As her character Agatha, best friend of Ellice (Iza Calzado) and Gabriel (Sam Milby) from the US and the newest rival of Marissa (Jodi Sta. Maria), finally made a shocking entrance in the latest episodes Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin, many of you are arguably wondering who Aya Fernandez is. Thus, allow us to introduce her further via this feature.
Portraying an apparently mature role, it’s probably hard to believe that she is just 22 years old, right? She may be young, but Aya, has already achieved a lot in life and boasts numerous skills and talents, making her an ultimate multi-hyphenate.
With her mesmerizing visuals, as seen in her photos in this gallery, it isn’t surprising to know that she is actually a beauty queen! In fact, she was crowned as Miss Teen Earth 2015 and went to become the Dreamgirl of the Year International in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia while representing the country as Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2018.
While these are already amazing feats, what makes Aya, whose real name is Julieane Fernandez, extra amazing is how she’s able to do all of those while completing her fourth year as Broadcasting Communication student from University of the Philippines-Diliman and triumphantly graduated as cum laude!
Besides, she’s also able to fulfill her duties as the founder of the sustainable social enterprise called Project Lily, which, according to one of her interviews, aims to “employ and empower persons with disabilities (PWDs) to manufacture environmentally-friendly charcoal made from water hyacinth, coconut husk, and other agricultural waste”.
This thesis-slash-passion project, which she funded using her savings, eventually turned into a full-blown social enterprise and got her nominated as one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Youth Leaders in 2016 and of the youngest recipients of Go Negosyo’s 2018 Inspiring Women Awardees.
However, amidst all these achievements and responsibilities, Aya is still a normal girl. In a feature published on MYX, wherein she used to be one of the hosts after winning the MYX VJ Search 2019, it was revealed that she loves listening to music and watching teleseryes, movies, and basketball games.
Aside from acting and hosting, she’s also into singing, dancing (as she used to be an active member of UP Streetdance Club), boxing, practicing martial arts, and playing volleyball. She’s a certified scuba diver as well, under the Philippine Association of Underwater Activities.
For sure, upon knowing these things about our new role model and girl crush Aya, you’ll find it hard to hate her on Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin, which is first-ever teleserye stint. Show your love and support for her by not missing an episode, weeknights on Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live!