Tuesday, July 28, 2015




As Star Magic celebrates 23 magical years in the industry, Star Magic launches a new batch of artists who will surely catch everyone’s attention not only with their sexiness but also with their boldness, class, and personality.

Star Magic is proud to introduce nine ladies, who are beyond beauties, beyond bodies and beyond babes, with different dreams, passions and personalities with their undeniable talent- collectively known as the STAR MAGIC ANGELS.

Francesca Floirendo is a life enthusiast. The 20-year-old graduate of Fine Arts and Interior Design in Ateneo is a passionate lady who strives to make her dreams come true. She is deeply in love with fashion, thanks to the influence of her relatives Gloria Diaz, Isabelle Daza, and Georgina Wilson. When she joined reality contest “I Am Meg” and beauty pageant Miss Manila 2015, she knew she was one step closer to her dream of becoming a star. Aside from modeling, Francesca has a penchant for designing clothes. She also wants to conquer the world of acting and become an action goddess someday as she is an MMA Black Belter.

Age: 20         Height: 5’7”        Weight: 125 lbs            Hair: Black               Eyes: Black

Born in the Philippines but raised in the US, Loren Burgos joined the police academy when she was still in high school. The former beauty queen, who considers herself ‘one of the boys,’ has a great sense of humor, which she inherited from her family. A former student at the California University Northridge, Loren has already figured in a number of commercials and now, she would like to pursue full-time acting. Loren has appeared in several TV series like “Maria Mercedes,” “Home Sweetie Home,” “Wansapanataym” and in indie film “Mulat,” where she was Jake Cuenca’s leading lady. A certified adventurer, she has tried sports such as indoor rock climbing, swimming, horseback riding, and kayaking. She sees the challenge in everything and considers it as a way to learn.

Age:  25        Height: 5’5”        Weight: 120 lbs           Hair: Black            Eyes: Brown

Former Pinoy Big Brother housemate, Karen Reyes became known as the “Hagikgik Chic ng Mindoro.” Her bubbly personality won the audience’s hearts and eventually she landed in “PBB Teen Edition’s” Big 4. When she first entered the world of show business, Karen admitted she felt intimidate because she considered herself “jologs.” However, after taking personality development courses she is now game for anything. The young lady considers herself a straightforward person—honesty, for her, is still the best policy. She looks for honesty in everything, even in music, that is why there is no wonder why she became a fan of Silent Sanctuary—whose songs she consider she can relate to the most. The ‘kalog’ in her emerges because of watching romantic-comedy movies. She also aspires to work with her ultimate idol John Lloyd Cruz.

Age: 18      Height:  5’4”      Weight: 100 lbs         Hair: Dark Brown       Eyes: Brown

When Shey Bustamante entered the Pinoy Big Brother House, viewers would always see her playing the guitar or composing songs. Shey does not know where she got her gift for music but her early memories of being musically inclined started when she was in grade school. Shey has already 3 compositions and she realized that good music must have good lyrics—lyrics that people can relate to. For Shey, it’s the words that touch her rather than the melody. When she drives, she listens to music—almost everything that she does is accompanied by music. On the other hand, Shey is also a fitness buff. In fact, this songwriter works out every day to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Age: 22       Height: 5’6”      Weight: 112 lbs        Hair: Dark Brown     Eyes: Dark Brown

Dubbed as the “Cosplay Cutie ng Iloilo,” Myrtle Sarrosa rose to prominence after emerging as the Big Winner in “Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4.” Her playfulness is sometimes misunderstood but she reveals cosplaying is her strength. Aside from cosplaying though, Myrtle also hosts, sings, and dances. Currently, taking up Broadcast Communication at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Myrtle has always made her studies top priority. She is currently a host for the National Colegiate Athletic Association and an official Anime Jock of Hero TV. 

Age: 20         Height: 5’4”         Weight: 109 lbs         Hair: Black             Eyes: Black

Who could forget Contestant # 5 in Bb. Pilipinas 2014? Yes, that’s Hanna Ledesma. A fromer Miss Mandaluyong, Hannah used to work in IT but gave it up as she has decided to pursue a career in showbiz. From joining beauty pageants, she is now dabbling in acting, singing and dancing too. An ambitious woman, Hanna does not want to limit herself and wants to explore many things. Of her many adventures, she will never forget how she was once a member of a band, and interestingly played the electric guitar. She also used to write a lot of stories and poems because she wanted to become an author. Versatility is what she always looks for in every artist—that’s why her favorite actors include Benedict Cumberbatch, Johnny Depp, and Meryl Streep.

