Trying to find a spot in the showbiz industry requires passion and effort, and Allen Ansay clearly has both. For the past years, this rising star has proven that he could stand out amongst other stars, as long as he puts in his best effort to thrive in the industry. From barely having any acting experience, to being one of GMA’s homegrown talents, Allen has shown that he has so much more to offer for the next years of his career.
Curious about this outstanding rising star? Below are six fast facts about Allen that you should know about:
1. Allen is a proud Bicolano.
Allen Ansay was born on November 23, 2002 in Sagñay, Camarines Sur. This 19-year-old star has always been a proud Bicolano ever since his early days in showbiz. He tirelessly thanked his supporters from the region as they were beyond helpful in publicly supporting Allen. In fact, during one of his TV show guestings, Allen wowed his co-artists when he gladly shared his take on their region’s specialty dish, laing.
2. Allen’s showbiz career started with StarStruck.
As a stepping stone for his dream acting career, Allen tried his luck in StarStruck Season 7. Since he has exhibited a few of his talents in playing the guitar, singing, and acting, Allen usually left a good impression on the judges. Eventually, with his grit and determination, he was acclaimed as one of the Final Four contestants. Soon enough, he reached second place in the final rankings, wherein he was tagged as the “First Prince” of the program. From then, he became a homegrown talent of GMA, now starring in popular TV shows such as Prima Donnas and Raya Sirena.
3. Allen's love team partner is Sofia Pablo.
FYI, Sofia Pablo has been in the showbiz industry for 8 years now. This GMA talent has been acting since 2014 as she has appeared in Mariquina, Oh, My Mama! and Super Ma’am. After a few encounters with Allen, the two of them produced a few TikTok videos together. With Sofia garnering more than eight million followers on the said application, many started rooting for the pair. Over time, with their fans’ support and their blooming chemistry, the two were announced as partners in GMA’s Five Sparkle Sweethearts and were eventually casted as a love team in Raya Sirena. Currently, their fanbase has been calling them Team Jolly given the bright personality of the on-screen love team.
4. Allen has always wanted to be in the showbiz industry.
Allen’s relatives have always known how much Allen wanted to be an artist. But, it was only in 2019 when he formally said to his mom that he wanted to travel from Bicol to Manila, to pursue his dream of being an actor, which he eventually did. He then joined StarStruck and the rest was history. He even shared how some of his role models are in his dream industry. Allen looks up to his idols such as Dingdong Dantes for his excellence in acting and Alden Richards for his overall looks and appeal.
5. Allen didn’t have any acting experience when he joined showbiz.
ICYDK, Allen previously admitted that he did not know anything about acting when he first started in the showbiz industry. It was when he joined StarStruck when he eventually learned how to act. He started with simple monologues, to having scenes with other co-artists, and now he has done various genres ranging from comedy, horror, and even romance. Now, he can confidently say that acting is his passion. Despite all his successful past projects, Allen continues to strive and work harder as an actor. He says that he is even willing to take more acting workshops when he has new projects on his way.
6. Allen knows how to dance, sing, and play basketball.
Aside from acting, Allen has a few more talents up his sleeve. ICYMI, he has been doing numerous TV show guestings where he has proudly showcased his stunning talents. One notable appearance was when he danced along with Mitzi Josh. Plus, he has also become more popular with his TikTok dances together with his on-screen partner Sofia. Allen has also appeared numerous times in GMA’s Playlist Live, the network’s online program that exhibits their artists’ rendition of songs. Through this, he highlighted his skill in singing both original and cover songs. During his pre-acting days, Allen also enjoyed playing basketball with his varsity teammates.
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