KC Concepcion

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KC Concepcion
KC Concepcion at her US Concert Press Conference, November 2010.jpg
Concepcion at her US concert press conference, November 2010
Born Maria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Pangilinan
Maria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Concepcion

(1985-04-07) April 7, 1985 (age 29)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation actress, singer, song writer, celebrity endorser, host
Years active 2003-Present

KC Concepcion (born Maria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Pangilinan on April 7, 1985) is an actress and singer from the Philippines who is currently a National Ambassador Against Hunger of the UN's World Food Programme.[1]

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Concepcion is the daughter of Philippine singer-actress Sharon Cuneta and adopted daughter of Former Senator Francis Pangilinan. Her biological father was 80's heartthrob Gabby Concepcion. She was estranged from her father for thirteen years following her parents annulment and his immigration to the United States in 1995.[2]

She graduated grade school in Poveda. In 2003, she graduated from the International School Manila, and in 2007, graduated with a bachelor's degree in International Corporate Communications with a minor in Theatre Arts from the American University of Paris.

Career[edit]

Concepcion made several guest appearances in her mother's concerts and television shows. In 2003, she became a product endorser both on television and in print ads. She also became an MTV Asia VJ.

The April 11, 2010 episode of The Buzz announced that Concepcion had been chosen to be the replacement co-host after Ruffa Gutierrez's departure.[3]

In her 2010 studio album, titled KC, she sings "Girl Most Likely To" by Skye Sweetnam from the soundtrack of Mattel's 2006 movie The Barbie Diaries.

In 2010, Concepcion joined Star Magic, but after a year, she left Star Magic and joined Viva Artists Agency, a talent management of Viva Entertainment, where her mother Ms. Cuneta came from.

Music[edit]

2008-2009: a.k.a Cassandra[edit]

In 2008, KC Concepcion released her first studio album on July 15, 2008 entitled "a.k.a Cassandra", on the Sony BMG Philippines label, which ranked number 1 based on total album sales in all Odyssey Record Bar branches nationwide. In fact, 1,102 copies of the album were sold in all Odyssey branches alone. KC Concepcion made Philippine music history with her lead single "Imposible" during that year. KC has the most number of music downloads in the Philippines in the same year, which marked 1 million downloads online. KC Concepcion thought that she would just perform her newest single, "Doo Be Doo", on the noontime TV show Wowowee on ABS-CBN Channel 2 on November 15, 2008. However, she was surprised when she was given a Platinum Record Award for her album "a.k.a. Cassandra".

2010-2011: KC[edit]

In, 2010 KC released her Second Studio Album entitled KC, KC ranked number 3 based on OPM charts, in Astrovision Stores the album KC reached number 1. KC was launched on ASAP XV. KC was released on March 24, 2010, under the Sony Music label. she also set KC Mall Tour to promote KC album.

Acting[edit]

Theater[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Company
2003–2005 MTV Philippines Hosts MTV Philippines
2006–2010 Sharon Hosts ABS-CBN
2007–2009 Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman Guest/Performer GMA Network
2008 I am KC Host ABS-CBN
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Mansyon Darlene
2008 Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal Player
2008 MYX Philippines Celebrity Guest VJ Myx TV
2009 May Bukas Pa Abigail Lorraine "Abby" Cruz ABS-CBN
2009 Lovers in Paris Vivian Vizcarra/Kang Tae-young
2009 Family Feud Player GMA Network
2010–2011 The Buzz[6] Hosts ABS-CBN
2010–Present ASAP Host/Performer
2010 Wowowee Hosts
2010 Simply KC Hosts
2010 Star Circle Quest for the Next Kiddie Superstars (Season 4) Hosts
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Piyesa Angeline Quinto
2011 Binibining Pilipinas 2011 Hosts
2011 Gandang Gabi, Vice! Guest
2011 100 Days to Heaven Tagabantay (a streetsweeper)
2011 It's Showtime (formerly Showtime) Herself/Guest
2011 Wansapanataym: Christmas Caroline Caroline
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Liham Aurora
2012 Kris TV Guest
2012 The X Factor Philippines Hosts
2012 Sarah G. Live Guest
2013 Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal Player
2013 Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Alexis Ganzon
2013 Kris TV Co-Host
2014 The Voice Kids V-Reporter

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Company
2008 For the First Time Sophia Carmina Sandoval Star Cinema
2009 When I Met U Jenny GMA Films
2010 I'll Be There Maxi/Mina dela Cena Star Cinema
2011 Forever and a Day Raffy Star Cinema
2013 Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story[7][8][9] Marla "Marlady" De Guzman Scenema Concept International, Inc., Viva Films

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WFP National Ambassador Against Hunger KC Concepcion Reflects On Africa Visit". World Food Programme. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  2. ^ San Diego Jr., Bayani (26 August 2006). "When KC met Gabby (again)". Inquirer.net. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/252313/kc-concepcion-starts-work-the-buzz[dead link]
  4. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Garcia, Rose (13 December 2008). "KC Concepcion returns to the stage via multi-media musical "Katy"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Alvares, Trisha (6 April 2010). "KC Concepcion accepts The Buzz hosting job". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "ER Ejercito returns to MMFF as 'Boy Golden'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "'Kaleidoscope World,' 'Boy Golden' join 2013 MMFF lineup". Sun Star. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ "KC Concepcion has the same martial arts instructor as Angelina Jolie". PEP.ph. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 

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