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Krista Arieta Kleiner
|Home town||Quezon City, Philippines|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Title||Binibining Pilipinas International 2010|
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Binibining Pilipinas 2010|
(Winner- Binibining Pilipinas International 2010)
Miss International 2010
Krista Kleiner (born June 12 in Orange County, California), also known as Krista K, is a Filipino-American entertainer, creator and beauty pageant titleholder. She joined Binibining Pilipinas 2010 and won Binibining Pilipinas-International 2010. She represented the Philippines in Miss International 2010 wherein she placed in the Top 15 finalists.
She is of Filipino, English, German, Spanish, Scottish, Finnish and Chinese descent. Spending four years achieving success in the Philippines hosting, acting, and performing on a number of primetime television shows, she ventured out to other parts of Southeast Asia, successfully branding herself as an international personality. She went on to win Binibining Pilipinas (Miss Philippines) in 2010, also bagging the titles Best in Swimsuit and Best in Talent. Upon auditioning for the man himself, Krista was mentored by world-renowned international balladeer Julio Iglesias after being asked to be his special guest on his world tour in 2010. Krista self produced a pop/dance/R&B album after returning to the Philippines, leading to her signing two major label deals (with Universal Records and Warner Music Group) across four countries in Asia—the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. Shortly after, Krista connected with Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, who asked to and became her mentor, eventually leading to her recent return to Los Angeles.
Since returning to Los Angeles, Krista has become involved with a nonprofit called Club 42 (founded by John Branca and supported by the Michael Jackson estate) and has helped with the development of business technology firm JMAS Group. She has worked with a number of production companies including Mike Judge's Tales from the Tour Bus TV show, Language Media, Shorebreak International Inc. and Execution Style Entertainment.Since the age of 4, Krista Kleiner has been performing both on and off the stage. Having enrolled in jazz, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, and ballet classes at such a young age, Krista soon found herself successfully competing in Latin ballroom styles (Pasodoble, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, and Jive). Later, she became a runway model. Kleiner started to slowly learn the ropes of the entertainment industry that she would soon call home.
At 18, she secured her first major contract with the top TV network in the Philippines. Having just begun her college education at the University of California in San Diego, the difficult choice between an education in the classroom or an education in the real world would present itself. Kleiner would uproot herself from California for an experience that was supposed to last but only a few months, but in fact lasted four years.
Over the course of her years in the Philippines, Kleiner co-hosted a primetime game show out of the gate. Her unique look and playful personality mixed with her uncanny ability to speak the native Tagalog language made her an instant hit with the Filipino audiences. This instant connection with her Philippine fans catapulted her to her next gig—a lead role in the primetime equivalent of Spiderman in the Philippines. Through this role she was able to display a new comedic side to her character as well as her ability to perform in action sequences by leveraging her black belt in Tae Know Do (along with highly dangerous nun chuck skills that she would take with her on another show Darna [Wonderwoman in the Philippines]). Her rising star power didn’t stop there. Successful showings while hosting lifestyle shows, daytime shows, and the number one variety show in the Philippines turned one-off spots into regular appearances, which continued to bring her into the hearts and minds of her loyal Philippine fans.
Truly immersing and assimilating herself into the Philippine culture created a sense of pride in her country that she could not ignore. That pride turned into a sense of obligation to be the best representative of a beautiful Filipino culture, so she joined the Binibining Pilipinas competition in 2010 (Miss Philippines). She was fortunate enough to qualify to compete and not only took awards for “Best in Swim Suit” and “Best in Talent” but also took home the crown as Miss Philippines International 2010.
This level of visibility as an official representative of the country, caught the attention of many more including the likes of the legendary Julio Iglesias. She was personally asked by Julio to join him on his world tour as a special guest performer that would sing and dance before sell-out crowds in the Philippines, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, and even back in her own native United States. The wealth of knowledge and experience she learned training with one of the best in the music business had turned a light switch on forever. She had found her true passion in musical performance and writing.
Being no stranger to taking dreams into her own hands, Krista self-produced her debut album entitled Feels So Good. As if spearheading her own 14-track album wasn’t enough, she represented herself to labels and successfully locked in multiple distribution deals for her project (Universal Records in the Philippines and Warner Music Group in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei).
