- Steven Joseph Lao Silva
November 27, 1986 (age 35)
- Actor, Chef
Steven Joseph Lao Silva (born on November 27, 1986 in Oceanside, California) is a Filipino-American footballer from Team Socceroo FC in the UFL Second Division. He is also an actor, Chef and the Ultimate Male Survivor of the fifth season of StarStruck. He is half-Portuguese, one-fourth Chinese and one-fourth Filipino. He is the first Mindanao representative to win the title.
Steven Silva was born in Oceanside, California to an American father of Portuguese descent and a Filipino-Chinese mother who hails from Davao, where he auditioned for StarStruck. He was raised in Sacramento, California and attended Sacramento City College for his college education. After a few years there he opted for a career in the culinary field and later attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.
While Steven was completing his foreign internship at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao as required by the California Culinary Academy in order to graduate, he auditioned for the show by participating in an audition at SM Davao.
Steven was among the hundreds who made it to the callbacks for Manila. He represented Davao.
During the 3rd factor week, Steven had the weakest performance among the remaining boys in the competition. But due to the twist of 3rd factor which gives a different weights of criteria, Steven survived the said week. On the other hand, the result went to Piero Vergara as the latest avenger by then with Princess Snell. Steven admitted that if it was not because of the twist, he knew that he will be sent home instead of Vergara.
His female counterpart in winning the title is Sarah Lahbati.
Right after winning the title, Steven and Sarah Lahbati started to appear in numerous shows of GMA. They also performed in the final episode of then Sunday afternoon party, SOP. After several weeks, Steven became part of Party Pilipinas. Enzo Pineda, Diva Montelaba, Sarah Lahbati and him starred in the Philippine drama anthology and romantic television show, Love Bug series in the episode "Exchange of Hearts". Steven also shared his comedic capabilities as an actor in Bubble Gang and Kaya ng Powers as a guest. And in October 2010, Steven starred in his first lead man role and his biggest break yet with Rocco Nacino, opposite Kris Bernal, in the afternoon soap, Koreana, as Joshua Lee, a rich bachelor who manages the restaurants of a Korean business tycoon Chang Hee-Jung (portrayed by Eddie Garcia).
In mid-2011, Steven starred as John in his first prime time series, Time of My Life. He portrayed the role as the boyfriend of Zaira (portrayed by LJ Reyes). Steven had a supporting role in this series but he said that Rocco Nacino and Mark Herras are the perfect lead men since the said show is all about dancing.
Steven started to reside in Quezon City after winning, leaving his family in Sacramento, California, while he continues to pursue his dream of success in the Philippine world of showbiz.
In 2012, Steven admitted that he and his batch mate, Diva Montelaba are in "almost-one-year" relationship.
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