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9 Pinoy Personalities Who Come From *Famous* Families

Their last names might sound familiar.
PHOTO: (LEFT TO RIGHT) INSTAGRAM/gabpangilinan, INSTAGRAM/itssophiealbert

We know of several showbiz clans like the Barrettos and Padillas, and we'd instantly know that some of our faves come from such families just by hearing their last names. But there are also several people in the entertainment industry that are low-key related to or associated with famous personalities. Below, nine celebs who you probably didn't know came from famous families: 


1. Gab Pangilinan

Theater actress Gab Pangilinan has starred in local productions like Rak Of Aegis and Ang Huling El Bimbo. She's gotten the public's attention particularly after her impressive portrayal of Joy, the lead role in AHEB. 

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What many may not know is that Gab comes from a family of talented performers and members of the entertainment industry. The Pangilinan family is known for their annual Christmas get-togethers and regular attendees include Gab's cousins: singer-songwriter Frankie Pangilinan, actor Donny Pangilinan, R&B artist Kiana Valenciano, and director Paolo Valenciano, to name a few.

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2. Sophie Albert

Sophie Albert is an actress currently under GMA and has starred in shows like Pamilya Roces and The Gift. Born Bianca Lyttle Reyes, she is part of the Cojuangco clan. In an interview with, Sophie set the record straight and said that her paternal grandmother is the sister of former President Cory Aquino. Her aunts are Kris Aquino and Mikee Cojuangco

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3. Grae Fernandez

Grae Fernandez is an 18-year-old actor and talent under Star Magic. He is also part of the Star Magic boy group Gimme 5 together with Joaquin Reyes, Brace Arquiza, and Nash Aguas. Grae is the oldest son of actor Mark Anthony Fernandez, whose parents are industry veterans Rudy Fernandez and Alma Moreno. Grae is also related to beauty queen Winwyn Marquez, who is the half-sister of his father. Grae is also technically the nephew of Daniel Padilla, whose father is the cousin of Grae's lolo.

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4. Marco Gumabao

Marco Gumabao is known as a model and actor. He appeared in various TV shows and films like UlanHindi Tayo Pwede, and Ang Probinsiyano. Marco is the son of former actor and basketball player Dennis Roldan and is the brother of volleyball star and beauty queen Michelle Gumabao.

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5. Heaven Peralejo

Heaven Peralejo got her showbiz start when she joined Pinoy Big Brother and is continually making a name for herself in the industry. The PBB alum also happens to be the niece of actresses Rica Peralejo and Paula Peralejo

6. Ysabel Ortega

Ysabel Ortega is a budding actress who appeared in ABS-CBN's On The Wings Of Love, Pusong Ligaw, and GMA's Pepito Manaloto. Her father is actor and senator Lito Lapid.

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7 & 8.Chi and Gabs Gibbs

Internet personalities and siblings Chi and Gabs Gibbs are also musicians. In 2020, they dropped their debut single "No Hearts" as a musical duo called GIBBS. Chi and Gabs are the daughters of actress Bing Loyzaga and actor-musician Janno Gibbs.

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9. Paul Salas

Paul Salas started acting as a child after joining GMA's talent competition StarStruck Kids. He's had several projects under GMA and ABS-CBN over the years, like Mulawin, Descendants Of The Sun, Aryana, and Luv U. Paul is also the nephew of GMA actor Dingdong Dantes. Aside from being his tito, Dingdong is also Paul's ninong and would often give him lavish gifts. In an interview with, Paul shares that Dingdong once gave him one of his expensive watches as a Christmas gift.

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