Age: 20         Height: 5’6”       Weight: 126 lbs       Hair: Black            Eyes: Black

Showbiz runs in Yana Asistio’s blood as she is the daughter of actress Nadia Montenegro. If given the chance, she would like to try acting in rom-com films with John Lloyd Cruz, Piolo Pascual, and Gerald Anderson as her leading men. Yana is not exactly a newbie in showbiz and has starred in different shows like “And I Love You So” and “Be Careful With My Heart.” Yana still holds on to her dream of becoming a singer too and is influenced by R&B. What keeps her busy today however is her studies. Yana is currently a Culinary Arts student with expertise in Italian dishes.

Age: 21       Height: 5’5”       Weight: 120 lbs            Hair: Brown                 Eyes: Black

Aiko Climaco auditioned to be a Pinoy Big Brother housemate but fate led her to a different path and she became one of the star dancers in “Wowowee.” With numerous appearances on variety shows and television series, Aiko considers being part of the gag show “Banana Split” her biggest break to date. It’s not hard to see that Aiko has a great sense of humor and she likes making people around her laugh. An outgoing person, Aiko  likes going to wine tasting events with her friends. She also likes watching movies and would often have movie marathons at her home.

Age: 25         Height: 5’7”       Weight: 120 lbs             Hair: Brown             Eyes: Black

Jed Montero has the gift of gab and she has worked as a host for Bingo Million, Shakey’s V-League, and Philippine Super Liga. When asked to host noontime show “Wowowee,” she did not hesitate to give it a try. Aside from being a good emcee, not many people know that Jed has a competitive side and she was once part of the University of the Phillipines’ volleyball varsity team. The athlete in Jed also makes her want to delve into action films.

Age: 25         Height: 5’5”       Weight: 116 lbs       Hair: Light Brown        Eyes: Brown



HERE IS HIS STORY: 6 months ago, I have learned that WCOPA is accepting auditions in Canada. Janice Lozano the Western BC director and scout posted it on her wall. I quickly prepared my audition piece. Few weeks after, I have learned that I got in to Team Canada but my mom said we cannot proceed because we do not have enough money. My mom is a full time student. My dad is the only one who is working at present. 
That was my first rejection.I told my mom, I will work hard for the fees, I will sell chocolates and collect bottles because we still have time to do it. My mom said that is not possible because we are busy. The next day, while I was heading to school, I asked my neighbor if she can give me her recycled bottles. This time, she said yes.Asked my dad to help me to the closest depot and I got $37 out of it and made me happy. My mom was not still happy about it. She said "I do not want you to think that this is possible but I will support you". 
That time, that answer from my mom was enough for me.I talked to my mom one night and asked if I can borrow $200 from her credit card and buy chocolates online.My mom said "ok". Since then, I targeted 100 houses to sell 30 pcs of chocolate bars everyday.I knew half of those would reject me and I am prepared for that.Thank God, I was able to sell 30 chocolates everyday and paid my mom her $200.I ordered chocolates again and my neighbors gave me their recycled bottles which I also collect with my dad and sometimes some of our friends would drop them off at my house.

Friends of my parents planned fundraiser concerts for me.I was scared at first because I knew that no one knew me then and it will be really hard to sell tickets that time.I just prayed to God to guide me.I had my first sold out concert, and then to the 2nd sold-out concert and then to the 3rd sold-out concert.The 3rd one was the biggest because a Filipino singer/songwriter Joey Albert was my very special guest. She was undergoing chemo that time but she was able to make it.I love her so much. 
My concert's title was "BELIEVE". Some relatives and friends would send me money.My mom while studying would organize and plan for the concerts and slept 3 am for few months straight planning for my songs and other things. Once I saw her on the corner crying for being so tired. I cry silently too. My dad would always encourage me to do whatever I think is the best for me. My mom was very supportive of me this time and apologized she said "No" at first.
I did vocal warm up exercises in the morning, sell chocolates after school and collect bottles, and then make my assignments then rehearse. Until I was able to raise funds and enough to take my mom and dad with me for my WCOPA competition.

My experience here in WCOPA is one of the most memorable moment for me. Aside from winning,I have gained friends from all parts of the world. These people are extremely talented. My teammates were like big bros and sis to me since I am the youngest from Team Canada. Belinda Reyes is always helpful to each and every one of us. I am thankful to her she said "yes" when I auditioned. Thankful to Janice Lozano for posting the event on her wall and for supporting me and the rest of Team Canada here in Los Angeles.I saw her and my mom crying when my name was announced as the GRAND CHAMPION OF THE WORLD.
Thank you to all my supporters, who believed in me since the beginning, to my Sponsors, to those who prayed for me.I will never forget everything you did to me. I was writing your names in my small notebook and will keep this forever.
To all of you who feels that your dream is not possible, think again. I tell you, everything is possible. I just pray... Never give up, stay strong, stay positive! There will always be rejections and distractions but keep moving forward. That's what my mom always say.
Wherever this journey take me, please remember that I will always be your little Ethan. I just have my title with me but I will always be the same Ethan David as you have known since day 1. I love you all!!! Thank you Lord