Herlene Budol Makes Her First Leading Role With Puregold Channel's “Ang Babae Sa Likod Ng Face Mask”

A new romantic comedy will be stream soon on Puregold Channel as they continue with making online series which expands their reach from a growing supermarket brand into an innovating entertainment company. They will now feature a new series “Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask” conceptualized with Puregold, produced by award-winning filmmaker Chris Cahilig, and directed by critically-acclaimed Victor Villanueva.

The series will feature viral social media personality and comedienne Herlene "Hipon" Budol as her first starring role in a series and paired with hunky actor Kit Thompson. The series will be available on the Puregold Channel starting March 26, 2022.

Though Herlene's nickname "hipon" seems to be an insult on her appearance, she has proven herself that she is beyond the perception of beauty by others along with her other talents of dancing, hosting, and now acting. Being paired with one of the most in-demand leading man today, Kit Thompson, they do give a charming energy which will make both of their characters more lovable.

“Napaka-exciting na opportunity ang ibinigay ng Puregold sa akin,” Herlene gushes. “Nakilala ako bilang co-host at sa aking sariling YouTube show. Ngayon naman, gusto ko ipakita sa lahat ng followers at Hiponatic supporters ang kakayahan ko bilang isang leading lady.” 

“Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask” tells the story of Malta, played by Herlene Budol, a 25-year-old cashier. Malta works hard to support her mother, Madam Baby, portrayed by seasoned actress, Ms. Mickey Ferriols. 

One day at work, Malta meets the handsome but unlucky in love Sieg, played by Kit Thompson. It’s love at first sight for Sieg, who is mesmerized by Malta’s eyes. What unfolds is the story of how Malta and Sieg find love and overcome their doubts and insecurities, and break the negative cycles of their past. 

“Ang Babae…” follows in the footsteps of Puregold Channel’s first series, “GVBOYS.” Both bring back warm feelings of nostalgia from the early years. Where “GVBOYS” is reminiscent of the 90s sitcom “Palibhasa Lalake,” this new series can be seen as the modern and comical “Blusang Itim” excluding the elements of fantasy.

Puregold marketing manager Ivy Piedad adds, “The ever-present face mask is now a symbol of hope and self-love for our lead in this new series. And we hope to entertain a large number of viewers online especially given the Pinoy’s fondness for light, romantic comedies.” 

The entertainment media caught a preview of “Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask” during its virtual launch, which drew the attendance of the show’s stellar cast such as Herlene, herself, her leading man Kit Thompson, Mickey Ferriols, Kiray Celis, Hasna Cabral and others. 

Expect laughter, tears, and the highs and lows of great romcoms from the “Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask”. Stream the digital series for free on YouTube Puregold Channel every Saturday, 6PM, beginning March 26, 2022.

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