Jenny Syquia

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Jenny Syquia
BornNovember 2, 1967 (1967-11-02) (age 52)
OccupationActress and model
Spouse(s)
Gabby Concepcion
(m. 1993; ann. 1996)

Filip Skarne (m. 1997)
ChildrenCloie Helena Syquia-Skarne
Filippa Babes Skarne
Parent(s)Victor Pineda Syquia (father)
Susan Robinson Syquia (mother)
RelativesAmbassador Enrique Syquia
WebsiteOfficial site

Jenny Syquia (born November 2, 1967) is a Filipina-American Swedish model, actress and fashion designer.

Personal[edit]

Syquia was born in Binghamton, New York. Her father, Victor Syquia was born in the Philippines and her mother, Susan Syquia (née Robinson), is American.

Syquia is the niece of the late ambassador Enrique Syquia (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta to the Philippine Government).[1][2] (In addition Ambassador Syquia was nominated twice as a candidate to the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague and was the Honorary Counsel General of Jordan.). The ancestral home of the heirs of Gregorio Syquia in the Philippines, the Syquia Mansion, is now a museum and a part of the UNESCO world heritage site[3] in Vigan.[4][5]

In June 1993, after a whirlwind courtship, Syquia married multi-award-winning actor Gabby Concepcion in Las Vegas. She became the stepmother to KC Concepcion (Gabby’s daughter with his ex-wife, Philippine actress Sharon Cuneta). On August 17, 1994 Syquia gave birth to her first daughter, Cloie Syquia Skarne (better known by her stage name, Cloie Concepcion)[6] (who would go on to become a TV host and performer in the Philippines in addition to winning the Miss Earth Sweden title in 2016). The marriage between Concepcion and Syquia was annulled in 1996.

In 1997 Syquia married Filip Skarne. He legally adopted the two-year-old Cloie. She has a second daughter, Filippa Babes with Skarne.

Career[edit]

Magazine editing[edit]

In 1994 Syquia founded and became the editor-in-chief of Bride Philippines magazine.[7][8] Bride Philippines was that country's first magazine for brides.

Modeling[edit]

After graduating from college, Syquia modeled commercially in the Philippines and endorsed such products as Palmolive Optima shampoo and Queenie Cosmetics among others. She also modeled in Boston for Maggie, Inc.

Acting[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1993 Gabby and Jenny Wedding Special Herself / Guest, interview with Tina Monzon-Palma ABC
1994 Oh No, It's Johnny! Herself / Guest, interview with Johnny Litton ABS-CBN
Martin After Dark Herself / Guest, interview with Martin Nievera
1994 - 1995 For Women Only Herself / Host
1996 Eezy Dancing Herself / Guest ABC
Startalk Herself / Guest, interview with Boy Abunda GMA Network
Showbiz Lingo Herself / Guest, interview with Christy Fermin ABS-CBN
The Sharon Cuneta Show: Birthday Special Herself / Guest
Tele Sine aka Ganda Ganda Herself / Guest
1997 Eat Bulaga Herself / co-host with Joey de Leon GMA Network
ASAP Herself / Guest, song performance ABS-CBN
1999 The Buzz Herself / Guest, interview with Boy Abunda
2012 The Buzz Herself / Guest, interview with Charlene Gonzales
Cristy Ferminute Herself / Guest TV5
Startalk Herself / Guest, interview with Ricky Lo GMA Network

Movies[edit]

Syquia began her movie career in 1996. She signed an eight-picture contract with the Philippines' largest and most-successful entertainment management group, Viva Entertainment.[9]

Year Title Role Starring with
1997 Eseng ng Tondo Dita Fernando Poe Jr
Takot ako sa darling ko Bampi Joey de Leon and Gloria Romero
Hanggang dito na lang Alicia Hilda Koronel and Edu Manzano
Bridesmaids Alexandra Charlene Gonzales and Ina Raymundo

Fashion Designer[edit]

Along with half-sister Christine, Jenny Syquia founded the handbag and accessories line Charm & Luck in 2004. They received an influx of $9 million in funding from Capstone Trade in 2006.[10] Celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson and Paris Hilton[11] were customers. In 2007, this company was nominated for Best Accessories company at the Dallas Fashion Awards.[12]

By 2008, their "kitschy, fun styles" were carried in more than 1,700 stores in 25 countries, including Dillards, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Lord & Taylor.[13][14] Charm and Luck was regularly featured on the Home Shopping Network.[15]

After the birth of her second daughter, Syquia decided to become a full-time mother.

She re-signed with Viva Entertainment in 2012.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Enrique P. Syquia UST 400
  2. ^ Family tribute Philstar, retrieved March 4, 2006.
  3. ^ Unesco World Heritage UNESCO official World Heritage site
  4. ^ Syquia Family of the Philippines
  5. ^ Syquia Mansion of President Elpidio Quirino Vigan Official website
  6. ^ Cloie Concepcion
  7. ^ Filipina’s designer bags hit in US stores Good News Pilipinas, retrieved Mar 24, 2008
  8. ^ Jenny Syquia to Gabby Concepcion: Everything is water under the bridge Yahoo OMG Philippines, retrieved Jan 27, 2012
  9. ^ "Jenny Syquia at Viva Entertainment". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  10. ^ "Capstone Business Credit $9 Million for High End Fashion Accessory Company" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-09-07. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  11. ^ Paris Hilton Carrying Charm and Luck, I Heart That, retrieved 4 Sep 2007
  12. ^ Finalists Named for 32nd Annual Dallas Fashion Awards Dallas Market Center, retrieved May 23, 2007
  13. ^ How Christine Syquia Started A Million Dollar Fashion Accessories Business Entrepreneurs Journey, retrieved Nov 12, 2010
  14. ^ Filipina’s designer bags hit in US stores Good News Pilipinas, retrieved Mar 24, 2008
  15. ^ Pamela Pekerman on HSN The Budget Fashionista, retrieved June 26, 2008
  16. ^ Estranged Wife of Gabby Concepcion Signs Management Contract with Viva Show Biz News Phil, retrieved Jan 28, 2012