Thursday, December 7, 2006

Sarah Geronimo

Sara Medley

Sarah Asher Gerónimo is a Filipina singer, actress and model. She is the winner of the Philippine reality show Star for a Night. Known For being the Pop Star Princess of the Philippines.

At fourteen years old, she released her debut album Popstar: A Dream Come True. The debut album was awarded a sixtuple (6x) platinum award, selling over 180,000 copies. Aside from singing, she has also done supporting roles for movies like "Filipinas", "Captain Barbell" and "Annie B." and has starred in her own television soap opera entitled "Sarah, The Teen Princess". She has also scored endorsement deals for Jollibee, Charmee and Talk And Text for Smart Telecommunications.

Sarah released her sophomore album in November 2004 entitled Sweet Sixteen.The album reached a platinum record status just within a month . A month later, she starred opposite Mark Bautista, her runner-up, in the fantasy film "Lastikman". In her second album "How Could You Say You Love Me" was her carrier single.

In 2005, Sarah sang the theme of reality show winners Hero Angeles and Sandara Park's launching movie "Can This Be Love",which was released as a maxi-single and achieved gold record status in a months time. She also became a mainstay in the fourth season of "SCQ Reload, Kilig Ako". Sarah is a talent of VIVA Entertainment Group and is part of ABS-CBN.

In the summer of 2005, Sarah together with her fellow champions reunited for a United States Tour of Pinoy Idols: Return Of The Champions which was brought to selected cities in the U.S. for a two-month period.

"Sweet Sixteen" has been awarded double platinum selling over 60,000 copies. But VIVA claimed that the album would have been reached quadruple platinum if piracy was not evident. In addition, Sarah is slated to stage her biggest major solo concert yet "The Other Side" sometime in August, afterwhich she will be filming her launching movie under her management VIVA Entertainment.

Sarah is now a mainstay of ASAP '06, a once-a-week, noontime, musical variety show, hosts Little Big Star, a reality star search for kiddie singers, now on its second season and is lead star to ABS-CBN's top primetime soap opera, "Bituing Walang Ningning", a spin-off of the 1985 classic box-office hit movie. She stars as Dorina, the role originally played by Sharon Cuneta in the movie version in 1985.

Sarah Gerónimo, tinseltown's newest Cinderella, grew up in Sta. Cruz, Manila, in a rented house.

To say that Sarah loved to perform is an understatement. She actively participated in school programs and joined many singing contests. At three, she was already in the kiddie show "Pen pen de Sarapen." She was also cast in "For Kids Only" and "Hiraya Manawari". She was part of the first batch of stars in "Ang TV."

But it was Sarah's talent for singing that her father chose to focus on and improve by enrolling at the "Center For Pop Music Philippines" at six years old.

He trained Sarah at home for two hours everyday.

There is always indeed, a bright side for Sarah Gerónimo. No matter the workload, she says she enjoys it so much when kids join her onstage when she performs.

On November 18, 2006, she sang the Philippine National Anthem ("Lupang Hinirang") at the third encounter between super featherweight boxers Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao of the Philippines and Erik "El Terrible" Morales of Mexico at the UNLV Thomas and Mack Center.

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