Get to know these actors, singers, performers and entertainment industry talents from the Philippines on Tatler’s Generation T list.
Tatler’s Gen.T Asia platform presents the leaders of tomorrow; with our annual Gen.T list, we profile the most high-achieving individuals in Asia under the age of 40. This continuously growing community is filled with entrepreneurs, innovators, artists, entertainers, athletes, tech and finance experts and leaders in a plethora of fields.
Get to know the top entertainers on the Philippine Gen. T List.
1. Anne Curtis
Anne Curtis is one of the country’s biggest and most influential celebrities. This actress, singer, model, philanthropist, and businesswoman has been in the entertainment industry since she was a child. Today, Curtis has branched out from show business and actively supports UNICEF, and has also started three brands of her own: BLK cosmetics, Recess (an active-wear brand she co-founded with Isabelle Daza and other partners), and TiliDahli (a children's wear collection made with Solenn).
2. Iza Calzado
Not only is she a fabulous actress - Iza Calzado is also co-founder of She Talks Asia, a platform that helps women love themselves and advocates for mental health and self-care. De-stigmatising these topics has been part of Calzado’s mission for years and will continue to be extremely important to her. Calzado and other industry veterans co-founded a production house called Sangre Productions as well. Her recent works have skyrocketed to number one on charts (like Ang Sayo Ay Akin), and yet, during the pandemic, she continues to film several new films and tv-series while preparing for her much anticipated new role: Darna.
3. Solenn Heussaff
Solenn Heussaff is your quintessential multi-hyphenate. Not only is she an actress, singer and model, but she is also a talented painter and certified prosthetic make-up artist, who loves to cook. For years, this French-Filipina superstar has been turning heads and making waves through her many creative outlets: on-screen (or stage) performances, design projects or with art. In fact, Heussaff has even dabbled in home-accessory design, F&B, candle-making, and currently works with sister-in-law Anne Curtis on TiliDahli.
4. Mito Fabie aka Curtismith
This rapper has caught the attention of a wide-reaching audience, even the likes of Sir Richard Branson. Unafraid of singing raw, authentic lyrics, Curtismith's music shares his unique perspective and take on life. He recently launched his new album in collaboration with Pinto Museum through an interactive art exhibition: Museo. This unique multi-sensory exhibition was filled with 17 pieces of art, each made by a different artist who responded to how they felt when listening to Curtismith’s music.
5. Heart Evangelista
Beyond being a Gen. T honouree, she is also one of Tatler Asia’s Most Influential stylish women. Heart Evangelista is an actress, model and artist who has cemented her name in the fashion books. She is sought after by international haute couture, designer labels and was named one of Harper’s Bazaar’s real-life crazy rich Asians. Recently, she has been working on an art project with Incubus' lead singer Brandon Boyd, and was also spotted with Kane Lim, supposedly filming for a new season of Netflix's Bling Empire.
6. Matteo Guidicelli
Matteo Guidicelli is a Filipino-Italian actor, model, singer and former kart racer. On top of his hectic show-business schedule, he has also opened an Italian restaurant: Da Gianni.
7. Angel Locsin
Angel Locsin was our December 2020 cover subject where she shared her inspiring story and wise insights with us. This actress is a philanthropist and a staunch advocate for freedom of speech, women’s rights, and uplifting the Filipino people.
8. Marc dela Cruz
Marc dela Cruz caught all of our attention when he became the first Filipino-American to perform the leading role in Broadway’s smash hit musical Hamilton. With Broadway making its way back to the stage in America, De La Cruz is currently preparing for shows in LA.
9. Jess Connelly
This songstress is celebrated and adored for her sultry, soothing, R&B vocals and her ultra-chic street-wear aesthetic. Jess Connelly has performed on stages around the globe and has worked on unique international collaborations too. During the pandemic, she released new songs Chatter, Expect and Risk, much to her fans’ delight.
10. Derek Ramsay
Derek Ramsay is no newcomer. For years, he has been a strong figure in the country’s entertainment scene. He is a man known for his love for sports, cars, and as we recently discovered, his newfound passion for pizza. These days, he has been focused on family and philanthropy, more specifically environmental conservation.
11. Rachel Ann Go
Rachelle Ann Go is a seasoned and celebrated theatre actress with a voice that will surely stop you in your tracks. From Les Miserable, Miss Saigon, to Hamilton, the West End to Broadway, she has seriously proven her chops.
12. Paul Soriano
Paul Soriano has dedicated his career to filmmaking. As well as being a director, he is also co-founder of production house Ten17P and assists at his wife Toni Gonzaga's production house, Tincan, too. He's since worked on four films during the pandemic; he directed and wrote Real Life Fiction and produced The ExorSIS, Arisaka and My Sassy Girl.