8 Things You Might Not Know About Angel Locsin

5. She is a Thomasian.

Angel is one of the notable alumni of the University of Santo Tomas. Although she did not take her tertiary education in UST, she finished her secondary education there, making her a “growling tiger”.

In 2013, Angel won the USTV Students Choice Awards for the Student Leaders’ Choice of TV Personality.

Piolo Pascual, Charlene Gonzales, and Eula Valdez are some of the celebrities who also studied in UST.

6. She studied in London.

In 2007, Angel decided to take a short course on fashion design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London.

St. Martin’s School of Arts is a prominent school for fashion design. Christian Dior’s creative director John Galliano studied there.

But Angel said that her desire to study fashion design was to fill her brain with knowledge and not to become an expert such as Rajo Laurel.

She said, “Kailangan ko rin lagyan ng laman ang utak ko. Para sa akin po ‘yon, e… Ako, hindi ko naman tina-target maging Rajo Laurel or Randy Ortiz kasi hindi ko naman kaya ‘yon. Iba sila, e. Ang sa akin lang, para lang may alam ako sa ginagawa ko.”

Before leaving for London, Angel was very excited for her independence. She revealed that she was going to live in a convent and launder her own clothes when she gets there.

When she came back, she starred in the ABS-CBN television series, Lobo, where her character was an aspiring fashion designer.

Is it a coincidence?

7. She got nominated for the Emmy’s.

As a proof of her brilliant talent in acting, Angel got nominations from local and international award-giving bodies.

When Angel decided to transfer from GMA to ABS-CBN, the latter immediately offered her a television show. She got the leading role of the primetime series Lobo.

Lobo is a Philippine supernatural–fantasy primetime television series produced by ABS-CBN. It premiered on January 28, 2008 and ran through July 11, 2008. It is considered as one of the most expensive teleserye made by ABS-CBN. The lead roles went to Piolo Pascual with Angel Locsin.

The plot revolves around Lyka Raymundo (played by Angel Locsin) and Noah Ortega (Piolo Pascual). Angel’s character aspired to be a fashion designer who was eventually hired as a fashion assistant in the House of Elle.

Noah, on the other hand, is a second lieutenant of the Philippine Army. At one point, he saves Don Manolo Sebastian and becomes involved in the battle between the Luna (white wolves) and the Waya (black wolves).

According to PEP, she has competed against France’s Emma de Caunes for Night Birds, Mexico’s Cecilia Suarez for Capadocia, and British actress Julie Walters for A Short Stay In Switzerland. Walters is best known as Mrs. Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter movie franchise.

Who would have known that her transfer of network will earn her an International Emmy Award nomination for best performance?

8. She loves her curves.

Angel is one of the few Filipina stars who are definitely confident with their curves. Because she embraces healthy living, she encourages women out there to stay fit, rather than to stay thin.

She said“Huwag niyo naman sabihin na pangit kasi, ang dami kong kakilalang medyo healthy pero napakaganda naman ng ugali, napakaganda naman ng hitsura. Aminin naman natin, hindi naman tayong lahat kapayatan, di ba? “

Right! We all have our definitions of beauty. However, Angel believes that beauty is in the heart and not in the shape of the body.