Ian Somerhalder Joins Penshoppe ‘All Stars’ Line Up

IT’S CONFIRMED: Popular Hollywood actor Ian Somerhalder, who plays the dashing vampire Damon Salvatore in the hit show “The Vampire Diaries” is now somewhere mid-flight on his way to Manila.

This piece of good news was relayed to us by PR Asia Worldwide’s lead publicist, Joyce A. Ramirez in an official statement: “We are pleased to confirm that actor Ian Somerhalder has accepted our offer and is now (officially) part of PENSHOPPE “All Stars.”

“Ian is now en route to Manila, Philippines joining the all star cast of Team PENSHOPPE.”

“PENSHOPPE is very excited to work with Ian and our team is doing everything to make this a truly memorable visit for him. He will be staying in the Philippines for a week to shoot his campaign at an environmental-friendly resort as well as participate in a press conference to be held in Manila.”

Ramirez adds: “Hopefully, Ian gets a chance to meet his adoring Filipino fans who have supported him in The Vampire Diaries for the last two top rating seasons. Fans can also look forward to as Ian visits a flagship PENSHOPPE store.”

The popular TV star now joins a stellar list of leading men for PENSHOPPE including Ed Westwick (who plays Chuck Bass in the popular series Gossip Girl), Thai superstar Mario Maurer (now in the Philippines shooting his first Filipino film under Star Cinema called ‘Suddenly Its Magic’) and A-list Hollywood movie star Zac Efron (star of High School Musical series, whose recent film ‘The Lucky One’ registered box office returns of more than U$76 Million worldwide).

For this special assignment, PENSHOPPE has once again secured the expertise of Hollywood A-List photographer, Darren Tieste, author of ‘The Beauty Book’ featuring some of the world’s biggest stars led by actress Scarlett Johansson on the cover to shoot the actor’s 2012/13 campaign for the leading local apparel brand.

Ian currently stars in the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” opposite Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev. The show is returning for its third season in mid-September 2012. Based on the books by L.J. Smith the show centers around Elena Gilber, a high school girl torn between two vampire brothers. He plays Damon Salvatore, the elder and far more dangerous of the two brothers who share a long and bitter history.

The first season of the show premiered to the CW’s highest ratings and won the 2010 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New TV Drama.” Ian won the 2010 Teen Choice Award for “Choice TV Villain” for his portrayal of Damon on the show. At the 2011 Teen Choice Awards, “The Vampire Diaries” was the winner for the Choice Sci-Fi TV Show.
Ian is also well known for his role as ‘Boone’ on J.J. Abrams’ critically acclaimed drama “Lost” (aired regionally on AXN Asia) from 2004 to 2010. Ian won the 2005 SAG Award as part of “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series” and “Lost” won the 2005 Emmy Award for “Best Television Series – Drama.” The show was also nominated for the 2004 Golden Globe Award and the 2004 People’s Choice Award. He later returned to the show for it’s final season in 2010.

It is the actor’s first trip to the Philippines.


Ian recently starred in the Sci Fi Channel’s TV movie “Lost City Raiders” opposite James Brolin. “Lost City Raiders” premiered to record ratings and was the Sci Fi Channel’s 5th watched movie event of 2008. He also starred in the Hallmark Channel’s miniseries “Marco Polo” where he played the title character of Marco Polo opposite Brian Dennehy and B.D Wong. Written by Ron Hutchinson, the film traces the Venetian adventurer’s journey to Mongolia where he was an envoy to the court of Kublai Khan.

His other film credits include starring in Ellen Kanor‘s “The Wake” opposite Bijou Phillips; Aaron Wiederspahn‘s “Sensation of Sight” opposite David Strathairn and Jane Adams; Jim Sonzero‘s “Pulse” opposite Kristen Bell and Christina Milian; Roger Avary‘s “The Rules of Attraction” opposite James Van Der Beek, Kate Bosworth, Kip Pardue and Jessica Biel; Irwin Winkler‘s “Life as a House” opposite Hayden Christensen, Kevin Kline and Kristen Scott Thomas; Martin Guigui‘s “Changing Hearts” opposite Lauren Holly and Faye Dunaway; and Tony Giglio‘s “In Enemy Hands” opposite William H. Macy, Jeremy Sisto, and Scott Caan.

