16 Stars That Will Shine the Brightest in 2016
2015 was a year of love teams with AlDub, LizQuen, JaDine and KathNiel leading the pack. In 2016, who do you think will make it big in show business?
Here’s our bold predictions:
16. Juan Miguel Severo
He became an online hit with his heartbreaking spoken word poetry and was first given a break in showbiz through “On the Wings of Love.” With his funny role in the MMFF film “Walang Forever” which made a mark among moviegoers, we’re pretty sure we’ll see more of Juan Miguel in the near future.
15. Ronnie Alonte
Ronnie of “It’s Showtime” probably has the most number of fans in the all-male group “Hashtags” nowadays. Thanks to his TV guesting in “Gandang Gabi Vice” and Vice’s uninhibited admiration towards Ronnie, his fame skyrocketed so quickly.
Salamat po sa shirt @allshirtsat149 🙂 #midprod #ronnie #itsshowtime ✌?️?? A photo posted by Ronnie 2 Alonte (@r2alonte) on
14. Nico Antonio
He first appeared in several indie films and has been singing in a boy group on “ASAP” (with Markki Stroem and Alex Castro). He was also once a merman in “Dyesebel.” He also appeared as JM De Guzman’s sidekick in the MMFF New Wave Film “Tandem.” But his most memorable role to date is Tolayts, the tricycle driver-sweet lover in “On the Wings of Love.”
13. Pia Wurtzbach
Pia made every Filipino proud after she ended the 42-year drought of the pageant-fanatic nation vying for the Miss Universe crown. After trying for the third time in Binibining Pilipinas and finally representing the country in Miss Universe in 2015, Pia is now the rightful owner of the title, Most Beautiful. We now have a new Miss Universe!
I know it took me a long time to post this. I needed some time to get settled in cos everything was happening so fast. Now everything is sinking in and I’m almost done replying and thanking everyone as much as I can. Okay. Here goes. First of all.. Thank you, Lord! The countless times I begged you in tears to please grant me my one big wish! I prayed in every church I went into, in whichever part of the world I was. Wished on every wishing well I passed by and on every falling star I caught in the sky. When everything seemed unreachable or impossible, You found a way. I trained well & despite all the challenges, everything fell into place and I finally got the crown the whole country has been waiting for for 42 years. It is true. Focus on the ordinary and God will take care of the extraordinary. Second, thank you to the amazing team behind me. Aces and Queens. I am grateful for all the training I did with you. You were my family away from family. I found my confidence when you found my potential. To my family in London, Mama, Papa, Sarah, Charlie & baby Lara. Thank you for being so supportive in all my decisions. You guys are really the one I turn to when things get rough. And I’m so grateful that even when you’re far away, I never feel alone. And last but definitely not the least, to YOU. Thank you for cheering and rooting for me. Whether you were a die hard supporter at the Axis Theater in Las Vegas or just a silent supporter watching me from TV, thank you. Especially to those who voted for me during the Global Fan Vote. You were all instrumental to my victory. Mga kababayan, when I was walking on stage in that blue gown, wearing the Philippine sash in front of billions of viewers on TV and online, I’ve never been more proud to be a Filipina. I’ll never forget it. It was a proud yet humbling experience. And now as I continue on with my journey as Miss Universe, I hope I inspired you all. Not just my fellow countrymen but all of you. Keep your faith, fight for what you believe in and hold on to your dreams! They do come true! I know I still have much to learn and a huge responsibility ahead of me.. So thank you 2015 and bring it on, 2016!?❤️??HAPPY NEW YEAR! A photo posted by Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@piawurtzbach) on
12. Ylona Garcia
Ylona didn’t win as the “PBB” Big Winner, but this charming Fil-Aussie still has the potential to make it big whether in recording, TV or film.
11. JK Labajo
JK has been blossoming into a beautiful young and talented lad. After “The Voice Kids,” he has relatively found his niche in acting (via “Pangako Sa ‘Yo”) and performing (via “ASAP”).
Playing on top of the car be like… A photo posted by Juan Karlos Labajo (@karloslabajo) on
10. Bailey May
After “PBB,” Bailey is being groomed as the next big thing in ABS-CBN. He now has an album and currently appears with Ylona in “On the Wings of Love.”
9. Jennylyn Mercado
Jennlyn has ended both 2014 and 2015 with bang having won the Best Actress trophies in MMFF with “English Only Please” and “#WalangForever. She has now proven her name in the industry as one bankable actress.
Maraming Salamat po sa Bumubuo ng Metro Manila Film Festival…❤️ Quantum Films, Atty Joji, Direk Dan, Direk Tonet, Sir Paul, G, Pat, Makie, Echo, Kim, Pepe, Je, Gege, Seb, Myke, Ms. LT! Mahal ko kayo! Para sa ating lahat ito. Salamat po Ama sa napakagandang pamasko.❤️ Tita Becky, Ate Bets, Ate Rosie, Ate ai, Kuya Jun, Mama at sa aking inspirasyon Jazzy I love you!❤️ Sa mga supporters at sa mga nanood ng #WalangForever from the bottom of my heart Maraming Maraming Salamat po.❤️ A photo posted by Jennylyn Mercado (@mercadojenny) on
8. Michael Pangilinan
Michael has emerged as a familiar face in ABS-CBN after his noteworthy performances in “Your Face Sounds Familiar.” We bet we’ll see more of him this year!
7. Grae Fernandez Mark Anthony Fernandez’s son, Grae, is a gwaping in his own right. Aside from appearing in the boyband “Gimme 5,” Grae is also part of “Pangako Sa ‘Yo.”
First asap of the year happy new year guys ????? styled by @patrickpleno grooming by @jaybherrera A photo posted by Grae Cameron G. Fernandez (@graefernandez) on
6. Enrique Gil
The King of the Gil will be starring with Liza once again in a new teleserye, “Dolce Amore,” which will surely repeat the success of their previous team-ups.
A photo posted by Enrique Gil (@enriquegil17) on
5. Liza Soberano
Liza will undoubtedly reign supreme again next year. With her timeless beauty and oozing charisma, Liza will definitely be a big star.
4. Alden Richards
2015 was undeniably Alden’s year. He and Maine both made history as the most successful couple last year, popularly known as AlDub, with their hit segment in “Eat Bulaga.”
3. Maine Mendoza
Relatively a new face in the industry, Maine has become an instant hit in the country. Her success is evident in the high-rating TV show “Eat Bulaga,” her dozens of endorsements and a blockbuster MMFF film via “My Bebe Love.”
Give it to me I’m worth it #labonungcaption #dikolamkungbakit #tellmeimworthit A photo posted by Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) on
2. Elmo Magalona
Elmo follows the footsteps of his late father, Francis M., while commanding presence on stage and attracting a hundred shrieking fans while performing. Now a Kapamilya, Elmo will soon star in his first ABS-CBN teleserye called “Born for You.”
See you in a bit at #MYOH2015! Time to make slippersss @havaianasphils A photo posted by Elmo Moses Magalona (@elmomagalona) on
Top Pick: Janella Salvador
After Kathryn, Liza and Nadine, it’s now Janella’s turn to hit bigtime on primetime TV via the teleserye “Born for You.” Janella has the appeal that caters to all classes – and she definitely can sing and dance too which will help catapult her to fame.
The forever reliable and amazing @mickeysee dolled me up last night and @jayweehair the little bear (it rhymes) did my hair ? @cru_manila for my drop earrings. Always always always thank you! A photo posted by Janella Salvador ✨ (@superjanella) on