When we were younger, we were often asked what we want to be when we grow up. Many of us undoubtedly declared dreaming to be a doctor, a nurse, an astronaut, a teacher, a police officer, a soldier, or a chef.
However, another job that will never be eliminated from this list of ambitions is being a performing artist, which might be a result of having a burning passion to their chosen craft, wanting to snag the fame and fortune the celebrities possess, and/or being fueled by the inspiration their idols have brought in their lives.
And in order for you to keep on working and chasing after your far-flung dream of being seen on television and/or movie, here are five Kapamilya stars who used to be avid fans of famous celebs, but had or have the fantastic opportunity to get close to them and even work alongside them.
Among her generation’s brightest talents, the Kadenang Ginto lead star has been very vocal about her extreme admiration towards the King of Hearts Daniel Padilla ever since she was still a child actress in her media interviews. She admitted having a huge crush on him as she seemed not to miss taking a photo with him everytime she bumps into him.
From being only fan, the 15-year-old actress finally had the chance to see her idol almost everyday when she was tapped to portray his rebellious younger sister Lia in the 2015 remake of the classic teleserye Pangako Sa ‘Yo.
Most fangirls out there are arguably fantasizing of ending up in the arms of their male celebrity crushes, or at least getting close to them. While this is still a far-flung aspiration for others, the Wansapanataym Presents: Switch Be With You headliner had already lived the dream when she got into a relationship with her idol Paul Salas.
As we rummage through her Twitter page, a post of her dated back in June 13, 2015 revealed how proud she is to confess that she’s an ultimate fangirl of him. Not to mention her anecdote prior to entering show business that she used to be one of those fans who wait for long hours in the airport to welcome and see him in person or strike a selfie with them everytime he had shows in Albay.
However, their romance ended this year which truly made their shippers sad.
In her 12 years in the industry, the Chinita Princess has grown to be one of the formidable precious gems of the local entertainment scene. At the same time, she’s been one of the most talked about stars of her generation not only because of the strings of TV and movie projects bestowed to her, but also due to the intrigues thrown at her.
One of the issues she had to bravely face before involved Maja Salvador, who used to be one of the artists she truly admires before winning Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 1 and later on became her best friend after working with her in the 2012 primetime series Ina Kapatid Anak. It might have took a long time before their wounds healed, but everything is already fine between them as their friendship got restored and as they put the ASAP stage on fire together with their explosive dance numbers.
The Playhouse actress waited for a decade after her dream of becoming a famous actress to finally share the stage with her beloved idol Gerald Anderson during the Star Magic All-Star Games in 2017, where he was the captain of the winning Blue Team while she was one of the prize awarders alongside her ex-loveteam partner Marco Gallo.
After that unforgettable meeting, she took to her Instagram account to share a throwback photo of her and the actor-slash-baller taken at “the airport after he got out of PBB house” in 2006. It can be recalled that Gerald is an alumnus of the popular reality show where he finished as the 3rd Big Placer during the first-ever season of the Teen Edition. She followed suit a decade after when she joined the reality show in 2016 and became a part of the Lucky Season 7.
With her exaggerated reactions whenever a celebrity would drop by the PBB house during their season, the actress-model earned the title “Fangirl ng Bayan” because of how she perfectly resembles being a true fan.
While she’s constantly awestruck everytime she meet-and-greet stars, she absolutely had the time of her life when Kuya granted her a special date night with her ultimate celebrity crush for eight years Enrique Gil.
After her winning stint in PBB, they, together with their loveteam partners Liza Soberano and Edward Barber, eventually became close friends.
As we follow these Kapamilya female talents’ journey from being avid fangirls to superstars who we look up to today, won’t you be inspired to keep on striving for your dreams?