In a slew of up-and-coming talents in the entertainment industry, Ashley Ortega is surely making a name for herself. With her undeniable brilliance in acting, double-tap-worthy sense of style, and the *grit* to make it in such a competitive industry, it seems like she’s mastered the perfect formula for success.
There's so much to know about Ashley, and she's more than meets the eye! For one, did you know that the Kapuso actress actually started out as a commercial model? Below, read on for more details to get to know her better.
6 interesting facts about Gen Z actress Ashley Ortega:
1. She’s a Capricorn.
Born Ashleigh Marguerretthe Krystalle Nordstrom Samson on December 26, 1998, the 23-year-old actress shares the same birthday with the ~*iconic*~ Little Mix member, Jade Thirlwall. Oh, and since Capricorns are known to be ambitious and hardworking, it’s no surprise that Ashley is the star she is today!
2. She started as a commercial model before she became an actress.
Ashley started booking commercial gigs before she landed her first acting stint at age 12. Her first television appearance was in the GMA teleserye Cielo de Angelina in 2012, where she played the character of Julie dela Guardia.
3. She has always loved performing.
It seems like the young talent was born to be on stage, as she has been performing since she was a kid. In an interview, Ashley revealed that she used to join dance contests when she was still in elementary school. “Ever since I was young, hilig ko na talaga mag-perform. Sa school, active ako sa mga dance contests. Basta lahat ng pang-entertainment!”
4. She is an avid collector of Barbie dolls.
Like most of us, Ashley grew up collecting Barbie dolls as well, which started when her dad gifted her one at five years old.
5. She started ice skating at three years old.
Ashley is surely a woman of many talents. Aside from acting and modeling, she’s also a professional figure skater! She started skating at age three, and has competed in Thailand and Malaysia since then. Wow!
You’ll get to see her figure skating techniques in her upcoming show on GMA called Frozen Love!
6. She’s taking up Interior Design at SoFA Design Institute.
Despite her busy schedule, Ashley never forgets to be a good student. In fact, she is currently taking up Interior Design at SoFA Design Institute. Way to go, Ashley!