When one hears the name Lyca Gairanod, the first thing that comes to mind is the young impoverished girl from Tanza, Cavite.
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Before she joined “The Voice Kids”, the young star used to accompany her father, a fisherman, and her mother, a housewife, to collect garbage. Due to extreme poverty, the family was forced to rely on trash for possible recyclable items that they could exchange for money. Sometimes, Lyca would go to her neighbor’s doors and sing, in hopes of receiving a few coins.
But, come 2014, Lyca was lucky enough to be included in the singing competition “The Voice Kids”. Little did she know that such opportunity was bound to change her life forever.
After a few months of fighting for her spot, the young star – then dubbed as the Child Wonder – came out as the season’s first-ever grand champion.
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Since then, believe us when we say that Lyca’s life has drastically changed for the better. For one is her puberty transformation – what we once knew as the young girl always smeared with dirt on her face is now a beautiful teenager dressed in the most gorgeous clothes.
One comment from a fan best encapsulates what we think of Lyca’s Version 2.0:
“Habang lumalaki siya ay lalo siyang gumaganda. She is so pretty. Real Filipina beauty.”
And because you’re probably asking for it, here are some more photos of the stunning Lyca Gairanod.
Way to go, Lyca!
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