By Lejo Locse
Filipino-Japanese hot star in the Philippine Entertainment Industry Aileen Iwamoto (screen name Iwa Moto) was a hottie actress, model and teen star. She was discovered during the third season of StarStruck, a reality show of GMA Network. She became famous in the industry after her amazing performance in Darna playing the role of Valentina and “Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap” as Rita Acuesta.
She is the eldest of three siblings. Her mother was a Filipina while her late father was Hiroaki Iwamoto, a Japanese. Hiroaki died on March 8, 2009 after he suffered liver cancer. She joined the cast of Bakekang in 2007 This was Iwa’s first show on primetime. She also played her lifestory on Magpakailanman.
Moto appeared in Super Twins, wherein she portrayed the character Moshi Moshi Manika, her first antagonist role. After that, Moto portrayed Rita on Sine Novela’s's third installment Kung mahawi Man ang Ulap, wherein she got a favorable response from the viewers of the show. Due to her performance in Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap, she was in included in Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan as a black amazona, her third antagonist role.
In 2008, Moto became the image model of the FHM Philippine standee, making her the third Filipina to hold that title after Asia Agcaoili and Katrina Halili. In September of the same year, Iwa graced the cover of FHM Philippines for the second time. She was a previous covergirl of FHM Singapore. – with wikipedia