MANILA - Kapamilya star Liza Soberano has been included in a British movie critic's list of "The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2015."
The 17-year-old Soberano placed sixth in TC Candler's annual ranking, behind Iran's Golshifteh Farahani, "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson, British fashion model Jourdan Dunn, Hollywood actress Gal Gadot, and South Korea's Nana.
"Pangako Sa 'Yo" star Kathryn Bernardo, the only other Filipina in the list, was 80th. She finished ahead of American-Irish actress Olivia Wilde, whose highest ever ranking on the list was 11th.
Meanwhile, Enrique Gil, Soberano's onscreen partner, stormed TC Candler's other list of "The 100 Most Handsome Faces" of the year. He ranked 13th, finishing above the likes of Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Gosling.
Daniel Padilla placed 22nd, while Xian Lim managed to squeeze in at 99th. No other Filipino made the list.
According to TC Candler, the list "is not a popularity contest. It is not about the sexiest or the most famous. Rather, the list attempts to inform public opinion instead of reflecting it."
He continued: "This list searches far and wide, listening to the millions of suggestions submitted every year, and tries to put together a list representative of the modern ideal of beauty. Aesthetic perfection is only one of the criteria. Grace, elegance, class, poise, joy, promise, hope… they are all embodied in a beautiful face."
TC Candler claimed that his list has taken into consideration the opinion of a group called "The Independent Critics," which are "a diverse group of men and women, young and old, originating from and living in various parts of the world."
This is the first time the aforementioned Kapamilya stars made the list, which has been presented annual since 1990.