The Philippines’ Most Beautiful Faces
Pond’s, who has been in the industry for over a century, has always believed that every woman can be more beautiful—inside and out, and that every beautiful face has a story. The brand also inspires women to take hope that they can still transform. With this campaign, last Thursday, 17 of the country’s most beautiful faces shared their stories at the Pond’s all white gala. Held in the Rigodon ballroom of The Peninsula Manila Hotel, the place was not only filled with radiant beauties but also an atmosphere of positivity. The brand, together with their 16 ambassadors and endorsers, also launched the newest addition to their family, the multi-hyphenate star Toni Gonzaga. Click on the gallery below to see who these empowered Filipinas are.
A story of inspiration, of overcoming adversities - a story of transformation. Watch this to know her#BeautifulStory. It’s time for you to stand up for yourself and your dreams, just like #PondsGirl Toni did. What’s your dream?
Posted at 06/17/2014 11:46 AM | Updated as of 06/17/2014 11:46 AM
MANILA – “I’m proud of you.”
These were the first words of Toni Gonzaga to her sister Alex, who finally left the “Pinoy Big Brother” house last Saturday.
During the show’s Saturday episode, the viewers only got to see Toni and Alex hugging inside the confession room but their conversation was kept from the audience.
Alex, however, was proud to share what her “Ate” (elder sister) told her.
“Sabi niya, ‘I’m so proud of you.’ Sinabi niya talaga,” Alex beamingly told ABS-CBN News’ MJ Felipe.
“Kasi sa bahay talaga, spoiled siya kasi bunso eh,” Toni explained. “Lahat ng gusto niya nakukuha niya. Kapag naglambing na siya sa mommy at daddy, binibigay talaga ‘yung gusto niya. Doon sa bahay, nakita ko na nag-adjust siya.”
Toni said she admires Alex for being able to adjust to her fellow housemates.
“Alam kong hirap na hirap siya doon pero pinipilit niya mag-adjust kasi maraming tao, tapos lagi siyang napaparusahan. Napapagod na rin siya nung lagi siyang binibigyan ng punishment. Pero nag-adjust siya,” she said.
Toni also explained why she cried when the two sisters embraced last Saturday, more than a month after Alex entered the big yellow house.
“Inaasar nila akong lahat, sabi nila, ‘Kapag nakita mo si Alex, iiyak ka.’ Sabi ko, ‘Hindi! Hindi naman kami ganun eh.’ Pero nung nagkita kami, I was able to watch the replay, buti na lang hindi ako nakunan kasi talagang nagusot ‘yung mukha ko. Umiyak talaga ako. Nag-iyakan kami ng OA,” Toni said.
“I guess it’s harder kapag walang communication. It’s easy na minsan hindi kami magkita sa trabaho kasi nga ‘yung trabaho namin, hindi talaga kami madalas magkita. Pero ‘yung hindi mag-usap? Ang dami niyang na-miss. Sabi ko sa kanya nasa ‘The Buzz’ na ako, umeera na ‘yung ‘The Voice,’ nag-launch na ‘yung album ko,” she added.
The sisters said they spent their first night together again catching up until they both fell asleep at 6 a.m. Sunday.
Biggest lesson learned
Meanwhile, Alex shared the most significant lessons she took with her when she left “PBB.”
“I’m not young anymore. I should act my age kasi marami na ring mas bata sa akin na kung ano man ang ginagawa ko, maaaring makaapekto sa marami and ginagaya ng iba. Kasi nasanay ako sa bunso. Doon first time akong naging ate sa kanila,” she said.
Alex added: “[I also learned to] be responsible sa actions, act your age and walk your talk. Kasi madalas advice ako ng advice hindi ko naman ginagawa.”
But now, Alex is raring to go back to work.
“Siyempre one month din ako sa loob so siyempre nami-miss ko din magtrabaho and miss ko na rin ‘yung mga katrabaho ko,” she said.
