Kisses Delavin

Kirsten Danielle Tan Delavin (Tagalog pronunciation: ['dɛlabɪn]; born May 1, 1999), popularly known as Kisses Delavin, is a Filipino actress, beauty queen, and recording artist. She first gained fame in 2016 as a contestant in the reality television series, Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7, where she placed second.

Kisses Delavin
Born
Kirsten Danielle Tan Delavin

(1999-05-01) May 1, 1999 (age 23)
Masbate City, Philippines
EducationDe La Salle University (2015–2016; 2019–2020)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • beauty queen
  • recording artist
Years active2016–present
Known for
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
TitleMiss Kaogma 2016
Musical career
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • recording artist
  • singer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • drums
  • organ
  • harp
LabelsStar Music (2017–2019)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBlack
Major
competition(s)
Miss Universe Philippines 2021
(Top 10)

Early life and educationEdit

Delavin was born on May 1, 1999, in Masbate, Philippines.[1][2] She had a younger sister named Keithleen Gracerie "Candy" Delavin, who was born prematurely on her mother's sixth month of pregnancy however she died at age 1.[3] At age 6, Delavin was diagnosed with viral encephalitis and was comatose for less than a day.[4] Her mother describes her as a "miracle baby" as out of the eight pregnancies that she had, only Delavin survived.[5]

At a young age, Delavin showed interest in beauty contests, joining her first one at the age of 3. She entered several beauty contests, winning Miss Teen Masbate in 2013, and Miss Masbate and Miss Kaogma in 2016.[6]

Delavin attended De La Salle University (DLSU) to pursue a bachelor's degree in accountancy then placed it on hold when she joined Pinoy Big Brother.[7] In 2019, she returned to DLSU, where she studied towards a bachelor of science degree in business administration.[8]

CareerEdit

Delavin first started her career as a print-ad model for Natasha, a direct selling company carrying shoes, apparel, and accessories in the Philippines. She then subsequently had a short appearance in the drama series Pangako Sa 'Yo (2015).[9]

In 2016, Delavin auditioned for the thirteenth season of the reality television series Pinoy Big Brother after she saw an advertisement on Facebook and was later on chosen and officially introduced as one of the teen housemates.[10] On the late-night talk show Tonight with Boy Abunda, when asked by Abunda the reason she joined, Delavin said "to prove that she is ready to become an independent woman".[11] She was later announced as a semi-finalist on the show and had to temporarily exit due to the program's format.[12] During the show's finale, Delavin was announced as a runner-up, with her closest friend in the PBB house, Maymay Entrata winning the competition.[13]

Delavin has appeared on episodes of Minute to Win It, Family Feud, Gandang Gabi, Vice!, Tonight with Boy Abunda, It's Showtime, ASAP, Magandang Buhay, Umagang Kay Ganda, Banana Sundae, Rated K, and Matanglawin.

Together with her co-PBB housemate Marco Gallo, she was the MYX Celebrity VJ for the month of July 2017. Collectively known as KissMarc, they also starred in Young JV's music video for the song "Kulay". They appeared together on several online and print materials, public engagements, and ABS-CBN TV shows and movies. Despite the success, the team-up ended following a controversial interview in the online show, Kapamilya Chat. In October 2017, Delavin signed a contract under Star Music. She was the first official artist under the music sub-label, Star Pop. Tickets to her self-titled grand album launch in November 2017 sold out within 30 minutes. More than 15,000 units of her album were sold the day prior to its launch. She formally received her Gold and Platinum Awards from Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) on the January 21, 2018 episode of ASAP.[14]

In February 2018, Delavin's first solo sold-out concert entitled Confidently Kisses was held at KIA Theatre, with guests Sam Milby, Karla Estrada, Marlo Mortel, and Tony Labrusca.

In 2018, Delavin became one of the regular hosts of ASAP Chillout.

She also appeared twice on the front cover of MEGA Magazine. The March issue pictorial was set in Prague, Czech Republic.

She was teamed up with MYX VJ Donny Pangilinan (dubbed as DonKiss by their fans) for the movies Walwal and Fantastica. They later on starred in the hit romantic comedy daytime television series, Playhouse.

