Blusang Itim

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Blusang Itim
Format Drama, fantasy
Created by Elena Patron
Developed by GMA Entertainment TV Group
Directed by Jay Altarejos[1]
Starring Kylie Padilla
Frank Magalona
Carl Guevarra
Opening theme "Maghihintay Ako Sa 'Yo"
by Mark Alain Echem
Ending theme "Maghihintay Ako Sa 'Yo"
by Mark Alain Echem
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English
No. of episodes 65 episodes (Final)
Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Location(s) Philippines
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 45 minutes
Original channel GMA Network
Picture format 480i NTSC
Original run May 16, 2011 – August 12, 2011

Blusang Itim (lit. Black Blouse) or Beauty Within (International title) is a Philippine drama produced by GMA Network starring Kylie Padilla, Frank Magalona and Carl Guevarra.[2] It is a TV remake of the 1986 film starring Snooky Serna, which was based on the comic of Elena Patron. Premieres May 16, 2011 replacing Alakdana on GMA's Dramarama Sa Hapon blocked (now Afternoon Prime).

It was ran of total 65 episodes on August 2, 2011 to be replacing by Pahiram ng Isang Ina. Starting June 4, 2013 it currently re-airs on GMA Life TV worldwide.


1986 film[edit]

Blusang Itim was first introduced as a novel written by Elena Patron and was serialized from 1981 to 1983. In 1986, the novel was adapted into a film which was produced by Seiko Films with Snooky Serna[3] in the lead role playing Jessa. It became a success. This started the popularity of Richard Gomez and Snooky Serna's love team.

2011 TV remake[edit]

In preparation for the television remake, GMA Network gave auditions to their roster of young actresses for the lead role. The names of StarStruck V's winner, Sarah Lahbati, and newcomers Gwen Zamora and Isabelle Daza were heavily considered for Jessa's role. But, in the end, it was Kylie Padilla who was chosen by the network.[4]


The story revolves around Jessa, an ugly woman who wants to be accepted by people despite her appearance. She also hopes to be loved by a man wholeheartedly despite her looks. These seems to be possible for Jessa when she wears the mysterious black blouse. The black blouse as the mystical garment has the power to make the wearer beautiful and sexually attractive to men.

Cast and Characters[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Extended Cast[edit]

Guest Cast[edit]


  • Blusang Itim was aired on ABS-CBN as part of the 2006 television series Komiks Presents with Cassandra Ponti (Jessa), Uma Khouny (Melchor), Marco Alcaraz (Angelo), and Cheska Garcia (Cleo).
  • Arkin Magalona (Young Angelo) is Frank Magalona's (Angelo) younger brother.
  • SNTV, a TV station in Vietnam bought the rights to air the series in 2014.


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