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Maria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Concepcion (born April 7, 1985) is a Filipino actress and singer. She has had lead roles in Philippine films and television series such as For The First Time (2008), When I Met U (2009), Lovers in Paris (2009), Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala (2013), Ikaw Lamang (2014).
Concepcion at her US concert press conference, November 2010
Maria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Concepcion
April 7, 1985
|Alma mater||American University of Paris|
|Occupation||Actress, singer, songwriter, celebrity endorser, model, host, dancer|
Viva Artists Agency
|Relatives||Cloie Syquia Skarne (half sister)|
Frankie Pangilinan (half sister)
Gary Valenciano (paternal uncle)
Angeli Pangilinan (paternal aunt)
Gab Valenciano (paternal cousin)
Garie Concepcion (half sister)
Concepcion is the daughter of singer-actress Sharon Cuneta and actor Gabby Concepcion, and the adopted daughter of Senator Francis Pangilinan following her mother's marriage to him. She reconnected with her father after thirteen years since her parents' annulment and his immigration to the United States in 1995.
She graduated grade school at Saint Pedro Poveda College in Mandaluyong. In 2003, she graduated from the International School Manila, and in 2007, graduated with a bachelor's degree in International Corporate Communications with a minor in Theatre Arts from the American University of Paris.
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Concepcion made several guest appearances in her mother's concerts and television shows. In 2003, she became a product endorser both on television and in print ads. She also became an MTV Asia VJ. On the April 11, 2010 episode of The Buzz, it was announced that Concepción had been chosen to be the replacement co-host after Ruffa Gutierrez's departure.
In her 2010 studio album titled KC, she sang "Girl Most Likely To" by Skye Sweetnam from the soundtrack of Mattel's 2006 film The Barbie Diaries. In 2010, she joined Star Magic, but after a year, she left and joined Viva Artist Agency, a talent management of Viva Entertainment. In 2009, she starred in the Philippine remake of her first primetime drama series, Lovers in Paris as a Kapamilya. In 2010, she returned to do a film with Star Cinema with her first movie with his father, Gabby Concepcion, for Father's Day, I'll Be There, directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes In 2011, she made another film with Star Cinema, a romantic, drama film Forever and a Day. In 2012, she was chosen as the Host of The X Factor Philippines.
In 2013, she starred in her first lead antagonist role in Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala. In 2014, she starred a lead role as Natalia in the second season of the period drama series Ikaw Lamang. In 2015, she returned and starred a lead role as Anna in Christmas Special Series of ABS-CBN, Give Love on Christmas. In 2016, she returned as the host in Binibining Pilipinas 2016 along with co-host and actor Xian Lim. She was also the host of Binibining Pilipinas 2011 five years ago with co-host and actor Derek Ramsay. She took a step back from showbiz for a while to focus as being the Ambassador of World Food Programme for Hunger and made an online shop website KC's Closet and reached 1,000,000 pesos and being donated in Public School in Maguindanao.
2008-2009: a.k.a CassandraEdit
In 2008, KC Concepción released her first studio album on July 15, 2008 entitled "a.k.a Cassandra", on the Sony BMG Philippines label, which ranked number 1 based on total album sales in all Odyssey Record Bar branches nationwide. In fact, 1,102 copies of the album were sold in all Odyssey branches alone. KC Concepción made Philippine music history with her lead single "Imposible" during that year. KC has the most number of music downloads in the Philippines in the same year, which marked 1 million downloads online. KC Concepción thought that she would just perform her newest single, "Doo Be Doo", on the noontime TV show Wowowee on ABS-CBN Channel 2 on November 15, 2008. However, she was surprised when she was given a Platinum Record Award for her album "a.k.a. Cassandra".
