Our Most Googled Female Personalities say a lot about us. We’re definitely still obsessed with beauty pageant wins, that’s for sure. It can also be all about Filipino pride, because we’re all about supporting our kabayans who make it big overseas, too. And then, of course, there are the usual headline-making females, and the K-pop stars we couldn’t help fall in love with:
How can she not top the list, being our Miss Universe bet and hopeful successor of Pia Wurtzbach? It’s natural for us pageant-loving citizens of the Philippines to Google the queen who would represent us, find out more about what she’s like, where she’s from, and all the reasons to love her despite not winning the crown.
Oh, this Wonder Woman! The film was a smashing success—it hit all the right notes, captured the hearts of both men and women, and the younger audience, and was empowering at a time we needed encouragement the most. We fell in love with Wonder Woman—and Gal Gadot, her arresting beauty, the charming way she speaks, and how dear she is to her husband and children, and even her co-star Chris Pine.
For one, Kylie Padilla was part of the popular fantasy series Encantadia. But 2017 was also a memorable one for her non-showbiz life, as Kylie stepped onto another milestone in her life. Early last year, she got engaged to her long-time boyfriend, Aljur Abrenica, and in August, she gave birth to their baby boy.
KIM TAE HEE
Fourth on our Most Googled list is South Korean star Kim Tae Hee, who wed the Korean sensation Rain in January last year. Filipinos, especially the older generation, will remember Rain as one of the first idols who introduced K-pop to the Philippines, but perhaps not many of us are familiar with Kim Tae Hee, thus the amount of Google searches.
This Saudi Arabian-born, Filipino-German fashion model is the first Pinay to win Asia’s Next Top Model. No wonder she made it to this list of most Googled. During the show, she received criticism alongside the praises and high scores but got through everything unscathed—with the champion prize and the coveted title.
LEE SUNG KYUNG
How can we not forget our darling Bok Joo from the breakthrough K-drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo? Lee Sung Kyung made headlines again after announcing her reel-to-real relationship with co-star Nam Joo Hyuk, and eventually after when they broke up.
YG girl group BLACKPINK’s 2017 hit As If It’s Your Last became a popular summer song last year. It has been reported that the song’s MV was the fastest ever to exceed 10 million views on YouTube—already 11 million views in just 17 hours!. It also became the most liked video by a Korean girl group on YouTube.
MARIEL DE LEON
It’s not surprising to have yet another beauty queen in the Philippines’ list of Most Googled Female Personalities. Mariel De Leon was our Miss International 2017 candidate, and while she failed to win the crown, she definitely made headlines for her public comments regarding blogger Mocha Uson. The daughter of actors Christopher De Leon and Sandy Andolong also starred with Coco Martin in Ang Panday.
Who did you google last year? Share it with us below!