1st MB NETIZENS CHOICE AWARDS: Best and worst of 2021

Published January 9, 2022, 9:30 AM

by Robert Requintina

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Twas a year full of love, surprises, and revelations in Philippine show business. Manila Bulletin Entertainment looks back at the biggest hits and misses of the past year via the 1st MB Showbiz Netizens Choice Awards. The winners were based on the number of page views garnered by the articles and celebrities from Jan. 1, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2021. The higher number of page views, the more chances of being included on our list. Many may not agree with the results, but these are the articles and celebrities read by netizens that ranked high in our daily survey last year. Here we go!

Kris Aquino (Instagram)

FEMALE CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR – Kris Aquino

* Kris Aquino’s article on hitting out a basher was the biggest MB entertainment story by a female celebrity in terms of page views for 2021. Kris Aquino comes in as female celebrity of the year.

Dominic Roque (Instagram)

MALE CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR – Dominic Roque

* Believe it or not, but Dominic’s reaction to the sexy photo shoot of his girlfriend Bea Alonzo for a liquor company was the biggest entertainment story in Manila Bulletin Entertainment for 2021 in terms of page views. This makes Dominic the male celebrity of the year.

Dominic Roque and Bea Alonzo (Instagram)

SHOWBIZ REACTION OF THE YEAR – Dominic Roque

* Dominic Roque reacts to girlfriend Bea Alonzo’s sultry photoshoot for a calendar of a liquor company.

READ: https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/25/how-did-dominic-roque-react-to-bea-alonzos-latest-photo-shoot/

Kris Aquino (Instagram)

‘CELEBRITY SLAMS BASHER’ AWARD – Kris Aquino

* Queen of All Media Kris Aquino hits out at a basher, saying she couldn’t stand being attacked by someone with grammatical errors.

READ: https://mb.com.ph/2021/06/27/make-no-mistake-kris-aquino-corrects-bashers-grammar/

Angelica Panganiban and Gregg Homan (Instagram)

SHOWBIZ SWEETHEARTS OF THE YEAR – Angelica Panganiban and Gregg Homan

* MB netizens are thrilled that Angelica Panganiban and Gregg Homan are playing sweet music together.

READ: https://mb.com.ph/2021/01/01/is-angelica-panganiban-in-a-relationship-with-gregg-homan/

Derek Ramsay and Ellen Adarna

SHOWBIZ INTIMATE PHOTO OF THE YEAR – Derek Ramsay and Ellen Adarna

* Derek Ramsay shares a photo touching Ellen Adarna’s back ever so lightly, sweetly.

READ: https://mb.com.ph/2021/01/30/derek-ramsay-ellen-adarna-post-intimate-photo/

Ellen Adarna (Instagram)

CANDID SHOWBIZ TALK OF THE YEAR – Ellen Adarna

* Ellen Adarna gets candid about her breasts

READ: https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/27/from-watermelons-to-pancakes-ellen-adarna-gets-candid-about-her-breasts/

Sharifa Akeel and Rep. Toto Mangudadatu (Instagram)

SHOWBIZ WEDDING OF THE YEAR – Sharifa Akeel and Rep. Toto Mangudadatu

* Everybody loves a wedding, and the news about beauty queen Sharifa Akel and Rep. Toto Mangudadatu getting married is a big hit among MB netizens!

READ: https://mb.com.ph/2021/08/22/rep-toto-mangudadatu-to-wed-beauty-queen-sharifa-akeel/

Julia Barretto and Gerald Anderson

‘SO IN LOVE’ SHOWBIZ COUPLE OF THE YEAR – Gerald Anderson and Julia Barretto

* Following the revelation about the real status of their relationship, actors Julia Barretto and Gerald Anderson flaunt their love for each other.

READ: https://mb.com.ph/2021/03/09/julia-barretto-gerald-anderson-flaunt-love-for-each-other/

Cristy Fermin

‘MARITES’ AWARD – Cristy Fermin

* Veteran entertainment columnist Cristy Fermin confirms Paolo Contis, Yen Santos in viral photo and video

READ: https://mb.com.ph/2021/09/07/cristy-fermin-confirms-paolo-contis-and-yen-santos-in-viral-photo-video/

Meryll Soriano and Willie Revillame (Instagram)

SHOWBIZ ‘BUNDLE OF JOY’ AWARD – Meryll Soriano and Willie Revillame

* TV host Willie Revillame is a picture of a happy dad when daughter Meryll Soriano shows him her new baby.

READ: https://mb.com.ph/2021/01/03/meryll-soriano-shows-new-baby-to-dad-willie-revillame/

Ruby Rodriguez

SHOWBIZ EXIT OF THE YEAR – Ruby Rodriguez

* Actress Ruby Rodriguez now based in the US confirms her exit from ‘Eat Bulaga’

READ: https://mb.com.ph/2021/05/31/ruby-rodriguez-breaks-silence-on-eat-bulaga-exit/

Paolo Contis

SHOWBIZ VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Paolo Contis

* A video of actor Paolo Contis with a ‘mystery girl’ goes viral

READ: https://mb.com.ph/2021/09/03/video-of-paolo-contis-with-mystery-girl-surfaces/

Kris Aquino and Mel Sarmiento

SURPRISE SHOWBIZ COUPLE OF THE YEAR – Kris Aquino and Mel Sarmiento

* Many are surprised when Kris Aquino announced on Instagram that she’s engaged to Mel Sarmiento. However, their relationship didn’t last long.

READ: https://mb.com.ph/2021/10/24/kris-aquino-and-mel-sarmiento-engaged-looking-forward-to-be-a-sarmiento/

Angeline Quinto

SHOWBIZ REVELATION OF THE YEAR – Angeline Quinto

* After weeks of speculations, Angeline Quinto reveals she’s having a baby. But for now, she refuses to identify the father of her daughter.

READ: https://mb.com.ph/2021/12/09/angeline-quinto-breaks-silence-on-pregnancy-lesbian-rumors/

 
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