Charlene Gonzales

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Charlene Gonzales
Beauty pageant titleholder
Charlene Gonzales.jpg
Hosting the 2008 Binibining Pilipinas Beauty Pageant
Born Charlene Mae Gonzales Bonnin
(1974-05-01) May 1, 1974 (age 40)
Philippines
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 54.6 kg (120 lb)
Measurements 36-36-36
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Shoe size 11
Title(s) Binibining Pilipinas 1994
Major
competition(s)
Binibining Pilipinas 1994
(Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 1994)
Miss Universe 1994
(Best in National Costume & Top 6)

Charlene Mae Gonzales Bonnin-Muhlach is a television and film personality and former beauty queen from the Philippines. Gonzalez won the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 1994 title and represented her country at the Miss Universe 1994 pageant held in Manila, where she won the Best National Costume award and was one of the top 6 finalists.

She is also an award winning talk show host and a commercial model.

Early life[edit]

Born to actor Bernard Bonnin and model Elvira Gonzales, on 1 May 1974, she has a brother, actor Richard Bonnin and Bagets actor J.C. Bonnin who is now a pastor.[1] She married Filipino actor Aga Muhlach on May 28, 2001, and they have twin children born in 2001 named Andrés and Atasha. Gonzales is of Chinese Ancestry.

Binibining Pilipinas Stint and Ms. Universe 1994[edit]

She won the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 1994 title and represented her country at the Miss Universe 1994 pageant held in Manila, where she won the Best National Costume award and landed in the top 6 finalists. She produced one of the most famous answers in an international beauty competition. When asked by the host about the number of islands in the Philippines, she boldly asked back, "Hightide or lowtide?"

Televison and Movie Career[edit]

She hosted the show, At Home Ka Dito (You're At Home Over Here), a Philippine lifestyle program airing on ABS-CBN. Adding to its pathetic branding as a show is the introduction of a reality TV treatment to its features, pioneering what may be a new trend—the reality TV lifestyle show. In store for viewers are themes that showcase highly-engaging segments, like reality makeover sessions of both celebrities and ordinary people, in-your-face presentation of beauty problems and solutions, real-time celebrity home visits and closet raids, and many other surprise segments to look forward to. Her films includes Kalabog and Bosyo, Oki Doki Doc (1993)- TV SERIES, P're Hanggang Sa Huli (1995), Ikaw Naman Ang iiyak (1996), Dyesebel (1996), Bilang Na Ang Araw Mo (1996), Parak: The Bobby Parkers Story, Kadre, Epimaco Velasco, Bridesmaids, Ben Delubyo, Resbak, Babalikan Kita (1999), Iligpit Si Bobby Ortega, Markang Bungo (2001).

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2010-2013 The Buzz Host ABS-CBN
2011 Pinoy Explorer Guest TV5
2007 Proudly Filipina Host Q-TV
2004-2007 At Home Ka Dito Host
ABS-CBN
2007 Binibining Pilipinas 2007 Host
2002-2004 Feel at Home with Charlene Host
1998-2001 Keep On Dancing Host
1997 1 for 3 Marillen GMA Network
1996-2001 Eezy Dancing Host ABC
1997 ASAP Host
ABS-CBN
1994 Miss Universe 1994 Contestant

Films[edit]

Year Studio Title Role
2001 Viva Films Iligpit Si Bobby Ortega, Markang Bungo 2 Karen
1999 Seiko Films Resbak, Babalikan Kita Vanessa
1998 Neo Films, RRJ Films, Viva Films Ben Delubyo Karen
1997 Viva Films Kalabog en Bosyo Marlene
Premiere Productions Kadre
Viva Films Bridesmaids Laura Andrade
Viva Films Bobby Barbers: Parak Virgie
Viva Films, FLT Films International Epimaco Velasco: NBI Mrs. Yolly Velasco
1996 Viva Films Dyesebel Dyesebel
Neo Films Bilang na ang araw mo Cathy
Viva Films Ikaw naman ang iiyak Annie Montoya
1995 Viva Films P're hanggang sa huli Jessica
1994 Viva Films Ikaw ang Miss Universe ng buhay ko Perla / Pearl

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Bb. Pilipinas and Ms. Universe Awards[edit]

Year Organization Category Remarks
1994 Miss Universe 1994 Herself 5th Runner Up
1994 Miss Universe Best in National Custome Won
1994 Miss Universe Most Beautiful Hair Won
1994 Binibining Pilipinas Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Won

TV Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization TV Award TV show Remarks
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Female Showbiz Oriented Talk Show Host The Buzz (2012 ) Nominated
2011 25th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Female Showbiz Oriented Talk Show Host The Buzz (2010 ) Nominated
2007 21st PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Lifestyle Show Host "At Home Ka Dito" (2006) Nominated
2005 19th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Lifestyle Show Host "At Home Ka Dito" (2004) Won
2004 18th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Lifestyle Show Host "At Home Ka Dito" (2003) Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charlene Gonzales on IMDB". IMDB. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Dindi Gallardo
Binibining Pilipinas-Universe
1994
Succeeded by
Joanne Santos