Glamorosa

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Glamorosa
Glamorosa.jpg
Format Beauty
Drama
Romance
Soap opera
Medical Cosmetology
Created by Associated Broadcasting Company
Written by Adrian Ho
Alejandro Ramos
Directed by Eric Quizon
Joyce Bernal
Argel Joseph
Jon Red
Starring Lorna Tolentino
Alice Dixson
Ritz Azul
Zoren Legaspi
Tonton Gutierrez
Victor Silayan
Martin Escudero
Theme music composer Jimmy Borja
Opening theme "Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin" by Faith Cuneta
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of episodes 70 (final)
Production
Executive producer(s) Shirley J. Fabella
Producer(s) Maureen Y. Herrera
Running time 30-45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Associated Broadcasting Company (TV5)
Picture format NTSC 480i
Original run November 7, 2011 (2011-11-07) – February 10, 2012 (2012-02-10)
External links
Website

Glamorosa is a Philippine drama series which tackles love, family, medical cosmetology, beauty and perfection offered by TV5 and airs Mondays to Fridays after Wil Time Bigtime.

The series is all about the world of cosmetic surgery and the glamorous lifestyle of the two cosmetic surgeons competing for love and success in an industry masked by beauty and marred by intrigues and lies. The series was led by Lorna Tolentino and Alice Dixson.[1][2][3]

It is also the 2nd Primetime Anniversary Offering of TV5.

The Primetime Series has also been part of the Top 10 Primetime Programs in the NUTAM Ratings

Synopsis[edit]

Vengeance puzzled the life of Paulina after what happened to her family. Her father was brutally killed on that day which turned her mother to be mentally distraught. She planned a revenge plot to Dra. Claudia Herrera, the main root of her miserable life and the root to her rivalry to Natalia.

Natalia, Claudia's daughter, was trapped to a perfectionist mother. Her mother never felt that she'd live up to her expectations and pressures her every time. One day, she met Karl on an incident that started her love to Karl.

Meanwhile, Paulina started her revenge. She asked Karl to seduce Natalia. After a long courting and the pressure Natalia was experiencing to her mother, she decided to live with Karl and make their family. Unfortunately, Karl had fell in love to Natalia. Paulina used Claudia to bring back Karl to her and the same with Claudia.

When Natalia was set to labour, she suffered car accident with Karl. Claudia kept the new-born baby to Oscar, her driver and bodyguard, while Karl had suffered amnesia. Paulina used this incident to take away the love of Karl to Natalia. She used also that incident to blackmail Claudia to support Karl's hospital needs that made Claudia to give her millions.

Paulina used the money to go abroad and start her business along with Karl and the baby that was given by Oscar. She didn't know that it wasn't Karl and Natalia's daughter because Oscar gave his own daughter for the hospital needs it was needed to support its life.

Because of what had happened, Natalia chose to study abroad and erase all the things from her past, including her heartbreak and the death of her child.

Production[edit]

Casting[edit]

After more than 2 years, TV5 continues the primetime domination with award winning actors and actresses. The series brings back two of the Philippine Award Winning Actress, Lorna Tolentino and the Grand-Slam Best Actress and the Philippine Timeless Beauty Alice Dixson. Both have worked in the 1988 film, Nagbabagang Luha directed by Ishmael Bernal.

Lorna Tolentino was last seen in the critically acclaimed Primetime Television Series of ABS-CBN, Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. In this series she will be working with her fellow co-actors from that series, Tonton Gutierrez and Ronaldo Valdez. This marks her first Primetime Soap for TV5 and her 2nd time to work with Alice Dixson after the previous television series in 2004, Hanggang Kailan aired on rival station GMA 7.

The primetime series is also the 2nd anniversary initial offering, of the network to its viewers. It also brings the network's homegrown talent, Ritz Azul, after her first primetime series, Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak.

The series also brings Gloria Diaz, and Lotlot de Leon with Celeste Legaspi. The series started production on October 4, 2011.[4][5][6]

Cast and Characters[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

  • Dra. Natalia Herrera-(Lustico) Marciano (Lorna Tolentino) A wealthy and successful cosmetic surgeon with a heart hardened by betrayal and tragedy brought about by the loss of her child and the man she loves.[2] She is the daughter of Claudia Herrera (Gloria Diaz), a well-known name in the world of beauty industry particularly to cosmetic surgery. Later she will know that Paulina, her mortal enemy is her half-sister.
  • Dra. Paulina Valdez-Marciano (Alice Dixson) An up-and-coming cosmetic surgeon and the rival to Natalia. Her dark past done by Manolo and Claudia pursued her dream of vengeance that caused her rival in love, power and beauty to Natalia. Vengeance lead her to do everything to be more powerful and glamorous than her rival. In the end she will be left dying of knowing the truth that her real father which is the main cause of her revenge is no other than Manolo.[7]
  • Giselle (Evangelista) Herrera Marciano (Ritz Azul) A young girl in search of her true identity. She remains hopeful despite the constant jeers she receives from everyone because of the ugly scar on her face. She is the lost daughter of Natalia and Karl but will grow up as a daughter of Oscar and Miranda. All of her trials and difficulties given by her ugly face will be wipen off by the surgery made by Paulina, not knowing that all of these are trap. In the end she will know all the truth about her identity and will switch life and fate to Adriana who will experience all of sufferings made by an ugly face.

