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Standard's Choice: Hottest showbiz scions

The entertainment industry would not be complete without celebrity families that glam up the business. Some may have strayed away from the limelight but it has become more of a culture for celebrity parents to pass on their legacy to their children, creating a lineage of talented actors and actresses. The Manzanos, Sottos, and Gutierrezes exemplify this perfectly, as pool of artists carrying their surnames had etched their marks in the industry.

Meanwhile, today’s generation paved the way for new breed of celebrity families to dominate the spotlight as their young springs take over both the social media and show business. For your eyes’ consumption, here’s a rundown of the five hottest showbiz scions .

Bruno Gabriel

He is a man of talent. Before entering show business, he dedicated his time as a sportsman. He trained with the Philippine Football team Azkals and participated in Tennis and Football competitions in California. His experience as an actor, on the other hand, stretches in theater arts. He seasoned his talent with Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), where he also honed his skills and versatility as an actor. Though he is studying Business Management in Ateneo De Manila University, Bruno shared that he has an innate flair for acting and directing. One of his directed works even won best cinematography in one of the local film fests in his school. He now works alongside Benedict Campos, Jazz Ocampo, and Ayra Mariano in GMA’s youth-oriented show G.R.I.N.D., where he sparked controversies after going naked in one of the show’s episode. 

Donny Pangilinan

The Instagram star turned recording artist proves that he is more than just a pretty face as he finally dropped his highly-anticipated single “Did You.” Growing up, the newest Myx VJ had been musically-inclined as he flaunted his talent in playing the piano at an early age. He also admitted that being in show business is something that he had always considered but kept it a secret mainly because he fears that his parents would not take him seriously. He was first seen in 2016 in the morning talk show Magandang Buhay where he guested alongside his mom Maricel Laxa. More than the popularity, Donny aspires to be an inspiration for the youth and an icon whom his fans can look up to. 

Kiko Estrada

Or Jason Joseph Francis Carlos Diaz Ejercito in real life, came from a big family of actors and actresses. He is the son of actor-turned-politician Gary Estrada and former actress Cheska Diaz. He’s also the grandson of Filipino movie icons Paquito Diaz and George Estregan. Kiko was introduced in the industry as Kevin Del Mundo in the youth-oriented series Reel Love: Tween Hearts. He then transferred to ABS-CBN where he did cameo appearance in Kapamilya shows Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto and Annaliza. In 2014, he moved back to the Kapuso network where he was welcomed with numerous projects including Strawberry Lane and Yagit. Kiko currently part of a primetime series playing Rafael, Derrick Monasterio’s friend and rival in the fantasy Mulawin vs Ravena.

Santino Rosales

He has the look and stature of his father. At a glance, Jericho Rosales and Santino could pass as brothers. The 17-year-old stole the attention of local TV scene after his appearance in Candy Teen Con as a Candy cutie back in 2016. Unlike the usual celebrity kids, Santino is not keen on entering the industry. His focus is on fashion and modeling instead as he struts the runway for Ayala Style Origins together with the fresh batch of Filipino models Tricia Santos, Marcos Suarez, and Shermaine de Ramos. Aside from modeling, football is also something that keeps him going. He plays for two different professional football clubs and wishes to be a part of his favorite international team, Real Madrid.

Tony Labrusca

Popularly known as ‘Jake’ in La Luna Sangre, the hunky 22-year-old showbiz scion continues to hook the hearts of his fangirls with his head-turning physique and commendable acting. Starting out as a commercial model, he first appeared in McDonald’s viral commercial where he acted as Elisse Joson’s ex-boyfriend. Tony is the offspring of ‘90s singer Angel Jones and actor Boom Labrusca. Apart from being an actor, he is also a gymnast, model and singer. He made his debut appearance in the small screen upon joining ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Band Superstar in 2016. 

Topics: Bruno Gabriel , Donny Pangilinan , Kiko Estrada , Santino Rosales , Tony Labrusca
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