Google Philippines revealed the top 10 most-searched female personalities in 2015. Wanna know who they are?
1. Maine Mendoza
In a nutshell, Maine rose to fame after her stint as Yaya Dub in Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye. She was paired with heartthrob Alden Richards—and together they make the phenomenon that is the AlDub love team! Before she made it big on Pinoy television, Maine was already making a name for herself through a series of hilarious Dubsmash videos.
2. Caitlyn Jenner
In April 2015, Caitlyn Jenner—formerly known as Bruce Jenner—came out as a transgender woman. People were shocked to see her on the cover of Vanity Fair. Today, Caitlyn was named as Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating Person Of The Year.
3. Mary Jane Veloso
In 2010, Mary Jane Veloso was arrested in Indonesia for unknowingly carrying heroine in her luggage. Mary Jane was a victim of an illegal recruiter, who promised her a job abroad, only to be duped into becoming a drug mule. In the same year, she was sentenced to death, but was spared after a moratorium on capital punishment was implemented in Indonesia. In April 2015, she was scheduled again for execution, but was saved after her recruiter surrendered to the Philippine Police, which prompted President Benigno Aquino III to appeal to Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Mary Jane will serve as a witness to her illegal recruiter’s human trafficking case.
4. 4th Impact
4th Impact is an all-Pinay singing group composed of four sisters. They rose to fame after they placed fifth on X Factor UK.
5. Ronda Rousey
Ronda is an American MMA fighter and judoka. She is the former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and the Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion. People were shocked after she suffered a heartbreaking loss to Holly Holm in November.
6. Ella Cruz
Ella is a 19-year-old actress and dancer. We were blown away after videos of her busting a move made rounds on the Internet. Girl is a natural!
7. Dakota Johnson
We all got curious about Dakota Johnson this year. She did, after all, play the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey—one of 2015's biggest movies, NBD.
8. Perrie Edwards
Perrie is a member of the all-girl singing group Little Mix. Earlier this year, she was also engaged to former One Direction member Zayn Malik. The two called off their engagement in August.
9. Pastillas Girl
Pastillas Girl—or Angelica Jane Yap in real life—became Internet-famous after a hilarious video of her went viral on Facebook. In it, she explained how to make the Pinoy dessert pastillas while inserting bitter sentiments about her lying and cheating ex. She became so famous that she even got her own segment on It’s Showtime.
10. DJ Soda
DJ Soda is a Korean music artist. Based on her Instagram, she travels a lot, too!
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This list is based on the top trending searches on Google in the Philippines. For the Year in Search, visit Google.com/2015.