Sam Pinto

This name uses Philippine naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Acosta and the second or paternal family name is Pinto.
Sam Pinto
Born Samuelle Lynne Acosta Pinto
Other names Neneng B.
Occupation Actress, Performer, Host, Singer, Model and VJ
Years active 2009–present
Known for Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up
FHMs 100 Sexiest Woman

Modelling information

Hair colour Black
Eye colour Brown
Manager Star Magic (2009-2010; 2016-present)
GMA Artist Center (2010-2016)

Samuelle Lynne Acosta "Sam" Pinto is a Filipino actress.


Modelling career

Sam started out as a print-ad and TV commercial model. At the age of 10, she got her first modelling job, appearing in the posters for Coca-Cola. Other TV and print-ad credits include Sunsilk, SMART, Voice combo sandwich, Colgate, Palmolive, and Mc Donald's.[1] She was also an endorser for a clothing brand, BAYO.

Pinoy Big Brother

She became known to people after being a part of the reality series, Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up. Originally a House B housemate, she moved to House A after a week of her stay inside Big Brother's House. She has been saved by her fans through voting on several eviction nights before finally getting the boot on the night of January 9, 2010.[2]

Early TV appearances

Before her stint on the reality show, she was seen acting with Mark Herras on a Maynila episode in GMA Network. She was also a finalist in the Myx VJ Search 2008. Her first regular appearance was in a television show called Midnight DJ, opposite Oyo Boy Sotto. She joined the show as a cast regular in the middle of season 4. She played Max, the Midnight DJ crew's resident psychic. Her character was first introduced in the "Oink! Oink!" episode.

Music career

Pinto was featured on Shehyee's single Trip Lang in 2013.



Sam has been dubbed as the 'IT-girl of the moment'. She has appeared on the cover of various magazines such as Woman Today, Gadgets Magazine, and most notably the covergirl for the July issue of FHM magazine in 2010.

She played Amanda, a "mangkukulam" and Elias' (Jake Cuenca) love interest in the weekly primetime series Agimat Presents: Elias Paniki in ABS-CBN. Sam will soon be seen on the big screen via Petrang Kabayo, a remake of the popular 80's film, with Vice Ganda in the titular role.[3]


After endless rumours and speculation of her transfer to ABS-CBN's rival network, Sam herself confirmed the news in her Twitter account: "Thank you KAPUSO family for welcoming me! I'm so excited. So finally I can answer, yes I'm a KAPUSO now :)."[4][5] She signed a three-year exclusive contract with the Kapuso channel and starring in several upcoming shows of GMA Network.[6]

Sam played Samara, a warrior princess, in the 2010 Official Entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival, Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote. The movie is top-billed by Sen. Bong Revilla and Vic Sotto; Sam played the former's love interest.


In 2011 and 2012 she was voted as FHM Philippines' Sexiest Woman in the World.[7] In 2013 she was rejected by Marian Rivera on her threepeat attempt (which was similar to Katrina Halili's threepeat attempt in 2008), as she fell on the second spot until 2014. As Rivera vacates her crown, she faced Ellen Adarna and fellow Bubble Shaker Andrea Torres who become a heavy favourite. However she fell at the fourth spot in 2015 which was won by Jennylyn Mercado.



Year Title Role Network
2009 Midnight DJ Max TV5
2009–2010; 2016-present ASAP Herself / Performer ABS-CBN
2009–2010 Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up Herself/Contestant
2010 Your Song: Isla Sam
2010 Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla: Elias Paniki Amanda
2010 Ilumina Elizaria GMA Network
2010–2013 Party Pilipinas Herself
2013-2015 Sunday All Stars Herself/Performer
2010–2016 Bubble Gang Herself
2010–2011 Puso ng Pasko: Artista Challenge Herself
2010 Jillian: Namamasko Po Lisa
2011 Spooky Nights: The Ringtone Tricia/Sad-Ako
2011 Captain Barbell Ang Pagbabalik Sammy/ShapeShifter
2011 Spooky Nights: Panata Agnes
2012 Legacy Ciara Estuar
2012 The Good Daughter Shiela
2012 Spooky Nights Presents: Kasambahay Shirley
2013 Indio Lidagat
2013 With a Smile Maricar
2014 Vampire Ang Daddy Ko Maria
2015 Beautiful Strangers Gillian Valdez-Castillo
2015 My Mother's Secret Lucy Arevalo
2016 Ang Panday Steph TV5
2016 Wattpad Present: Fashion Blogger Daniella 2017 La Luna Sangre ABS-CBN


Year Title Role Associated film Production Company
2010 Petrang Kabayo Samantha Viva Films
Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote Samara GMA Films
2011 Catch Me, I'm in Love Nicole Morales Star Cinema and Viva Films
Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Maggie GMA Films
2012 Hitman Gina Viva Films and CM Films
Boy Pick-Up: The Movie Neneng B. GMA Films and Regal Films
Si Agimat, Si Enteng and Me Samara GMA Films
2014 Magnum Muslim .397 (2014 film) Princess Ameerah Scenema Concept International

Awards and nominations

Year Critics Award Result
2010 FHM Philippines[8] Philippine Sexiest Finest Rank # 32
2011 FHM Philippines[9] Philippine Sexiest Finest Rank # 1
2012 FHM Philippines[10] Philippine Sexiest Finest Rank # 1
2nd Yahoo! OMG Awards Celebrity of the Year Nominated
2013 FHM Philippines[11] Philippine Sexiest Finest Rank # 2
2014 FHM Philippines Philippine Sexiest Finest Rank # 2
2015 FHM Philippines Philippine Sexiest Finest Rank # 4

Personal life

Since December 2015 Pinto has been dating Filipino footballer and dentist Misagh Bahadoran.[12][13]


  1. "Meet Sam Pinto and Rocky Salumbides of PBB Double Up". Entertainment Guied/Television. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. 2009-11-17. Retrieved 2009-12-05.
  2. "Sam Pinto is evicted from Pinoy Big Brother Double Up". Philippine Entertainment Portal. January 11, 2010. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  3. "Petrang Kabayo stands tall on the spotlight!". September 3, 2010. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  4. "Sam Pinto's Twitter Status Feed".
  5. "Sam Pinto Officially Kapuso". Archived from the original on September 15, 2010.
  6. "Sam Pinto is proud to be a Kapuso". September 7, 2010. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  7. "FHM Philippines' 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2011 Victory Party, Pasay City". Serial Tripper. July 15, 2011. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  8. FHM 100 Sexiest Women of the World 2010. Retrieved on 2012-07-17.
  9. FHM 100 Sexiest Women of the World 2011. Retrieved on 2012-07-17.
  10. FHM 100 Sexiest Women of the World 2012. Retrieved on 2012-07-17.
  11. FHM 100 Sexiest Women of the World 2013. Retrieved on 2012-07-17.
  12. Medina, Andrei (18 March 2016). "Azkals star has won the heart of FHM's Sexiest Woman Sam Pinto". Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  13. Viloria, Barry (23 March 2016). "#Relationshipgoals: Azkals' Misagh Bahadoran and Sam Pinto". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
Preceded by
Angel Locsin
FHM Philippines
Sexiest Woman of the Year

(2011, 2012)
Succeeded by
Marian Rivera
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