Candy Pangilinan was born on May 8, 1972. Her full name is considered to be Maria Carmela “Candy” Espiritu Pangilinan. Candy is known for being a Filipina film and television actress and comedian. She won best actress for CineFilipino 2016 and Los Angeles International Film Festival for the movie Star na si Van Damme. Pangilinan married at age 31 although she and her husband are currently separated. Candy has a son whose name is Quentin.
In the early 1990s, she starred in supporting roles in romantic comedy films such as “Hindi Magbabago” with Carmina Villaroel in 1994 and 1997, Dahil Ba Sa Kanya as a lead role alongside Aga Muhlach, Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski and Onemig Bondoc and “Sige Subukan Mo” with Ace Vergel and Maricel Soriano. 1998 in “Kung Ayaw Mo Huwag Mo” her second time working with Maricel Soriano and Jolina Magdangal, “Honey, Nasa Langit Na Ba Ako” with Regine Velasquez and in 2000 in “Ayos Na Ang Kasunod” with Fernando Poe, Jr. and Ara Mina. In 2007, she was cast in a comedy film Apat Dapat, Dapat Apat with friends and comedians Rufa Mae Quinto, Pokwang, Eugene Domingo, produced by Quinto with Viva Films and ON Q-28 Productions. In television, she is known for her role in the series Mula Sa Puso until its finale in 1999 she then played sidekick to Claudine Barretto’s character Rosario in Saan Ka Man Naroroon in 1999 to 2001. I Love Betty La Fea from 2008 to 2009 with a follow up on the Philippine remake of Only You with Angel Locsin, Sam Milby and Diether Ocampo on ABS-CBN and the Critically Acclaimed Series Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin in 2011, in 2012 she did supporting roles for GMA Network such as Forever with Heart Evangelista, Geoff Eigenmann and Gloria Romero, and Hiram na Puso with Gina Alajar and Kris Bernal, she then did notable guest appearances on the hit Saturday trivia-game show Celebrity Bluff alongside Eugene Domingo in 2013. In 2014, she guest starred on TV5 on Sharon, Kasama Mo Kapatid, Beki Boxer, Regal Shocker Presents, Showbiz Police, Face the People and Tropa Mo Ako Unli. In Wansapanataym, the revived TV series back in ABS-CBN in Perfecto and Noreen Capili’s My App Boyfie.
Candy Pangilinan is also showing a certain level of activeness on various social media platforms which happen to be YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. On YouTube, Candy has had a presence for already 10 years. Her channel was created back on March 3, 2011 and it is called Candy Pangilian. As Candy has a child with ADHD, on her channel Candy shares her experience, joy and challenges . As of November 2021, Candy’s YouTube channel has more than 1 million subscribers, on the channel there are 262 uploaded videos and more than 64 million total number of views. On Instagram Candy’s account is candypangilinan, and on this platform the audience exceeds 354K followers. As for Twitter, Candy joined this platform and created her account in November 2009. The channel is Candy Pangilinan and the audience of this platform reaches 300K followers. The last platform on which Candy has a presence is Facebook. Here her account is Candy Pangilinan and has over 1 million followers.