Former stars now happy moms abroad

IMAGE @ckurleto and @nancycastiglione on Instagram

Cindy Kurleto (left) and Nancy Castiglione, who both played roles in the original Encantadia, are now happy moms based in Austria and Canada, respectively.


Showbiz seems to be just a phase in the life of these former stars.

At the height of their career, these ladies were constantly visible on television.

One day, they left the limelight and the Philippines.

Now, they’re all happy moms, and remain beautiful.

1. Nancy Castiglione

When she entered showbiz, she was a sought-after commercial model.

But this half-Italian/half-Filipina became famous for her role as Muyak, a recurring character which appeared on GMA-7’s Mulawin, Encantadia, Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng Encantadia, and Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wagas.

She also ventured into singing as Nancy Jane.

Six years after leaving the industry 2010, she is now a mother of twins and a baby girl. On Instagram, she described her husband Ritchie Bautista the love of her life.

She is based in Canada.

#makeup look for today! #newproducts #purcosmetics #clinique #nyx #covergirl #beccacosmetics #simplelook #everydaymakeup

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2. Cindy Kurleto

Cindy became a co-host of Magandang Tanghali Bayan, ASAP, and Eat Bulaga!

She also gave acting a shot, and played Cassiopeia, which is now the role of Solenn Heussaff in the requel of Encantadia.

This Filipina-Austrian beauty was also an in-demand endorser, and was hailed as FHM Philippines Sexiest Woman in 2004.

She left for Peru in 2007, but is now based in Vienna, Austria.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! ...from the four of us! ????

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She has a six-year-old daughter Noa, and gave birth to another baby girl on May 31.

Acting young ????

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3. Aiza Marquez

Aiza became famous because of her commercials for a soft-drinks brand and a fastfood chain.

She also became part of TGIS and Ara Karenina.

Did you know she also appeared on Encantadia? Her character was Gurna.

She is presently in town with her husband and daughter.

Take us back? #tagaytay #vacation #itsmorefuninthephilippines #family #myeverything

A photo posted by Aiza Marquez-Baas (@mrs_aizamb) on

But she’ll be back in New York, where she will be giving birth. She’s now 25 weeks pregnant.

#itsmorefuninthephilippines #vacation #24weekspregnant

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4. Krista Ranillo-Lim

She left showbiz in 2010 to pursue a law degree. That was also the same year she married her husband Jefferson Nio Lim, a supermarket CEO, in the U.S.

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More than five years later, she has three kids…

…and is 34 weeks pregnant with her fourth child.

Date night with @itsnikkio and our hubbies ???? #31weeks

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5. Carol Banawa

This lady with angelic voice left the music scene in 2003 to accompany her father, formerly an engineer in Saudi Arabia, for his medical treatment.

She’s now a licensed practical nurse in the U.S. whose song “Bakit Di Totohanin” was recently featured in Vampire Diaries.

In 2006, she became Mrs. Ryan Crisostomo.

This guy..?????? #youandmeforever #youandme #ustime #pricelessmoments #beachlovers

A photo posted by Carol Banawa (@iamcarolbanawa) on

They have three kids.

Andito na kame sa Seafood City! Tera na! ???????????? #seafoodcitylasvegasnevada #sukifestival

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