Janine Berdin was the talk of the town with her stunning transformation photos making rounds on social media. Many netizens were captivated by the Tawag Ng Tanghalan Season 2 Grand Winner’s new look that instantly became a trending topic on Twitter.
Janine flaunted her photos showing her new purple-ash hair color and a fairer complexion. Some netizens say that she can pass off as singer Jessa Zaragoza or the actress-beauty queen Charlene Gonzalez, or even US pop star Beyonce. Many have also noticed the evident change in the facial and overall physical features of Janine and they have been intrigued if she underwent cosmetic surgery. In her recent online interview with Darla Sauler, Janine expressed how she appreciates the positive and flattering comments that netizens have shared about her transformation. "I'm very flattered kasi ang gaganda ng compliments. Thank you guys I really appreciate it," she said.
She also said it took a lot of courage for her to “change” herself as she pleased. "Siguro naging blooming po ako kasi hindi po ako natakot of change. I think that's what everyone should keep in mind na we shouldn't be afraid of change na puwede tayong mag-change, na if there's something you don't like about yourself and that you are not happy about it then you can do something. Do something to make yourself happy. You only live once, hindi ba? Just do things that will make you happy,” Janine stressed.
She added that the decision she made in improving herself made her the happiest. "Kasi kapag hindi ka masaya sa sarili mo, magre-reflect. Kasi nakikita ko rin sa mga post ko rati sa mga videos ko parang nakikita ko rin kung gaano ako ka-self conscious. Now when I look at my photos now, when I look at all the videos I take, parang ang saya ko. Parang nakikita ko na ang saya ko na, parang ang saya ko na sarili ko," Janine said in the interview.
Janine began competing in talent contests when she was a child. She joined Star Circle Quest Search for the Next Kiddie Superstars in 2011, where she finished as the 4th semi-finalist, with Clarence Delgado and Brenna Peñaflor emerging as the Grand Questors. Eventually, she was given opportunity to star in several episodes of Maalaala Mo Kaya as the younger versions of the female leads. She also appeared in teleseryes such as Mutya where she portrayed the main character’s school bully, and in two episodes of Wansapanataym where she played the roles of the younger sister of Toni Gonzaga and the bestfriend of Xyriel Manabat’s character.
Yet, her passion was in singing, wherein she truly displays exceptional talent. While she failed in the auditions of The Voice Kids Philippines and in Tawag Ng Tanghalan Season 1 on It’s Showtime, that didn’t stop her from still believing in herself. She went on to join TNT’s Season 2, where she finally had the hurados and Madlang People take notice of her intense, reverberating vocal skills and became the Grand Champion.
She is currently among the many regular concert artists-hosts on ASAP Natin ‘To.
Janine may have changed physical aspects of herself, but her heart and talent will always stay the same.
Check out her mesmerizing transformation from being that talented aspiring singer to becoming one of the most admired performers of her generation in this gallery!