PHOTO BY ROMAN TIOSECO
By JANELLE OKWODU / VOGUE
Anyone can translate their life into glamorous snapshots on Instagram, but some accounts make that edit seem effortless. Take Anne Curtis. The Filipino actress is best known as the longtime host of variety show It’s Showtime, but on top of that, she’s a style star with an enviable online presence. Whether she’s uploading shots of herself relaxing in the latest Yeezy Boosts, giving fans a peek at her Gucci-filled wardrobe, or just grabbing a snack at Melbourne’s Flower Drum, Curtis merges fashion, beauty, and travel into one appealing package. Approached by a modeling scout at age 12, Curtis has been working in entertainment since childhood, starting out with the typical princess roles. Eventually, she graduated to fantasy dramas, experiencing a breakthrough with Kampanerang Kuba, a fairy tale that drew from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Curtis disappeared under layers of makeup and prosthetics to play a girl transformed by magic into a Quasimodo-esque bell ringer, winning critical acclaim and loyal fans. From there, she moved on to supernatural series, and has now played everything from a mermaid amnesiac (an adaptation of Mars Ravelo’s graphic novel, Dyesebel) to an earthbound goddess (Dyosa). Although she explores the otherworldly onscreen, Curtis keeps it real online. With a razor sharp bob and thick brows, she is a head-turning model, but one who eschews bikini selfies and pouty poses. Instead, Curtis intersperses her glam updates with posts on climate change awareness (she serves as a UNICEF celebrity advocate), shots of her adorable dog, Tofu, and pictures with friends and family. By striking the right balance between luxury and normalcy, Curtis showcases a style that is feminine, modern, and well worth the follow.