Fast-rising young superstar Belle Mariano received Thursday her Outstanding Asian Star award at the recently-concluded Seoul International Drama Awards in South Korea.
Belle wore a pink terno gown designed by Adrienne Concepcion and created by Francis Libiran that made her look like a Filipina Barbie for the awards night and was with ABS-CBN Head for International Production and Co-Production Ruel S. Bayani and ABS-CBN Films AdProm Head Mico Del Rosario.
She made history by becoming the youngest winner at 20 years old, the first awardee from the Philippines since 2020, and the first Filipina ever to bag the trophy. The award is the latest career milestone for Mariano, following her impressive success as an actress (He’s Into Her and Love Is Color Blind with Donbelle partner Donny Pangilinan), a singer (Daylight, her debut album and solo concert), and as an in-demand product endorser.
Recent Filipino winners of the Asian Star prize in the SDA are actors Alden Richards in 2019 and Dingdong Dantes in 2020.