#MetroSocietyMostInfluential: Online Sensations (Angel Locsin)
As we continue with the #MetroSocietyMostInfluential on Social Media list, we now give you the most followed Filipino celebrities on social media.?. .?It’s been more than a decade since #AngelLocsin (@therealangellocsin) took on the role of one of the most iconic superheroes in the Philippine movie industry, but her portrayal of #Darna is unparalleled to this day. The actress and activist is also known for her involvement in philanthropic efforts. Without a doubt, Angel is a positive influence and a great role model. She currently has 3.8M followers on Instagram, 15M on Facebook, and 10.3M on Twitter.?. .?Read the full article on Metro.Style (link in our bio) #MetroSocietyMostInfluential . . Check out the full list of Most Influential on Social Media on Metro.Style
Angel Locsin is as close to a real-life superhero as one can get. Would you believe it’s already been more than 10 years since Angel took on the challenge of being one of the most iconic superheroes in the Philippines? She took flight as Darna in 2005 and hasn’t come down from her ascent to stardom ever since.
Joining showbiz in 2002 as part of the teen-oriented show Click, everyone saw Angel as the boyish but charming girl-next-door, which is not unlike the star’s real down-to-earth persona. Then came Darna, the show that allowed Angel to soar to the mainstream with record-setting TV ratings.
After a slew of fantasy TV shows like Majika and Asian Treasures, Angel moved to the Kapamilya network in 2007. She has since starred in hit TV shows like Only You, The Legal Wife, and Lobo. Angel’s performance in Lobo also earned her an International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress nomination. After her stellar performance as Jacintha Magsaysay in the recently-concluded La Luna Sangre, Angel is back to make dreams a reality for some of the contestants of Pilipinas Got Talent Season 6 as a judge for the show.
But aside from her very iconic portrayal of strong female characters, what makes Angel a real-life superhero to many Filipinos is her involvement in charity works and her philanthropic efforts to support organizations like Gabriela and Philippine Red Cross. Her most recent charity work was when she shed light upon the situation in Marawi, helping the relief efforts without any qualms.
Meanwhile, a quick scroll down her Instagram feed is guaranteed to make anyone admire Angel because of her positive energy in the face of so many trolls. Aside from her numerous brand endorsements, Angel regularly posts about her undying support for fellow artists and her very cute declaration of love to her current beau, Neil Arce. It’s hard not to be captivated by her realness. True to her name, Angel continues to be a vision of kindness for others, both online and offline.
Here are some of her most liked photos on Instagram:
*Figures are as of March 3, 2018
Photo from @therealangellocsin
The #MetroSocietyMostInfluential on Social Media feature is in Metro Society magazine's February 2018 issue, out now in newsstands and leading bookstores nationwide.