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 Concepcion
(1985-04-07) April 7, 1985 (age 33)
Manila, Philippines
Alma mater American University of Paris
Occupation Actress, singer, songwriter, celebrity endorser, model, host, dancer
Years active 2001–present
Agent Star Magic
(2010–2011)
Viva Artists Agency
(2011–present)
GMA Network
(2018–present)
Parent(s)

Maria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Concepcion (born April 7, 1985) is a Filipino actress and singer. She is also a National Ambassador Against Hunger of the United Nations' World Food Programme.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Concepcion is the daughter of singer-actress Sharon Cuneta and actor Gabby Concepcion, and the adopted daughter of Senator Francis Pangilinan following her mother's marriage to him. 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 at Saint Pedro Poveda College in Mandaluyong. 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.[citation needed]

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

In her 2010 studio album titled KC, she sang "Girl Most Likely To" by Skye Sweetnam from the soundtrack of Mattel's 2006 film The Barbie Diaries. In 2010, she joined Star Magic, but after a year, she left and joined Viva Artist Agency, a talent management of Viva Entertainment.

In 2009, she starred in the Philippine remake of her first primetime drama series, Lovers in Paris as a kapamilya.

In 2010, she returned to do a film with Star Cinema with her first movie with his father, Gabby Concepcion, for Father's Day, I'll Be There, directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes In 2011, she made another film with Star Cinema, a romantic, drama film Forever and a Day. In 2012, she was chosen as the Host of The X Factor Philippines.

In 2013, she starred in her first lead antagonist role in Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala. In 2014, she starred a lead role as Natalia in the second season of the period drama series Ikaw Lamang. In 2015, she returned and starred a lead role as Anna in Christmas Special Series of ABS-CBN, Give Love on Christmas.

In 2016, she returned as the host in Binibining Pilipinas 2016 along with co-host and actor Xian Lim. She was also the host of Binibining Pilipinas 2011 five years ago with co-host and actor Derek Ramsay. She took a step back from showbiz for a while to focus as being the Ambassador of World Food Programme for Hunger and made a online shop website KC's Closet and reached 1,000,000 pesos and being donated in Public School in Maguindanao.

Music[edit]

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

In 2008, KC Concepción 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 Concepción 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 Concepción 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 Guest Host ABS-CBN
2008 KC from Paris to Pinas (Documentary) Herself
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
2007–2016 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
28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Host
2013 Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Alexis Ganzon
2013–2016 Kris TV Recurring Host
2014 Ikaw Lamang (book 2) Natalia Miravelez Hidalgo
2015 Give Love on Christmas: The Exchange Gift Anna Cabrera
Kapamilya Deal or No Deal Guest Player
41st Metro Manila Film Festival Host
2016 Tonight with Boy Abunda Guest
Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Host
Magandang Buhay Guest

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Film Company Source
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 Cerna Star Cinema
2011 Forever and a Day Raffy Star Cinema
2013 Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story Marla "Marla Dy" De Guzman Scenema Concept International, Inc
Viva Films
[7][8][9]

Discography[edit]

Awards, nominations and recognitions[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2008 1st Supreme to the Extreme Awards (Philippine Star) Collaboration of the year with (Richard Gutierrez) with (Mark Nicdao) For the First Time Won
N/A Nominated
She Supreme Award for (Best Actress) Won
4th ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards 2008 Pop Love Team with (Richard Gutierrez) For the First Time Nominated
Pop Female Performance Nominated
Pop Movie Nominated
Pop Movie Theme Song Nominated
2009 3rd Gawad Genio Awards Best Film Debut Performer Won
25th PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actress of the Year Won
6th ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Breakthrough Performance by an Actress Won
2009 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards[10] Princess of Philippine Movies & TV Won
Most Promising Female Star of Movies & TV Won
New Female Recording Artist of the Year (Promising Singer) A.k.a Cassandra Won
2009 11th Gawad Pasado Awards Pasadong Kabataan N/A Won
5th ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Female Fashionista Nominated
2011 25th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Talent Search Program Host Star Circle Quest: The Search for the Next Kiddie Superstars Nominated
Best Celebrity Talk Show Host Simply KC Nominated
Female Face of the Night N/A Won
2012 28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Female Star of the Night N/A Won
Yahoo! OMG! Awards Celebrity of the Year Nominated
ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards Pop Female Fashionista Magazine Category Nominated
Pop Cover Girl Magazine Category Nominated
30th Luna Awards Best Actress Forever and a Day Nominated
26th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Female TV Host ASAP 2012 Nominated
Best Female Celebrity Showbiz-Oriented Talk Show Host The Buzz Nominated
Fabulous Body of the Night N/A Won
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV [11] Best Drama Supporting Actress Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Won
Best Talent Search Program Host The X-Factor Philippines Nominated
2013 39th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Festival 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
Darling of the Press N/A Nominated
62nd FAMAS Awards Best Actress Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story Won
Female Star of the Night N/A Won
28th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Supporting Actress Ikaw Lamang Won
2015 31st PMPC Star Awards for Movies Darling of the Press N/A Nominated

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. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110607105542/http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/252313/kc-concepcion-starts-work-the-buzz. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b https://web.archive.org/web/20090413124255/http://www.mtvasia.com/News/200507/08012196.html. Archived from the original on April 13, 2009. Retrieved May 28, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  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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