Iwa Moto in April 2010
|Born||Aileen Quimado Iwamoto
August 29, 1988
Tagum, Davao del Norte
|Other names||Iwa Moto|
|Known for||StarStruck 3 First Princess|
Aileen Iwamoto (岩本アイリーン Iwamoto Airīn?), popularly known by her screen name Iwa Moto (イワ・マートー?), is a Filipino-Japanese actress, model and teen star. She was one of the Final Four in the 3rd season of StarStruck, a reality-based talent search show of GMA Network in the Philippines and finished as first runner up. She is well known for playing "Rita Acuesta" on Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap and "Valentina" in Darna.
Aileen Iwamoto is the eldest of the three siblings. Her father, the late Hiroaki Iwamoto (岩本宏明), was Japanese while her mother is Filipina. Her father was diagnosed with liver cancer and died on March 8, 2009.
Moto auditioned for second season of StarStruck but failed to qualify until she has succeeded in audition for the third season in which she ended up as the First Princess along with Gian Carlos as the First Prince. After StarStruck, Moto appeared on SOP Gigsters, Love to Love: Young At Heart and Nuts Entertainment.
Moto was suspended for 6 weeks along with Jackie Rice. After the suspension, Moto came back to Nuts Entertainment, joined the cast of Bakekang, her first primetime show where she played Jenny, the best friend of "Kristal" (played by Lovi Poe) and also on the last season of Love to Love which is Jazz Got Lucky. Moto also portrayed her life story on Magpakailanman.
In 2007, Moto appeared in Super Twins, wherein she portrayed the character Moshi Moshi Manika, her first antagonist role. After that, Moto portrayed Rita on Sine Novela's third installment Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap, wherein she got a favorable response from the viewers of the show. Due to her performance in Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap, she was in included in Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan as a black amazona, her third antagonist role.
In 2008, Moto became the image model of the FHM Philippine standee, making her the third Filipina to hold that title after Asia Agcaoili and Katrina Halili. In September of the same year, Iwa graced the cover of FHM Philippines for the second time. She was a previous covergirl of FHM Singapore.
Straight after Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan, Moto was given a supporting role in Robin Padilla's Joaquin Bordado, as Diane, but her character was killed off for Moto to focus on Sine Novela's eighth installment Magdusa Ka with Katrina Halili and Dennis Trillo. After that, Moto was included on the cast of Luna Mystika as Donita Sagrado, the main antagonist of Heart Evangelista's character.
In 2010, Moto began reappearing currently reappearing in Darna and also on Sine Novela: Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita?, in which she portrays the role of Rossan. Here, the dismissal of Iwa Moto in Darna and her character Valentina died in an attack by superheroine Darna. Recently, she appeared in Love Bug: "Last Romance" and also as a guest in Pilyang Kerubin and in the TV series Beauty Queen.
May 12 incident
On May 12, Moto was involved in a fight with her non-showbiz ex-boyfriend Mickey Ablan. She was in Studio 6 of GMA-7 to shoot her scene on her upcoming show Andres de Saya. Ablan arrived just before lunch and they had a conversation. Later on, everyone on the set was shocked when Moto shouted that Ablan grabbed her cellphone. Moto tried to catch Ablan but he soon left the area. Moto then saw the car of Ablan and broke its glasses on the back. This caused Moto injuries and she was brought by reporter Nelson Canlas in Delgado Memorial Hospital in Kamuning, Quezon City. Until now, Moto hasn't been interviewed yet by the media. On May 15, she was rushed into a hospital after she was found unconsciously lying on her bed. According to her friend Justin Ferrer, she is now safe.
