The primary criteria in entering the Philippine entertainment scene would be LOOKS - especially features that resemble Caucasians or Whites. This "rule" has been softened to include people of East Asian ancestry - which is the "hot thing" nowadays.
Black people never made it high in the entertainment industry - but the fact is, there have been some Black people in the industry: Will DeVaughn (a half-Black model), Martin Nievera (a half-Black singer), Jaya (a half-Black singer), Wilma Doesnt (a half-Black host), Gary Valenciano (of Black Puerto Rican ancestry), and of course, jokingly, the legendary Andrew E (who has an extremely black skin)!
Also, a Filipino of Black ancestry is Apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas, who has made it good in America. Generally, Black Amerasians (mixed Asian and American descent) tend to face greater discrimination and taunting than their White counterparts.
Pointy nose isn't that important in the Philippines; but an aquiline nose is. Large and wide eyes are not too much noted; there are lots of models and actors nowadays who have almond eyes - and they make it good in the industry.
Now, skin tones, as in all Asian entertainment institutions, are important - the more lighter you are, the more higher your rank is in the industry - although some nationalistic ranks have been filtering into the industry (luckily!) which aims to lower the standards - and now, being morena (light brown skin) is fairly accepted. However, with the burgeoning of the glutathione whitening pills and papaya whitening soap in the market, the white fad is likely to stand the test of time maybe until a few years.
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