Don’t look now but the former girlfriend of President Benigno S. Aquino III, Shalani Soleda, has topped Google’s most influential Filipina list.
Shalani bested presidential sister and top television host Kris Aquino who came in second.
Google Philippines unveiled its list of “20 Most Influential Filipino Women of 2010” last week.
Google is the most used Internet search in the world with more than one billion servers throughout the world.
On March 8, in observance of International Women’s Day, the Philippine office of Google unveiled its list of the most “influential Filipino women” with “greatest online mindshare in 2010.”
According to dictionary.reference.com, mindshare is “the level of awareness in the minds of consumers that a particular product commands” or “the amount of attention required by something, the time spent thinking about something.”
Google measured “influence” of personalities based on the number of search queries which is shown in the search tool Zeitgeist.
Zeitgeist (German term for spirit of the times) compiles all search queries every day.
In one year, the personalities with biggest “awareness” or mindshare are measured.
Shalani is now co-host of the top rating TV5 show of Willie Revillame called “Willing Willie.” She is now being linked to Willie himself.
Kris Aquino-Yap came in second while TV host and actress Ruffa Gutierrez came in third.
Beauty queen Venus Raj came in fourth.
Fifth in the list is YouTube and international singing sensation Charice Pempengco.
The complete list of the 20 Most Influential Filipino Women of Google Philippines:
1. Shalani Soledad (politician / TV host)
2. Kris Aquino (TV host / actress)
3. Ruffa Gutierrez (TV host / actress)
4. Maria Venus Raj (beauty queen / TV host)
5. Charice (international singer)
6. Angel Locsin (actress)
7. Sarah Geronimo (singer / actress)
8. Regine Velasquez (singer / actress)
9. Heart Evangelista (actress)
10. Miriam Defensor Santiago (senator)
11. Lea Salonga (international singer)
12. Doris Dumlao (business writer)
13. Kristine Hermosa (actress)
14. Toni Gonzaga (TV host / actress)
15. Sharon Cuneta (actress / singer)
16. Mariel Rodriguez (TV host)
17. Monique Lhuillier (international fashion designer)
18. Bea Alonzo (actress)
19. Korina Sanchez (broadcaster)
20. Nora Aunor (actress)