But aside from that, who is Kristel Fulgar and where have we seen her before?
Kristel’s full name is Kristel Aina Oquindo Fulgar. She was born on December 29, 1994, which makes her 28 years old as of this writing. Aside from being an actress, she’s also a singer and a vlogger.
In a vlog she uploaded on November 19, 2022, Kristel revealed the reason behind this move.
"So I signed with Five Stones Entertainment, kasi for me to have a working visa here in Korea.
“Kasi kapag kumuha ako ng student visa, they will require me two sems [semesters], six months yun na mag-aaral ako and ayaw ko nang mag-aral ng six months."
Kristel stressed that although she signed up with Five Stones Entertainment, she's not yet ready to enter showbiz in South Korea.
"I am not prepared for that, guys, so huwag muna kayo mag-expect na mag-aartista ako dito.
"Kasi hindi pa ako ganun ka-confident mag-Korean, honestly. Later na."
It was also around that time that she had just begun studying Hangungmal or the Korean language.
"Let’s see kung anong matutunan ko sa school. Baka magkaroon ako ng confidence and ita-try ko na yung [showbiz]."
Shows, movies, and songs
Goin’ Bulilit (2005)
A show featuring kids doing comedy skits, this is where Kristel started her showbiz career as a child star.
Maria Flordeluna (2007)
This 2007 version was the remake of the 1978 RPN-9 hit drama series Floredeluna starring Janice de Belen as Flor and Maritess Ardieta as Wilma. In the 2007 ABS-CBN version, Flor was played by Kristel's Goin' Bulilit co-star Eliza Pineda while Kristel played Wilma.
In her June 30, 2022 vlog entry, Kristel bonded with Eliza 15 years after Maria Flordeluna ended.
They even re-enacted their iconic catfight in the show.
The duo then uploaded a clip of their re-enacted catfight on their respective TikTok and Instagram accounts.
Eliza’s Instagram reel caption reads, “Flor and Wilma 15 years later…”
Dahil sa Pag-Ibig (2012)
Kristel played kontrabida/supporting role again in Dahil Sa Pag-ibig as Andrea Rivero. The show was topbilled by Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Maricar Reyes, Cristine Reyes, and Christopher De Leon.
Kristel played support again in this as Jean. This teen drama series was based on the Wattpad novel by Noreen Capili bearing the same title. The show was headlined by Nash Aguas, Alexa Ilacad, and Ella Cruz.
Kristel Fulgar’s top three vlogs with highest views
At present, her vlog has 147 videos and 2.71 million subscribers. Below are three of the highest-viewed vlogs on her channel.
ALONE IN SEOUL + KDRAMA LOCATION HUNTING
In this vlog, Kristel documents her stay in Seoul. From her stay in a guesthouse for five days to her shopping spree for different earrings, K-drama merch, and clothes.
She also included footage of her visits to shoot locations of popular K-dramas like Goblin, Coffee Prince, Boys Over Flowers, Oh My Ghost, Korean Odyssey, Legend of the Blue Sea, Fight for My Way, and Clean With Passion for Now.
The video was uploaded on June 25, 2019 and has 7,359,436 views as of this writing.
A DAY WITH BIG BOSS (CEO TURNED PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHER)
Kristel opened her vlog with one short but meaningful sentence, “So, today… hindi ako mag-isa.” The “aww” sound effect cued in after.
This is not the first time Big Boss appeared in one of Kristel's vlogs, but this particular vlog had the fans super kilig.
Uploaded on June 28, 2019, this vlog already has 7,154,227 views.
SUSHI DATE W/ SUE RAMIREZ
Kristel tries different local sushi restos with BFF Sue Ramirez.
The two actresses became best friends after co-starring in the now-defunct show Pangako Sa ‘Yo (2015).
The seven-minute video was uploaded on February 28, 2019 with 5,219,423 views as of this writing.