The ensemble cast of the upcoming GMA drama-comedy series “D’ Originals” is led by 2016 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Jaclyn Jose, 53. Six of her co-stars in the show are alums of reality talent competition shows.

Among these six actors, four are from "StarStuck." The other two are from "Protege."

1. Katrina Halili, 31
In 2003, Halili joined “StarStruck” Season 1 and finished eighth. She went on to play several main antagonists in GMA shows including Prinsesa Ruana/Helena in “Atlantika” and Señora Angelika Santibañez/Angelika Aldama in “MariMar.”

The actress, who is now a mother of one, has been considered one of the sexiest women in the Philippines. In “D’ Originals,” she will play Yvette Binetez, a mistress with ambitions.

2. Mark Herras, 30
In 2004, Herras was declared the Male Ultimate Survivor of “StarStruck” Season 1. The Female Ultimate Survivor was Jennylyn Mercado.

In 2016, Herras played the title role in the GMA sitcom “Conan, My Beautician” opposite Miss World 2013 Megan Young, who is a “StarStruck” Season 2 alum. In “D’ Originals,” he will play a musician named Carlo Tolentino.

3. LJ Reyes, 29
In 2005, Reyes was declared First Princess of “StarStruck” Season 2. She went on to win acting awards including 2010 Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress and 2016 Gawad Urian Best Actress.

Reyes will play a career-driven woman named Marge Tolentino, the wife of Herras’s character, in “D’ Originals.” Marge has a half-sister named Christina Pineda (Lovely Abella).

4. Arny Ross, 25
In 2012, Ross joined “Protégé” Season 2 and placed 10th. In “D’ Originals,” she will play Precious, the best friend of Halili’s character.

5. Mikoy Morales, 23
Morales also joined “Protégé” Season 2 in 2012 and became one of the runners-up. In “D’ Originals,” he will play Tim Magpayo, the closeted gay son of Lando Magpayo (Jestoni Alarcon) and Josie Magpayo (Jaclyn Jose).

6. Elyson de Dios, 17
In 2015, de Dios was declared First Prince of “StarStruck” Season 6. In 2016, he and “StarStruck” Season 6 First Princess Ayra Mariano co-starred in “Poor Señorita.”

De Dios will play Darenn in “D’ Originals.” Darenn is the secret boyfriend of Morales’s character.

Watch the "D' Originals" cast talk about their roles here:


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