Kapamilya Snaps: 9 actors who have gone dashing transformations in the past decade

In the recent months or years, there was a simple yet fun challenge that went viral on social media, wherein netizens share photos of them from a certain year in the past along with a current snap of them. And seeing those posts of our friends and even celebrities makes us realize that a lot could indeed change in a person within a few years, may it be in our physical features or our lives in general. But what more in a decade?

In this Kapamilya Snaps features, let’s find out how some of our Kapamilya heartthrobs look like 10 years ago!

After his notable appearances in weekly youth-oriented series Gimik 2010 and Growing Up, Daniel Padilla starred in his first-ever teleserye, Princess and I, in 2012 opposite loveteam partner Kathryn Bernardo. They then got cast in two Star Cinema flicks, namely, "24/7 In Love" and "Sisterakas." Unbeknownst to us then, it was also the same year when they officially became in a relationship. At present, he’s hailed as the “Supreme Idol of This Generation” and currently headlines the newest primetime series 2 Good 2 Be True along with Kath.

Enrique Gil was busy as well with Princess and I in 2012, wherein he played the role of Dasho Jao, the third party to the characters of KathNiel, Mikay and Gino. He used to not have a regular on-screen partner then until 2014, when he first got paired with Liza Soberano in the hit series Forevermore. They’ve been together for around eight years now and have top-billed a number of projects, with Make It With You as the latest.

From being among the biggest names in the indie film scene and a supporting cast member in a number of Kapamilya shows, Coco Martin went on to become one of the most well-loved artists in the country. In 2012, he top-billed the romance drama Walang Hanggan opposite Julia Montes after working together in Growing Up. They got reunited on TV in 2021 when she was tapped to be his newest leading lady in the long-running action-drama series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, in which he serves as the lead actor and one of the directors.

 Believe it or not, it has been 16 years already ever since Gerald Anderson started his showbiz career as one of the housemates of Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 1. He’s able to gain a huge following since then and went on to become one of the most bankable heartthrobs of his generation. A decade ago, he’s able to score his breakthrough role as Budoy. in the teleserye with the same title. He further proves his versatility as an actor in his succeeding projects, with Init Sa Magdamag (2021) and A Soldier’s Heart (2020) as among his latest works.

His Tayong Dalawa co-actor Jake Cuenca has been in the industry for 20 years already and spent more than half of it as a Kapamilya. He has starred in a slew of Kapamilya series, which includes Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo at Kahit Puso’y Masugatan both aired in 2012.. He’s also able to exhibit his versatility as an actor in the subsequent projects he did, such as in the recently concluded drama Viral Scandal, where he astoundingly portrayed Mayor Troy Ramones.

Another heartthrob whose ticket to showbiz was by joining PBB is Zanjoe Marudo, who was the 4th Big Placer of the Celebrity Edition 1. From being model, he’s able to develop his passion and talent in acting, and went on to become an in-demand Kapamilya leading man. Ten years ago, he was Megan Young’s on-screen partner in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Hiyas, wherein he played the role of Silang, a fierce warrior from a fictitious ethnic group. He’s currently making us both love and hate him as David Ilustre in The Broken Marriage Vow.

Carlo Aquino has been a household name ever since beginning his career in the 90s. While he obviously has a handsome face that he’s able maintain through the years, it is his acting prowess that helped him rise to fame. He may be in the local entertainment scene for most of his life, yet 2012 marked his return to ABS-CBN after years of working in different networks. He continues to astound us by his exceptional versatility as an actor up to the present, with A Soldier’s Heart, La Vida Lena, and How To Move On in 30 Days as his latest projects.

While everyone in this list were able to move forward from one project to another in the span of 10 years, Vhong Navarro has been one of the hosts of It’s Showtime ever since it was launch in 2009. However, he’s still blessed with other gigs along the way, such as Home Sweetie Home: Extra SweetDance Kids, and Your Moment.

Last, but definitely not the least, is Piolo Pascual who has been in show business for almost three decades. With his timeless splendor and astounding versatility as an artist, it’s definitely incontestable why he’s dubbed the “Ultimate Heartthrob”. Aside from his regular performances in ASAP, the My Papa Pi actor also able to show off his acting prowess through the teleseryes and movies he starred in. In 2012, headlined the primetime series Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig alongside Jericho Rosales, Maricar Reyes, Cristine Reyes, and Christopher de Leon, as well as the films “Every Breathe U Take” and “24/7 In Love”.

Which of these Kapamilya stars have you followed for the past 10 years?