Iwa Moto on April 2010
|Born||Aileen Quimado Iwamoto
August 29, 1988
|Occupation||Actress, model, reality television personality|
Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap
Aileen Quimado Iwamoto (born August 29, 1988), known by her stage name Iwa Moto (イワ モト), is a Filipino actress, model and reality television personality. She is the first runner up in the third season of StarStruck, a reality-based talent search show of GMA Network. She is well known for playing Rita Acuesta on Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap and Valentina in Darna.
Iwamoto 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, Iwamoto appeared on SOP Gigsters, Love to Love: Young At Heart and Nuts Entertainment. During her stint in Nuts Entertainment, Iwamoto was suspended for 6 weeks along with Jackie Rice. After the suspension, Iwamoto 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. Iwamoto also portrayed her life story on Magpakailanman. In 2007, Iwamoto appeared in Super Twins, wherein she portrayed the character Moshi Moshi Manika, her first antagonist role. After that, Iwamoto 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, Iwamoto became the image model of FHM Philippines, making her the third Filipina to hold that title after Asia Agcaoili and Katrina Halili. In September of the same year, Iwamoto appeared on the cover of FHM Philippines for the second time. She was a previous covergirl of FHM Singapore. Straight after Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan, Iwamoto was given a supporting role in Robin Padilla's Joaquin Bordado, as Diane, but her character was killed off for Iwamoto to focus on Sine Novela's eighth installment Magdusa Ka with Katrina Halili and Dennis Trillo. After that, Iwamoto was included on the cast of Luna Mystika as Donita Sagrado, the main antagonist of Heart Evangelista's character.
In 2009, Iwamoto appeared in the primetime series Adik Sa'Yo as Andrea, but left for Darna to play Valentina, the main antagonist of Darna and her biggest role in a drama so far. In 2010, Iwamoto began reappearing currently reappearing in Darna and also on Sine Novela: Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita?, in which she portrays the role of Rossan. In Darna, she played the character Valentina, the prime rival of 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. In 2011, she participated in Dwarfina, starring Heart Evangelista and Dennis Trillo. Her last TV project was Andres de Saya, starring Cesar Montano and Iza Calzado. In 2012, she appeared on Wil Time Bigtime but left shortly due to her existing contract with GMA Network.
Iwamoto is the eldest of the three siblings. Her father, the late Hiroaki Iwamoto (岩本 宏明) was a Japanese immigrant to the Philippines while her mother is Filipina. He was diagnosed with liver cancer and died on March 8, 2009. On May 12, 2011, Iwamoto was involved in a fight with her non-showbiz ex-boyfriend Mickey Ablan.
|Year||Title||Role||Type of Role(s)||Notes||Network|
|2015||MariMar||Magda Evanglista||Extended Cast||GMA Network|
|2013||Pepito Manaloto||Guest appearance|
|Cassandra: Warrior Angel||Ursula's Mother||Supporting Cast||TV5|
|2012||Enchanted Garden||Santana||Extended Cast / Antagonist|
|Third Eye||Daisy||Extended Cast|
|Kapitan Awesome||Aphrodite||Extended Cast / Antagonist|
|2011||Andres de Saya||Nica Landutay||Guest Cast||First TV project with Cesar Montano||GMA Network|
|Dwarfina||Lucille Ballesteros||Main Cast / Antagonist||Eighth TV project with Dennis Trillo|
|2010||Beauty Queen||young Leavida Acuesta-Rivas||Special Participation||First TV project with Iza Calzado|
|Pilyang Kerubin||Eva||Extended Cast|
|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||Main Cast / Antagonist||her third appearance on Sine Novela|
|2009||Darna||Valentina / Babaeng Ahas||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||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 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's father passes away". Philippine Entertainment Portal. March 9, 2009.
- "Iwa Moto and non-showbiz boyfriend Mickey Ablan make a scene on GMA-7 premises". Philippine Entertainment Portal. May 13, 2011.