Everything you wanted to know about Solenn Heussaff but were too shy to ask comes from the "goddess" herself whenever she speaks. Yet her status and image as a celebrity in various fields is well known, of course.
Solenn Heussaff emerged as the face of local clothing line Penshoppe and set a higher standard of beauty—her stunning face came with talent and skills.
It's extraordinary enough that she's a painter, fashion designer, professional makeup artist, singer—and now, since she entered showbiz, a budding television host and actress.
At the 2012 Gawad Urian, a prestigious annual film awards in the country, the Filipino-French 26-year old was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.
A year since entering showbiz via the reality show Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown, Solenn has already recorded an album, shot films Temptation Island and My Valentine Girls, and acted in primetime soaps Captain Barbell and Legacy. Now the former Channel V video jockey is the host of makeover show Fashbook.
The year saw Solenn on magazine covers— FHM, Preview, Women’s Health, Rogue, Cosmopolitan, etc.— and while she looked ravishing, even goddess-like, Solenn Heussaff, up close and personal, is not one bit intimidating.
SOLENN LAUGHS AT HERSELF. At the launch of Toshiba’s line up of new gadgets where she was introduced as brand ambassador, Solenn was candid, laughing at her own quirks and her awkward Tagalog.
In an interview with the press, one asked, “You now have everything. Ano pa bang mahihiling mo?”
“Anong… mahihiling?” Solenn asked, unabashed, for the word's English translation.
“What more can you ask for, Solenn?”
She giggled and then stated the obvious, “Na [gumaling] ako sa Tagalog!
“Yun ang pinaka-dream ko. Yun ang pinaka-achievement ko kung marating ako dun.”
Tagalog is clearly her waterloo. Even though Solenn was born and raised in the Philippines by her French father and Filipino mother, she attended a French school and after finishing high school, left for France to study fashion design.
She must learn Tagalog, more so now that she joins the hosts of the most popular noontime show Eat Bulaga!.
“Practice yun para sa akin,” she says of her new project.