Singer-actress Sarah Geronimo. Viva Entertainment
MANILA -- Pop star Sarah Geronimo is the No. 1 "most beautiful" celebrity in the Philippines, as listed by showbiz magazine YES! in its special issue.
Geronimo was introduced on Tuesday as the publication's top pick by editor-in-chief Joann Maglipon during a press conference in Quezon City, which was hosted by Iya Villania.
According to YES!, the 26-year-old singer was chosen for her quiet sophistication and confidence.
"Sarah is also a woman who has come into her own. That is the reason why YES! magazine chose her as this year's most beautiful star," the publication said in its announcement.
Asked to define "beauty," Geronimo said: "It's not the outward assets, the make-up or jewelry, but the love of family and friends that makes one a complete person."
"Mas kilala ko na ang sarili ko after what I've gone through, mistakes and everything," she added. -- Report by Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News