At their very young age, these celebrities entered the make-or-break showbiz industry. With their talents and hard work, they remained shining in the limelight over the years. Now, take a look at these 16 celebrities who were all once adorable child and teen stars as they transformed into the most stunning actresses we’ve seen.
- Maja Salvador
Back in 2003, this charismatic woman captured the attention of Charo Santos-Concio during her interview on “The Buzz”. On the same year, she got her big break when she joined John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo in the film “It Might Be You”.
This year, Maja became a favorite actress of the people thanks to her splendid performance on the afternoon series “Wildflower”
2. Arci Muñoz
Arci entered showbiz through a reality competition in 2005. Upon joining ABS-CBN, she starred on several dramas such as “Magpahanggang Wakas” (2016), “Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin” (2017), “Since I Found You” (2018). She was paired with the likes of hunk actors Piolo Pascual and Jericho Rosales.
3. Kim Chiu
Kim Chiu was hailed as the Big Winner on “Pinoy Big Brother” in 2006. Since then, she always graced the television and movie screens with her high-profile projects. The Chinita Princess also paired up with Gerald Anderson and became one of the most remarkable love team.
For the meantime, Kim regularly entertains the fans with her impressive performances in “ASAP”.
4. Kathryn Bernardo
Most definitely, many remember her as the cute girl and love interest of the young hero in “Super Inggo”. The Teen Queen turned Queen of Hearts successfully became a top talent of this generation who already headlined series and films with Daniel Padilla.
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5. Jane Oineza
Did you know that the 21-year-old actress started in showbiz at the age of 4? She mostly played the young various of female protagonists in TV series. Jane also joined the adorable cast of kiddie gag show “Goin’ Bulilit”.
The soap opera “Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita” was her first-ever starring role. Her latest project was the antagonistic role of Amber in the afternoon series “Araw Gabi”.
6. Loisa Andalio
After also becoming a “PBB” winner, she landed the leading role in “Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita”. The 19-year-old actress starred in the primetime series “The Good Son” and “Wansapanataym Presents Gelli in a Bottle”.
7. Alex Gonzaga
The public first saw the actress-host in the youth-oriented program “Let’s Go” in 2007 and during its fourth season “Gokada Go!”. From then on, she started to make a name for herself as an actress, host, singer, and book author.
She also never failed to entertain everyone with her quirky personality. Now, she is one of the hilarious ‘sing-vestigators’ in the mystery game show “I Can See Your Voice”.
If not on TV, she brings laughter to the netizens through her YouTube vlogs.
8. Alexa Ilacad
The former “Goin’ Bulilit” star, Alexa transformed into an exceptional actress and singer. The 17-year-old actress appeared in the recently concluded afternoon drama “The Good Son”.
9. Erich Gonzales
Some of her early teleseryes were “Mga Anghel na Walang Langit” and “Sana Maulit Muli”. From playing good characters, she now showed off her fierce side as she starred on the TV series “The Blood Sisters”.
10. Bea Alonzo
She’s currently on her 16th year in showbiz and the actress showed great improvement on her acting as she turned into one of the A-list Kapamilya stars. Starting from her earliest projects namely “K2Bü”, “Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay”, and “It Might Be You”.
She continued to amaze everyone with her surprising chemistry with seasoned actor Ian Veneracion in the defunct series “A Love To Last”.
11. Kiray Celis
Also a product of “Goin’ Bulilit”, Kiray kept on bringing laughter to the audience in starring on various romantic comedy films
12. Sharlene San Pedro
Sharlene first joined in “Star Circle Kid Quest Season 1” until she became an in-demand child star since 2004. She nailed her appearances in “Mga Anghel na Walang Langit”, and “Princess Sarah”.
Right now, she is one of the VJs of the music channel MYX while constantly appearing on other Kapamilya programs.
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13. Miles Ocampo
Just like her bestfriend Sharlene, she was also one of the regulars in “Goin’ Bulilit”. The 21-year-old actress currently balances studies and career. She is a Theater Arts while also starring in “Home Sweetie Home” and “Sana Dalawa Ang Puso”.
14. Nadine Lustre
Before becoming an actress, Nadine Lustre was a member of the girl group Pop Girls. In 2014, she got her big break in the movie “Diary ng Panget”.
From there, she paved her way in becoming a top actress and fashion icon at the same time. She also continued to focus on music with her love team and boyfriend James Reid.
15. Julia Barretto
Coming from a well-known clan, Julia made a name for herself starting from 2006 in the melodrama “Gulong ng Palad”.
As of the moment, she graces the primetime with “Ngayon at Kailanman” with Joshua Garcia.
16. Liza Soberano
Liza Soberano is undeniably a raved-about actress in the country. Before starring in the biggest primetime series and films, she actually started off with as an extra in the film “Must Be…Love” with KathNiel.
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