Liza began her career playing
In 2012, she was given a supporting role as the spoiled brat sister of Jake Cuenca in Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo.
In 2013, Liza was supposed to play the main villain in the
It turned out that she was assigned to be the third wheel to Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla in the second chapter of the prime-time series Got To Believe.
Liza was promoted to leading lady status the following year when she top-billed the prime-time series Forevermore where she was paired with Enrique Gil.
The LizQuen tandem of Liza and Enrique proved to be so successful that they were given more follow-up shows, including Dolce Amore (2016) and the currently-airing
Glaiza De Castro
Glaiza started her career playing supporting roles in ABS-CBN shows, including the Kapamilya youth-oriented show Berks.
In 2006, Glaiza transferred to GMA-7 and was given supporting roles in
In 2008, the singer-actress was promoted to leading lady status when she top-billed the remake of Kaputol ng Isang Awit, alongside Lovi Poe and Marky Cielo.
A year later, in 2009, Glaiza tried playing a
In an e-mail interview sent to PEP.ph on March 9, 2018, she admitted, "Nakakatakot sa totoo lang. Kasi sa totoong buhay, hindi ako confrontational na tao. Pero na push talaga ako ng husto at mas lalo kong minahal yung ginagawa ko."
Despite her fear, Glaiza received good feedback from this portrayal, the reason why she was immediately given a follow-up
In 2010, Glaiza got her biggest break on TV when she was handpicked to play the title role of Grazilda. This required her to become a
In fact, Glaiza considers the role as one of her greatest achievements as an actress.
She reasoned out, "Kasi sobrang iba siya, hanggang ngayon 'pag binabalikan ko, grateful ako na nabigay sa 'kin yung role na 'yon, bukod sa nakabili ako ng bahay d'un, ang saya ng proseso, mga eksena at yung reception ng tao."
After Grazilda, Glaiza was given a string of various roles as
She portrayed leading lady roles in the
She was also successful in making viewers hate her in the remakes of Temptation of Wife and Encantadia.
Currently, Glaiza is set to top-bill the afternoon series Contessa, where she will play a vengeful woman seeking justice after she was blamed for the death of her own husband.
Arci was groomed as one of GMA-7's go-to
She was seen as a kontrabida in Princess Charming (2007), Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso (2007), Maging Akin Ka Lamang (2008), Ngayon at Kailanman (2009), and Langit sa Piling Mo (2010).
In 2011, Arci was given her first lead role in the TV5 drama series Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak.
Since then, she became one of TV5's drama princesses and was continuously given lead roles in projects such as Felina: Prinsesa ng
In 2015, Arci transferred to ABS-CBN and got the leading lady role in the remake of Pasion de Amor. This was followed by the 2016 prime-time series Magpahanggang Wakas.
Arci is currently set to top-bill Since I Found You (formerly titled To Love Somebody and No Ordinary Love) alongside Piolo Pascual.
After her stint in StarStruck, Katrina headed towards the direction of being a
One of her most notable
Originally a human being who harbors hatred towards Narda (Angel), Katrina's character was transformed into the Black Darna who became one of the superheroine's mortal enemies.
In 2007, Katrina got her biggest
She explained, "Pina-audition kasi kaming lahat, eh. So required. So nakuha ako sa Angelika.
"'Di ko tinanggap, as in two weeks hindi ako nag-attend ng mga storycon, ayoko! Gan'un ako ka-wild fan!"
Later, she was convinced to accept the role, and her portrayal got good feedback from viewers.
Two months after
In this show, she was handpicked to play the role of Cristine, which was originally portrayed by Dina Bonnevie.
Adjustments from doing a
"Kapag meron kayong scene, i-a-act out niya yung gusto niyang makita. So ikaw, gagawin mo lang din yung ginawa ni Direk."
After Magdusa Ka, Katrina returned to playing
She also did villain roles in shows like Munting Heredera (2011), My Beloved (2012), among others.
Currently, Katrina plays a
After winning Star Circle National Teen Quest in 2005, Erich found herself portraying supporting roles in
In 2007, Erich got a big role when she became the main villain in the
After the show, Erich landed supporting roles in different
In 2009, the homegrown ABS-CBN actress finally got her big break when she starred in the TV adaptation of the Dina Bonnevie flick Katorse.
