Ylona Garcia was born and raised in Sydney, Australia where her four siblings and mother were based while she pursued her dreams in the Philippines with her dad. The young actress is very ‘Pinoy’ at heart despite growing up in a foreign country. A proof of her authentic Pinoy upbringing is her unbreakable love for family.
She said she misses her family, just the feel of them being beside her. Thus, Ylona posts a lot about them on social media to somehow ease the longing. She learned to cope with the setup but she’d never really get happy about it. No amount of fame can replace the joy that a complete family brings.
When asked about her dream for her family, Ylona said she wants to give them a big house –one in the Philippines and one in Australia, just so she doesn’t have to pick only one.
In the same interview, Ylona shared how she has grown as a young lady. The young actress said that she has become a better version of herself. She got more aware, confident, and motivated after more than two years after she exited the Pinoy Big Brother house. On top of that, the Kapamilya beauty became more fluent in speaking in Tagalog just by listening and self-study.
Ylona made her debut as a housemate for Pinoy Big Brother 737 in 2015. She emerged as the 2nd Teen Big Placer, and pursued a showbiz career after. She first starred in the Kapamilya series On The Wings of Love with love team partner Bailey May. She also received a gold record award for her debut album, “My name is Ylona Garcia.”
Fast forward to 2020, Ylona trends after she posted a photo of her working in a fast-food chain in Australia. And this year, Ylona Garcia is the newest artist to join American music collective 88Rising.