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Phylbert Angellie Ranollo popularly known as Bea Alonzo is one of the most admired young actresses in the Philippines.
Joining beauty contests was her first step on its path to showbiz world. As destiny took its course, through this contest that a Filipino fashion designer Oscar Peralta spotted Bea and introduced her to some key people in the business. At the age of 15, this Filipina-British was introduced as a member ofABS-CBN Talent Center’s Star Circle Batch 10.
Though promoted by a big TV Network in the Philippines as a new breed of actress, things did not go well instantly. As a future superstar, the challenge to prove herself is inevitable. Bea went through all the struggle of being a novice in this kind of business. Her initial talent fees will not augment even her transportation and clothing allowance. Yet the desire and determination to be a star overshadowed all these.
In early 2003, she caused quite a stir among critics and teleserye buffs alike, receiving critical acclaim for her performance as awkward nerdy girl turned feisty law student Katrina Argos in ABS-CBN’s Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay. Her convincing portrayal of a 21-year old in spite of being only 15 at the time and her strong chemistry with on-screen partner, John Lloyd Cruz brought kilig surges to every household in the Philippines and abroad.
The overwhelming response of the “accidental teleserye couple” was unexpected. The two are now known as one of the country’s premiere loveteams, not only known for their sizzling chemistry but for their powerful acting prowess.
The media quickly took notice of her sheer talent. The Philippine Star’s columnist Ricky Lo was once quoted, “she acts with the intensity of a veteran even if she’s actually a relative greenhorn.” In Star Studio magazine’s October 2003 issue, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay co-director Don Cuaresma exclaimed that Bea has “the masa appeal of Sharon Cuneta, the intensity of Maricel Soriano, and the acting range of Lorna Tolentino.”
People don’t really know what it is. Where she gets the spirit or the motivation for the gripping performances. Maybe it’s her obvious passion for acting, whatever it is she plays the role with such complexity, precision and depth. With her emotions mirroring in her eyes.
After Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, she remains to be popular among teleserye fans in the Philippines and abroad with her follow-up dramas: It Might Be You and Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin. She is currently filming her fourth drama with John Lloyd Cruz, Maging Sino Ka Man.
Since her movie launch, My First Romance in 2002, Bea has top-billed five more films and has constantly earned movie critics’ approvals:
“Once again, Bea Alonzo fills the screen with the stellar presence of a movie queen, a winsome, breezy demeanor, infectious verve – and the ability th charm her way into the viewer’s hearts.” — Rito P. Asilo’s Close to You review, Philippine Daily Inquirer 2/18/2006
“The film’s biggest asset is really Bea Alonzo. The camera just loves her and, properly nurtured, we have no doubt she’d be an even bigger star in the near future.” — Mario Bautista’s Dreamboy review, Malaya 2005
She continues to prove her versatility with different projects: making movies, dramas, TV guestings, hostings and endorsements.
Bea Alonzo is not just another household name, the girl is an actress. One who delivers her performances with obvious beauty and surprising maturity.
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