Here’s how to take selfies like our favorite Pinay celebrities!


If you didn’t know this yet, sunlight is the best light source for your picture-perfect selfies! In photography, the golden hour is the period of the day shortly after sunrise or before sunset. It is during which daylight is warmer and softer than at noon when the Sun is higher in the sky. Professionals prefer shooting outdoors during this time to capture the perfect shot. The sun can be harsh most of the time but not during the golden hour.

To selfie lords (like me), it is key to capturing one’s natural beauty as it gives the skin an extra glow! Our favorite Pinay celebrities have also been posing during the golden hour. Let these beauties show us how it’s done! Here are some of their photos we gathered from Instagram!

15. Lovi Poe


Lovi Poe’s biggest acting break was in the hit 2006 TV Series, “Bakekang”, where she played the role of the main character’s daughter. The late action star Fernando Poe Jr.’s daughter was named the Best New Female TV Personality in the 21st PMPC Star Awards for Television for her performance in the said TV show. She now has 3.1 million followers on Instagram.

14. Jessy Mendiola


In 2013, Jessy Mendiola played the Philippine remake of Maria Mercedes – a Mexican telenovela in 1992 played by Thalia which was also aired on the local network in 1996. Mendiola also topped the list of the sexiest women in the Philippines by a men’s magazine. She now has 4.2 million followers on Instagram.

13. Catriona Gray


The Filipino-Australian model was crowned as Ms. Universe 2018 becoming the fourth Filipino to win the pageant. She previously won Ms. World Philippines 2016 and was placed in the top 5 of Miss World 2016. Catriona Gray now has 5.1 million followers on Instagram.

12. Sue Ramirez


In an interview, Sue Ramirez once admitted that being in show business wasn’t her dream at all. She auditioned to become an artist to help pay for the medical expenses of her father who suffered a stroke in 2002 and passed away a year later. Sue now has 4.7 million followers on Instagram.

11. Kim Chiu


Kim Chiu became prominent in the TV industry after winning a local reality show where she never got nominated for eviction. The Filipino-Chinese actress, singer, and TV host now has 5.8 million followers on Instagram.

10. Julie Ann San Jose


Julie Anne San Jose received the “Diamond Record Award” from the Philippine Association of the Record Industry for her album “Julie Anne San Jose” which sold more than 150,000 units in the Philippines. Meanwhile, her second album “Deeper” also gave her a Triple Platinum Award for reaching sales of more than 45,000 units in the Philippines. San Jose now has 1.4 million followers on Instagram.

9. Arci Munoz


Besides being an actress, Arci Munoz is also the vocalist of the Filipino rock band Philia. She entered show business through a reality show in 2005. She now has 3.1 million followers on Instagram.

8. Maine Mendoza


Maine Mendoza became famous for her viral videos on social media where she dubbed soundbites from movies. She was the Philippines’ most googled female personality in 2015 and 2017, and most tweeted Filipino celebrity in the world. Mendoza now has 5.1 million followers on Twitter and 3.2 million followers on Instagram.

7. Kathryn Bernardo


Kathryn Bernardo became popular for her role as Mara in the hit TV series Mara Clara (2010-2011). Bernardo began acting as a child star in 2003 and landed her first main role in 2006 in the TV series “Super Inggo” where she played the love interest of the main character. Bernardo now has 7.7 million followers on Instagram.

6. Maggie Wilson


Maggie Wilson was an accomplished competitive swimmer and show jumper before moving to Manila in 2004 where she became a regular cast member on a local TV series, “Kakabakaba”. Wilson won Miss World Philippines 2007 and the fifth season of The Amazing Race Asia in 2016. She then made history in November 2017 becoming the first Filipino woman to complete a Marathon on Antarctica. She now has almost 500k followers on Instagram.

5. Julia Barretto


The daughter of actors Dennis Padilla and Marjorie Barretto rose to fame after being cast in the local TV show “Kokey” where she played a lead role. She now has 6.7 million followers on Instagram.

4. Pia Wurtzbach


Crowned as Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach is the third Filipina to win the title of Miss Universe, following Gloria Diaz who won in 1969 and Margarita Moran who won in 1973. She now has 7.9 million followers on Instagram.

3. Bea Alonzo


Bea Alonzo is an award-winning actress known for movies “One More Chance” (2007) and “The Love Affair” (2015), and the TV show “I Heart Betty La Fea” (2008). She now has 4.9 million followers on Instagram.

2. Liza Soberano


Liza Soberano moved to Manila at the age of 12 and was already offered jobs to model for print ads and later on introduced to Ogie Diaz, her current talent manager. She was encouraged to become fluent in the Filipino language to be able to land good television and film projects. Soberano now has 9.3 million followers on Instagram.

1. Anne Curtis


Anne Curtis auditioned for a part in the 1997 movie the Magic Kingdom where she won the role of Princess Dahlia. Her first television appearance was in a local drama series called “Ikaw Na Sana” followed by the teen-oriented show, “TGIS” before she starred in the TV series “Anna Karenina”. She now has 11.1 million followers on Instagram.

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