Winwyn Marquez is the latest actress to become a beauty queen.
The 25-year-old actress was just crowned as Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 earlier today, November 5 (Saturday night, November 4, Bolivia time).
Prior to becoming a beauty queen, Winwyn is known as one of GMA-7's go-to kontrabidas in TV shows.
The daughter of Alma Moreno and Joey Marquez already played villain to Barbie Forteza, Louise delos Reyes, Kylie Padilla, and Kris Bernal, among others.
Before Winwyn assumes her role as Reina Hispanoamericana, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) takes a look back at some of the notable projects she did on television.
MULAWIN VS. RAVENA (2017)
Winwyn's last TV project was the telefantasya Mulawin vs. Ravena, wherein she played Ribay, the right-hand woman of Reyna Rashana (Chynna Ortaleza). Winwyn's character was a Ravena.
MAGPAKAILANMAN: "LOVE IS COMPLICATED" (2017)
In April 2017, Winwyn acted alongside her real-life boyfriend Mark Herras for the first time via an episode of Magpakailanman. In the episode, she portrayed Shiela, the ex-girlfriend of Edgar (Mark) who later became his mistress.
Winwyn and Mark had a bed scene for this episode.
Winwyn entered the cast of Encantadia's requel during its second chapter in 2017. She played Helgad, a Nymfa. She was the adoptive mother of Luna/Deshna, played by Inah De Belen. She was later killed by Lilasari (Diana Zubiri), Deshna's real mother.
This was the first time that Winwyn portrayed a mother role in a television series. At 25, she played a mom to Inah, who is 23.
Winwyn is also one of two actresses who were both part of Encantadia and Mulawin's modern incarnations. The other was Angelu de Leon who played a mortal in both shows.
LITTLE NANAY (2015)
In 2015, Winwyn played an antagonist role in the primetime series Little Nanay, starring Kris Bernal. Winwyn portrayed Beatrice, a woman who is desperate for the love of Archie (Hiro Peralta), Tinay's (Kris) husband. At the series' finale, Beatrice committed suicide.
MAGPAKAILANMAN: "SEX SLAVE: ANAK, PINABAYAAN NG INA?" (2015)
Winwyn showed support for the showbiz comeback of her mother Alma Moreno when she agreed to act alongside her in an episode of Magpakailanman. Aired in 2015, Winwyn played Ayen, a single mother who had a dysfunctional relationship with her mother (Alma).
For this episode, Winwyn was slapped by Alma several times.
The beauty queen admitted in a Startalk interview, "Nakakatakot po siya, kasi meron po kaming sampalang eksena dito, para pong may galit sa 'kin yung nanay ko nung sinampal niya 'ko."
THE HALF SISTERS (2015)
Winwyn joined the cast of The Half Sisters in April 2015 as Vanessa, the childhood friend of Bradley (Andre Paras) who still has feelings for him. She became the rival of Diana (Barbie Forteza), Bradley's current girlfriend.
KAMBAL SIRENA (2014)
In this telefantasya, Winwyn played Macy, the ultimate villain in the prime-time series. Macy is the obsessed ex-girlfriend of Kevin (Aljur Abrenica), who still wants him back in her life. She made life a living hell for Pearl (Louise delos Reyes), Kevin's new girlfriend who has a mermaid sister.
In this weekly teen-suspense series, Winwyn played Maika, a College student who was intentionally killed by an unknown murderer. Her long-lost sister Hazel (Lauren) investigated the crime as Maika's ghost continued to haunt her.
Aside from Winwyn and Lauren, the other stars included in this 2013 series were Joyce Ching, Enzo Pineda, and Ruru Madrid.
ONE TRUE LOVE (2012)
Winwyn played the role of Marla Samonte in this show. Marla is the adoptive sister of Leila (Agot Isidro) who harbors ill feelings towards her niece Elize (Louise), who has been getting all the attention she wanted.
BLUSANG ITIM (2011)
Blusang Itim served as Winwyn's first teleserye after she decided to pursue a full-time career in showbiz. She played Cleo, the main rival of Jessa (Kylie Padilla) for the heart of Angelo (Frank Magalona). Her advantage is that she's rich and beautiful, unlike Jessa who is impoverished and has a deformed face.
Candies is Winwyn's first ever TV show, aired on GMA-7's sister channel QTV-11. She was joined by other showbiz royalties Inah De Belen and Ynna Asistio. The three of them hosted this show which gave female teens tips in living the adolescent life.
Winwyn decided to leave the show a few months later to focus on her studies. She was replaced by Andi Manzano.