This was followed by a string of lead roles in
Currently, Erich plays triplets in the early prime-time series The Blood Sisters, where she portrays three different characters.
Jodi Sta. Maria
Jodi already played important roles on television during her early days in showbiz. These roles included the ones she played in Tabing Ilog (1999-2003), Pangako Sa 'Yo (2000-2002), and Darating Ang Umaga (2003).
In 2005, however, Jodi's career took a different direction when she was cast as
In 2007, Jodi returned to doing
She also played the ghost villain to Kris Aquino's character in the remake of Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara in 2008.
After the show, Jodi was assigned to do supporting roles in her succeeding
In 2011, she played one of the lead roles in the inspirational drama series 100 Days To Heaven, as the daughter of Coney Reyes.
However, it was in 2012 when Jodi achieved leading lady status when she top-billed the daytime series Be Careful With My Heart, which ran for two years.
This was followed by a lead role in the remake of Pangako Sa 'Yo in 2015.
Currently, Jodi top-bills the daytime series Sana Dalawa Ang Puso along with Robin Padilla and Richard Yap.
When Sunshine graduated from being a teen star to a dramatic actress, she took the path of being a
In 2000, GMA-7 decided to cast her as the
The show proved to be a success that's why they were given a full-length
However, Sunshine wasn't able to finish her
Instead, she was given a lead role in the network's political drama series Kung Mawawala Ka, where she was paired with Cogie Domingo.
In 2005, Sunshine returned to portraying a
In the show, Sunshine played the villain Pirena. The character would become one of Sunshine's most remarkable roles on TV.
In 2006, the GMA homegrown actress was given her first titular role in the remake of Bakekang, where she did her version of the character first portrayed by Nora Aunor in a movie.
Since then, Sunshine would intermittently play
Currently, Sunshine plays the lead in the daytime series Ika-6 Na Utos.
Sofia was first introduced to the public when she played the younger sister of Kathryn Bernardo in Princess and
In 2014, Sofia got her break when she played third wheel to Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil in the drama series Forevermore.
Three years after taking a break from doing
Currently, she is part of the
When Megan transferred to ABS-CBN, she was given a big role in the remake of I Love Betty La Fea as Marcella, the girlfriend of Armando (John Lloyd Cruz), Betty's (Bea Alonzo) love interest.
Her character started as kind but later became a villain.
This was followed by a string of supporting roles in
In an interview with PEP.ph in February 2018, Megan admitted that she had to adjust since she used to portray characters with strong personalities.
"I didn't actually know how to tackle being a nice person onscreen like that,
"I had such a hard time
Unfortunately, the project was almost shelved and was finally aired as a canned show in 2012, exactly a year since the show started its production.
Was Megan disheartened by the delays of the show's airing?
She answered, "No
Eventually, Hiyas received high ratings during its seven-week run.
"Ang taas ng ratings namin so happy naman ako na kahit na gan'un yung nangyari dapat nung umpisa, eventually, it transpired into good things."
When she returned to GMA-7 in 2015 after her Miss World win, Megan took on several leading lady roles, including the title role in the modern adaptation of
Currently, she's part of the afternoon series The Stepdaughters, where she plays Mayumi, a kind-hearted but strong woman.
Even though she misses portraying a
"Nami-miss ko mag-kontrabida sa totoo lang, but I'm happy now kasi yung role ko, palaban siya. Kahit sabihin mong protagonist, palaban siya.
"And that's something that I always wanted
Julia's first big break on television came when she was tapped to play the villain Clara in the remake of Mara Clara in 2010.
Her portrayal of the role originally played by Gladys Reyes received good feedback from the audience.
Shortly after Mara Clara, Julia moved to leading lady status when she was paired with Coco Martin in the 2012 series Walang Hanggan.
She also played the lead role in Muling Buksan Ang Puso.
In 2014, Julia returned to playing a
Julia later played both took on the
Currently, Julia top-bills the afternoon series Asintado.
Iza's debut on television was a
In the 2002 series, she played Phoebe, the third wheel to the Sunshine Dizon and Cogie Domingo tandem.
In 2004, GMA-7 decided to tap Iza as the leading lady of Mexican actor Segundo Cernadas in the prime-time series Te Amo: Maging Sino Ka Man.
The project catapulted her as one of Kapuso network's prime leading ladies.
