Victor Basa (born June 6, 1985) is a Filipino model, actor, and host.
Basa is the middle child of three, with a younger brother and older sister. His uncle is Paolo Basa, famous Philippine fashion designer.
Basa began his modeling career at the age of 19, where he was discovered at the Mega Young Designer's Competition in 2004 by newspaper editor Joyce Fernandez along with fashion designer Kenneth Chua. His first big debut was when he joined the Philippine search for the best model of the world where he was awarded best in swimwear, and then landed on a television ad for a cracker, and endorsing a clothing brand, became a television actor then the Cosmopolitan Bachelor's Bash, After immersing himself deeper into the fashion industry, he developed a deeper appreciation for style and clothing, swiftly gaining a reputation for the edgy rock-inspired style he and his friends wore. This led him to leave Computer Science at De La Salle University-Manila
and enter LaSalle College International as a student in fashion design. Being the only one supporting himself financially, he had to leave school to concentrate on working.
In 2005, Basa gained commercial visibility in the Philippines when he became a model for clothing retailer Penshoppe. In 2006, Basa was invited to sign on with Star Magic, the talent management agency affiliated with the ABS-CBN network in the Philippines
Soon after signing with Star Magic, Basa quickly began to appear in a number of shows on the ABS-CBN
network: He became a regular host of the weekly Sunday variety show ASAP
; appeared in his first recurring primetime supporting role in the soap opera Crazy for You
as a love interest of the leading lady portrayed by Toni Gonzaga
; and landed supporting roles in two single-episode stories in Star Magic Presents
In 2006, Basa was cast as a regular cast member of Abt Ur Luv (a youth-oriented drama series that will span the entire second season of Star Magic Presents), where he is partnered with fellow Star Magic talent Carla Humphries. Basa is a member of ABS-CBN's circle of homegrown talents named Star Magic.
In 2007, the new MTV Philippines signed on Basa as one of the channel's new VJs. He currently hosts MTV Timeout.
He was one of the Celebrity Housemates in Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2.
Music videos appearances
- Kasi Naman by Nikki Gil from the Hotsilog Album (2006)
- Generation Pink Magazine (August 2006 Cover)
- Cosmopolitan Magazine 2006 Centerfold Bachelors
Commercial endorsements and advertisements
- Sunsilk Touchflicks TVC (2006)
- Penshoppe advertisements (2005)
- Greenwich commercial
- Tropicana commercial
- Magicflakes commercial
- Best Model Form -- MTV Fashionista 2004
- Batti Man of the Year -- Chi Chi Man Awards 2007
- Mark Van's Hunk -- Mark Van Awards 2007