star
in that seem to drag for ages and that are oftentimes too maudlin and
ridiculous to be believable?
Don’t blink now but all that may soon change with the coming of a
relative underdog to these so-called drama princesses: Kristine
That’s right. ABS-CBN is throwing all caution to the wind by
gambling with this young actress to be the lead star of it’s
big-budgeted new TV drama series "Pangako Sa’yo." She’s
nervous alright, what with such a big load and big responsibility on
her back, but she tries to take it all in stride.
"I’m really very honored that I was chosen. I’m very grateful
for all the good things that have been happening to me and I’m
really going to give it my all," she says.
Well, everyone’s excited about her all right. If all goes well
she’ll be one of a few local stars who the elitist, young A-B crowd
won’t mind watching. With mestiza features and a heartbeat-skipping
beautiful face, Kristine is indeed the next young star to watch.
She says that she really likes doing dramatic roles. When "Star
Drama Theater" opened its doors to this true talent, tens of
thousands of Filipino people discovered the real acting prowess
beneath Kristine's captivating beauty. Now paired off with young actor
Jericho Rosales, she’s poised at making a name for herself in local
Not bad for someone who only tagged along during her sister’s
audition. "I wasn’t supposed to audition because I didn’t
know how to sing, to dance, or to act. But she pushed me into it. Wala
naman masamang mag-try, so I gave in. It was funny ‘coz it was me
who got accepted. I joined Star Circle and did Ang TV, Kaybol, and
With all the breaks she’s been getting, she says that she still gets
overwhelmed. "I’m really very happy because I never expected
any of this," she relates. At 16 and working full-time, she also
makes it a point to ‘still be a kid’ sometimes. When not busy
taping her TV shows "Munting Paraiso" and "Richard
Loves Lucy", Kristine can be seen in shopping malls. Her
weakness, according to her, is buying cute and interesting bags. She
also collects Winnie the Pooh stuff.
Like a typical teenager, she enjoys listening to sentimental love
songs and R&B music. However, there is one hobby that she had to
put aside for her career--sketching. "Even when I was still a kid
I really loved to draw. I would draw my own pictures and color them
myself…but now I simply don’t have time to do that
Future plans? None. "I really don’t plan. Wherever the Lord
takes me, I’ll be happy," she says.
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