Last June 19, avid supporters of ABS-CBN and its artists witnessed the historic Star Magic Black Pen Day, wherein more than 40 celebrities inked their deals with the network’s aforementioned talent management arm. And one of them is RISE Artists Studio talent and Tawag ng Tanghalan alumna Gigi De Lana.
Since she’s probably new to others, get to know her a bit more in this feature!
Born Mary Gidget Dela Llana, her fans know that her journey in local entertainment started when she joined the inaugural season of It’s Showtime’s Tawag Ng Tanghalan in 2016. However, she’s actually been singing since she was five years old, as she disclosed in a media interview in that same year.
Unlike other singers who have gone through rigorous formal training to develop their talents, she revealed that her vocal prowess just came out naturally. She then went on to perform in various activities and join different contests growing up, as well as served as a vocalist in a band called Serenata’s New Perspective.
And when TNT was relaunched five years ago, she didn’t hesitate to give it a shot not for fame nor fortune, but to simply satisfy her desire to perform onstage. A Luzon contender then from Calamba, Laguna, she immediately captured the hearts of everyone not just with her pretty and angelic face, but with her mellifluous rendition of the Nonoy Zuniga’s “Araw Gabi”, which was also covered by Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid in 2004.
She won the daily rounds and was able to clinch the golden microphone on that day, and went on to advance to the semifinals after being the defending champion for five consecutive days. She may have fallen short in her bid to become the grand winner of that season, but that didn’t hinder her from pursuing her musical career.
We may not regularly see the 25-year-old promising singer on television, but she has been entertaining her ardent followers through her live jamming sessions and song covers with her GG Vibes band that can be watched on her official Facebook page and YouTube channel. And her performances have never failed to accumulate millions of views!
But apart from being a singer, Gigi is also talented when it comes to dancing and acting as well. She showed us some of the moves she’s gotten in several live performances and a commercial she appeared in, and proved that she also has a future in acting through her stint in the Star Cinema flick “Four Sisters Before The Wedding.”
Behold her mesmerizing beauty by going through her photos in this gallery!