Kathniel tandem leads Yes! 100 Most Beautiful Stars 2017 list

July 13, 2017 - 12:43 PM
Actor Daniel Padilla speaks to the media while screen partner Kathryn Bernardo looks on during the media launch of Yes! Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful Stars issue. (Photo by Jill Tan Radovan/InterAksyon)

One year after Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza a.k.a. AlDub topped Yes! Magazine’s list of 100 Most Beautiful Stars, it is now the turn of another popular love team to hog the spotlight.

As determined by the magazine’s editorial team headed by its editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla a.k.a. Kathniel made it on the cover of the annual list that highlights celebrities who have had the most positive impact on people.

In her editor’s note, Maglipon wrote that the most fascinating thing about Kathniel is their ability to “manage themselves beautifully amid the unnatural.”

“They met when they were nowhere near being big stars. They went through a period when they were small and were treated small. They must have a promise back then to trust no one else as much as they would trust each other. And to this day, it works for them,” Maglipon further noted.

Since first teaming up in the teen anthology drama series “Growing Up” in 2011, Kathryn and Daniel have become inseparable as they went on to team up in four primetime soap operas, the latest of which is the hit horror-fantasy series “La Luna Sangre.”

They also shared top billing in eight blockbuster films, starting with “24/7 in Love” in 2012 up to their latest, “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” this year which grossed over P360 million in the box office.

Despite their constant displays of public affection, however, Kathryn (who made the cover of Yes! 100 Most Beautiful Stars together with Julia Montes in 2013) and Daniel have never officially admitted that they’re a real-life couple.

In topping the list, Kathniel joins the ranks of 100 Most Beautiful Stars cover celebrities Judy Ann Santos, KC Concepcion, Marian Rivera, Kim Chiu, John Lloyd Cruz, Anne Curtis, Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo, Sarah Geronimo, Kris Aquino and yes, AlDub whose cover issue last year holds the record for most copies sold, according to Maglipon.

Beautiful girls (clockwise from top left) Kim Domingo, Kris Bernal, Andrea Torres, Inah de Belen, Barbie Forteza and LJ Reyes. (Photos by Jill Tan Radovan/InterAksyon)

As for the other stars that made it in this year’s list, Yes! has divided them into several categories including Wonder Kids, Strong Starters, Wow Factor, Network Bets, Fan Mania, Smash Teamups, Prime Players, Bankable Stars, Peerless, Music Hero, Idol, In a League of His Own, Comic Genius, Formidable, Acing It, Queen Mother, Staying Power, Creative Souls, Unbreakable, Sizzling Hot, The Medina Men, Hot Papas, Star Performers, Prized Stars and TV King.

Among those who made the list and were present during the official launch event at Luxent Hotel in Quezon City were Kim Domingo, Andrea Torres, Kris Bernal, Glaza de Castro, LJ Reyes, JC Santos, Rocco Nacino, Benjamin Alves, Andre Paras, Dominic Roque, Barbie Forteza, Inah de Belen, Baeby Baste, Ruru Madrid, Jak Roberto, Sunshine Dizon, Gabby Eigenmann, TJ Trinidad, Albie Casiño, Tirso Cruz III and brothers Alex, Ping, Karl and Victor Medina.

Yes! Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful Stars of 2017 special issue is now available on newsstands nationwide.

Beautiful boys (clockwise from top left) Dominic Roque, Albie Casiño, Rocco Nacino, Benjamin Alves, TJ Trinidad and Alex Medina. (Photos by Jill Tan Radovan/InterAksyon)