Maria Kristina Cassandra "KC" Cuneta Pangilinan
Born Maria Kristina Cassandra Concepcion
April 7, 1985 (1985-04-07) (age 23)
Other name(s): Kooki, Kace, Kristina, Tina, Cassandra
Maria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Pangilinan (born April 7, 1985), also known as KC Concepcion, is the daughter of Filipina actress Sharon Cuneta and former Filipino actor Gabby Concepcion. Her name "Kristina" came from her mom, and "Cassandra" from her dad who loved the movie Cassandra Crossing. She has two half-sisters named Simone Francesca Emanuelle (Frankie) and Mariel Daniella Sophia (Miel) from her mother's second and current husband, Philippine Senator "Kiko" Francis Pangilinan. She is legally adopted by Francis Pangilinan. Legally, her surname is Pangilinan but KC uses
her biological father's last name as screen name.
As a teenager, Concepcion auditioned for theater roles, eventually landing the leading role for the musical play Little Mermaid.
She sees her mom as her inspiration. She recorded the soundtrack for the musical Beauty and the Beast directed by Ryan Cayabyab.
Little Mermaid as Princess Sapphire
Beauty and the Beast as Belle(female lead)
She was an MTV Asia VJ in 2003 and appears regularly on her mother's self-titled show Sharon. She did a documentary special at ABS-CBN entitled, KC: From Paris to Pinas which details her college years in Paris. The documentary won an award from the Philippine Movie Press Club. In February 2008, Concepcion starred in her first television acting role in an episode of the biographical series, Maalaala Mo Kaya. There are plans of another lifestyle show for her and also movies. KC starred in a tv special entitled I AM KC which was shown on four Sundays of April, 2008, her birthday month.
2003 MTV Asia VJ
2007 Boto Mo, Ipatrol Mo Campaign for Election
2007 KC: From Paris to Pinas as Herself / Host
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Mansyon as Darlene
2008 I am KC: Binibining Palengke as Gemma
2008 I am KC: Yes, Sir! as Kate
2008 I am KC: Time's Up! as Charm
2008 I am KC: Love 2 Dance! as Amber
Debut Album - 2008 A.K.A. Cassandra, Sony-BMG - GOLD RECORD
COMMERCIAL ADS & ENDORSEMENTS:
Her modeling career skyrocketed as she signed a deal with clothing line Human.
She currently has several endorsements and deals under her belt, including the clothing line Bayo and Enervon, a multivitamin tablet.
Color Collection by Sara Lee
Fuller Life (Sara Lee)
PH Care (Feminine Wash)
Garnier by L'oreal
She recently signed a 3 picture contract with Star Cinema. She will soon start shooting for her first movie with Richard Gutierrez as her leading man.
2008 For the First Time Joyce Bernal Richard Gutierrez Star Cinema CERTIFIED BLOCKBUSTER
2009 Save The Best For Last Jose Javier Reyes Richard Gutierrez GMA & Regal
TBA Cathy Garcia-Molina Star Cinema
TBA Chito Rono Star Cinema
SPECIAL CITATIONS, RECOGNITIONS, ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS:
In August 2007, Concepcion graduated from the American University of Paris with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in International Corporate Communications with a minor in Theatre Arts.
Cover Girl of People Asia Mag, October 2008
Cover girl, Woman’s Today, October 2008
Beauty Ambassador, Philippine International Cosmetologist Association (PICA), October 2008
Collaboration of the Year Award (with Richard Gutierrez), Philippine Star, October 2008
She Supreme Award, Philippine Star, October 2008
Cover girl, Health Today Magazine, November 2008
Cover girl, Cosmopolitan Mag, December 2008
Cover girl, Sense & Style Mag, December 2008 – January 2009
2008 YES Magazine's Most Beautiful Celebrity
No. 4, 100 Most Beautiful Pinays of 2006, Starmometer
No. 4, 100 Most Beautiful Pinays of 2007, Starmometer
No. 1, Most Envied Celebrity in the Philippines, QTV11
5-Time Cover Girl of 2007 & tagged as the Ultimate Cover Girl (Metro, Speed, Cosmo, Hi, Marie Claire Magazines)
Voted Most Beautiful Celebrity for 2007, Yes Magazine
New York Festival Silver Award for Boto Mo, Ipatrol Mo, 2007
Cover girl of Philippine Tatler & Rogue Magazines for February 2008
Most Searched in Makoy's Site for February & March 2008
No. 1, Hottest Beauties for April 2008, Starmometer
No. 1, I AM KC, NUTAM Ratings for Weekend Primetime, March 2008
Prettiest Endorser(Bayo), Candy Mag Rap Awards for 2008
No. 2, TOP 20 Young Stars na Pinakanagningning Noong 2007, by SHOWBIZZ TOP i-NEWS
No.3, Nationwide (NUTAM) Top Weekend Programs (PRIMETIME) of April 2008
Cover girl of Preview Magazine, May 2008
Cover girl of YES Magazine's May 2008 Special Edition, YES 100 Most Beautiful
No.5 Most Beautiful for May 2008, Starmometer
Cover girl of Meg Magazine, June 2008
Most Searched in Makoy’s site for April and May 2008
Yes Mag, April 2008 Feature
Cover of Star Studio Mag (together with Richard Gutierrez), July 2008
Cover of Buzz Magazine (with Richard Gutierrez), July 2008
No. 3, Yes Magazine’s Top 20 Celebrity Endorsers
No. 5, 100 Most Beautiful Pinay of 2008 by Starmometer
No.11, FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the Philippines 2008
Gold Record Awardee for A.K.A. Cassandra album under Sony-BMG, August 2008
Cover girl of Marie Claire Mag, September 2008 issue
Cover girl of Seventeen Magazine, September 2008
Cover of Working Mom Mag with Mom Sharon, Frankie & Miel, September 2008
Appointed by United Nations as the World Food Programme Ambassador in the Philippines.
Organizer of Artist Fair Pilipinas
Supports various charities like Virlanie Foundation