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|Lucy Marie T. Gomez|
|Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Leyte's 4th District|
June 30, 2013
June 30, 2010 – March 19, 2013
|Preceded by||Eufrocino Codilla, Sr.|
|Born||Lucy Marie Martinez Torres-Gomez
December 11, 1974
Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines
|Political party||Liberal Party|
|Children||Juliana Marie Beatriz T. Gomez|
|Profession||Actress, Dancer, Model, Politician|
Lucy Marie Torres-Gomez (born December 11, 1974), or more commonly known as Lucy Torres and Lucy Torres-Gomez, is a Filipina actress, model, television host and Representative-elect of the 4th District of Leyte. She is the wife of actor Richard Gomez.
Early life & education
Torres was born on December 11, 1974, in Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines to Manuel “Manoling” Torres, Jr. and Julie Martinez. Her family owned several hectares of land in the province. She is of German, Spanish, Chinese, and native Malay descent.
Torres attended elementary and high school at St. Peter's College in Ormoc City. In college, she studied at the University of the Philippines Cebu, where she graduated with a degree in Business Management.
|Born||Lucy Marie Martinez Torres
December 11, 1974
Ormoc City, Leyte
|Occupation||Actress, Model and Politician|
In 1993, Torres was introduced as the new model for Lux shampoo together with her future husband, actor Richard Gomez. They were married at the St. Peter and Paul Parish Church in Ormoc in 1998.
The two were cast in the ABS-CBN television series Richard Loves Lucy along with Gloria Romero and Jolina Magdangal. She has also hosted All About You, Shall We Dance?, and The Sweet Life. Torres is also presently an endorser in the clothing brand Bench and one of the celebrity designers for Kashieca, another clothing brand.
Torres was elected representative of the 4th District of Leyte in 2010. She substituted her husband, Richard Gomez, who was disqualified by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) because of his failure to sufficiently establish residency in Ormoc City.
In June 2012, she sponsored an amendment to the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009. The proposed amendment revises the provisions rendering a time for breastfeeding babies during work hours.
On March 19, 2013 Supreme Court ousted her ruling that she "did not validly substitute" her husband. Despite being ousted, it did not affect her reelection bid and she managed to regain her seat in the elections that May.
|2011||Ang Panday 2||Inang Engkantada||GMA Films|
|2014-present||Celebrity Dance Battle||Host||TV5|
|2013||Showbiz Police: Intriga Under Arrest||Host||TV5|
|2007||Mga Mata ni Anghelita||Birheng Maria (Virgin Mary)||GMA Network|
|2007-2011||The Sweet Life||Host||Q (now GMA News TV)|
|2005-2010||Shall We Dance?||Host||ABC/TV5|
|2004-2005||Forever in My Heart||Herself||GMA Network|
|2004-2007||Bahay Mo Ba ‘To?||Lucinda||GMA Network|
|2003-2004||All About You||Host||GMA Network|
|1998-2001||Richard Loves Lucy||Lucy||ABS-CBN|
- LilacNCreams (2008-09-08). "Sweetlife". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
- “Yahoo Groups – Lucy Torres”. Yahoo Groups.
- "ELECTION WATCH: Lucy Torres-Gomez becomes substitute candidate for husband Richard Gomez". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
- "Leave breastfeeding law alone, lawmakers told | Inquirer News". Newsinfo.inquirer.net. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
- Pedrasa, Ira (19 march 2013). "SC ousts Lucy Torres as Leyte rep". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2013-03-24.