Among the many talented Gen Z personalities in our local scene today, we’re convinced that nobody serves ~effortless elegance~ better than rising actress Ashley del Mundo. I mean, she isn’t dubbed the "Jennie Kim of the Philippines" for nothing!
Originally known for being one of the most loveable housemates in Pinoy Big Brother: Otso, Ashley has since continued to make a name for herself with her most recent role as Khloe Gomez in hit teen romantic comedy series He’s Into Her. Between her stunning visuals and her sophisticated yet approachable demeanor, it’s hard *not* to be pulled into the Ashley del Mundo charm.
Here are 6 things you should know about Ashley del Mundo:
Ashley is an ‘03 liner.
Was there something in the air in the early 2000s? Because I swear these Gen Z babies are serving *serious* visuals! Born on September 13, 2003, this 18-year-old sweetheart is a Virgo baby. Virgos are notoriously known for their intelligence, practicality, and modesty, and Ashley embodies just that! As a finalist on Pinoy Big Brother: Otso, she was well-liked for both her competitive demeanor and her soft personality. It’s no wonder she was dubbed the Adventurous Angel of Australia!
Ashley grew up in Australia.
Contrary to popular belief, Ashley del Mundo is actually pure Filipino! She was born here in the Philippines, but her family migrated to Sydney, Australia when she was only three years old. There, she studied up until her junior year in high school, after which she decided to go back to the Philippines in 2019 to try for PBB—a risk that definitely proved to be worth it!
Ashley is often compared to Blackpink’s Jennie!
Ever since the PBB days, many fans have taken notice of the teen star’s various similarities with Blackpink’s Jennie Kim. And after recreating the K-pop star’s iconic Instagram looks on one of her Kumu livestreams earlier this year, many people are now calling Ashley the Jennie Kim of the Philippines!
From her cute feminine features (especially her smile!) to her very chic fashion style, there is no denying that Ashley exudes the same effortlessly-elegant-slash-soft-it-girl vibes that we all adore about Jennie.
Ashley has a *very* soothing speaking voice.
While many liken Ashley’s overall vibe to that of Blackpink’s Jennie, others also like to point out that her speaking voice is a lot like Rosé’s! Much like the Australia-raised Blackpink member, Ashley also speaks with the *cutest* mix of the Australian and Asian (in this case, Filipino) accent. Whether in English or Tagalog, this teen star never fails to speak in a very soft, calming, yet straight-to-the-point manner that many can agree is oddly satisfying to hear. (We think she sounds a little bit like a princess, TBH!) If you’d like to listen to her ~soothing~ speaking voice yourself, check out her newly opened YouTube channel where she posts very simple and candid vlogs!
Ashley is known for her kindness and maturity.
After mulling it over, this was Ashley’s response after a fan had asked about her biggest regret in life: “I don’t regret anything that’s happened in my life. If it’s good then it’s good, if it’s bad then it’s an experience!” And this was only one out of the many pieces of wisdom she shared throughout her short Q&A video.
Indeed, one of the most admirable things about Ashley is her undeniably wise character. Inside the Big Brother house and even beyond, she never shies away from allowing her naturally sensitive spirit and her big heart for others shine through. And we absolutely love her for it!
Ashley is into both sports and dance!
Who says you can’t be elegant and sporty at the same time? Definitely not Ashley! This Gen Z star is not only a talented actress, but she’s also a very adventurous and sporty kind of person. In an exclusive interview with Metro Style for her 18th birthday, she shares that she actually plays a variety of different sports, namely soccer, swimming, football, tennis, and gymnastics. Can somebody say impressive? In addition, Ashley was also part of her school’s dance crew back in Australia—and we’re not surprised! I mean, just check out how smooth her dancing is in one of her most viral TikToks!