Belle Mariano, an Actress, became the first Filipino “Outstanding Asian Star” Filipina at Seoul International Drama Awards 2022.
Mariano wore a pink Filipiniana gown by Francis Libiran with an off-the-shoulder neckline and a thigh-high slit as she walked on the red carpet and personally accepted the award.
Belle began her career as a commercial model before making her acting debut in the 2012 film “Lorenzo’s Time.” She then started to appear in different TV shows and movies, including “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and “Four Sisters Before the Wedding,” as well as “Maalaala Mo Kaya” and “Princess and I,” “Goin’ Bulilit,” “Juan dela Cruz,” and “Bagani.”
Mariano was one of the 2019 Star Magic Circle performers who debuted that year. She was one of the first artists from Star Magic to be represented by ABS-CBN Film’s new talent agency, Rise Artists Studio, a year later.
The 20-year-old actress is one of five recipients of the title. She also knocked out nearly 200 other Asian musicians, including Wallace Chung from China, Yusei Yagi from Japan, Alice Ko from Taiwan, and Krit Amnuaydechkorn from Thailand.
On September 6, after a month of voting on South Korea’s Idol Champ, Rise Artists Studio first revealed Mariano’s winning success
She expressed gratitude to the awarding organization, The makers of the successful series “He’s Into Her,” and her on-screen co-star Donny Pangilinan
“Thank you for giving me this life-changing opportunity. To my bosses and management, Star Magic and Rise Artist Studio, thank you. Thank you as well for the cast and production crew of “He’s Into Her.” Maraming, maraming salamat (thank you very, very much). Of course, to my partner, Donny Pangilinan, it has been an amazing journey with you. Here’s to more, and I share this honor with you,” she stated.
“Of course, the supporters as well. I will not be here without you guys. Lubos po akong nagpapasalamat sa inyo (I am extremely grateful to you). And lastly, to the woman who molded me into the woman I am today, my mother, thank you so much. I love you. Mahal ko kayo at mabuhay tayong lahat (I love you and here’s to long life for everyone),” Mariano ended.
After establishing the “DonBelle” love team with Pangilinan, she gained even more popularity. They also have films which are “Love is Color Blind,” “He’s Into Her: The Movie Cut,” and “An Inconvenient Love”
During her speech, Mariano proudly introduced herself as a “Proud Pilipino“.
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