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Magical birthday

Author: Malaya
Column: Malaya Entertainment

Star Cinema threw an exciting birthday bash for the Star Magic June celebrants. Let's find out how these Kapamilya stars celebrated their special day.

Gretchen Fullido

Being "Colgate Trip Kita's" first runner-up opened doors for Gretchen Fullido to be one of the contract artists of Star Magic. Even if she has a busy schedule, she still managed to graduate in UP Diliman with a bachelor degree in Film and Audio Visual Communication. Known for her hosting abilities, Gretchen is the newest Star Patroller for "TV Patrol World." She also did "Police Beat" for "Umagang Kay Ganda" aside from ABS-CBN's primetime news program. She can also be seen daily in "Dateline Philippines Day" (12 n.n. on ANC) where she is a showbiz anchor, writer and weather girl. After "Dateline," she also hosts for "On the Scene" from 2 to 3 p.m. and DZMM's "Sports Talk" every Saturday. She turned 24 last June 4.

GEMMAE CUSTODIO

Gemmae Custodio is one of the resident artists of Star Magic. She has done numerous guestings such as "Buttercup" and "Maalaala Mo Kaya" and movies like "Kulimlim" and "I Will Survive." She is very happy to have worked with the Diamond Star Maricel Soriano in their movie under Star Cinema wherein she played as the Diamond Star's niece. Gemmae is now a 6th grader in Our Lady of Lourdes School. She wants to be a recording artist someday. She celebrated her11th birthday last June 5 with family and friends.

Victor Basa

Coverboy Victor Basa is surely one of the rising stars in the pool of Kapamilya artists. This model-actor has done numerous guestings and is the current endorser of Ora Care and Cos-metiderm of Dr. Manny and Pie Calayan. He has just finished his "Your Song" episode with Joross Gamboa wherein he portrayed a gay role. He also did another "Your Song" episode where he was paired with Maja Salvador and Valeen Montenegro and played ballet dancer. This skateboarding enthusiast was recently nominated by the Enpress as Breakthrough Performance by an Actor for his performance in an indie film titled "Xenoa 2." This MTV VJ will soon be going abroad for the Coverboys concert tour. Victor had his first showbiz party in Dolce Bar last June 7 where all his "Astigs" co-stars where present. He turned 23 last June 6.

ZAIRA DELA PEÑA

Another lady who was part of Star Circle Batch 13, Zaira never had second thoughts of joining showbiz and is taking it one step at a time. A junior Tourism student of De La Salle Lipa, Zaira turned 19 last June 10. Although her studies take up most of her time, she manages to squeeze in guestings in "ASAP," commercial shoots and acting stints in films, her last being Regal Films' "Love Is All That Matters." Recently, she did a music video with Sam Milby, something definitely to watch out for. Zaira is best remembered in "Super Inggo" were she played Jessa of "Blusang Itim."

Sophia Baars

At 8 years old, Sophia surely knows how to balance her career and studies. Having several endorsements, TV guestings, teleseryes and movies, she is still proud to be a regular student and is presently on her 3rd grade at Living Heritage Academy. Sophia is regularly seen in "That's My Doc" wherein she plays the love interest of Bronson. She will also be seen in the upcoming teleserye "Dyosa" where she plays the young Anne Curtis. Moose Gear endorser, Sophia celebrated her birthday last June 12.

KATRINA "HOPIA" LEGASPI

Katrina Legaspi, famously known as "Hopia" is one of the talented stars in Star Magic. She was recognized for her funny antics and impersonation of Kris Aquino. From then on, she caught the attention of "Goin' Bulilit" director Bobot Mortiz and was chosen to be part of the regular cast for two and a half years. One of her memorable roles is when she played the young Kris Aquino in the teleserye "Hiram" because she considers it her first break in showbiz and another afternoon soap titled "Maid in Heaven." She was also part of the movie "Princesa," an indie film produced by Cinema One Originals in 2007. She is currently dubbing for the upcoming First Digital Cartoon Movie in the Philippines titled, "Dayo." She is a second year high school student in School of St. Anthony in Lagro. She wants to be a director. For now, she hopes to have more challenging roles. She celebrated her 14th birthday last June 13 with a mass and dinner with her family.

Aldred Gatchalian

One of Star Magic's singers, Aldred Gatchalian was first known as one of the PBB teen housemates. He became a recording artist and one of the members of the group Trio with Aaron Agassi and Sam Con-cepcion in "ASAP." He has geusted in various shows such as "Wowowee," Boy and Kris and many more. He was also part of "Abt UR Luv," "Ur Lyf 2" and "Ysabella" where he was paired with Valeen Montenegro. His first teleserye is truly memorable as he was able to work with the likes of Coney Reyes and Gina Pareño. Aldred is also an endorser of RRJ and RDL Facial Cleanser. He is pursuing his studies at the University of the Philippines Open University. Recently, Aldred won in the game show "Wheel of Fortune" and "Game Ka Na Ba?" He turned 18 last June 14.

ARNO MORALES

Star Magic 15 Arno Morales is lucky to be part of the cast of "Abt Ur Luv Season 2." He completed the love triangle of Lauren Young and AJ Perez. From then on, viewers started to like him as the rich and humble Prince. A Crush ng Bayan in the making, Arno looks forward to having a comedy show in the future. He plays the brother of Sarah Geronimo in the movie "A Very Special Love" with John Lloyd Cruz. Arno turned 16 last June 14.

Andi Eigenmann

Born from a family of great actors, Andi Eigenmann is one of the next rising star. She was first seen as Sandy in "Prinsesa ng Banyera" and as a house player in the recent "PBB Season 2." She was supposed to stay for two weeks inside PBB house but became so sad so she decided to leave the house. This mestiza young lady was welcomed by Star Magic and she was overwhelmed by the treatment given to her by her newest Kapamilya.

Andi is planning to enroll next semester in College of St. Benilde where she is planning to take up Fashion Design but she plans to transfer in the University of the Philippines to take up Fine Arts after a year. She loves sketching abstracts and people. This Lactacyd endorser is also into basketball and swimming. Andi is very determined to lose weight which is why she regularly goes to the gym. She celebrated her birthday last June 25.

Source: Malaya