5 Kapamilya stars who stepping out of their famous parents' shadows, creating own mark in showbiz

Usually, children of celebrities are expected to follow the footsteps of their superstar parents in the entertainment scene and be an actor, singer, dancer, host, or even multi-faceted like them.

The beginning of their showbiz journey may be arguably easier compared to what other aspirants have to go through, but the up-and-coming actors listed in this Kapamilya Snaps feature are working hard to carve their own paths and step out of their famous parents’ shadows by showcasing not just the beauty they inherited from them, but their own talents as well.

Viewers couldn’t help but notice how Iana Bernardez is a spitting image of her mom, renowned model-actress and FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano star Angel Aquino – from their physical appearances to their voices. She used to work behind the camera as a producer, with the 2019 award-winning flick “Babae At Baril” topbilled by her co-star Janine Gutierrez, as one of her projects. She eventually ventured to acting, starring in the 2018 indie film “Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus” and currently in the primetime series Marry Me Marry You as the cunning Patricia Francisco.

From being a model, Kaila Estrada indeed surprised her parents John Estrada and Janice de Belen when she decided to join showbiz. She was among the artists who inked her contract during the Star Magic Black Pen Day in July 2021 and is now impressing us with her acting debut in the controversial series Viral Scandal as the feisty Raven Ramones.

For sure, avid viewers of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano are wondering who’s the impressive actress behind the character of the scheming bodyguard Thalia. Well, she’s none other Marela Torre, the talented and beautiful daughter of veteran character actor Joel Torre, who also used to be part of the long-running primetime series. This is not only her first foray in the action genre

The daughter of veteran character actor Joel Torre, Marela Torre is building her own name as a promising actress through her appearances in the 2017 fantaserye La Luna Sangre and in the 2018 movie “We Will Not Die Tonight.” Unbeknown to us, she’s into boxing, so it’s not surprising that she’s comfortable and adept with physically demanding roles.

Having Sunshine Cruz and Cesar Montano as parents is indeed, arguably, both a blessing and a curse for fast-rising artist Angelina Cruz as it added pressure on her to live up to their reputation. She’s already proven her singing prowess through her television guestings and self-titled debut EP released in 2018, and impressed us with her acting chops through her recent stint in the Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano-starrer “Love Is Color Blind”.

Promising tennis player Nio Tria, the beloved unico hijo of veteran actress and Marry Me Marry You star Cherry Pie Picache is also now gaining popularity as one of the members of the Kapamilya elite group of newcomers The Squad Plus. He already scored his first-ever acting gig in the digital anthology “Click, Like, Share”, followed by her supporting role in the online romance-drama series “Saying Goodbye”.

We are indeed looking forward to see these up-and-coming stars more on our screens in the coming days!