Supporting Cast[edit]

  • Dra. Claudia Montesilva-Herrera (Gloria Diaz) A perfectionist and unloving mother of Natalia. Herrera She is considered as the country’s pioneer in the beauty industry. Always the perfectionist, She never felt that Natalia would live up to her expectations, so this gives rise to constant tension between mother and daughter. She had a dark past with her husband Manolo, the reason why she don't love her daughter. She and Manolo killed Roger Valdez, titular father of Paulina and its because of an incident that happened on their mansion. She kept Natalia's child to her bodyguard, Oscar to protect the name she had when Natalia accidentally laboured the child on a car accident.
  • Tatiana Herrera (Celeste Legaspi) A gold digger spinster and sister of Manolo Herrera. She went to New York to have there her love life and her career as a singer. She returned to the Herrera's mansion when she felt that she is running out of money. She is Claudia's major rival to the wealth of the Herrera's.
  • Don Manolo Herrera / Lolo Rambo (Ronaldo Valdez) A mysterious old man in the Home for the Aged. He is Claudia's lost husband who hides his identity brought by the things from his past.
  • Karl Marciano (Zoren Legaspi) A street-smart hoodlum and the man that captured the hearts of Natalia and Paulina.
  • Giorgio Lustico (Tonton Gutierrez) Natalia's husband. He is a good family friend of the Herrera's before he marry Natalia.
  • Oscar Evangelista (Nonie Buencamino) Claudia's bodyguard/driver to whom she had given Natalia's daughter, Giselle. He was a good adoptive father to Giselle.
  • Miranda Evangelista (Lotlot de Leon) Oscar's wife and a violent adoptive mother of Giselle.
  • Calvin Lustico (Martin Escudero) Grew up in the slums with Karl and due to an incident he was later adopted by Giorgio.
  • Stefano Lustico (Victor Silayan) Giorgio’s bratty son from his first wife. She is Adriana's boyfriend but she felt in love to Giselle when Giselle is already glamorous.
  • Adriana (Marciano)/Evangelista (Meg Imperial) Oscar and Miranda's biological daughter but due to an incident she grew as Paulina and Karl's daughter. She will make Giselle's life miserable.
  • Cristy (Jenny Miller) A loyal friend and assistant of Natalia.
  • Britney (Ruby Rubi) Paulina's assistant and ally in revenge to Natalia.

Guest Cast[edit]

  • Precious Lara Quigaman as Herself - A model / endorser of Claudia Herrera's Beauty Clinic.
  • John Regala as Paco - Leader of the syndicate in which Karl is a member.
  • Deborah Sun as Vivian Valdez - Paulina's mentally ill mother.
  • Pen Medina as Roger Valdez - Father of Paulina.
  • Gelli de Belen as Caroline -Natalia's client.
  • Jay Manalo as Dr. Arman Gallano - A U.S. based celebrity plastic surgeon.
  • Wendy Valdez as Frederique - A clientelle of Paulina.
  • Joko Diaz as Hernandez - Giorgio's spy to Karl and Natalia.
  • Ruffa Gutierrez as Ms. Naomi Malandrino - A 30 year old flight attendant.
  • Danita Paner as Herself - A Celebrity Talk Show Host.
  • Raquel Villavicencio as Mrs. Malandrino - Naomi's mother.
  • Wendell Ramos as Nico Rodrigo - Naomi's love affair and a pilot in an airline in which Naomi is working with.
  • Jasmine Curtis-Smith as Danica - Calvin's long-lost girlfriend.
  • Anita Linda as Lola Magda - Danica's grandmother stayed in the home for the aged with Giselle.

Cameo Appearance[edit]

Theme song[edit]

The official theme song of Glamorosa is Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin performed by Faith Cuneta. Lyrics were from Jimmy Borja and originally performed by Lani Misalucha which is rearranged by Polyeast and published by House of Tunes Music Publishing. The song was later covered by Jed Madela as the theme song of the drama of the same title in ABS-CBN starring Gerald Anderson

Trivia[edit]

  • The series gained Positive reviews by critics after its Press conference held on November 4, 2011.
  • It replaces the TV5 Mini-Serye slot of the Mini TV Serial Sa Ngalan ng Ina.

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