With the advent of social media, getting and gauging the public reaction were never this easy and fast.
Say a star can't decide which gown or pair of shoes to wear, she can turn to her Instagram followers for help.
If she has a hugot or pinagdadaanan, she can always count on unsolicited advice from netizens.
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have become not only as a personal channel or a virtual diary, but also as a people meter of sorts.
Here are the looks that became the most liked, most talked about, and most viral in 2016.
What's a better way of announcing "I'm back" than posting a selfie where you look fresh and fabulous.
On her return from almost eight months of hiatus, Kris Aquino posted this photo that became her most liked post since she temporarily said goodbye to TV last March.
It also generated the most number of comments (903) from her followers, which ran along this vein: "Ang payat," "Bumata ka," "Kamukha mo si Julia Montes," and "Gorgeous."
Miss Universe 2012 first runner-up Janine Tugonon made the country proud when she was picked as one of the four girls in the Victoria's Secret Pink ad.
Her post hit the headlines and generated 75,500 likes on Instagram.
This photo of Jake Ejecito and his daughter Ellie was the most liked (120,000) Halloween post, and generated the most number of comments (1,360).
Jake's photo caption nailed it: "I'll slay all your dragons for you, my princess."
This was one of the two photos that Cristine Reyes posted on Facebook after announcing that she dyed her hair blonde.
The two photos had 253,000 reactions and 12,294 shares.
Her transformation had nothing to do with a role; it was for a challenge game with her sisters-in-law.
Her white Patty Ang outfit earned for Andi Eigenmann a slot in Vanity Fair's Best-Dressed list at the Cannes Film Festival last May.
Maria Isabel Lopez put her experience and training as a beauty queen to good use at the red carpet of Cannes Film Festival, where Dante Mendoza's Ma Rosa became a contender.
Aside from making heads turned with her green Albert Andrada gown, her pose launched a batch of memes dubbing her a "kabogera."
After surprising most people about her wedding to Arthur Burnand last April 30, Georgina Wilson pulled another surprise when she suddenly announced her pregnancy via this photo.
Flaunting her baby bump, she -, "Baby Burnand is on the way."
The post had 134,000 likes and 1,759 likes.
THE NEW SEXY
Among Jessy Mendiola's bikini photos, this one had the most number of likes (123,000) and comments (2,923). It actually got more reactions than the photo she posted after being officially hailed as FHM Sexiest Woman.
Part of her long caption for the photo redefined the new sexy.
"My body may not be perfect but that will not stop me from being confident with myself. I've had my fair share of body shaming comments. So I know how it feels like to be called 'FAT' or 'TUMABA.'
"Well, just to inform some of you 'PERFECT' people.
"We all come in different sizes and shapes but that shouldn't stop us from being happy with our own bodies."
THE BEST IN SWIMSUIT
Baby Zia's first swimsuit photo on Instagram remains the most-liked baby photo.
It has so far generated 207,000 likes and 4,501 comments.
Beauty, body, and brains, not to mention beauty titles Miss International 2016, Miss Universe 2015, and Miss World 2013.
How to be you, Kylie Verzosa, Pia Wurtzbach, and Megan Young?
Their photos have gone viral, and have become a groufie peg for besties.
It had 162,000 likes and 1,212 comments.
THE WEDDING PORTRAIT
A total of 14 couples got married this year, but the husband-and-wife portrait that took social media by storm was that of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza when their Kalyeserye characters got married last October 22.
This photo garnered 207,000 likes and 7,616, comments.
The make-believe wedding itself trended with over six million tweets.
THE REAL DEAL
This photo of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla elicited over 216,000 likes and 4,070 comments—obviously the favorite of KathNiel fans.
The two were in their casual clothes, looking candid and so cool.
THE BELLE OF THE BALL
Liza Soberano in Michael Cinco gown and Brent Sales hair was the talk of the town during Star Magic Ball.
This photo alone had 408,000 likes and 5,786 comments.
These did not include the memes on Facebook and Twitter and the comments of her fellow celebrities.
Because she was sensational, the event was dubbed "The Liza Soberano Ball."