In, 2010 KC released her Second Studio Album entitled KC, KC ranked number 3 based on OPM charts, in Astrovision Stores the album KC reached number 1. KC was launched on ASAP XV. KC was released on March 24, 2010, under the Sony Music label. she also set KC Mall Tour to promote KC album.
|2008||For the First Time||Sophia Carmina Sandoval||Star Cinema|
|2009||When I Met U||Jenny||GMA Films|
|2010||I'll Be There||Maxi/Mina dela Cerna||Star Cinema|
|2011||Forever and a Day||Raffy||Star Cinema|
|2013||Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story||Marla "Marla Dy" De Guzman||Scenema Concept International, Inc
Awards, nominations and recognitionsEdit
|2008||1st Supreme to the Extreme Awards (Philippine Star)||Collaboration of the year with (Richard Gutierrez) with (Mark Nicdao)||For the First Time||Won|
|She Supreme Award for (Best Actress)||Won|
|4th ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards 2008||Pop Love Team with (Richard Gutierrez)||For the First Time||Nominated|
|Pop Female Performance||Nominated|
|Pop Movie Theme Song||Nominated|
|2009||3rd Gawad Genio Awards||Best Film Debut Performer||Won|
|25th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||New Movie Actress of the Year||Won|
|6th ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards||Breakthrough Performance by an Actress||Won|
|40th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Princess of Philippine Movies & TV||Won|
|Most Promising Female Star of Movies & TV||Won|
|New Female Recording Artist of the Year (Promising Singer)||A.k.a Cassandra||Won|
|11th Gawad Pasado Awards||Pasadong Kabataan||N/A||Won|
|5th ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards||Pop Female Fashionista||Nominated|
|2011||25th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Talent Search Program Host||Star Circle Quest: The Search for the Next Kiddie Superstars||Nominated|
|Best Celebrity Talk Show Host||Simply KC||Nominated|
|Female Face of the Night||N/A||Won|
|2012||28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Female Star of the Night||N/A||Won|
|Yahoo! OMG! Awards||Celebrity of the Year||Nominated|
|ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards||Pop Female Fashionista||Magazine Category||Nominated|
|Pop Cover Girl||Magazine Category||Nominated|
|30th Luna Awards||Best Actress||Forever and a Day||Nominated|
|26th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Female TV Host||ASAP 2012||Nominated|
|Best Female Celebrity Showbiz-Oriented Talk Show Host||The Buzz||Nominated|
|Fabulous Body of the Night||N/A||Won|
|2013||27th PMPC Star Awards for TV ||Best Drama Supporting Actress||Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala||Won|
|Best Talent Search Program Host||The X-Factor Philippines||Nominated|
|2013||39th Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Festival Actress||Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story||Nominated|
|2014||30th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Actress of the Year||Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story||Won|
|Darling of the Press||N/A||Nominated|
|62nd FAMAS Awards||Best Actress||Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story||Won|
|Female Star of the Night||N/A||Won|
|28th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Supporting Actress||Ikaw Lamang||Won|
|2015||31st PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Darling of the Press||N/A||Nominated|
- "WFP National Ambassador Against Hunger KC Concepcion Reflects On Africa Visit". World Food Programme. January 26, 2011. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- San Diego Jr., Bayani (August 26, 2006). "When KC met Gabby (again)". Inquirer.net. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- "KC Concepcion Starts Work". Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
- "KC Concepcion in The Little Mermaid". Archived from the original on April 13, 2009. Retrieved May 28, 2009.
- Garcia, Rose (December 13, 2008). "KC Concepcion returns to the stage via multi-media musical "Katy"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- Alvares, Trisha (April 6, 2010). "KC Concepcion accepts The Buzz hosting job". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- "ER Ejercito returns to MMFF as 'Boy Golden'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- "'Kaleidoscope World,' 'Boy Golden' join 2013 MMFF lineup". Sun Star. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- "KC Concepcion has the same martial arts instructor as Angelina Jolie". PEP.ph. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- "40th Box Office Entertainment Awards given out". Pep.ph. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
- PMPC announces nominees of the 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television, LionhearTV 27th PMPC Star Awards For TV 2013 Complete List of Winners, Entervrexworld