When Alex was asked who her big winner is, Toni immediately chimed in to say, “Ako may big winner ako, si Alex. Siya ang big winner sa buong season na ito. Kahit na alam kong hindi siya mananalo, sa puso ko panalo siya.”
On Sunday, Toni threw a welcome dinner for Alex, which was attended by their family and close friends within and outside showbiz.
Spotted at the gathering were Alex’s fellow housemates Aina Solano and Jacob Benedicto, Toni’s boyfriend Paul Soriano, Bea Alonzo, Zanjoe Marudo, Shaina Magdayao, Robi Domingo, Jason Gainza, Rayver Cruz and Ryan Bang.
Actress-singer Toni Gonzaga is looking forward to welcome her only sister Alex Gonzaga back to the outside world. Alex, a guest celebrity housemate on “Pinoy Big Brother: ALL IN,” is slated to leave the Big Brother house this Saturday.
Actress-singer-host Toni Gonzaga performed her new single “This Love is Like” on “ASAP” Sunday.
The song, composed by Gonzaga herself, is included in her fifth solo album under Star Records. Titled “Celestine,” Gonzaga’s new album contains 10 tracks with seven original songs. - ASAP, ABS-CBN, June 8, 2014
Posted at 06/23/2014 1:18 PM | Updated as of 06/23/2014 1:18 PM
MANILA — Amid her hectic schedule, actress-host Toni Gonzaga mused about her current success.
In her official Instagram account on Monday, Gonzaga, who is currently doing mall shows to support her latest album,”Celestine,” posted a photo of the letters from her fans — which triggered some realization on her part.
"Today was tiring. But the letters I received from today’s album signing made me realize more that we are not given these opportunities and blessings for our own ego. We are just ambassadors of it. We don’t own it. And it’s our responsibility to use it not to glorify ourselves but to bring back all the honor and praise to the One who gave it," Gonzaga wrote.
Toni Gonzaga launches her album “Celestine” at Eastwood. Photo from Toni Gonzaga’s Instagram page.
Celestine Cruz “Toni” Gonzaga ay isang Filipina artista, mang-aawit, at host sa TV. Sa 1997, siya ay sumali sa isang kumpetisyon awit na tinatawag Tanghalan Ng Kampeon kung saan ito ay naka-host sa pamamagitan ng Pilita Corales at Bert Marcelo. Ang kanyang break na sa industriya ay isang komersyal na nagsama ng soda tatak at Piolo Pascual. Noong 2005, siya ay inilipat sa ABS-CBN at naging isa sa mga pangunahing mga host para sa kanilang mga pangunahing mga palabas. Bilang isang artistang babae, siya ay naging isang bahagi ng ilang mga pelikula kahon-tanggapan tulad ng My amnesya Girl, Four Sisters at isang Kasal, at Simula Higit sa Muli. Sa kasalukuyan, siya ay nagho-host ng Linggo iba’t-ibang palabas sa lalong madaling panahon at Pinoy Big Brother Ang lahat ng mga In.
2014 is absolutely going great for Toni. From the success of the box-office film ‘Starting Over Again’ in February, she’s continuously seen in various TV shows like ‘Home Sweetie Home’, ‘ASAP 19’, and in the return of ‘Pinoy Big Brother’ and ‘The Buzz’ on Philippine TV.
Another thing, her album “Celestine” is already released in digital and physical formats worldwide.
Fans and supporters of Toni can cast their votes until July 12, 12:00 noon.
After her box-office movie Starting Over Again with Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga is back as a recording artist as she releases her 5th studio album under Star Records entitled Celestine.
The album includes 11 tracks including her carrier singles “Awit Ni Ginny” and “This Love Is Like” both written by the Ultimate Multimedia Star. It also includes Toni’s version of Starting Over Again.
The album is currently available on iTunes and reached #3 a day after it was released. The album will be available in record stores on June 6 and the grand launch is slated to happen on June 8 in ASAP 19.