From a string of supporting roles on television and films, Marco Gumabao was led to what is now an iconic role of a young man entrenched in an adult relationship–paired with an actress every budding actor his age could only dream of. In the end, we were introduced to someone who’s more than just a thirst trap, but an actor ready to step into the fore and develop a repertoire of roles that showcase his depth and evolving dedication to his craft.
Rising above the competition at the Binibining Pilipinas bout for the best, Cebuana beauty, Gazini Ganados, rolls up her sleeves once more and sets her eyes on the prize not just for a back to back title for the Philippines, but a mission to create a legacy that is remarkably hers.
Glorified not for the love teams they were born into, but on the characters they have expertly portrayed on the silver screen in their steadily growing portfolio as actors, “Open” lead Arci Muñoz and JC Santos set off to make an unmistakable dent in cinema and in the industry and proves there is more to the business of show than subscribing to conventions.
James Reid continues his stride in not just celebrating but elevating the local music scene with the continuing success of artist collective, Careless Music Manila. With Narez La Fuego joining this cause, we talk to the young creative powerhouses as they flex their musical geniuses and break ground for Island City PH, a multimedia platform by artists, for artists.
Apart, Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards are superstars in their own rights–making history with their respective love team that are two of the most phenomenal the nation has ever seen, no less. But together, they not only collect a strong, unstoppable support from armies of solid “fandoms”, they are also united by a mission to break out of the love team mold and set out to prove their mettle as actors and flourish on their own—breaking barriers not just of the great divide between two rivaling networks, but also of national consciousness, to look at good stories as the real celebrity.
In a Rank Magazine first, we curated a diverse list of men in their top form, with merits that transcend skin color, nationality, industry, and even sexual preference and identification.
In recent years, much talk and attention have been given to the phrases “inclusion” and “representation”, fanning the fire of much-needed discussion on the state of the divided world we live in now—a segmented world of walls of “us” versus “them” and never a world of a united “we”. For the Hot Damn! Issue, we bring five equally gorgeous women who best epitomize that every body is beautiful.
One look at the victorious run to the top of Kyline Alcantara and Paul Salas, and it cannot be missed: with these two, much like all of the young ones who are emerging triumphant in the fields of sports, business, media, and politics, the kids are definitely alright.
James Reid, Nadine Lustre, Alexander Diaz, and Bret Jackson enter new phases of their careers and their lives as young adults—all raring to create an indelible mark in the industry and into the world. Who’s up for some mayhem?
This has been a great year for Sam Milby. A creative partnership with friends in the industry kickstarted a now-thriving business, a widely-popular television program launched him as an effective anti-hero, and now, an upcoming film for the Holidays in what serves as the most important film festival of the year reunited him with his first-ever onscreen love team. It’s easy to say that we are seeing a Sam Milby takeover. Thirteen years in the industry, it goes without saying that we have yet to see the end of this 34-year-old model-turned-actor’s evolution as an artist and as a person.