As a common aphorism says, “new beginnings are often disguised as painful endings”. To Angelica Jane Yap, this phrase seemingly proven to be true twice since she became a prominent artist.
On September 2015, we first came to know Angelica or simply ‘Angel’ when her video on her ‘hugot-filled’ instructions on how to make the milk-based Pinoy confectionary ‘pastillas’ went viral. Eventually, she started to gain wider popularity when her video appeared on Mga Kwento ni Marc Logan, a Kapamilya TV show that features viral videos on social media.
Shortly after, Angel became even more famous when she revealed details of her heartbreak on the It’s Showtime segment “adVice Ganda”. She opened up to Madam Bertud, played by Vice Ganda, about the break-up she experienced which became the basis of her viral video.
Seeking to help her, the It’s Showtime family created a month-long segment called "Nasaan Ka, Mr. Pastillas”, to aide Angel in her quest to find the love of her life. With the unscripted nature of the segment, it instantly appealed to TV audiences and netizens, making the noontime show a daily trending topic on Twitter.
The segment concluded on October 2015 during the grand event named “Kapamilya, Thank You: It’s Showtime, Biyaheng Cebu.” Angel chose Richard Parajinog of Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental as her Mr. Pastillas. They soon became exclusively dating, as per their interview with the King of Talk in Tonight with Boy Abunda.
After being heartbroken, Angel definitely achieved an exciting new beginning in her life with her Mr. Pastillas.
Better days started coming in her life after signing a five-year contract with Viva Entertainment on December 2015. She went through different kind of workshops that honed her talent as an artist.
Although her tandem with her Mr. Pastillas did not turn out as expected, Richard Parojinog became a recording artist. In 2017, Angel reunited with her ex-boyfriend Enzo Gallegos, the man whom she pertained to in her viral video. Last month, Angel announced their break up through her YouTube channel.
Now, Angel is certainly enjoying life by doing her passion as an artist. Having a career in the industry, she is currently doing dance covers, hosting various online shows and some acting stints. She appeared as Teresa on the iWant exclusive series, “Bagman,” which was headlined by Arjo Atayde. Aside from being a Viva artist, Angel became a content creator when she established her own YouTube channel on May 2017 and endorses health and beauty products.
Finally, after being sensational on social media for flaunting her sexy figure in the summer of 2017, Angel became a cover girl alongside Debbie Garcia, in the December 2017 issue of a well-known men’s magazine.
Soaring in her chosen field, Angel doesn’t forget to look back at her humble beginnings and be grateful for all she has achieved. In November 2018, she thanked the It’s Showtime family through an Instagram post featuring photos of her defunct segment, with a caption that read:
“So much memories came back today from my It’s Showtime days from 2015. I still remember that simple girl being welcomed whole-heartedly by this awesome family and my life changed just like that. A lot of things happened, I've been loved, bashed, bullied and judged but these people guided me how to handle them. Through ups and downs. They taught me a lot of things and for that I will forever be grateful. Thank you for everything and for accepting me for who I am. You're a big part of me. I love you guys so much, I miss you and all the positive energy! Where I am in life now, all I have is all because of you.”
See the stronger and prettier Angelica Jane Yap A.K.A. Pastillas Girl in this gallery!