Iza had the chance to portray another
Currently, Iza is set to join Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia in the upcoming TV series Nostalgia. However, no details have been revealed yet about her role.
Just like other actresses, Lovi entered showbiz by playing supporting roles in
In 2008, GMA-7 gave her a big break when she was chosen to play the
Despite the show's success, Lovi returned to portraying supporting roles in
She also played
In 2012, Lovi played the central
Later that year, Lovi got her first solo lead role via the afternoon
Since then, Lovi has been tapped to play lead roles in Kapuso drama shows.
Currently, she is part of the prime-time series The One That Got Away.
When Max was still an ABS-CBN talent, she used the screen name Isabelle Abierra.
Back then, Max was groomed by the network to be a
She also had a short role in Precious Hearts Romances: Alyna as the third wheel to Charee Pineda and JM de Guzman.
After a short hiatus in showbiz, Max returned to GMA-7 using her original name.
After playing Kylie Padilla's best friend in The Good Daughter, Max was given a
Immediately after the show, Max got her first leading lady role when she replaced Kylie in the drama series Pahiram ng Sandali.
However, Max proved her prowess as a solo actress when she was given the afternoon series Innamorata in 2014.
She recalled in a March 14 e-mail interview with PEP.ph, "I was really excited because it was always a dream of mine to do a
"The storyline was beautiful and I was so grateful the network trusted me with such a big project."
In the afternoon show, she played the role of Esperanza, a woman with a skin illness who becomes beautiful after wearing a magical necklace.
Max considers this role as her favorite because it was the character that she had to give her best shot.
"It was my first lead role and I worked so hard. It's really memorable to me because I gave it my all—I wore prosthetics almost every taping day, worked long hours, was in every scene—and all my hard work paid off.
"Until now, people still recognize me from that show and it means that it made an impact on them—lalo
In her other projects, Max was tapped to be parts of projects where she played the lead role.
Currently, Max is part of the prime-time series The One That Got Away as one of Dennis Trillo's leading ladies.
From being Krista Sullivan in ABS-CBN's Abt Ur Luv, she changed her name to Bela Padilla when she moved to GMA-7 in 2010.
She then took several
In October 2012, Bela was given her first title role via the afternoon series Magdalena.
When she transferred to ABS-CBN in 2015, she became the leading lady of Coco Martin in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.
She also played the lead actress in the 2017 prime-time series My Dear Heart.
After graduating from StarStruck season one, Cristine was assigned to do villain roles in the
One such role was
She also did
In 2008, Cristine transferred to ABS-CBN, where she was given her first lead role, the remake of Eva Fonda which was previously top-billed by Alma Moreno.
This was followed by a string of
Joyce started her career as a
This was followed by several
She was also cast to take on the role of Nina in the 2013 adaptation of Anna Karenina, where she played the role of Kim
In 2015, Joyce got her first drama series where she played the lead role. It was the Afternoon Prime series Healing Hearts, where she was paired with perennial onscreen partner Kristoffer Martin.
She also played the lead in the afternoon series Hahamakin Ang Lahat (2016).
After winning StarStruck season three, Jackie found herself playing supporting roles in
In 2010, GMA-7 decided to give her a big break when she was tapped to play one of the lead characters in Ilumina, alongside Rhian Ramos.
In the fantasy show, she played a
In 2011, the Kapuso network gave Jackie her own drama series, the afternoon show Sisid.
The show was supposed to premiere on February that year. However, Jackie had to learn diving and swimming so the airing was delayed until May 2011.
The series became successful that Jackie was given a follow-up project in 2012, Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka?
In 2013, however, Jackie returned to portraying
Currently, she plays the villain in the afternoon series Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka, starring Yasmien Kurdi and Mike Tan.
Bianca started her career in the last batch of GMA-7's youth-oriented show Click.
After the show ended in 2004, Bianca was given
Some of her remarkable
In 2011, Bianca was given her first lead role when she was chosen to replace Iza Calzado in the afternoon series Sinner or Saint, as Dennis Trillo's love interest.
This was followed by a string of afternoon series like Broken Vow, Luna Blanca, and Maghihintay Pa Rin.
Bianca also had a lead role in TV5's weekly series Obsession.
In 2017, after a two-year hiatus in doing TV projects, Bianca returned to doing a