In consonance with the International Women's Day celebration last March 8, 2011, Google Philippines have came out with the last year's "Top 20 List of Most Influential Filipino Women" with "greatest online mind share in 2010". Google is the widely-used Internet search engine in the whole world. The basis of the "influence" was based on the queries of the searchers through Google's search tool.
I was very surprised to learn that Shalani Soledad came in as number one.
Valenzuela Councilor Shalani Soledad became famous when she supported her then boyfriend Senator Noynoy Aquino who ran and won for President last year. Months after election, Shalani and PNoy broke up. She is now a co-host of Willie Revillame's Willing Willie on TV5. Rumor has it that Shalani and Willie are now an item and that recently, the latter is reported to have bought a 100M worth of house for her.
Next in the list is the sister of Shalani's ex- boyfriend, "The Queen of Media", Ms. Kris Aquino. She made a noise when she and her Basketball Star husband, James Yap lived apart after trying to save their marriage many times. The annulment of their marriage is on going as of this moment.
Ms. Ruffa Gutierrez, the Beauty Queen, Actress, TV Host, was controversial last year when she was linked to actor John Lloyd Cruz.
|Ma. Venus Raj|
Who would forget this Filipina beauty, 2010 Miss Universe 4th Runner-up, Ms. Venus Raj? She put our country in the limelight during the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant in a "major, major" way. Now she is co-hosting ABS-CBN's morning show, Umagang kay Ganda.
The You Tube Sensation and International Singer, Charice Pempengco came in the number 5 list. She guested the famous TV musical comedy, Glee in the United States as Corazon Sunshine.
The other Most Influential Filipino Women are as follows:
No. 6 Angel Locsin Actress
No. 7 Sarah Geronimo Singer, actress
No. 8 Regine Velasquez Singer, actress
No. 9 Heart Evangelista Actress
No. 10 Miriam Defensor-Santiago Senator
No. 11 Lea Salonga International Singer
No. 12 Doris Dumlao Business writer
No. 13 Kristine Hermosa actress
No. 14 Toni Gonzaga TV host, actress
No. 15 Sharon Cuneta Actress, singer, TV Host
No. 16 Mariel Rodriguez TV host
No. 17 Monique Lhuiller International fashion designer
No. 18 Bea Alonzo Actress
No. 19 Korina Sanchez Broadcaster
No. 20 Nora Aunor Singer, actress
Photos courtesy of google.