The A-list was started in Hollywood in this millennium to group together the major talents, the most bankable, the most known internationally among its luminous denizens.
It has since become a universal guide to all sorts of celebrities, mostly the rich and famous, and includes "even socialites with popular press coverage and elite associations," according to Wikipedia.
The A-list in Philippine showbiz comprises young, gifted people who are on top of their game—they have blockbuster hit movies, top-rating teleseryes, which put them in good position to negotiate lucrative endorsement deals.
They can sell brands, and some of them now produce their own merchandise.
They rule a fandom that is dominated by the millennials, a clamorous lot, hundreds of thousands of them, that follows them on social media.
Who are on the A-list in local showbiz?
The list is long, but for this inaugural entry in PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) of 100 Most Beautiful Stars, the much-awaited annual feature of YES! magazine—lamentably now closed—the choice of A-listers has been narrowed, due to limited space, to the most popular love teams.
They are Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards.
In April 2018, his docudrama, Alaala: A Martial Law Special, won the Silver World Medal at the New York Festival 2018.
He also attended an acting workshop by the New-York-based acting coach, Anthony Bova.
Always a student, Alden studies everything: his industry, the people around him, his strengths and, most especially, his weaknesses.
The man takes care of his career, his image, and his businesses (he is actually getting good at this). Above all, he wants to master his craft.
He told YES!, "It’s more of a self-realization, kulang. It's me that's saying it's kulang, no one's to blame.
"Ako lang yong parang, "More. You have to do more.'
"Sooner or later kasi if you get to the comfort zone, always telling yourself, 'You do this,' and 'You can do this,' and, 'Hindi mo na kailangan mag-level-up,' that's your downfall."
One thing has to be said about this particular set of A-listers, they are serious actors and fame has not spoiled them.
In this industry, where restraint of character is rare, they've kept their manners even when provoked to their limit by cantankerous netizens. And that alone truly makes each one of them an A-lister.
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