Lucy Torres

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Lucy Marie T. Gomez
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Leyte's 4th District
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 30, 2013
Preceded byVacant
In office
June 30, 2010 – March 19, 2013
Preceded byEufrocino Codilla, Sr.
Succeeded byVacant
Personal details
BornLucy Marie Martinez Torres-Gomez
(1974-12-11) December 11, 1974 (age 39)
Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines
NationalityFilipino
Political partyLiberal Party
Spouse(s)Richard Gomez
ChildrenJuliana Marie Beatriz T. Gomez
ResidenceQuezon City
ProfessionActress, Dancer, Model, Politician
ReligionRoman Catholicism
 
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Lucy Marie T. Gomez
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Leyte's 4th District
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 30, 2013
Preceded byVacant
In office
June 30, 2010 – March 19, 2013
Preceded byEufrocino Codilla, Sr.
Succeeded byVacant
Personal details
BornLucy Marie Martinez Torres-Gomez
(1974-12-11) December 11, 1974 (age 39)
Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines
NationalityFilipino
Political partyLiberal Party
Spouse(s)Richard Gomez
ChildrenJuliana Marie Beatriz T. Gomez
ResidenceQuezon City
ProfessionActress, Dancer, Model, Politician
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Lucy Marie Torres-Gomez (born December 11, 1974), or more commonly known as Lucy Torres and Lucy Torres-Gomez, is a Filipina actress, model, television host and Representative-elect of the 4th District of Leyte. She is the wife of actor Richard Gomez.

Early life & education[edit]

Torres was born on December 11, 1974, in Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines to Manuel “Manoling” Torres, Jr. and Julie Martinez. Her family owned several hectares of land in the province. She is of German, Spanish, Chinese, and native Malay descent.[1]

Torres attended elementary and high school at St. Peter's College in Ormoc City. In college, she studied at the University of the Philippines Cebu, where she graduated with a degree in Business Management.[2]

Acting career[edit]

Lucy Torres
BornLucy Marie Martinez Torres
(1974-12-11) December 11, 1974 (age 39)
Ormoc City, Leyte
OccupationActress, Model and Politician
Years active1993-present
Spouse(s)Richard Gomez

In 1993, Torres was introduced as the new model for Lux shampoo together with her future husband, actor Richard Gomez. They were married at the St. Peter and Paul Parish Church in Ormoc in 1998.

The two were cast in the ABS-CBN television series Richard Loves Lucy along with Gloria Romero and Jolina Magdangal. She has also hosted All About You, Shall We Dance?, and The Sweet Life. Torres is also presently an endorser in the clothing brand Bench and one of the celebrity designers for Kashieca, another clothing brand.

Political career[edit]

Torres was elected representative of the 4th District of Leyte in 2010. She substituted her husband, Richard Gomez, who was disqualified by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) because of his failure to sufficiently establish residency in Ormoc City.[3]

In June 2012, she sponsored an amendment to the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009. The proposed amendment revises the provisions rendering a time for breastfeeding babies during work hours.[4]

On March 19, 2013 Supreme Court ousted her ruling that she "did not validly substitute" her husband.[5] Despite being ousted, it did not affect her reelection bid and she managed to regain her seat in the elections that May.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleFilm Producer
2011Ang Panday 2Inang EngkantadaGMA Films

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNetwork
2014–presentCelebrity Dance BattleHostTV5
2013Showbiz Police: Intriga Under ArrestHostTV5
2010-2013Talentadong PinoyJudgeTV5
2010-2011P.O.5HostTV5
2007Mga Mata ni AnghelitaBirheng Maria (Virgin Mary)GMA Network
2007-2011The Sweet LifeHostQ (now GMA News TV)
2005-2010Shall We Dance?HostABC/TV5
2004-2005Forever in My HeartHerselfGMA Network
2004-2007Bahay Mo Ba ‘To?LucindaGMA Network
2003-2004All About YouHostGMA Network
1998-2001Richard Loves LucyLucyABS-CBN

References[edit]

  1. ^ LilacNCreams (2008-09-08). "Sweetlife". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  2. ^ “Yahoo Groups – Lucy Torres”. Yahoo Groups.
  3. ^ "ELECTION WATCH: Lucy Torres-Gomez becomes substitute candidate for husband Richard Gomez". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
  4. ^ "Leave breastfeeding law alone, lawmakers told | Inquirer News". Newsinfo.inquirer.net. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  5. ^ Pedrasa, Ira (19 March 2013). "SC ousts Lucy Torres as Leyte rep". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 

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