Sarah Lahbati

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This name uses Philippine naming customs. The middle name or maternal family name is Alzol and the surname or paternal family name is Lahbati.
"Alzol" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Algol.
Sarah Lahbati
Born Sarah Alzol Lahbati
(1993-10-09) 9 October 1993 (age 23)
Geneva, Switzerland
Years active 2009–present
Agent GMA Artist Center (2009-2015)
Viva Artists Agency (2015-present)
Star Magic (2015-present)
Height 5'9 (175 cm)
Partner(s) Richard Gutierrez (2012-present)
Children 1
Awards StarStruck 5 Ultimate female survivor

Sarah Alzol Lahbati (born 9 October 1993) is a Swiss-Filipino actress and reality show contestant who gained media attention as a finalist on the 5th season of StarStruck,[1] a Philippine overall talent show broadcast on GMA Network. Lahbati declared StarStruck V's Ultimate Female Survivors after nine weeks of the competition. Together with Steven Silva, they each won P1.5 million cash prize and an exclusive contract with GMA Network, with a minimum guarantee of P3.5 million.[2]

Lahbati, finally got her first leading role as she topbills the drama series, Kokak, on GMA-7 (2011) & Makapiling Kang Muli along with her real-life partner Richard Gutierrez on 2012.[3][4][5] She also starred in different GMA shows such as Love Bug Presents: Exchange of Hearts (2011), Little Star (2011), Koreana (2011) & Time of My Life (2011). She also performed in GMA Network's variety show Party Pilipinas & Sunday All Stars as a regular artist.

In 2015, Lahbati finally transferred to ABS-CBN, her rival network because she finished her contract under GMA Artist Center. She officially joined Viva Artists Agency in June 2015.[6] Tagged as Dance Goddess, Lahbati is a regular performer on ABS-CBN's Sunday variety show, ASAP. [7][8] [9]

Lahbati will be part of the upcoming Kapamilya soap opera, Written in Our Stars, starring Toni Gonzaga, Piolo Pascual, Jolina Magdangal and Sam Milby early this 2017.[10] She will also be part of Darna as Valentina, the Goddess of Snakes and one of Darna's greatest enemies, this 2017 in a movie to be released by Star Cinema and Reality Entertainment. [11]

Lawsuit[edit]

In late 2012, Lahbati used her Twitter account to express her dissatisfaction with her network, GMA and expressed her desire to be released from her contract. On 10 January 2013, GMA Network and GMA Films president, Annette Gozon-Abrogar, counter-sued Lahbati.[12] On 11 January 2013, GMA 7 filed a formal complaint against Sarah Lahbati for breach of contract. She is now facing multiple charges.[13] In a related article published in PEP last 9 January 2013, Felipe Gozon, the head of GMA Network, released a statement indicating he did not guarantee protection that Sarah Lahbati said she was due.[14] A few days later, Lahbati left the Philippines for Switzerland "to study".[15] In August 2013, Lahbati returned to the Philippines to face the charges against her. It was later revealed that Lahbati left for Switzerland to give birth to her son with Richard Gutierrez that May 2013.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Network
2009 StarStruck Herself/Contestant/Ultimate Female Survivor GMA Network
2010 Love Bug Presents: Exchange Of Hearts Rachel
Little Star Paula Estrella
2010–2011 Koreana Tamara Lee
2011 Maynila: Bestfriends & A Girl Ina Kariran
Time Of My Life Pia
Spooky Nights Presents: Sumpa Sarah
Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin young Amara Luna
Ruben Marcelino's Kokak Kokak/Kara
2012 Makapiling Kang Muli Graciela Montes
2013–2015 Sunday All Stars Host/Herself/Performer
2013 Indio Ynaguiguinid
2014-present It Takes Gutz to Be a Gutierrez Herself E! Southeast Asia/TV5
2015 Ipaglaban Mo: Tiwalang Nasira Nora ABS-CBN
ASAP Herself / Co-Host / Performer
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Karaoke Monica Cuenco
2016 My Super D Ulah/Tiradora
2017 The Promise of Forever Elizabeth Dela Paz

Movies[edit]

Movies
Year Title Role Film Production
2010 White House Pim Regal Entertainment
2012 Boy Pick-Up: The Movie Queen GMA Films, Regal Entertainment
2013 Seduction Trina Regal Entertainment
2014 Basement Eliza GMA Films
2015 Liwanag sa Dilim Minerva APT Entertainment
2016 The Achy Breaky Hearts Martha Star Cinema

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards
Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2011 59th FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Awardee N/A Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ever seen The Black Book?". Manila Bulletin. 23 June 2011. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "PEP: Steven Silva, Sarah Lahbati big winners in StarStruck V". GMA News Online. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sarah Lahbati is Kokak". philstar.com. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati: A Journey of Love | GMANetwork.com - Entertainment - Home of Kapuso shows and stars - Photos". www.gmanetwork.com. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Gonzales, Rommel. "Sarah Lahbati Says Her Makapiling Kang Muli Co Star Richard Gutierrez Is Her Inspiration". www.pep.ph. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sarah Lahbati signs up with VIVA Artists Agency". 
  7. ^ Mo, Kakulay. "KAKULAY SCOOP: ASAP Dance Goddess Sarah Lahbati dance an Egyptian-inspired number with Joseph Marco.". KAKULAY SCOOP. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Sarah Lahbati sizzles in sexy 'ASAP' number anew". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Sarah Lahbati pinalakpakan, umani ng papuri sa ipinakitang akting sa MMK". bandera.inquirer.net. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  10. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick. "Sarah Lahbati Joins ABS CBN New Teleserye Written In Our Stars". www.pep.ph. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "Sarah gaganap na Valentina sa 'Darna' ni Angel". bandera.inquirer.net. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  12. ^ "Annette Gozon-Abrogar sues Sarah Lahbati for libel | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". PEP.ph. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "GMA-7 files formal complaint against Sarah Lahbati for breach of contract | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". PEP.ph. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  14. ^ Joyce Jimenez (10 January 2013) Atty. Felipe Gozon on Sarah Lahbati's "guaranteed protection" claim: "She did not ask for protection and I did not guarantee that I will protect her.". PEP.ph. Retrieved on 17 July 2013.
  15. ^ Sarah Lahbati evades cases by fleeing the country. Entertainment.inquirer.net (15 January 2013). Retrieved on 17 July 2013.