Why: After 42 long years, the much-coveted Miss Universe crown went to the Philippines’ 2015 bet Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach during that very controversial coronation night.
Why: She’s no longer known as Yaya Dub but as her own person: Maine Mendoza.
Why: The Aussie actress finally got her big Hollywood movie when she starred as Harley Quinn in DC Comics’ Suicide Squad.
4. Arci Munoz
Why: The Kapamilya stunner got her big break in showbiz after starring alongside Gerald Anderson in the sleeper hit Always Be My Maybe.
5. Hailee Steinfeld
Why: The Oscar-nominated actress officially crossed over to music with her hit single "Starving."
6. Sue Ramirez
Why: The Kapamilya star’s social media game is strong being one of the most followed young celebs on Insta.
7. 4th impact
Why: Following their departure from the X Factor UK, the Pinay girl group made their way to their home country in a series of concerts.
8. Song Hye Kyo
Why: The Korean actress solidified her leading lady status when she starred alongside Song Joong Ki in the K-drama epic Descendants of the Sun.
9. Elisse Joson
Why: The Kapamilya beauty stunned in her Insta feed and got noticed by McDonald’s and Pinoy Big Brother.
10. Leni Robredo
Why: The Naga Congresswoman was elected as the Vice President of the Philippines after winning over Senator Bong Bong Marcos in a heated election season.
This list is based on the top trending male celebs on Google in the Philippines. For the Year in Search, visit Google.com/2016.
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