For five consecutive years (2017-2021), Delavin was among Twitter's Top 10 Most Tweeted about Accounts in the Philippines.[15][16] She has also been named The Most Beautiful Woman in the Philippines by Starmometer in 2020.[17]

In April 2019, Delavin had her 2nd solo sold-out concert entitled A Life Full Of Kisses at Music Museum.

In November 2019, Delavin left Star Magic and signed with APT Entertainment and Triple A Management, which manages Kapuso actresses Maine Mendoza and Marian Rivera.[18] She is currently a freelance artist and started appearing on some of the TV programs of GMA Network.

Delavin has appeared on an episode of Mars Pa More, The Boobay and Tekla Show, Tonight with Arnold Clavio, All-Out Sundays, Eat Bulaga, Unang Hirit and Wowowin on GMA Network.

In December 2020, Delavin stated that she would take a break from the entertainment industry by moving back to Masbate to focus on her studies, which caused her projects and lock-in tapings to be placed on hiatus until further notice, due to her parents not allowing her amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.[19]

In May 2021, during an interview with Ricky Lo, Delavin has confirmed that she would return to Manila from Masbate once the COVID-19 vaccines are fully rolled out.[20]

Representing Masbate, Delavin finished as a Top 10 finalist at Miss Universe Philippines 2021 on September 30, 2021 in Bohol.[21][22] Beatrice Gomez of Cebu City won the said pageant.[23]

FilmographyEdit

MoviesEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
2020 D'Ninang Mikhaela "Mikhai" Angeles [24]
2018 Fantastica Princess Ariella [25]
Walwal Ruby Rose Manalaysay [26]
2017 Loving in Tandem Jayzel [27]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2021 Eat Bulaga Herself Contestant
2020 Dear Uge: Viral Maging Judgemental Amy Caranto
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko Oceana
All-Out Sundays Herself Performer
2019 Eat Bulaga Herself Contestant
Ipaglaban Mo! Miya Buenaobra Episode: "Desperada"
2018–2019 Playhouse Shiela Ramos-Ubaldo
2018 ASAP Chillout Herself Host
2017 Ipaglaban Mo! Dianne Episode: "Groufie"
Wansapanataym: Amazing Ving Chelsea Del Carmen
2017–2019 ASAP Herself Performer
2016 Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 Herself Contestant
2015 Pangako Sa 'Yo Bar Girl Cameo

DigitalEdit

Year Title Role
2021 The Purple Chair Interview Herself / Guest
Talk About It with Queen MJ
Live Chat with Heyadamg
BA's Take Talk Herself / Guest co-host
Puregold Sabado Bago Live Herself / Guest
2020 The Best Talk: Season 1
2019 ZEKElingMagingSHIELA: The Zeke and Shiela's Almost Love Story Shiela Ramos-Ubaldo
2018 Alamat ng Ano: Nura and Velma Velma
One Music Popssss S05E05 Herself
One Music LUH
ASAP Chillout Squad
2017 One Music Popssss S03E09
Squad Goals
Follow the Lucky 3 Teens
2016–2019 Kapamilya Chat Herself / Guest

CommercialsEdit

Year Brand Name Role Notes
2017–2020 (on-hiatus) Palmolive Shampoo & Conditioner Herself -

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Year Title Album details Tracks Certifications
2017 Kisses
  • Released: November 6, 2017
  • Label: Star Music
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming

1. Lalala
2. Alam na This
3. Tulak ng Bibig, Kabig ng Dibdib
4. Di Ko Lang Masabi
5. Pretty Boy
6. Lalala - Minus One
7. Alam na This - Minus One
8. Tulak ng Bibig, Kabig ng Dibdib - Minus One
9. Di Ko Lang Masabi - Minus One
10. Pretty Boy - Minus One

Platinum[28]

SinglesEdit

Year Album Title Certification Record label
2017 Kisses "Pretty Boy" Platinum Star Pop
"Alam na This"
"Di Ko Lang Masabi" Platinum (pre-order)

