Instagram has been taking over the world for more than a decade now and it has arguably become the top favorite social media app of many, especially of celebrities. It has not only allowed them to share their lives behind the camera, but to interact with their avid supporters as well.
But, have you ever wondered what could be the very first photos that our favorite Kapamilya celebrities shared during their early days in the photo and video-sharing app? Let’s find out in this episode of Kapamilya Snaps!
2 Good 2 Be True leading lady Kathryn Bernardo apparently began her IG journey on December 15, 2011 and she seemed to have enjoyed it right off the bat as she treated her fans with not just one, but three photos. The first one was a candid portrait of her 15-year-old self, then a creative shot probably taken in one of her shoots, and an adorable random moment with fellow Goin’ Bulilit alumni Bugoy Cariño.
Her batchmate, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano actress Julia Montes also opened her IG account around that time and the immediately blessed us with her selfies. On the other hand, their junior Belle Mariano posted a throwback class picture of her and her classmates during her grade school days at St. Paul College-Pasig on her first time on IG seven years ago. The He’s Into Her star was seemingly shy then as she would cover her face or had her photo taken from afar.
Alexa Ilacad launched her IG account in 2013 and uploaded a close-up shot of her make-up look right away. The “Run To Me” actress also showed how a proud KathNiel fan she is, by sharing a throwback snap with the “Asia’s Superstar” and an edited poster of the movie “Breaking Dawn,” where the couple’s faces were placed on Bella Swan and Edward Cullen’s, while she was their daughter Renesmee.
It was also in 2013 when Liza Soberano and it was a poster introducing the faces of Star Magic 2013, in which she was a part of. The Kapamilya actress also shared an outtake from one of her first magazine photoshoots and an adorable throwback snap with her younger brother Justin.
Far from her fierce snaps in the recent years, Sue Ramirez used to post cute photos of her when she was still exploring IG back in 2012. The The Broken Marriage Vow star had an adorable selfie with her Dada James, as well, who was still alive then.
Andrea Brillantes also started sharing her life on IG on that same year, and she has been adorable and fashionable ever since based on the pictures she uploaded. She also shared a photo of her in one of the Goin’ Bulilit tapings, wherein she’s cladded in a military uniform while posing awkwardly to the camera.
Her co-star Francine Diaz may have begun her showbiz career in 2015, but it was only in 2018 when she officially opened her IG account. Aside from telling her followers “do not forget to smile, always” through a pretty selfie of her, she also delighted us with her behind-the-scenes groufies with the teen cast of Kadenang Ginto and a collage of her candid shots with co-actors-turned-real-life best friends Bea Basa and Bea Borres.
She may have gone daring when it comes to her posts on IG in the recent years, but How To Move On In 30 Days lead actress Maris Racal’s early posts on IG were just random photos of her enjoying the simple life she used to have, two years prior to joining Pinoy Big Brother: All In in 2014.
Viral Scandal headliner Charlie Dizon started to give her followers a glimpse of her life on her 19th birthday on April 12, 2015 by posting a photo of her dining out with her beloved family. It was followed by two pretty selfies of her while inside a car and while standing in front of a huge mirror.
This generation’s Darna Jane De Leon has been on IG since 2015. Her first-ever upload was a selfie of her looking truly beautiful in a red turtleneck sweater and wavy locks, which he captioned, “Be strong enough to let go and be wise enough to wait for what you deserve.” She also shared an adorable selfie of her wearing sunglasses and a relaxing view of a pool.
Ivana Alawi’s debuted on Instagram by sharing her glamorous look during her 18th birthday celebration back in December 2014. This was followed by the A Family Affair leading lady’s while stuck in traffic and while marveling the nature’s beauty in Baguio.
Erich Gonzales delighted her followers with her pictures with Thai actor Mario Maurer, who was her leading man in the Star Cinema flick “Suddenly It’s Magic,” which was shot here in the Philippines in 2012. The following year, Erich went on a trip to Seoul, South Korea and posted a side shot of her.
My Papa Pi leading lady Pia Wurtzbach began posting on IG in 2011, just a year after the app was launched. The first photo she posted was during the Star Magic station ID shoot and was succeeded by two stunning outtakes from one of her photoshoots.
And lastly, Jodi Sta. Maria may have spent most of her life in front of the cameras, but her oldest photos on IG were about the things she loves. She apparently opened her account on April 15, 2012 and immediately posted three photos. The Broken Marriage Vow headliner a snap she captured during her trip to Pamalican Beach in Palawan, of her Spanish guitar, and of her unico hijo Thirdy who was then helping clean the house.
Were you able to come across and “like” these posts from many years ago?