Bela Padilla is slowly gaining her identity in the showbiz world. With numerous independent film projects that offer a unique take on Filipino romantic films, Bela is indeed one of the indie rising stars of our country’s show business.
Born as Krista Elyse Hidalgo Sullivan, Bela Padilla does not only excel in the field of acting, but also in screenwriting, film production, hosting, and modeling. As a matter of fact, most of the indie films she stars in she has either written herself, or have co-written with other popular screenwriters.
Another notable work by Bela as a writer is Star Cinema’s Box Office Hit “Last Night” which starred the Multimedia Star, Toni Gonzaga and showbiz royalty Piolo Pascual.
In the recent years, she has been offering her own brand of artistry as an actress by providing us different facets of a leading lady instead of the cookie cutter characters that we see. A few notable films are 100 Tula Para kay Stella, Meet Me at St. Gallen, Love at First Luck, and Camp Sawi.
As colorful as her on-screen life, Bela’s love life has also been a subject of interest by the viewing public. Since her break up with film director Neil Arce, Bela’s love life has rather been filled with controversies, especially when she was linked to Kusina Kings lead actor, Zanjoe Marudo.
In a recent guesting with Kim Chiu in the hit Sunday night show Gandang Gabi Vice, Bela stirred up some controversies in the online world with her tirades about Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo.
In the segment Tanong Mo, Mukha Mo, Bela was faced with Zanjoe Marudo’s photo and was asked what type of scene she’d like to do with the actor, she answered with, “Sampalan. Gusto kong matry sampalin sya.”
This elicited rather mixed responses from the public. Some of them commented some negative words towards the actress, to the point of bashing her. Others remained as loyal supporters and just had a good laugh at Bela’s comments knowing she didn’t mean any harm.
As for Bela, she didn’t have anything to say about how people are reacting to her comments about Zanjoe. Rather, she showed the web she doesn’t give a flying care about bashers by posting a rather sizzling photo of her on her Instagram.
In a recent post, Bela is seen sporting her curves in a sexy yellow bikini while striking a pose in front of the beach. With the caption “Tropical Girl,” this talented woman clearly knows how to chill and pick her battles.