Amidst all the fresh faces gracing the local showbiz scene today, Sofia Pablo is certainly one to keep in your radar. At only 16 years old, the young actress is a budding multi-hyphenate, a social media influencer, and a fashion-forward beauty. But beyond her fast-growing showbiz career, Sofia is also a hard working student and a humble individual. Now with over eight years of showbiz experience under her belt, Sofia’s the ultimate definition of a multi-faceted teen star.
If you want to get acquainted with this rising Gen Z it-girl, here are five fast facts that you should know about her.
1. Sofia has always wanted to be an actress.
When Sofia was only eight years old, she would watch various television shows and draw inspiration from veteran leading ladies like Glaiza de Castro. She started by practicing her acting alone in front of the mirror, but it didn’t take long before she began auditioning for different television commercials like Jollibee. In 2014, she eventually landed her first official child star role as young Imelda in the Cinemalaya movie Marinquina. Since then, Sofia expanded her filmography to include many acclaimed movies and shows including Super Ma’am, Destined to Be Yours, and Oh, My Mama!.
Five years later, Sofia made her official debut as a teen actress in hit television series Prima Donnas, playing the lead role of Len-Len Claveria. In the coming years, Sofia wishes to work with fellow Kapuso teen star Kyline Alcantara and star in a dual role similar to Impostora’s Kris Bernal.
2. Sofia is also popular on social media.
Acting credentials aside, Sofia can also be considered as a certified social media star. She has over two million followers on Instagram and 250,000 subscribers on YouTube—but her influence doesn’t stop there. On TikTok, she has nearly *eight million followers* who loyally watch her cute lip syncs, impressive dance covers, and funny skits! In fact, she was even recognized for being the youngest influencer to attend the country’s TikTok Awards ceremony in 2021.
3. Sofia’s love team partner is Allen Ansay.
ICYDK, Allen is a 19-year-old actor who rose to fame after joining the seventh season of talent competition show StarStruck. Apparently, Allen already had a happy crush on Sofia even before they personally met because he used to watch her in Sherlock Jr. Soon after, a chance encounter at work allowed them to befriend each other and collaborate on TikTok videos together. Their posts went viral in a flash, leading many fans to root for their pairing because of their undeniable on-screen chemistry.
Consequently, Allen joined the second season of Prima Donnas to play Fonsie, the romantic interest of Sofia’s character. After the duo received an overwhelmingly positive response from fans, GMA officially launched them as one of the love teams in the network’s Five Sparkle Sweethearts. While Primma Donnas’ second season is still ongoing, the pair is set to topbill the fantasy romance mini series Raya Sirena this April. FYI, fans fondly refer to their love team as Team Jolly!
4. Sofia loves fashion.
If you already follow Sofia on Instagram, you’d know that Sofia has a keen eye for fashion. Case in point: To celebrate her past two birthdays, she conceptualized and directed her own professional photoshoots! She looked like a modern-day princess in her recent sweet 16 shoot, while her 15th birthday photoshoot followed a colorful retro theme.
Sofia describes her personal taste in fashion as minimalist and elegant, so it’s no wonder that she prefers investing in classy designer pieces that will always be in style. For your reference, some of her wardrobe staples include a Tory Burch belt bag, a pink Swarovski bracelet, and a vintage Burberry tote bag.
5. Sofia is a working student.
Like many Filipino celebs her age, Sofia finds ways to juggle her showbiz commitments and academic requirements. Despite having a jam-packed work schedule every day, Sofia still prioritizes her studies above anything else because she believes that getting a formal education will always be beneficial in the future. In a past vlog from 2020, she shared that she’s a junior high school student at UST Angelicum College. Prior to this, she finished her elementary studies at OB Montessori Center, Greenhills, San Juan.
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