Unlike her ex, Brit-Filipino Derek Ramsay, French-Filipina beauty Solenn Huesaff said she never entertained the idea of entering show business, not even when she was already working as private make-up artist to some movie stars, including the Gutierrez siblings, Ruffa, Raymond and Richard.
Solenn, a graduate of fashion design in Paris, was actually born here, like her siblings – elder sister Vanessa, now married and based in Singapore, and Erwan, a chef who is also the boyfriend of actress Anne Curtis. All three studied abroad. Vanessa took up visual advertising at Parsons while Erwan took up Business and Hospitality Management also in Paris.
“Bukod sa pagme-make-up, I am also a stylist,” Solenn stated. “Kaya, I had the chance to do make-up for commercials and beauty contests.”
She had her first taste of celebrity as part of the reality contest, “Celebrity Survivor Philippines.” Although she lost to model Akihiro Sato (remember him?), the experience proved her stepping stone to showbiz.
Only three years in the business, Solenn has already emerged as a multi-media star.
She dabbles not just in acting but recording as well. She also has a number of commercial endorsements to her name.
She just finished her second album, titled “SOS,” which is now available on CD and digital downloads through spinner.ph and iTunes.
Contained in the album are dance singles, including the carrier song, “Diva,” which features hiphop artist Ron Henley, who recorded “Biglang Liko,” which reached 13 million views on You Tube.
The song, “Until Sunrise,” was the theme song of Solenn’s movie, “Mumbai Love,” with newcomer Kiko Matos. It was she who rendered the song herself.
Now, guess who wrote “Until Sunrise”?
Band leader and soloist Mark Escueta, the husband of Jolina Magdangal.
The couple are expecting their first baby anytime this month.
Other songs in “SOS” are “Chasing the Sun (The Wanted),” “All I Have to Give,” “Cry Me A River,” “Stereo Love” and Solenn’s own composition, “Never Met a Man.”
Of her boyfriend, Argentinian Nico Balzico, Solenn admits they are living in.
“It’s the only way we will know each other before we get married, before I probably turn 35,” she reveals.
Her boyfriend has several businesses, just like Erwan, who owns a couple of restaurants, including Hatch 22 at the Powerplant Mall in Makati.
Eventually, according to Solenn, she would want to venture into the shoe business. But first, she wants to take up formal studies in shoes design and learn how to manufacture it.
By the way, Solenn is part of the Valentine concert of Ogie Alcasid at the Music Museum, titled “Samahang Walang Ka-Valentine,” on Feb. 13, 14 and 15.
Lovi Poe reportedly is in Poland with her mother and sister, to attend the wedding of her mom’s brother.
Did we hear it right that Rocco Nacino, Lovi’s rumored boyfriend, is with them?
In any case, when Lovi arrives on Feb. 11, she is set to do a series with Maricel Soriano and Dingdong Dantes. The soap is Maricel’s first for GMA.
Lovi reportedly takes the role originally intended for Carla Abellana, who gave up the part allegedly because her contract specifies that she has to be the sole leading lady of the actor she is paired with in her projects.
Lovi and Rocco started seeing each other while starring in the GMA series “Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas.”