The Philippines is home to many iconic Gen Z actresses, but did you know that a lot of them were child stars before their rise to stardom? Their transition from cute and talented children to gorgeous Gen Z style icons is definitely impressive! Take a trip down memory lane with us as we round up seven former child actresses who went through the best glow-ups.
7 Former Child Stars Who Had the Best Glow-Ups
1. Andrea Brillantes
Andrea kickstarted her acting career at age seven, guest starring on Goin’ Bulilit and becoming the main character of Annaliza. This Gen Z icon is now a well-known Filipina actress and model, glowing both on and off the stage!
2. Mona Alawi
Mona has been a star since seven years old! She is best known for her roles on Munting Heredera and Aso ni San Roque. While 19-year-old Mona is no longer as active in show biz, she continues to dazzle social media netizens with her latest style transformation.
3. Belle Mariano
Belle started acting at nine years old, and has been turning heads ever since! After appearing in Lorenzo’s Time and guest starring on Goin’ Bulilit, she is now one of the most successful actresses in the Philippines. She is also a singer under Star Magic, inspiring everyone with her beauty and talent! Artistic talents aside, Belle is also known for her well-rounded wardrobe and her chic sartorial choices.
4. Xyriel Manabat
Xyriel’s life as a cute child actress began when she won third-runner up in a talent competition of Star Circle. From there, she starred in Hawak Kamay and the hit series Wildflower. After a six year acting hiatus, she is back as the beautiful Antonette Pavia on the show Dirty Linen. Xyriel has been glowing even more than usual with her recent rhinoplasty, which made her nose more pronounced!
5. Kyline Alcantara
Kyline made her television debut on Star Circle’s talent competition in 2010. Her talent and cute physical features made her the perfect cast of Maja Salvador’s younger self in two shows! Now, she is a beautiful, highly-acclaimed actress and solo artist of GMA Records. She has also become the face of Clinique and Simply Pretty following her inspiring battle with acne!
6. Althea Ablan
Althea began her onscreen debut in 2006 for a local soap commercial. From there, she was recruited to play the adorable younger version of Heart Evangelista. Today, she is now one of the most beautiful and popular Filipina actresses, as seen in her roles in Encantadia and AraBella. She also has an impressive following on TikTok and YouTube!
7. Alexa Ilacad
Alexa is no stranger to the world of television! This Gen Z queen was first seen in commercials for Vaseline, McDonalds, and more big brands at only two years old. Today, she is known for her iconic roles in Four Sisters Before the Wedding and Pira-Pirasong Paraiso, as well as her growing collection of designer items.