Entering and staying in the entertainment industry requires incredible talent, tremendous patience, and unwavering dedication for the craft. Thus, it’s really astounding to know that gorgeous actresses we adore today used to be the brightest child and teen stars, who endured in the business, maintained their exceptional craft, and never lost their star quality.
Here are some of them:
Her natural charisma grabbed the attention of former ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio while watching her The Buzz episode in 2003. She landed her first-ever role in the John Lloyd Cruz-Bea Alonzo starrer It Might Be You in the same year.
Through the years, she was able to hone her talents and emerged as one of the bankable, multi-talented artists in the local entertainment scene who can act, sing, and dance. She headlined the recently concluded top-rater Wildflower
She rose to fame through a reality talent search in 2005. In her transfer to the Kapamilya network, she became a part of the Filipino adaptation of the hit teleserye Pasion de Amor as one of the female leads.
The 29-year-old actress-singer co-headlined Magpahanggang Wakas alongside Jericho Rosales and joined the celebrity talent program I Can Do That as one of the contestants. She also appeared in Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin last year.
Fresh from her Pinoy Big Brother victory in 2006, the Chinita Princess starred in a number of Your Song and LoveSpell books before notching her first-ever lead role in Sana Maulit Muli alongside concurrent loveteam partner Gerald Anderson.
She got reunited with him last year through the daytime drama Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin.
From playing the remarkable kikay kiddo and love interest of the young hero in Super Inggo, she has emerged into one of the most sought-after and talented leading ladies of her generation. The Teen Queen already headlined strings of successful teleseryes and films, including the primetime action-fantaserye La Luna Sangre, alongside perennial partner Daniel Padilla.
Unbeknownst to us, the 21-year-old actress started her showbiz career at a tender age of 4 through the iconic Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan. Her incredible talent was discovered and paved her way to score more roles portraying the young versions of female protagonist in various TV series and in Maalaala Mo Kaya and being a mainstay in the kiddie comedy show Goin’ Bulilit.
Afternoon soap opera Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita was her first-ever top-biller.
Also a product of the reality show Pinoy Big Brother, her captivating charm and impressive talent helped her win a lot of hearts. She immediately landed a leading role in Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita shortly after her PBB stint and appeared in various programs ever since.
The 18-year-old multitalented artist currently stars in the primetime series The Good Son and Wansapanataym’s Gelli in a Bottle.
The 30-year-old host-actress proves that she can make a name for herself in the industry and shy away from the shadow of her Ate Toni Gonzaga. We first saw her as a happy-go-lucky student Alex (where she got her screen name) in the youth-oriented program Let’s Go in 2007 and its fourth season Gokada Go!
In her return to ABS-CBN in 2013, her career as a host, actress, singer, and book author were developed and pursued. She already hosted a bunch of reality shows and is now one of the funny Sing-vestgators in the music mystery game show I Can See Your Voice.
Another product of Goin’ Bulilit, the 17-year-old actress lent her impressive acting prowess in Maalaala Mo Kaya where she frequently appears since 2011. From being an adorable child star, she bloomed into a versatile performer as a singer and actress. She now stars as the gumptious Justine Asuncion in the the primetime series The Good Son.
From the frail barrio lass she was during her Star Circle Quest and early teleserye gigs, such as Mga Anghel na Walang Langit and Sana Maulit Muli she has now blossomed into a fierce and bold woman and actress as seen in her current television project The Blood Sisters.
Throughout her 16 years in the business, we can say that she is now indeed far from the Bea we saw in her early TV projects namely K2Bü, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, and It Might Be You, specifically in the talent department. She didn’t fail to amaze everyone with her surprising chemistry with seasoned actor Ian Veneracion in the defunct series A Love To Last.
Presumably, many of us do not know that Kiray kicked off her showbiz career at the age of 4 when she participated in Magandang Tanghali Bayan’s Munting Miss U pageant and eventually became the youngest member of the noontime show. But it was after six years that she rose to stardom when she became a mainstay in the comedy program Goin’ Bulilit.
Currently, we’re able to catch her beauty in the daytime series Sana Dalawa ang Puso as the domineering superior of Mona (Jodi Sta. Maria), Anya.
Sharlene San Pedro
We surely admired her because of her irresistible cuteness and amazing versatility since we first saw her in Star Circle Kid Quest Season 1. Thus, it’s not surprising that she became one of the most in-demand child stars of her generation and appeared in several programs since 2004. Who could forget her adorable appearances in Goin’ Bulilit, Mga Anghel na Walang Langit, Calla Lily, and Princess Sarah?
She might grew up to be a gorgeous lady, but her talent continues to bloom. Aside from gracing Maalaala Mo Kaya and other Kapamilya programs, she is now one of the VJs of the music channel MYX.
Like her best friend Sharlene, she is also frequently tapped to portray significant roles in MMK since she started in showbiz and became one of the regulars in Goin’ Bulilit. But did you know that her first appearances were in Krystala and Mangarap Ka?
The 20-year-old actress currently juggles her time between being a Theater Arts student and starring in Home Sweetie Home and Sana Dalawa ang Puso.