Yasmien Kurdi is No. 35 Most Beautiful Filipina
December 20, 2006 by cd
Yasmien Kurdi is a kapuso singer and actress. She was one of the Final 4 in the first season of StarStruck, a reality-based talent search show of GMA Network in the Philippines, but she lost to Jennylyn Mercado and finished only as first runner up.
Yasmien Kurdi was born in Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines, on January 25, 1989, of Filipino, Chinese and French-Lebanese descent, to Miriam Ong-Yuson and Mike Kurdi. During her childhood, she had spent most of her life in the Middle East because her father worked there. After her parents separated, Yasmien and her mother returned to the Philippines.
Kurdi’s name should had been spelled “Yasmine” but her mother mistakenly wrote it as “Yasmien” after her delivery in the hospital and it was reflected in her birth certificate.
She studied at New Era University and was reported to be at the top 10 of her class. She is a member of the Iglesia ni Cristo and a known vegetarian.
Kurdi started to join singing competitions at the age of three. At the age of seven in Kuwait, she had performed monologue acting and got to play the role of Maria Clara in a zarzuela adaptation of Noli Me Tangere that was hosted by the Kuwaiti-Filipino community in celebration of Philippine Independence Day.
She did modeling before applying to GMA Network’s StarStruck in 2003, and made it to second place on the female category. After a stint in StarStruck, she appeared in Click and SOP Gigsters, and appeared in various movies including So… Happy Together, Aishite Imasu (Mahal kita) 1941, Lovestruck, and Happily Ever After.
In 2005, she released her debut album entitled In The Name of Love through GMA Records and her carrier single “I Know” (used as a soundtrack of Korean teledrama “Sweet 18″) won the Viewer’s Choice For Song of the Year in the 2005 SOP Music Awards. Although, CueshÃ© and Hale fans complained about the result of the award, stating that “The Day You Said Goodnight” of Hale and “Stay” of CueshÃ© were far more popular than Yasmien’s song. 
Also in 2005, one of her biggest projects is playing the role of Mira in Encantadia.
In September 11, 2006 Bakekang started to air, where Yasmien plays the role of Bakekangs ugly Daughter, Charming.
On November 29, 2006 Yasmien will be one of the stars of the film Pitong Dalagita where her role was a lesbian, she is one of the seven girls (one is gay) who committed sucide at the same time
Special thanks to www.yasmienkurdi.net.