Lea Salonga‘s rise in Hollywood started when she won lead role in the megahit Broadway musical Miss Saigon.  She was also known for playing the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in the Disney animated feature Aladdin and became the first Filipina to perform at the Oscar Awards to sing the award-winning theme song of the said movie “A Whole New World” with Brad Kane.

Here are the rest of the 20 Global Pinoys list of Metro Magazine:

World’s most talented girl Charice Pempengco
Journey’s new frontman Arnel Pineda
Tourism Secretary Ace Durano
Global brand Bench mogul Ben Chan
World’s best pound-for-pound boxer and
one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People Manny Pacquiao
World renowned fashion designer Rose Anne de Pampelonne
Skin-care CEO Laura Verallo de Bertotto
Zen Zest’s proprietor Michelle Asence
Criticine’s Alexis Tioseco
Director Raya Martin
Photographer Romeo ‘Romy’ Gacad
White House chef Cristeta Pasia Comerford
Equestrienne Toni Leviste
Figaro’s Pacita ‘Chit’ Juan
Fashion designer Jeannie Goulbourn
Fashion designer Lesley Mobo
Theater actress Joanna Ampil
ABS-CBN Global’s Rafael ‘Raffy’ Lopez

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