Two years after clinching her biggest break as the leading lady of seasoned actor JM de Guzman in the afternoon drama Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Araw Gabi, Barbie Imperial continues to captivate us with her breathtaking appearances on screen, with the barkadaserye Bagong Umaga being her latest.
While her character in the series, Cai Veradona, is born to an affluent family, those who have been following her journey would know that she and her family used to live a simple life in Daraga, Albay along the train tracks of the Philippine National Railways. Thus, she was given the moniker “The Doll Along the Riles of Albay” when she joined Pinoy Big Brother in 2015, wherein she first mesmerized us with her doll-like face and alluring figure.
Fresh from her PBB stint, Barbie would play her own story on Maalaala Mo Kaya in the “Riles” episode, among other guestings. Apart from those, she made her teleserye debut in All of Me, starred by Albert Martinez, JM de Guzman, and Yen Santos, for a supporting role.
The 22-year-old Bicolana stunner would then turn heads at noontime daily as a member of It’s Showtime’s very own girl group GirlTrends.
She would further land supporting roles on Langit Lupa (2016) and La Luna Sangre (2017), before producers recognized her leading lady potential and signed her for her first major role in Araw Gabi—a reunion with JM in his comeback Kapamilya project.
Now a prominent female celebrity, Barbie has also graced notably an eye-catching calendar shoot for a liquor brand.
And this year, Barbie returned to making TV series, this time as part of the top-rating primetime action-drama FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, as among the top female police officers under Task Force Agila Lieutenant Camille Villaluna. This is certainly a new challenge for the young actress, taking on an action-drama project for the first time in her notable career.
Apart from those teleserye appearances, she also showcased her acting chops in some episodes of true-to-life drama anthologies MMK and Ipaglaban Mo and headlined Wansapanataym: Switch Be With You and the iWant Original series “Taiwan That You Love” opposite Paulo Angeles.
As we marvel at her enthralling scenes in Bagong Umaga, let Barbie fascinate us further with her scorching bikini snaps in this gallery.