Kapamilya Snaps: These 10 former female child stars mesmerize us with their stunning glow-ups!

As we grow up, it’s definitely inevitable for us to go through an awkward phase in our lives. While some of us have jestingly cursed or made fun of our adolescence because of how we arguably looked awful than how we are at present, there are others who are seemed so blessed with beauty ever since they were born.

Just like the 10 gorgeous and talented teen actresses in this Kapamilya Snaps feature who, from endearing us as adorable child stars, are now mesmerizing us with their fascinating glow-ups.


Andrea Brillantes

It seems like just yesterday we were watching her as Annaliza in the 2013 incarnation of the 1980s family drama of the same title. And just last March, she celebrated her 18th birthday and gifted fans with a special photoshoot that truly broke the internet. The theme perfectly highlighted just how much Andrea has matured over the years.

The same goes for her portrayal of Mira in Huwag Kang Mangamba, which is extremely far from the viciousness of Marga in Kadenang Ginto.


Francine Diaz

Before being applauded for her compelling depiction of the rebellious Joy in Huwag Kang Mangamba, we all know that she’s able to make a name for herself via her breakthrough role, Cassie, in Kadenang Ginto.

But prior to that, she has been pretty omnipresent on television as the younger counterparts of Kapamilya leading ladies, such as the young Sari Elizondo in Pasion de Amor (2015) and young Pinang in Be My Lady (2016).


Mutya Orquia

Because of her cuteness and talent, Mutya was quick to win the hearts of the Kapamilyas as the adorable young mermaid in the 2011 fantaseryes Mutya and then later as a mainstay on the kiddie gag show Goin’ Bulilit and as Abby in Be Careful With My Heart.

Now that she’s already a teenager, many were indeed delighted to see her as the bubbly Cherry Mabunga in the family drama Pamilya Ko.


AC Bonifacio

Her ticket to show business may be her triumphant stint in the 2015 reality dance competition Dance Kids as part of the duo “Lucky Aces”, AC has slowly been making a name for herself as a topnotch dancer and a promising actress.

Earlier this year, she revealed the big news that she was cast in an episode of the popular American series “Riverdale.”


Xyriel Manabat

After breaking into the industry by joining the talent search Star Circle Kid Quest Batch 3 (2009) wherein she finished as a runner-up, Xyriel has built a solid career as a child actress. But if you go through her Instagram photos today, you will be surprised at how much she has matured over the years. The last time we saw her act on TV was in the much-talked about 2017 series Wildflower.


Lyca Gairanod

As we all know, she rose to fame as the grand champion of The Voice Kids Season 1 (2014), and this win opened many opportunities for her. Although we do not see her as often on television anymore, she’s able to build a successful career as a vlogger through which her fans could catch up with her life.


Elha Nympha

The Season 2 grand winner of The Voice Kids in 2015, has also grown a lot on and off camera. After joining other competitions, Elha continues to build her singing career and her fans are loving the new music as well as the physical transformation she is showing on Instagram.


Ashley Sarmiento

She has indeed come a long way since her days as a child star. Ashley is best known for her work in Goin’ Bulilit (2005) and in teleseryes Flordeliza (2015). We may not have seen her recently on TV, but her photos on IG are proof that she is ready for bigger and more mature roles.


Alyana Angeles

Her face is probably familiar for some of us since she appeared on teleseryes like Maria La Del Barrio (2011) and Juan Dela Cruz (2013). And she has indeed grown into a beautiful young woman as seen in her stint in Huwag Kang Mangamba as Sofia and as part of the elite teen group Gold Squad Plus.


Belle Mariano

This fast-rising teen star initially gained popularity after starring in the 2012 drama Lorenzo’s Time. This was followed by many projects where she portrayed the younger counterparts of different lead actresses. But now, Belle is embracing her teen years with the highly anticipated iWanttfc series “He’s Into Her” where she will be the leading lady.

Whose transformation surprised you the most, Kapamilya?