The Philippines’ Carla Abellana and Rafael Rosell brought pride to the Philippines after winning at the Blue Star 2020 Face Of The Year Awards in Vietnam.
The Filipino actors who top-billed the GMA Network romantic comedy series, Because of You (2015) won the Most Favorite Foreign Actress and Most Favorite Foreign Actor awards, respectively.
Moreover, their Pinoy TV series Because of You was also voted as Vietnam’s Most Favorite Foreign Drama Series, besting other Asian series from Thailand and India.
The award-winning actors accepted their awards through pre-recorded speeches expressing their gratitude to their Vietnamese supporters as they were unable to attend the awarding ceremony on January 6, 2021, in Ho Chi Minh City because of the travel restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carla Abellana went to social media to thank her Filipino and Vietnamese fans, and to congratulate her co-star Rafael Rosell and the team behind their TV show.
“I WON AGAIN IN VIETNAM!” the 34-year-old Kapuso actress-model and entrepreneur shared on her Instagram post on January 7. She first won the same award in 2017 for her drama series, My Destiny (2014).
”God, thank you for this amazing blessing! And THANK YOU to all my fans who voted for me all over the world, most especially to my Filipino and Vietnamese fans! God bless you all! Thank you, IMC! Thank you @kenh_todaytv ! I can’t wait to come back!
“P.S. Congratulations to my co-actor @rafrafrosell for winning in the Favorite Foreign Actor category and to our show, Because of You, for winning Best Foreign Drama!”
Rafael Rosell also expressed his gratitude for the award on his social media post.
“Thank you IMC. Thank you @kenh_todaytv Thank you @gmanetwork And;
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED! WE LOVE YOU ALL!” the 38-year-old former Kapuso actor wrote on his Instagram.
“Congrats to my awesome leading lady in the show, @carlaangeline, and more than anything, Congrats to the show; Because of you. A great honor indeed,” he concluded.
Other Filipino actors and TV shows were also nominated in the foreign award categories such as Jennylyn Mercado and Gil Cuerva of the Philippine adaptation of the Korean hit series, My Love From the Star (2017).
The annual Face of the Year Awards started seven years ago and is organized by TodayTV in partnership with World Film Magazine to “honor the faces of cinema and television who have made outstanding contributions during the year.”
Actress and breastfeeding advocate Marian Rivera was the first Filipino to be recognized by the Vietnamese award-giving body in 2013.
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