We’ve seen her as the boyish George Fuentebella in Tabing Ilog, the cheerful Maya dela Rosa in Be Careful with My Heart, and the vengeful Amor Powers in Pangako Sa’Yo. But before she wore the acting cape, Jodi Sta. Maria was just another kid goofing around and living an ordinary life. Take a glimpse into the young Jodi’s life in this nostalgia-filled gallery.
Bright-eyed Baby Jodi is the definition of cute as she poses for the camera in her adorable bareness. Her mom, who she describes as her greatest fan, loved taking snaps during playtime or at random moments. Just like most young girls of the 90’s, Jodi also sported the classic shoulder-length-hair-with-bangs look!
The Kapamilya actress obviously loved outdoor activities as a kid and one of her favorites is going on a swimming party with family during summer. And her ultimate outing baon then, according to her Instagram caption, is adobo and juices in tetra packs.
Growing up in the pre-social media era, the teenage Jodi developed a love for posing in traditional photo studios without the glam team she has today. In another Instagram post, the gorgeous artist poked fun at her confident wish to stray away from contours and make-up, thinking that her face was thin enough then.
Jodi impressed us all with her excellent academic standing as a Psychology major in Southville International Schools and Colleges. Although she doesn’t want to take much credit for how she managed to juggle acting, mommy duties, travel, and school, saying only God’s grace drove her to success; it still can’t be denied that Jodi has a strong penchant for learning and knowledge.
One photo in this album shows a school girl Jodi wearing her medals with pride. With her checkered school uniform and neat hairstyles, Jodi is every inch the prim and proper student.
Over her two decades in the industry, Jodi has always been inspiring us with her beauty, intelligence, and passion – qualities that she definitely got since she was young.