KC Concepcion

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KC Concepcion
KC Concepcion at her US Concert Press Conference, November 2010.jpg
Concepcion at her US concert press conference, November 2010
BornMaria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Concepcion
Maria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Concepcion

(1985-04-07) April 7, 1985 (age 28)
Manila, Philippines
Occupationactress, singer, song writer, celebrity endorser, host
Years active2003-Present
 
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KC Concepcion
KC Concepcion at her US Concert Press Conference, November 2010.jpg
Concepcion at her US concert press conference, November 2010
BornMaria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Concepcion
Maria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Concepcion

(1985-04-07) April 7, 1985 (age 28)
Manila, Philippines
Occupationactress, singer, song writer, celebrity endorser, host
Years active2003-Present

KC Concepcion (born Maria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Pangilinan on April 7, 1985) is an actress and singer from the Philippines who is currently a National Ambassador Against Hunger of the UN's World Food Programme.[1]

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Concepcion is the daughter of Philippine singer-actress Sharon Cuneta and adopted daughter of Former Senator Francis Pangilinan. Her real father was 80's heartthrob Gabby Concepcion. She was estranged from her father for thirteen years following her parents annulment and his immigration to the United States in 1995.[2]

She graduated Grade school in Poveda. In 2003, she graduated from the International School Manila, and in 2007, graduated with a bachelor's degree in International Corporate Communications with a minor in Theatre Arts from the American University of Paris.

Career[edit]

Concepcion made several guest appearances in her mother's concerts and television shows. In 2003, she became a product endorser both on television and in print ads. She also became an MTV Asia VJ.

The April 11, 2010 episode of The Buzz announced that Concepcion had been chosen to be the replacement co-host after Ruffa Gutierrez's departure.[3]

In her 2010 studio album, titled KC, she sings "Girl Most Likely To" by Skye Sweetnam from the soundtrack of Mattel's 2006 movie The Barbie Diaries.

In 2010, Concepcion joined Star Magic, but after a year, she left Star Magic and joined Viva Artists Agency, a talent management of Viva Entertainment, where her mother Ms. Cuneta came from.

Music[edit]

2008-2009: a.k.a Cassandra[edit]

In 2008, KC Concepcion released her first studio album on July 15, 2008 entitled "a.k.a Cassandra", on the Sony BMG Philippines label, which ranked number 1 based on total album sales in all Odyssey Record Bar branches nationwide. In fact, 1,102 copies of the album were sold in all Odyssey branches alone. KC Concepcion made Philippine music history with her lead single "Imposible" during that year. KC has the most number of music downloads in the Philippines in the same year, which marked 1 million downloads online. KC Concepcion thought that she would just perform her newest single, "Doo Be Doo", on the noontime TV show Wowowee on ABS-CBN Channel 2 on November 15, 2008. However, she was surprised when she was given a Platinum Record Award for her album "a.k.a. Cassandra".

2010-2011: KC[edit]

In, 2010 KC released her Second Studio Album entitled KC, KC ranked number 3 based on OPM charts, in Astrovision Stores the album KC reached number 1. KC was launched on ASAP XV. KC was released on March 24, 2010, under the Sony Music label. she also set KC Mall Tour to promote KC album.

Acting[edit]

Theater[edit]

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleCompany
2003–2005MTV PhilippinesHostsMTV Philippines
2006–2010SharonHostsABS-CBN
2007–2009Walang Tulugan with the Master ShowmanGuest/PerformerGMA Network
2008I am KCHostABS-CBN
2008Maalaala Mo Kaya: MansyonDarlene
2008Kapamilya, Deal or No DealPlayer
2008MYX PhilippinesCelebrity Guest VJMyx TV
2009May Bukas PaAbigail Lorraine "Abby" CruzABS-CBN
2009Lovers in ParisVivian Vizcarra/Kang Tae-young
2009Family FeudPlayerGMA Network
2010–2011The Buzz[6]HostsABS-CBN
2010–PresentASAPHost/Performer
2010WowoweeHosts
2010Simply KCHosts
2010Star Circle Quest for the Next Kiddie Superstars (Season 4)Hosts
2011Maalaala Mo Kaya: PiyesaAngeline Quinto
2011Binibining Pilipinas 2011Hosts
2011Gandang Gabi, Vice!Guest
2011100 Days to HeavenTagabantay (a streetsweeper)
2011It's Showtime (formerly Showtime)Herself/Guest
2011Wansapanataym: Christmas CarolineCaroline
2012Maalaala Mo Kaya: LihamAurora
2012Kris TVGuest
2012The X Factor PhilippinesHosts
2012Sarah G. LiveGuest
2013Kapamilya, Deal or No DealPlayer
2013Huwag Ka Lang MawawalaAlexis Ganzon
2013Kris TVCo-Host
2014The Voice KidsV-Reporter

Movies[edit]

YearTitleRoleCompany
2008For the First TimeSophia Carmina SandovalStar Cinema
2009When I Met UJennyGMA Films
2010I'll Be ThereMaxi/Mina dela CenaStar Cinema
2011Forever and a DayRaffyStar Cinema
2013Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story[7][8][9]Marla "Marlady" De GuzmanScenema Concept International, Inc., Viva Films

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • For the First Time (2008)
  • When I Met You (2009)
  • Forever and a Day (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WFP National Ambassador Against Hunger KC Concepcion Reflects On Africa Visit". World Food Programme. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  2. ^ San Diego Jr., Bayani (26 August 2006). "When KC met Gabby (again)". Inquirer.net. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/252313/kc-concepcion-starts-work-the-buzz[dead link]
  4. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Garcia, Rose (13 December 2008). "KC Concepcion returns to the stage via multi-media musical "Katy"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Alvares, Trisha (6 April 2010). "KC Concepcion accepts The Buzz hosting job". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "ER Ejercito returns to MMFF as 'Boy Golden'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "'Kaleidoscope World,' 'Boy Golden' join 2013 MMFF lineup". Sun Star. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ "KC Concepcion has the same martial arts instructor as Angelina Jolie". PEP.ph. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 

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