KRISTINE HERMOSA HAILS EIGHTEEN
by Acel Tolentino
Teenstars Magazine no.1459
Eighteen years ago, the world oddly paved way for the birth of a
unique beauty. The angels rejoiced that another heavenly soul was out
to conquer earth’s various realms.
It was only a premonition then. Now, with deafening applause, KRISTINE
HERMOSA shines on screen gracing movies, teleseries, even commercials.
What is it about Tintin that people couldn’t forget her loveliness
and fans die for her. Is it the beauty that lightens the milieu, the
aura that beams off our TV sets, or the person within the mere
pleasant view? Let us look inside Kristine and contemplate while we
try to walk her path.
From a very shy little child who refused to be exposed, no one knew
she would be a star. The bashful teener is now one most promising
young actress on Philippine TV. It was the appreciation of the
audiences which encouraged her to pursue a showbiz career and not
money because her dad MAXIMILLIAN ORILLE works as an engineer in
London and that makes them a well-off family.
At fifteen, she looked eighteen, older than her ate KATHLEEN, because
of her well developed figure but that didn’t deprive her of being a
kid. She still fancies Winnie the Pooh, stuffed toys and enjoys
kidding around with her chow pet Bogs. No wonder “she’s still a
bit playful and ‘bun gisngis’ , the usual girl her age”, her
on-screen partner JERICHO ROSALES shares, contrary to the way we see
her on screen — a very refined and modest girl who couldn’t even
spank a roach.
Kristine was only 12 years old when she joined the cast of Ang TV. She
also had a fair exposure in the youth-oriented program Cyberkada
mainly hosted by MO TWISTER. Her career finally took-off after several
years of wait as she signed up for the TV mini-series Sa Sandaling
Kailangan Mo Ako opposite MARVIN AGUSTIN, who was later linked to her.
Offers piled up and her fame blasted. She earned the Crush Ng Bayan
title and everything followed.
Kristine was lucky enough but there were things that slightly
compromised her reputation. She was negatively criticized and rumors
bulleted through her personality, condemned to have flirted with
several men whose sole intention is to befriend such an attractive
lady (however, some really dared for her love), misconstrued her bond
with sister Kathleen and other fierce allegations. Only a time off
camera and a rest at their well-guarded abode would compensate her
being workaholic, her 35-year old mom ALMA says so. Despite all these,
she remained collected, confident and headstrong surmounting the
harshness of show business.
After all, Kristine is still the victor while her detractors’ laughs
On the night of September 9, the entire nation will witness
Kristine’s formal transformation into a fine young woman, a
celebration not just a run-of-the-mill, an unedited narration of her
dream come true. This is how she wants her debut to turn out.
Grandeur, elegant and fairy tale like.
She is set to wear three different gowns, one for co-ushering the
guests, the main gown and the after the ball gown. The event will be
sponsored by Street Jeans, Illustrazio and Maxi-Peel.
The escort? Her special friend of course, Jericho. Other stars close
to her will attend the party plus non-showbiz friends. PAOLO CONTIS,
her first showbiz crush, is included in the 18 roses.
Looking ahead, there is so much in store for Kristine Hermosa as her
beauty never ceases to bloom and talent grows and spawn seeds of
hardwork, dedication, humility and love for her family and friends. In
the future, she might be one of the most respected character in the
film industry. This is just the start of a new book in her life
beginning with an expressive frontispiece.
Her Pangako Sa ‘Yo is rating high in the poll, gaining praises in
reviews and hitting hard in the hearts of the mass, she also has an
upcoming movie entited Trip. What else? You just wait and see ‘cause
there’s so much to expect from the future superstar! *