Social media star Xander Ford, formerly known as Marlou Arizala, ranked number one in the male category of Google Philippines’ most-searched personalities this 2017.
According to Google Philippines, Xander became a top trending personality when he debuted his major transformation via the October 1 episode of ABS-CBN’s weekly magazine show Rated K.
Aside from getting nose and chin cosmetic surgeries, Xander also underwent wrinkle removal, eyebrow thickening, eyelash extension, lip pigmentation, and dental implants to improve his overall look.
A separate report of PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) stated that Xander’s makeover totaled to PHP465,800.
Self-confessed transman Jake Zyrus, formerly known as Charice Pempengco, ranked number six in Google Philippines’ most-searched male personalities.
The international singing sensation made headlines when he officially changed his screen name on his social media accounts last June.
This was followed by Jake’s revelation that he has been taking testosterone shots after he had a breast removal surgery early this year.
BEAUTY QUEENS. For Google Philippines’ most-searched female personalities, it was Miss Universe-Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina who ranked number one.
Maxine made it to the pageant’s Top 6 finalists, but eventually bowed out of the competition after the crucial Q&A portion.
Philippines was the host country for Miss Universe’s coronation held at the Mall of Asia Arena last January 30, 2017.
Bb. Pilipinas-International 2017 Mariel de Leon ranked eight in the popular search engine site’s most searched female personalities.
Prior to the Miss International competition, Mariel made headlines in issues involving President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, as well as the president’s stalwart supporter Mocha Uson.
Mariel failed her bid for Miss International crown during the pageant that was held in Japan last November 14.
Miss Universe-Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters also made it to the list of Google Philippines most-searched female personalities.
The 26-year-old Filipino-British model made it to the pageant’s Top 10 finalists, but got dropped out of the competition for the Final 5.
USA was the host country for the Miss Universe pageant held last November 26.
Model Maureen Wroblewitz also made the cut, ranking at No. 5.
The 19-year-old Filipino-German model won the fifth cycle of Asia's Next Top Model.
KYLIE PADILLA. Last but definitely not the least, Kapuso actress Kylie Padilla is No. 3 in Google Philippines’ most-searched female personalities.
The former Encantadia star made headlines after PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) confirmed that she’s three months pregnant in a report dated January 22, 2017.
This was followed by Kylie and boyfriend Aljur Abrenica’s own confirmation that they are indeed having a baby.
Kylie gave birth to her and Aljur's son, Alas, last August 5.
Below is the complete list of Google Philippines' most searched male personalities:
1. Xander Ford
2. Park Bo Gum
3. Park Hyung Sik
4. Gong Yoo
5. Linkin Park
6. Rowan Atkinson
7. Gilas Pilipinas
8. Jake Zyrus
9. Nam Joo Hyuk
10. Kim Joo Hyuk
Below is the complete list of Google Philippines' most searched female personalities:
1. Maxine Medina
2. Gal Gadot
3. Kylie Padilla
4. Kim Tae Hee
5. Maureen Wroblewitz
6. Lee Sung Kyung
8. Mariel de Leon
9. Dayanara Torres
10. Rachel Peters