10 Times Liza Soberano Totally Slayed
We love this girl!
(SPOT.ph) It’s safe to say that Liza Soberano has been having a pretty amazing 2017 so far. She’s landed one new endorsement after another, she’s playing Pia Wurtzbach in an upcoming MMK episode (which should appease folks raring for her to join pageants), and she’s all set to take flight as the newest Darna. We decided to look back at some of the most memorable moments of Liza’s relatively short—yet blossoming—career, and why we feel we’re going to keep seeing her for a long time.
Must Be…Love (2013)
Liza’s steady rise in showbiz began in television, with roles in shows like Wansapanataym, Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo, and ASAP. She made her big-screen debut in this Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla-starrer as the girl who threatens their potential relationship. In 2014, she was part of another KathNiel love triangle: Got to Believe for its second chapter.
She’s The One (2013)
That same year, Liza was paired with Enrique Gil for the first time in this romantic drama. Here, Enrique played the third wheel to the romance between Dingdong Dantes and Bea Alonzo; eventually, his character falls in love with his best friend (played by Liza).
Forevermore (2014 to 2015)
Liza catapulted to stardom with her first leading role as Agnes in the rom-com series, Forevermore. The show’s immense popularity cemented Liza's status—as well as the LizQuen love team’s chemistry—in Pinoy pop culture history, and its ratings dominated primetime well into the finale. She was only 16 at the time of airing.
“Check Your Hair” by Palmolive (2014)
Liza’s breakthrough role led to dozens of endorsements, including this Palmolive ad from 2014. True to the brand, the commercial featured a lengthy jingle with very catchy lyrics and easy-to-follow dance moves. She followed up Palmolive with even more brands, such as Modess (where she advocates for youth empowerment), Coca-Cola, Nescafe, Maybelline, and Samsung.
Dolce Amore (2016)
After doing two back-to-back films (Just The Way You Are and Everyday I Love You) in 2015, LizQuen returned to TV with Dolce Amore. Here, Liza played the adopted daughter of a wealthy Italian couple, drawn to the Philippines after befriending Enrique’s character. The show was partly filmed in cities across Italy, including Rome, Florence, and Venice.
Tonight With Boy Abunda (2016)
In August 2016, Liza had the attention of international artists like Charlie Puth and The Chainsmokers, but it was her reaction to all the compliments was what had everyone talking. She told Boy Abunda she wanted to be more than just her looks, saying, “Minsan feeling ko ‘yon lang ang nakikita. I don’t want it to be like that. I don’t want them to remember me just because I’m pretty.” It looks as though she stayed true to her word! In a 2017 interview, Liza revealed that she wanted to take psychology as her pre-law course. (She’s currently enrolled in Southville International School.)
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Star Magic Ball (2016)
During the annual Star Magic Ball, Liza stood out from a crowd of beautiful celebrities with her head-turning ensemble. She wore an elegant and intricately detailed gown by Michael Cinco, which she reportedly co-designed with the renowned fashion designer. She was named “Best Dressed Female” by the end of the night, and no one disagreed.
My Ex and Whys (2017)
This 2017 film by Cathy Garcia-Molina is the love team’s “most mature” project to date. In the film, the duo play a former couple who must rehash their relationship and breakup when they unexpectedly run into each other again. Liza was praised for her much-improved acting chops, particularly in a now-viral scene where she demands why her ex-boyfriend left her.
“Girl on TV” by Sunnies Studios (2017)
In March 2017, Sunnies Studios enlisted Liza and her effortless cool-girl vibe for their latest campaign dubbed “Girl on TV.” The subsequent photoshoot is a nod to laid-back, vintage L.A., with vibrant hues of pink, yellow, and pastels. The shoot was photographed by Emman Montalvan, who has also shot for Louis Vuitton, H&M, and Teen Vogue.
“The Pia Wurtzbach Story” in Maalaala Mo Kaya (2017)
For folks clamoring for the 19-year-old actress to try her hand in beauty pageants, this is the closest you can get for now. Liza is slated to star in a Pia Wurtzbach-centric episode for MMK, which will follow the latter’s journey to the Miss Universe crown. Of course, it’s no secret that Pia thinks Liza has Miss Universe potential, so she’ll likely nail this performance.