When it comes to the most talked-about personalities in the country, the year 2016 has been dominated by good-looking men and women – from adorable toddlers and captivating teen stars to ladies with scene-stealing confidence.
10. Maria Isabel Lopez
Actress Maria Isabel Lopez turned heads and became a hot topic in social media in 2016 because of the way she projected herself on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet.
9. Carrot Man
Vegetable farmer turned Internet sensation Jeyrick Sigmaton made Filipinos swoon after starring in a photo shoot for a local clothing brand.
Photo from Instagram/jericksanchez
8. Scarlet Snow Belo
The daughter of celebrity doctors Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho became a social media darling this year, amassing more than 600,000 followers on Instagram.
Photo from Instagram/scarletsnowbelo
7. Ian King/Angelina Mead King
Many Filipinos were caught by surprise as car enthusiast Ian King – husband of model Joey Mead – came out as a transgender woman named Angelina Mead King.
Photo from Instagram/hailtothe_queen_
6. Sebastian Duterte
Presidential son Sebastian "Baste" Duterte stole the hearts of many Filipinos early this year with his singing voice and rugged look.
Photo from Facebook/basteduterteofficial
5. Imelda Schweighart
Beauty queen Imelda Schweighart shocked pageant fans this year with her controversial statements about newly crowned Miss Earth Katherine Espin of Ecuador.
Photo by Mike Alquinto, NPPA
4. Badjao Girl
Internet sensation Rita Gabiola, also known as "Badjao Girl," stunned Filipinos across the globe after getting a makeover and her first photo shoot -- and eventually joined the reality show "Pinoy Big Brother."
Photo by Stephen Capuchino from Facebook/james.domingo.12
3. Kylie Verzosa
Kylie Verzosa made headlines after winning Miss International 2016, making her the sixth Filipina to bring home the crown.
Photo by Kim Hyung-Hoon, Reuters
2. Bisaya-speaking Americans
The Bisaya-speaking Americans of the "Hey Joe Show" on YouTube became even more popular this year after their encounter with President Rodrigo Duterte.
Screengrab from Hey Joe Show video
1. Liza Soberano
Actress Liza Soberano stole the show in the 2016 Star Magic Ball, an annual gathering of ABS-CBN talents, in her dove gray gown by Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco.
Photo: ABS-CBN News