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|October 24, 2013||Opening Performance for Ke$ha Warrior Tour||Malaysia|
|September 30, 2013||Hosting for Bodog||Manila, Philippines|
|September 21, 2013||One World Music Festival||Singapore|
|September 20, 2013||Performance with Taboo at Amber Lounge Singapore Grand Prix Party||Singapore|
|September 6, 2013||Performance at the We Love Asia Music Festival with DJ Bento||KL, Malaysia|
|July 19, 2013||Special performance at Ku De Ta Singapore||Singapore|
|June 29, 2013||Special performance with DJ Bento at Chivas Chivalry Event||KL, Malaysia|
|June 28, 2013||Performance with DJ Irwan at Zouk KL||KL, Malaysia|
|June 1, 2013||Live performance on Wowowillie||MNL, Philippines quezon city|
|May 30, 2013||guest on GMA 7's Kusina Master||MNL, Philippines|
|May 30, 2013||Guesting on GMA 7's The Tim Yap Show||MNL, Philippines|
|May 7, 2013||Guesting at The Breakfast Show||KL, Malaysia|
|April 30, 2013||KL Launch with Craig David and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas||KL, Malaysia|
|April 2013||Signing with Universal Music Philippines||MNL, Philippines|
|April 6, 2013||Live performance on Wowowillie||MNL, Philippines|
|March 23, 2013||Hosted the Mercedes Benz F1 Event||KL, Malaysia|
|March 12, 2013||Guesting on Magic 89.9's Boys Night Out||MNL, Philippines|
|March 12, 2013||Live performance on Wowowillie||MNL, Philippines|
|February 2013||Live performance on Wowowillie||MNL, Philippines|
|February 2013||Signing with Warner Music Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei||Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei|
|January 2013||Live performance on Wowowillie's launch||MNL, Philippines|
|December 2012||Host of Seven for All Man Kind opening||Singapore|
|December 2012||Red Carpet Host for Screen Singapore||Singapore|
|November 2012||Host for Awit Awards||MNL, Philippines|
|November 2012||Guest performer for Crissa Jeans Dance Synergy||MNL, Philippines|
|November 2012||Guest Presenter for Malaysian Music Awards||Malaysia|
|November 2012||Host for Michael Kors opening||KL, Malaysia|
|November 2012||Perform at SMX Mall of Asia for Private VIP corporate event||MNL, Philippines|
|October 2012||Press Conference in Malaysia for the Malaysian Music Awards (AIM)||KL, Malaysia|
|August 2012||special guest model for the Fashion Institute graduation at Resorts World||MNL, Philippines|
|June 2012||performed for GMA Network International Pinoy TV event||NJ, USA|
|June 2012||performed for GMA Network International Pinoy TV event||San Francisco, USA|
|May 2012||performed for GMA Network International Pinoy TV event||Waikiki, Hawaii|
|April 1012||performed for GMA Network International Pinoy TV event||CH, USA|
|March 1012||performed for GMA Network International Pinoy TV event||FL, USA|
|March 2012||performed at Philippine Sportswriters Association's Annual Awards Night||MNL, PH|
|March 2012||performed at event for San Miguel- Kaamulan Festival||Bukidnon, PH|
|Feb 2012||performed at San Miguel corporate event||MNL, PH|
|Feb 2011||guested in Valentine's concert of Christian Bautista||MNL, PH|
|November 2010||opening performance on JayR’s concert||MNL, PH|
|October 2010||performed at Wil Time Big Time Anniversary show @ Araneta Coliseum||MNL, PH|
|October 2010||GMA Network International shows||San Francisco, San Diego USA|
|August 2010||Performed for GMA International Pinoy TV even @ Filipino Kababayan Festival||Orange County, USA|
|August 2010||Performed for GMA International Pinoy TV even @ Filipino Kababayan Festival||Orange County, USA|
|March 2010||guest in concert with JULIO IGLESIAS World Tour||Sydney, Australia|
|March 2010||guest in concert with JULIO IGLESIAS World Tour||Melbourne, Australia|
|April 2010||guest in concert with JULIO IGLESIAS World Tour||Kuala Lumpus, Malaysia|
|April 2010||guest in concert with JULIO IGLESIAS World Tour||Tokyo, Japan|
|April 2010||guest in concert with JULIO IGLESIAS World Tour||Osaka, Japan|
|April 2010||guest in concert with JULIO IGLESIAS World Tour||Nagoya, Japan|
|April 2010||guest in concert with JULIO IGLESIAS World Tour||Maui, USA|
|April 2010||guest in concert with JULIO IGLESIAS World Tour||Honolulu, USA|
|April 2010||guest in concert with JULIO IGLESIAS World Tour||Toronto, Canada|
|April 2010||guest in concert with JULIO IGLESIAS World Tour||New York, USA|
|April 2010||guest in concert with JULIO IGLESIAS World Tour||Indiana, USA|
|June 2010||guest in concert with JULIO IGLESIAS World Tour||Las Vegas USA|
|August 2009||guest in show with JayR- duet performance||MNL, PH|
|June 2009||Maxims June launch special performance||MNL, PH|
- "Krista Kleiner is among top 15 beauties for global society". Bb. Pilipinas.
- "Balladeer Julio Iglesias invites RP beauty titlist Krista Kleiner to his world tour". GMA News.
- "Krista Kleiner releases her debut album, Feels So Good".
- "Krista Kleiner to release Debut Album "Feels So Good" Under Universal Records".
- Tinnie Esguerra, Philippine Star- Krista K: From beauty queen to glam diva
- Isah Red, Manila Standard Today- Krista K now a Universal record singer
- Edwin Sallan, Interaksyon, Krista Kleiner reinvents herself as Krista K with feel-good dance album
- Melody Oei, MSN, Krista K
- Philippine Entertainment Portal, Krista Kleiner releases her debut album, Feels So Good
- Orange Magazine TV, Krista K To Perform with Craig David and Taboo of Black Eyed Peas In Malaysia
|Awards and achievements|
| Binibining Pilipinas International