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Diana Zubiri
Born Rosemarie Joy Garcia
April 15, 1985 (1985-04-15) (age 24)
Bulacan, Philippines
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Diana Zubiri (b. April 15, 1985, Bulacan, Philippines, real name Rosemarie Joy Garcia) is a Filipina actress.

She was discovered by Seiko Films when she was 15 years of age soon after applying for work in Japan. [1] She then started on sexy roles on various films by Seiko. In October 2002, Zubiri became widely known[2] in the Philippines after posing on the EDSA-Shaw flyover in Mandaluyong City. In 2005, Zubiri moved away from sexy films and focused on becoming a TV actress on the GMA Network. One of her notable roles was portraying Danaya in the Encantadia fantasy series.

She is also a regular cast in the sketch-comedy program, Bubble Gang and starred on drama series like Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita and Danny Zialcita's Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan?.

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Personal life

Zubiri, when she was at about eight years old, together with her elder sister were left in the sole care of their mother when her father left them at Olongapo City. The family later transferred to a rented home in Fairview, Quezon City, where Diana spent her child life. Zubiri was a member of the Iglesia ni Cristo but converted to Roman Catholicism during her early years in showbiz. [2]

Acting career

Zubiri started her showbiz career at the age of 15 after applying for work as an entertainer in Japan. She met Jimmy Mercado, a Seiko Films employee, who was working part-time as an interviewer for wannabe-performers for Japan. At that time, Assunta de Rossi had just finished the sexy film Sisid. In 2001 at the age of 17, she signed her Seiko contract and was launched in 2002 in the sexy film Itlog, opposite Rodel Velayo. She then returned to the Philippines and started to appear in sexy movies such as Bakat and Kasiping.

Scandal

On October 29, 2002, she had a photo shoot wearing a two-piece bikini for FHM Philippines on EDSA-Shaw flyover in Mandaluyong City that became a major controversy. Mandaluyong City Mayor Benhur Abalos filed charges of grave scandal against FHM Philippines and Zubiri but later withdrew it after Zubiri and FHM Philippines' then-editor-in-chief Eric Ramos and Jojo Gabinete, Zubiri's manager, apologized.

Later career

After a few sexy flicks, Zubiri became a GMA Network artist, appearing as a regular cast in Bubble Gang, a sketch comedy television program. She also appeared in Encantadia as Danaya, the diwata that holds the Jewel of the Earth. She later reprised that role in Etheria and Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas.

Zubiri co-starred as "Ingrid" on Asian Treasures alongside Angel Locsin, Robin Padilla, and Marvin Agustin.[3] She is also a cast member on GMA7's Bubble Gang, and previously dated Bubble Gang co-star Wendell Ramos. Zubiri is now considered a full-pledged TV-movie celebrity.[4] While Zubiri is a contract star of Seiko Films, she signed a contract in Regal Films and she recently appeared in Shake, Rattle & Roll X, an 34th MMFF (Metro Manila Film Festival) entry which included her film One Night Only.

Filmography

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Television shows

Year Title Role Network
2008 Dear Friend Various Artists GMA Network
Sine Novela: Danny Zialcita's Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan? Elsa Cervantes-Almeda GMA Network
Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita Julie Perrantes GMA Network
2007 Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Carmela Langit & Princess Arianna of Avea GMA Network
Asian Treasures Ingrid Vargas GMA Network
2006 Now and Forever: Linlang Divina GMA Network
Ang Pagbabago Host GMA Network
Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas Reyna Danaya GMA Network
2005 Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng Encantadia Reyna Danaya GMA Network
Encantadia Sangre Danaya GMA Network
2003-2009 Bubble Gang Herself GMA Network
2003-2004 Eat Bulaga! Regular Guest Performer GMA Network

Films

Year Title Role Producer
2008 Shake, Rattle & Roll X Acacia Regal Films
One Night Only[5][6] Vivian OctoArts Films
2007 Silip Tess Seiko Films
2006 I Wanna Be Happy Tish Seiko Films
2005 Bikini Open Gail Seiko Films
2004 Liberated 2 Fatima Seiko Films
2003 Liberated Pauline Seiko Films
2002 Kasiping Rowena Seiko Films
Bakat Anne Seiko Films
Itlog Sally Seiko Films

Awards & Recognition

FHM ranking

From her first appearance in the magazine in 2002, Diana Zubiri has consistently ranked at FHM Philippines' annual survey (FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World). Until 2008, Diana has constantly remained at the top ten of the list. She also appeared in the FHM editions of Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. [7]

Year Award Category Result
2002 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Woman Ranked # 90
2003 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Woman Ranked # 1 Philippines' Finest
2004 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Woman Ranked # 3
2005 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Woman Ranked # 4
2006 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Woman Ranked # 4
2007 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Woman Ranked # 7
2008 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Woman Ranked # 5

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