From child star to teen star, Bianca Umali has gone so far. We take you back to our prom cover girl's beginnings on television in this career timeline we put together for you.
One of Bianca's first appearances was on the show, Darna, which starred Marian Rivera. She later appeared on Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit and became a mainstay on the kiddie show, Tropang Potchi, where she was seen until 2013.
Bianca appeared the following year on the fantasy-drama show about a girl in search of her father, Magic Palayok, as Dina. Check out how adorable she is (the bangs!) in this publicity photo.
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In this year, the budding young actress appeared on Maynila's Best Bet ng Puso, Love & Lies, Mga Basang Sisiw, One Day, Isang Araw: Gamer Girl, and Unforgettable.
However, her most memorable role that year was probably on Magpakailanman's episode, School Bullying Caught on Cam. Here she played Abby, a public school student who was bullied so bad by a gang on school grounds.
The past year was a big one for Bianca as she appeared on several TV shows, like Niño (where she was paired with Miguel), Ismol Family, Dading, and Seasons of Love Presents First Dance, First Love. She also became a regular performer for afternoon variety show, Sunday All Stars, where she shows off more of her talents aside from acting.
This year, Bianca and Miguel's onscreen pairing is back with the primetime TV show, Once Upon a Kiss—a modern retelling of the classic tale wherein a boy wakes up from a coma after getting a kiss from his childhood friend. The two fall in love and work hard to be together even if their families didn't really like each other.
Grab a copy of the prom special with Bianca and Jane Oineza on the cover, which comes free when you buy the December 2014-January 2015 issue or subscribe to the digital edition via App Store, Buqo, or Zinio.