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May 9, 2017
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Bela Padilla is set to hit the silver screen in her new movie, Luck at First Sight.

Directed by Dan Villegas, the fantasy romance tells the story of Joma Labayan (Jericho Rosales), a gambler deep in debt who believes a “life charm” can help him reverse his misfortunes. He finds it in the form of the beautiful Diane Dela Cruz (Bela), a woman who turns his life around. Desperate to earn money for the hospital bills of his sick father, Diane took Joma's offer for her to be the ace in his pocket.

Everything goes well for both of them, until love complicates their business transaction of course.

Here’s the trailer:

The former FHM cover girl has proven to be a great actress. She nails whatever role is given to her, whether it’s in comedy, drama, or even action. To celebrate her return to the big screen, let’s take a look at the performances that have showcased her beauty, grace, and sex appeal.

Camp Sawi

Starring alongside Arci Muñoz, Andi Eigenmann, and Yassi Pressman, Bela was outstanding in the comedy-drama film. In the movie, Bela plays Bridgette, a faithful girlfriend challenged by her man’s traditional Chinese family. 

I America

The 26-year-old actress plays Erica Berry, a woman born to an ex-prostitute mother and an American father. Struggling with her identity, she searches for her father to better understand her roots and move forward. Her work on this Cinemalaya entry was nothing short of complex and poignant.  

10,000 Hours

Senator Gabriel Molino Alcaraz (Robin Padilla) wants to expose the pork barrel scam. The people behind the syndicate plan to take their revenge by framing him for murder. Stuck in the midst of all this political turmoil is the character of Bela, a badass and heroic news reporter out to expose the truth. 

Sa Ngalan Ng Ama, Ina, At Mga Anak

Following the release of 10,000 Hours, Bela and Robin collaborated on another action-packed movie with the rest of the Padilla clan. Bela gives her uncle a hand in this high-octane biopic of the infamous Kuratong Baleleng group.

Felix Manalo

Felix Manalo is a biographical film about the life of Iglesia Ni Cristo’s first executive minister, Felix Ysagun Manalo. Bela plays the role of Manalo’s wife, Honorata de Guzman. Here, Bela displays her dramatic chops, making the most of her talents with a challenging period piece. 

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