Written by Robert Soriano / Photography by Raymond Saldaña & Owen Reyes
In the Philippines’ saturated entertainment industry, breaking through and staying in the limelight is tough. Fierce competition exists among TV show contest winners, Internet superstars, showbiz legacies, and other aspiring stars as they all vie for fame and public attention. Veteran actors and actresses fade into oblivion. New stars rise. Newer stars replace them. This vicious cycle creates an endless sequence of fresh faces, pretty names, and lackluster talent.
Enter Princess Snell. With an over-the-top, conversation starter of a name—Princess Tinkerbell Cristina Marjorie Pedere Snell—and a striking appearance that’s just the perfect mix of angelic and mischievous, this half-Pinay, half-British head turner first got the attention of the public during her stint at StarStruck, a locally-produced talent search TV show. Needless to say, she has already gotten used to all the guffaws and chuckles that she receives whenever she’s asked to state her complete name. “Hindi naman kasi insulting. Natutuwa lang sila. In fact, people often tell me that it’s cute,” she shared.
With great genes and a remarkably bubbly personality, she was definitely bound to make a ripple from the get-go. No, we are not claiming that she could single-handedly change the entire showbiz entertainment industry as we know it. What we do believe is that this actress has what it takes to be more than just a face in this fast-paced industry. One big break and this sultry, charming, witty and talented dark horse is bound to become a household name.
See the full story and photos in the July-August 2013 Entertainment issue.