10 Gen Z Celebrities Who Celebrated Their Debut in 2022

by Leika Golez   |  Dec 29, 2022
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With the ease of lockdown restrictions this 2022, a good number of teen stars were able to celebrate their 18th birthday however they wanted to. While most artists went all out with a grand party that made them look and feel like royalty, there were also some who opted for intimate celebrations and creative birthday photoshoots. Regardless of their personal preferences, we simply enjoyed witnessing all of these teen stars blossom into full-fledged young adults! 

Curious to know who they are? Below, we made a list of 10 Gen Z celebrities who celebrated their debut in 2022: 

1. Francine Diaz 

Francine's Dreamland-themed debut was filled with ethereal floral arrangements and dreamy pastel-hued decor. She also looked every bit like a fairycore princess in her pink ball gown!

2. Althea Ablan 

To celebrate her legality, Althea held a dainty floral debut at Edsa Shangri-La last October. Guests enjoyed performances from Power Impact Dancers, DJ Marv Palustre, and the debutante herself!


3. Elijah Alejo 

Another Kapuso who turned 18 this year is Elijah. She wore not one, not two, not even three—but *eighteen* different ball gowns during her Beauty and the Beast-inspired party. Wow! 

4. Criza Taa 

This He's Into Her actress resembled a gorgeous Virgo goddess for her 18th birthday photoshoot. She also channeled her inner Barbie doll as she changed into a bubblegum pink corset dress for her next layout!

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5. Sam Cruz 

Sam's disco-themed debut was nothing short of glamorous! As expected from a certified cool girl, Sam chose to hold her party at a bowling alley instead of a traditional events place.

6. Miel Pangilinan

Similar to Sam, Miel marked her latest birthday with a groovy party. Everything looked so fun and bright thanks to the party's retro aesthetic!


7. Elha Nympha 

For her debut photoshoot, Elha stunned in four different looks that proved her versatility! Now that's what we call ~range!~

8. Lyca Gairanod

Former child star Lyca was a vision in white for her cottagecore-esque debut photoshoot. She made her special day even more memorable by going Instagram official with her first-ever boyfriend. 

9. Barbara Miguel 

Remember this child actress from Munting Heredera? Yup, she's now officially 18 years old! She celebrated her coming-of-age with a pretty garden-themed photoshoot and an elegant party.

10. Mona Alawi 

Wanting to keep things low-key, Mona had a private dinner with her closest friends and family on her birthday. Since the gathering was designed after Mona's love for clouds, she and her guests showed up in the cutest pajamas!


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