3 Things We Absolutely Love About New Gen Phenomenal Actress Belle Mariano
Plus, see photos from Belle Mariano's cool and edgy 20th birthday shoot
He’s Into Her lead star and New Gen Phenomenal Actress Belle Mariano marked her 20th birthday with a concept shoot that she posted on her socials. With the tag “BelleAndBeyond,” the actress-singer wows in our feeds with effortlessly cool poses as she transitions to her twenties.
In time for her birthday, we’re listing down 3 things we absolutely love about Metro cover star Belle Mariano.
1. Her showbiz journey: She debuted as an actress at an early age of 9.
Belle’s career began in commercials before she set foot in showbiz as an actress. Her jump to acting started in television series such as Lorenzo’s Time, Princess and I, and Goin’ Bulilit. Eventually, she also appeared in Maalaala Mo Kaya episodes and landed multiple key characters. Her climb to Muling Buksan ang Puso, Maria Mercedes, Juan dela Cruz, and On the Wings of Love to portray young versions of the lead and supporting characters allowed doors ajar for her entry.
Soon, she escalated to the primetime powerhouse Ang Probinsyano. Following her serye stretch are notable films namely Can’t Help Falling in Love, Love You to the Moon and Back, and James and Pat and Dave (which starred Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte, and Donny Pangilinan who’s her onscreen partner now).
Her star shone brighter when she was called upon to be a member of the Star Magic Circle in 2019. Shortly after her launch with the said group, she was announced to star in the Wattpad-based series He’s Into Her, but the production of which needed to be pushed back due to the pandemic. Still, despite the pandemic, a breakthrough project was given to Belle: the much-talked about Four Sisters Before a Wedding, the prequel/sequel of the iconic 2013 film Four Sisters and a Wedding. As the counterpart of Shaina Magdayao for the character of Gabrielle Sophie “Gabbie” Salazar, she starred in the film with Alexa Ilacad (Bea Alonzo’s counterpart), Charlie Dizon (Toni Gonzaga’s counterpart), and Gillian Vicencio (Angel Locsin’s counterpart).
Last year, the long-awaited He’s Into Her was finally released, launching the love team of Donny and Belle into phenomenal status. Belle’s status as a leading lady in the series serves as a testament to her success. From there, more opportunities found their way to Belle: the Star Cinema film Love Is Color Blind (also with Donny) and her very own 7-track album called “Daylight.”
2. Her versatility: Apart from Belle’s acting prowess, she is also talented in singing.
While she starred in the hit series He’s Into Her, on the side, she is also a singer. Last year, she released her debut album “Daylight,” where her original single and her show’s official soundtrack “Sigurado” is a part of. In January, her performance and live vocals left her viewers in awe as she aimed at challenging notes in her concert titled “Daylight: A Belle Mariano Digital Concert.” Belle’s billboard for the streaming platform Spotify also appeared at Times Square as her two songs landed a women-led playlist titled “EQUAL Philippines.” As she enters a new era and sets forth as a solo singing sensation, Belle is bound for windows swung wide open for more opportunities.
3. Her effortlessly beautiful looks as a fashion and beauty muse: She can pull off a wide range of looks.
Belle is making waves in the fashion and beauty departments, thanks in part to her awesome glam team that brings out the best in her. She embraces both classic and trendy looks, and owns them. She makes each and every fashion and beauty look work一be it feminine, playful, edgy, or glam. Belle was even declared as the Best Dressed attendee in the Asian Academy Awards last December. As she launched her birthday shoot sporting cool and edgy pieces from prominent designer brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Jacquemus, Versace, and Alexander Wang, best believe that style spectators were keeping watch.
Other things that are well worth the admiration about Belle Mariano are her being genuine and insightful, evident in the way she expresses herself in various interviews. In a previous conversation with Belle about her “Daylight” concert, she told Metro.Style: “No matter what we go through, no matter where we are in life, we must always seek daylight.” Way to go, woman!
Check out the gallery below for more photos of Belle Mariano from her 20th birthday photo shoot with photographer Shaira Luna, makeup artist Jake Galvez, hair stylist RJ dela Cruz, and stylist Adrianne Concepcion:
Lead and gallery photos by Shaira Luna