|2013||Cassandra: Warrior Angel||Ursula's Mother||TV5|
|2012||Enchanted Garden||Santana||Extended Cast|
|Talentadong Pinoy: Kids Edition||Celebrity Judge||appeared on the show multiple times|
|Third Eye||Daisy||Extended Cast|
|Video Incredible:Mga Promding Palpak||Host||Host for the new timeslot of Video Incredible|
|Lokomoko||Herself||appeared on the show multiple times|
|Pidol's Wonderland: Moomoo Mia||Annette||Pidol's Wonderland TV Special|
|Kapitan Awesome||Aphrodite||Villain role|
|Regal Shocker: FX||Victoria|
|The Jose and Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto||Marie Miranda|
|Wil Time Bigtime||Co-host||Her biggest return in television ; Her first project in TV5|
|2011||Andres de Saya||Nica Landutay||GMA Network||First TV project with Cesar Montano|
|Dwarfina||Lucille Ballesteros||Eighth TV project with Dennis Trillo|
|2010||Beauty Queen||young Leavida Rivas||First TV project with Iza Calzado|
|Love Bug: "Last Romance"||Remy||First TV project with Carla Abellana|
|Diz Iz It||Celebrity Judge||appeared on the show multiple times|
|Sine Novela: Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita?||Rossan Montenegro-Ortega||her third appearance on Sine Novela|
|2009||Darna||Valentina||her biggest role in a drama yet; first TV project with Marian Rivera|
|Adik Sa'Yo||Andrea||First TV project with Marvin Agustin, Jolina Magdangal and Jennica Garcia;|
|Dear Friend: Madrasta||Gellie||Second TV project with Yasmien Kurdi|
|2008||Luna Mystika||Donita Sagrado||First TV project with Heart Evangelista and Mark Anthony Fernandez|
|Sine Novela: Magdusa Ka||Millet Calpito||First TV project with Katrina Halili|
|Joaquin Bordado||Dianne||First TV project with Robin Padilla|
|2007||Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan||Amasonang Itim / Soñia Tamano||Third antagonist role|
|Sine Novela: Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap||Rita Acuesta||Second antagonist role; her biggest acting break|
|Super Twins||Monica/Moshi Moshi Manika||First antagonist role|
|SOP Rules||Performer||Occasional performer|
|Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang||Princesa Singsing||supporting role|
|Magic Kamison: The True Lindsay||Lindsay/Laura||first lead role in a drama|
|2006||Bitoy's Funniest Videos||Co-Host||third hosting appearance|
|Bakekang||Jenny||first primetime show|
|Love to Love: Jass Got Lucky||Max||second appearance in the anthology|
|Nuts Entertainment||Co-Host||with Joey de Leon, Janno Gibbs and Anjo Yllana|
|Magpakailanman: The Iwa Moto Life Story||Herself||first appearance in the drama anthology|
|Love to Love: Young At Heart||Denisse||first TV project|
|SOP Gigsters||Host/Performer||first hosting appearance|
|POSH (TV series)||Herself||Q||her sole series on Q|
|2005||StarStruck: The Nationwide Invasion||Herself||GMA Network||finished as the season's First Princess|
|2008||Shake, Rattle & Roll X: Nieves||Wai Lana||December 25, 2008||Regal Entertainment||first movie for Metro Manila Film Festival|
|My Monster Mom||Vivian||July 2, 2008||Regal Entertainment and GMA Films||second movie with Regal Entertainment; first with GMA Films|
|2006||Pitong Dalagita||Tisha||November 29, 2006||Canary Films||first main role in a movie|
|White Lady||Mimi||July 19, 2006||Regal Entertainment||first movie with Regal Entertainment|
|2012||FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World (Philippines)||Rank 14|
|2011||FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World (Philippines)||Rank 8|
|2010||FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World (Philippines)||Rank 4|
|2009||FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World (Philippines)||Rank 5|
|2008||Yes Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the Philippines||Random|
|FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World (Philippines)||Rank 7|
|UNO 100 Hottest Women on the Planet (Philippines)||Rank 2|
|MAXIM 100 Hottest Women on the Planet (Philippines)||Rank 10|
|2007||MAXIM 100 Hottest Women on the Planet (Philippines)||Rank 50|
|FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World (Philippines)||Rank 10|
|2006||HI Magazine's one of the most beautiful faces in Philippine Showbiz||Rank 20|
|FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World (Philippines)||Rank 16|
- "Iwa Moto's father passes away". Philippine Entertainment Portal. March 9, 2009.
- "Iwa Moto plays her most daring role yet in "Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. July 29, 2007.
- "Iwa Moto gets favorable responses for her contravida role". Philippine Entertainment Portal. August 22, 2007.
- "GMA-7's "Pulis Pangkalawakan" replaces "Shaider"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. July 13, 2007.
- ""StarStruck 3" runner-up Iwa Moto plays villain again in "Zaido"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. September 18, 2007.
- "Iwa Moto goes topless in latest FHM issue". Philippine Entertainment Portal. September 1, 2008.
- Iwa Moto considers sexy role in "Joaquin Bordado" as challenging
- "Katrina, ‘di bagay maging bida!'" -- Iwa
- ""Luna Mystica" casting is almost complete". Philippine Entertainment Portal. October 3, 2008.
- "GMA-7 offers two new star-studded afternoon soaps". Philippine Entertainment Portal. January 15, 2010.
- "Iwa Moto on the neverending- rumor about her: Uulitin ko, hindi po ako kasal, hindi po ako buntis.". Philippine Entertainment Portal. December 12, 2010.
- "Iwa Moto and non-showbiz boyfriend Mickey Ablan make a scene on GMA-7 premises". Philippine Entertainment Portal. May 13, 2011.
- "Iwa Moto is now safe after suspected suicide attempt". Philippine Entertainment Portal. May 16, 2011.