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20 Leading Filipino Actors Under 6 Feet

5'11" seems to be the magic number when it comes to height in showbusiness.
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It's common knowledge that you need dashing good looks, towering height, and a great physique to make it as a celebrity in the Philippines. While being six feet tall may be the standard in Hollywood, it seems that 5'11" is the magic number when it comes to height in local showbusiness. Here are some Filipino leading men under six feet.

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John Prats — 5'5 3/8" (1.66 m)

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In the past, John Prats has spoken out about his height confidently referring to his relationship with a 6'0" Bianca Manalo.

Coco Martin — 5'7" (1.7 m)

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Weirdly enough, a lot of Filipino action stars aren't that tall. So, Coco Martin fits right in the mold at 5'7".

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Aga Muhlach — 5'7" (1.7 m)

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Like Jericho Rosales, Aga Muhlach's son Andres towers over him at 6'0".

JC Santos — 5'7" (1.7 m)

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From working in theater to shifting to TV and movies, JC Santos has made his height work in a cutthroat industry.

Robin Padilla — 5'8" (1.73 m)

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Robin Padilla proves that you can still kick butt no matter how tall you are as a 5'8" action star.

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James Reid — 5'8" (1.73 m)

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Among the standard 5'11"-equipped leading men of his generation, James Reid stands out at 5'8". But, his height definitely suits him and we can learn a thing or two about dressing from the actor.

Paulo Avelino — 5'9" (1.75 m)

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On profile pages, Paulo Avelino's height ranges around 5'9" to 5'11". The most legit source, however, is his Star Magic profile which lists 5'9" as his height.

Jake Cuenca — 5'9" (1.75 m)

Fan accounts say Jake Cuenca is between 5'9" and 5'10".

Matteo Guidicelli — 5'9" (1.75 m)

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The muscles amp up Matteo Guidicelli's stature, and at 5'9" he's still above the average when it comes to Filipino height.

Derek Ramsay — 5'9" (1.75 m)

Derek Ramsay just hits the height sweet spot of 5'9". You know, not too tall and not too short.

Gerald Anderson — 5'10" (1.78 m)

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Gerald Anderson is another actor that's an inch shy of six feet.

John Lloyd Cruz — 5'10" (1.78 m)

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Remember when cropped trousers and loafers became John Lloyd's signature? As it turns out, he didn't need the popular short guy styling trick as he stands tall at 5'10".

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Enrique Gil — 5'10" (1.78 m)

See, what did we tell you? The current roster of leading men is just taller.

Sam Milby — 5'10" (1.78 m)

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For some reason, Sam Milby seems taller than 5'10". But, facts are facts. Not that 5'10" is short, anyway.

Jericho Rosales — 5'10" (1.78 m)

Another 5'9" leading man? Jericho Rosales. His son, Santino, towers over him at 6'0".

Dingdong Dantes — 5'11" (1.8 m)

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Dingdong Dantes ticks all the boxes for a Filipino leading man: 5'11", dashing good looks, with a physique to match.

Joshua Garcia — 5'11" (1.8 m)

At 5'11", Joshua Garcia is one of the taller young actors around.

Daniel Padilla — 5'11" (1.8 m)

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Another case of the 5'11" standard in showbusiness: Daniel Padilla.

Piolo Pascual — 5'11" (1.8 m)

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The 5'11" height standard started in the '90s with the likes of Piolo Pascual, Dingdong Dantes, and more.

Alden Richards — 5'11" (1.8 m)

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It's no surprise that Alden Richards broke through the industry. He's got the standard leading man looks and height formula down.

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