On stage, Ian starred Off Broadway in Trip Cullman‘s ensemble, “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” an “unauthorized parody” that follows the travails of “Charlie Brown,” America’s most hapless cartoon character, all grown up. The spoof of the Charles Schulz comic strip “Peanuts” follows the original gang a decade later as their beloved beagle companion dies. Ian co-starred with Eddie Kaye Thomas, Eliza Dushku, America Ferrera, Ari Gaynor, Logan Marshall-Green, Keith Nobbs and Kelli Garner.

Meanwhile his other television credits includes HBO’s “Tell Me You Love Me”, the made for TV movie “Anatomy of a Hate Crime,” “CSI” , “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” and “Smallville” and WB’s “Young Americans.

He currently resides in between Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles.

26 Comments on Ian Somerhalder Joins Penshoppe ‘All Stars’ Line Up

  1. Jm 012298 // May 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm //

    I really want to see him? Does anyone know how?Does he have meet and greet?

  2. Karz_16 // May 19, 2012 at 10:59 am //

    We are all excited to see him! We all love you Ian!!!

  3. Karz_16 // May 19, 2012 at 10:58 am //

    Correction: TVD already has three seasons and is returning for the 4th Fall this year. 

  4. How can I see him in person? I love him since I laid my eyes on him watching the vampire diaries. This is a once in a lifetime chance. I really want to see him. Please. :’)

  5. Cahmz_00007 // May 19, 2012 at 10:44 am //

    Hope that @PENSHOPPE will be good to us.. Its my friend’s birthday! Pls don’t break her heart… mine also..

  6. How can I see him in person? – Through starmometer of course! 🙂 I’ve been a reader ever since. Seeing Ian Somerhalder is a plus and a dream for me 🙂 Please pick me!

  7. Trish Jarque // May 19, 2012 at 10:22 am //

    How can I see him in person?

  8. I would die just to get a free pass! Seeing him in person could almost feel like heaven. Haha. Pleaseee, just please 

  9. Layza Nepomuceno // May 19, 2012 at 9:29 am //

    I would die just to get a free pass! Seeing him in person could almost feel like heaven. Haha. Pleaseee, just please 

  10. guys how we can meet ian in person? i really want to see the hottest vampire on earth. damon salvatore 🙁

  11. I’ve never win to any promos but I’ll still try just for the sake of seeing THE Ian Somerhalder in person. Please. Is there any promo for a free pass? Thanks!!! <3

  12. Daniela_puppylove // May 19, 2012 at 8:29 am //

    How can we see him? Please please! He’s one of my role models 🙁

  13. Giainsigne // May 19, 2012 at 8:12 am //

    Could we see or meet him? Omg. Please give passes or someting..

  14. Melissa Rosales // May 19, 2012 at 7:52 am //

    How can I see him in person?!?! I’d do anything. Please please please please please. I loved him since season 1 and was always team Damon forever.

  15. Valerie Comia // May 19, 2012 at 4:50 am //

    How can i see him too in person?

  16. rochelle // May 19, 2012 at 2:06 am //

    How can i see him in person?

  17. How to see him in person? I really do want to see him! Please grant me a once in a lifetime opportunity! An early birthday gift, maybe! :”>

  18. How to see him in person? I really do want to see him! Please grant me a once in a lifetime opportunity! An early birthday gift, maybe! :”>

  19. How can i meet ian?

  20. This news is way way awesome! I have watched The Vampire Diaries since the 1st season, and now I’m eagerly waiting for another season. Ian Somerhalder in the Philippines is so far the most wonderful news I got this summer. Penshoppe did a great job in picking their models. I HOPE TO GET A CHANCE TO SEE HIM BECAUSE I’M DYING FOR IT! 🙂

  21. nichole // May 19, 2012 at 1:39 am //

    If by chance I’m lucky to get at least 1 ticket for his Press Conference, do I really have to bring a VALID ID? Cause I don’t have one because my teacher took it and never gave it back. Can I use a 2010-2011 ID ? Please answer. I HAVE TO SEE IAN

  22. nichole // May 19, 2012 at 12:46 am //

    How can I see him in person ?

  23. msanata // May 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm //

    pls make it saturday or sunday

  24. msanata // May 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm //

    i think its season 4 already 🙂 ian what ever happens i’ll go whereever you will go. I hope its scheduled in on weekends plsssssss 🙂

  25. iloveiannnnn!!!

  26. Maynard56 // May 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm //

    I like Damon Salvatore’s devilish charm in the Vampire Diaries. He’s bad, he’s hot and he has a one true love

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