Zaijian Jaranilla entered the entertainment industry as a child star most popularly known as Santino on the 2009 hit May Bukas Pa. But now he is all grown up! In 2018 he took on an edgier role for the Ipaglaban Mo episode “Titser”. He portrayed a high school student who committed murder. That same year, he was in the hit primetime series Bagani. He was a hero in the action fantasy series alongside Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil, Matteo Guidicelli, and Makisig Morales.
In a previous interview with Push, he shared that he enjoys doing indie films because of the freedom and challenge they offer. Meanwhile off set, the Kapamilya actor grew up to become nocturnal. In fact, he prefers to sleep in the dark with the lights turned off. When he is not busy shooting a scene, he enjoys playing video games. Another hobby of his is archery. As for his mannerisms, he tends to chew his lips.
To further show how much Zaijian has changed, he travelled back in time in the Throwback Poses Challenge. He recreated three photos from his days as a child star. One from a photoshoot he does not recall, another from an emotional interview, and lastly a snap of him as the precious Santino.
WATCH: Zaijian Jaranilla takes on the Throwback Poses Challenge
If you miss watching Zaijian, then revisit Santino and his miracles in the reruns of May Bukas Pa which will take up the timeslot of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano. You can also expect him in the upcoming drama Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin which is led by Iza Calzado, Jodi Sta. Maria, Sam Milby, and Maricel Soriano.