Bea Alonzo was just hailed as one of Asia's rising potential global stars, and we couldn't agree more! The accolade was bestowed upon the Filipina actress by American entertainement news magazine Variety and the International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM).
The list, formally dubbed The Asian Star: Up Next, recognizes the Asian on-screen talents who are most likely poised to go farther in the entertainment industry internationally. "Some of the talents selected are already established, well-known, and at the top of their game in their home territories. But that’s not the point. What these awards seek is to help Asia’s talent cross borders onto an international or global stage. That’s a question of ambition, and hard work to come," Variety explains.
The actress took to Instagram to express her gratitude for the honor. "What a great feeling to be recognized along with the other stars from different Asian countries for their body of work," her caption reads. "Thank you @variety for the feature. I am beyond excited to be able to represent the Philippines in Macau this coming December."
Bea's name first made rounds in international outlets after her horror film Eerie gained positive traction on Netflix and rave reviews on social media over the past months. The film has since been featured on well-known titles like Elle.com, People.com, and Dailymail UK.
Bea joins the ranks of Piolo Pascual and Anne Curtis, who were both featured on the same list back in 2017 and 2018, respectively.