4. Nicole Scherzinger
The Pussycat Dolls lead singer and “The Masked Singer” panelist was born to a Filipino father and a Hawaiian-Russian mother. In November 2020, she covered the song “Pangako” by Ogie Alcasid/ Regine Velasquez with Fil-Am producer Troy Laureta to honor her Filipino heritage.
Apl.de.ap’s real name is Allan Pineda Lindo and he was born in Angeles City, Pampanga. He rose to fame with the hip hop group Black Eyed Peas and their debut song “Where’s The Love?”. In the last years, Apl.de.ap has been one of the coaches of “The Voice of the Philippines” and “The Voice Teens Philippines”.
6. Enrique Iglesias
The mother of the king of Latin Pop is Filipina socialite and TV host Isabel Preysler. Enrique’s Lolo was the executive director of Philippine Airlines and one of the board directors of the Spanish Bank of Manila.
9. Jo Koy
Fil-Am stand up comedian Joseph Glenn Herbert, aka Jo Koy, is famous for incorporating his Filipino roots into his comedy acts. As a child, Jo Koy lived in Cubao, Quezon City for about 6 years before his family moved back to the states.
10. Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld is an American actress who rose to fame in 2010 with her role as Mattie in True Grit. She appeared in other successful movies like “Romeo & Juliet” and “Pitch Perfect 2 & 3”. Hailee’s grandfather was half Filipino and came from Panglao, Bohol.
11. Vanessa Minnillo-Lachey
Vanessa was born in Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines and is half American and half Filipina. She rose to fame as TV host for MTV and Entertainment Tonight. In 2011, Vanessa married the ex-husband of Jessica Simpson, NIck Lachey, and they have 3 children together.