When we speak of leading ladies in the country, 23-year-old Kathryn Bernardo is certainly one of the top listers. From being tagged once as the Teen Queen to owning the label Queen of Hearts, we’ve watched her journey as an actress since portraying a lot of roles since 2003—and up until now, she's categorically history's biggest romantic leading lady, drawing in hundreds of millions in revenue for her iconic box-office movies, including this year's big offering Hello, Love, Goodbye.
Here are some of Kathryn’s TV and movie roles and looks we probably won’t ever forget!
1. Kathryn as Maya in Super Inggo
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Who could ever forget the bubbly and cute girl of Super Inggo, Maya? In 2005, Kathryn portrayed one of the most loved child characters who was best known for her funny remarks such as “Eww?!”, frequent rolling of eyes, her colorful beaded accessories, and clothes in popping colors.
2. Kathryn as Patchot in Must Be Love
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It’s a Gandang ‘Di Mo Inakala transformation for Kathryn when she played the role of Patricia or Patchot in Kathniel’s first-ever movie Must Be Love. Patchot is always in sweaty tomboy outfits such as basketball shorts and caps, until she falls in love with her best friend, and finally turns into a glowing maiden.
3. Kathryn as Mikay/Princess Areeyah in Princess and I
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In 2012, Kathryn portrayed the role of a long lost princess in Bhutan in the teen teleserye Princess and I. But before she finds this out, she has lived a life in the Philippines as Mikay, a bubbly and charming teenager in full bangs. Her three love interests in this project namely Daniel Padilla, Khalil Ramos, and Enrique Gil, are also something worth reminiscing.
4. Kathryn as Cristina Carlotta aka Chichay in Got to Believe
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Print on print, long maxi skirts, beach waves hair, and an overall bohemian look is what Kathryn was known for when she portrayed the character Chichay for the 2013 teleserye Got To Believe. Pretty and energetic Chichay was definitely every teen girl’s fashion inspiration back then!
5. Kathryn as Mio/Malia in La Luna Sangre
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We know Kathryn is an actress who wouldn’t pass up a challenge, even if it means portraying a boy role. In 2017’s La Luna Sangre, she told the world that she could still seamlessly give justice to a character outside dresses and a dainty-teen image. Aside from playing as Malia, she also turned into a character named Mio, who pretends to be a boy to protect the one she loves. This episode and this look particularly made the rounds on social media!
6. Kathryn as Mia in Barcelona: A Love Untold
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Kathryn’s portrayal as the mature Mia in Barcelona: A Love Untold was just as unforgettable as her gorgeous tousled hair and the tear-jerking line, “Mahalin mo ako dahil mahal mo ako because that is what I deserve.” With her beautiful face that matches almost every hairstyle, truly, what’s not to love?
7. Kathryn as Joy in Hello, Love, Goodbye
Still from Hello, Love, Goodbye trailer
How can Kathryn still be so stunning even in the painful and heavy OFW role of Joy in Hello, Love, Goodbye? It’s difficult not to notice that she definitely aced the no-makeup and bare face look in the movie with her unkempt hair that still looks lovely amidst her role’s struggles.
What’s your favorite Kathryn Bernardo character? Comment down below!