ConcertEdit

Year Title
2019 A Life Full of Kisses
2018 Confidently Kisses

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award-giving body/competition Award/category Result
2022 The 4th Gawad Lasallianeta Awards Green Zeal Awardee (Lasallian Public Communicator) Won
2021 Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Top 10
Finalist
2020 Starmometer 100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines 2020 Won: Rank #1
2019 100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines 2019 Won: Rank #5
ABS-CBN Ball Fan Fave Won
35th PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actress of the Year Nominated
Movie Love Team of the Year Nominated
(with Donny Pangilinan)
50th Guillermo Mendoza Box Office Awards Most Promising Female Star Won
Inside Showbiz Awards Favorite Love Team Award Won
(with Donny Pangilinan)
2018 Starmometer 100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines 2018 Won: Rank #1
5th starcinema.com.ph Awards Ultimate Movie Trailer Won for "Walwal" with Donny Pangilinan
Ultimate Movie Line Won for "Nobody can tell you what can make you happy except yourself", said by the character Ruby in "Walwal"
ABS-CBN Ball Fan Fave Won
Myx Music Awards 2018 Myx Celebrity VJ of the Year Nominated
(with Marco Gallo)
Favorite Guest Appearance In A Music Video Kulay by Young JV Nominated
(with Marco Gallo)
2017 Starmometer 100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines 2017 Won: Rank #11
Star Magic Ball Fan Fave Won
Cornetto Tip-To-Top Best Dressed Couple with Marco Gallo Won
31st PMPC Star Awards for TV Best New Female TV Personality Wansapanataym Nominated
Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 2nd Lucky Big Placer Won
2016 ASAP POP Teens Choice Awards[29] ASAP Pop Teen Sweetheart Won
Miss Masbate Province Won
Miss Kaogma Won
2015 Miss Teen Earth
Finalist
2013 Miss Teen Masbate Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lo, Ricky (July 4, 2017). "A grand 'coming out' for Miracle Baby of Masbate". The Philippine Star. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "Kisses Delavin goes traditional on Chinese New Year". Philstar.com. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  3. ^ Lo, Ricky (January 10, 2019). "Kisses expects suitor(s) to possess dad's qualities". The Philippine Star. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  4. ^ Catolico, Gianna Francesca (April 18, 2017). "PBB's Kisses Delavin talks about illness that almost killed her". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  5. ^ Afinidad-Bernardo, Deni Rose M. (August 31, 2017). "'Multimedia Princess' Kisses Delavin reaches 1 M Instagram followers". The Philippine Star. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  6. ^ "Kisses Delavin open to joining national pageants". ABS-CBNnews.com. June 20, 2018. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  7. ^ Cuazon, Christhel (May 23, 2019). "Kisses Delavin attends her first day in college". DZRH Network News. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  8. ^ Lo, Ricky (May 8, 2020). "Kisses gets a car as birthday gift". The Philippine Star. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  9. ^ Cepeda, Cody (June 8, 2018). "Kisses Delavin recalls first year in show biz: 'I've seen supporters turn into haters'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  10. ^ Vasquez, Dinna Chan (April 9, 2017). "Maymay & Kisses: Different and alike at the same time". BusinessMirror. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  11. ^ "Meet the teen beauty queen joining 'PBB'". ABS-CBNnews.com. November 29, 2017. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  12. ^ "WATCH: Emotional top 3 teens exit 'Pinoy Big Brother' house". ABS-CBNnews.com. November 20, 2016. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  13. ^ "Maymay Entrata hailed as 'Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7' Big Winner". The Philippine Star. March 6, 2017. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
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  16. ^ "Kisses Delavin among most Tweeted Celebrities of 2018".
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  23. ^ "Philippines crowns first openly queer candidate to Miss Universe 2021". news.yahoo.com. Retrieved October 3, 2021.
  24. ^ "IN PHOTOS: At the premiere night of Aiai Delas Alas-Kisses Delavin starrer 'D' Ninang'". GMA Network (in Tagalog). Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  25. ^ "'Fantastica' stars Donny Pangilinan, Kisses Delavin, Richard Gutierrez on their on-set family". Rappler. Retrieved July 19, 2021.
  26. ^ "WalWal | Star Cinema". starcinema.abs-cbn.com. Retrieved July 19, 2021.
  27. ^ "MayWard, KissMarc topbill new film 'Loving In Tandem'". CNN Philippines. Retrieved July 19, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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