There’s definitely no doubt that Bagani actress Andrea Brillantes is among the brightest stars in the country at present. Just like some of the artists that we look up to, we have witnessed her grow into becoming the versatile actress and beautiful young woman that she is today.
Through the years that she has been in the industry, we have seen her take on a variety of characters in teleseryes, with her portrayal of the titular role in the 2013 remake of the iconic 80’s family drama Annaliza, of Lorry in Hawak Kamay (2014), of Lia Buenavista in the 2015 incarnation of Pangako Sa ‘Yo, of Steph in Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin (2017), of Marga in Kadenang Ginto (2018), and of Mira in Huwag Kang Mangamba (2021) as among the most remarkable of all.
But more than her bewitching beauty and astounding acting prowess, there are actually more to Andrea that are worth admiring and emulating. And below are some of those:
Not afraid to take risks
In recent years, we’ve witnessed how she’s been braver when it comes to taking on risks, may it be in her personal life or her career in and out of showbiz. From endearing us with her tweetums and goody characters in the past teleseryes and movies that she starred in, she went on to astonish us when she began to take on more challenging roles that we had not seen her portray before.
One of them is her now-iconic kontrabida character Marga Mondragon-Bartolome in Kadenang Ginto, which ardent viewers loved more than hated in spite of how irritating and wicked she could be.
Besides, New Gen Z Queen has also taken the huge leap of faith of putting up her own business early this year, which is a makeup brand.
Not afraid to reinvent herself
In the past years that she’s been in the industry, we didn’t only get to witness her versatility as a young actress, but her ever-changing physical appearance as well. While others are so wary about making bold changes in their looks, she seems to be not as we saw her shift from one hairstyle and/or hair color to another almost periodically. Her fashion taste has also shifted from kiddie and conservative to sophisticated and daring as she confidently bares more skin through her outfits – may those be casual or loungewear, or the ones she dons for her travels and public and media appearances.
She’s just simply not scared to upgrade her style and reinvent herself as she proceeds to womanhood. In fact, a lot of women, either her age or not, considers her as one of their fashion inspirations!
Not afraid to speak her mind
She may only be at the doorstep of her 20s, but Andrea has already impressed us with how brave she is when it comes to speaking her mind and expressing herself, such as in her interviews.
Moreover, she’s also vocal with regards to championing for the advocacies and causes that she firmly believes in, as well as in commenting on some social issues. It’s something that is not really expected from people her age, so many were quite surprised and delighted when she did in recent years, such as when she encouraged everyone, especially the youth and first-time voters, to get registered and vote for the 2022 elections when she was only 19.
With these, we can all agree that Andrea could be considered a true role model, especially in empowering young women like her! Keep slayin’, New Gen Z Queen!