The show was also highly regarded by the public, gaining immensely high ratings and surpassing the records set by her previous TV show.Darna's pilot week average is 50.08% and its highest rating was 52.1% while the lowest was 33.3%.She studied at St James College in Quezon City for her primary education and finished high school at the University of Santo Tomas High School in Manila.In August 2007, she attended a short-course for fashion design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.Her performance garnered her several accolades including the Star Award for Movies for Movie Actress of the Year, the Gawad PASADO Award for Pinakapasadong Aktres, and a nomination for best actress at the FAMAS Awards.She reunited with John Lloyd Cruz in the romantic comedy film Unofficially Yours in 2012 and then starred, together with Dingdong Dantes and Angelica Panganiban in the drama film One More Try, Star Cinema's entry to the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival.By January 2008, she launched her first drama series with the network entitled Lobo, together with Piolo Pascual in the lead role.She earned an International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress nomination for her performance in the series.
The latter was an entry to the 2006 Metro Manila Film Festival.
Locsin reunited with Gutierrez in the romantic drama film The Promise in 2007 where their roles were considered more mature than the previous films they both starred in.
She had also produced her own film entitled Angels, which was shown in theaters on April 2007.
Afterwards, she was cast in Asian Treasures, opposite Robin Padilla. Her first acting appearance with the network was via Maalaala Mo Kaya in the episode "Pilat".
It was the first Philippine TV series that was shot in multiple countries such as Mongolia, Thailand and China. Her performance gained her the Star Award for TV for Best Single Performance by an Actress.