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 Concepcion Pangilinan on April 7, 1985) is a Filipina 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 reconnected with her father after thirteen years since 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.

In the April 11, 2010 episode of The Buzz, it 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.

In 2013, she starred her first antagonist role in Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala, a short-lived but very powerful drama series that was topbilled by Ms. Judy Ann Santos and Sam Milby.

In 2014, she currently stars as Natalia in the second season of the period drama series Ikaw Lamang, starring Coco Martin and Kim Chiu.

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 Network
2003–2005 MTV Philippines VJ MTV Philippines
2006–2010 Sharon Host ABS-CBN
2008 I am KC Various Roles
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Mansyon Darlene
2009 May Bukas Pa Abigail Lorraine "Abby" Cruz
Lovers In Paris Vivian Vizcarra
2010–2011 The Buzz[6] Host
2010–Present ASAP Host/Performer
2010 Wowowee Guest Host
Simply KC Host
Star Circle Quest: The Search for the Next Kiddie Superstars Host
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Piyesa Angeline Quinto
Binibining Pilipinas 2011 Host
Gandang Gabi Vice Guest
100 Days to Heaven Tagabantay (street sweeper)
Wansapanataym: Christmas Caroline Caroline
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Liham Aurora
The X Factor Philippines Host
2013 Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Alexis Ganzon
2014 Ikaw Lamang (book 2) Natalia Miravelez Hidalgo

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Company
2008 For the First Time Sophia Carmina Sandoval Star Cinema
2009 When I Met U Jenny GMA Films
Regal Entertainment
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
2014 TBA TBA Star Cinema
Regal Entertainment

Discography[edit]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2009 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards[10] Princess of Philippine Movies & TV For the First Time Won
Most Promising Female Star of Movies & TV Won
New Female Recording Artist of the Year (Promising Singer) A.k.a Cassandra Won
2013 PMPC Star Awards for TV[11] Best Drama Supporting Actress Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Won
2013 39th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story Nominated
2014 30th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Actress of the Year Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story Won
2014 62nd FAMAS Awards Best Actress Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story Won
2014 62nd FAMAS Awards Female Star of the Night

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. 
  10. ^ "40th Box Office Entertainment Awards given out". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  11. ^ PMPC announces nominees of the 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television, LionhearTV 27th PMPC Star Awards For TV 2013 Complete List of Winners, Entervrexworld

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