IN THE previous years, we named Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson (2009) and Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (2011) as local entertainment’s next big stars. Fast-forward today, these amazingly young talents are now considered the brightest in their league.
Last year, we saw a new breed of young and promising stars ready to work their way into your heart and achieve nationwide stardom. We came up with a list of promising stars that are on track to becoming the next showbiz royalties.
Blessed with good looks that perfectly register on camera, we see this 17-year-old Star Magic talent as an Angel Locsin in training. She is best known for her role as Agnes Calay in the current hit TV series, Forevermore. She was first known for her role as Angel in the 2013 romantic comedy film Must Be…Love then played a pivotal role in the romantic comedy TV series Got to Believe. Liza will star in an upcoming film based on the Wattpad book, The Bet, alongside her on-screen partner, Enrique Gil.
She had her name changed in 2008, but it’s only in 2014 when the comedienne and television host made her presence felt. She is no longer known as Toni Gonzaga’s less popular little sister. As she makes her mark in showbiz, she is now referred to as television’s fast-rising star. When Alex returned to ABS-CBN and became the media correspondent on The Voice of the Philippines, people instantly got smitten with her bubbly personality. This year, Alex is set to reprise Maricel Soriano’s role in the serialized version of Inday Bote.
When Viva Films got the film rights of the best-selling novel Diary ng Panget, the former bit player got the role of the main protagonist. The film was released in April last year and became a certified box-office hit. Three months later, Nadine together with James Reid and Joseph Marco, starred in another film entitled Talk Back and You’re Dead, which is based on another best-selling novel. As expected, the film enjoyed commercial success. The ABS-CBN exclusive talent is again gearing up for two new movies that will be released this year.
Being a showbiz scion can sometimes become more of a disadvantage most especially if you have bigger shoes to fill. As the daughter of singer Jenine Desiderio and rocker Juan Miguel Salvador, Janella starts to make a name for herself but not solely because of her parents. The teen star showcases her acting prowess and singing ability. She just recently inked a multi-picture contract with Star Cinema and is set to star in her own series called Oh My G!
She had to settle for support roles first in her previous television projects. But when she finally clinched the title role in More Than Words, her rise to stardom is now unstoppable. Many young talents appeared in GMA Network programs but it’s only Janine who instantly gain massive popularity and made noise in 2014. This year she’s expected to make waves again as her primetime series with Elmo Magalona continues to dominate the ratings race.
A lot of people regard this Filipino-Australian actor as the next Gerald Anderson, but we say, he’s in an entirely different league. James can perfectly hit decent notes and can glide on stage with his dance moves that make all the girls swoon. He first made a mark in showbiz after being named as the Big Winner of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010 but it’s only when he was paired with Nadine Lustre when his star started to shine brighter. With box office movies under his belt and a legion of fans trooping to his every mall shows, James is definitely on the top of the next biggest leading men list.
It’s not every day that local television discovers talented kids. Also it’s not all the time that the mass appreciates what these young kids show off either on TV or in movies. Just like his father, Alonzo is a little charmer. Like father, like son, indeed. Many observed that the adorable kid is exceptional in gaining the crowd’s attention. More than just his wit and spontaneity Alonzo also inherited his father’s cuteness. The five-year-old tot appeared in two entries in MMFF and we are expecting more of that in 2015.
Ten years ago, the then six-year-old kid appeared as young Pagaspas in Mulawin. Now, Miguel is being groomed as the next top leading man in his mother studio. The StarStruck Kids first prince has continuously awed TV viewers with his acting skills in drama (Niño) and comedy (Ismol Family). To date, Miguel has appeared in almost 30 shows in Kapuso Network. Adding to his long list of prominent television projects is clinching the lead role in the rom-com series Once Upon A Kiss set to air on GMA soon.
He didn’t win the 11th Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by an Actor or got nominated at the 25th Singapore International Film Festival as Best Actor for no reason at all. The Protégé: The Battle for the Big Artista Break alumnus is gradually making his presence felt through a series of television shows on his mother network. In fact, he’s the busiest talent in his batch. With his exceptional acting skills, people see Ruru as the next big thing in drama.
The towering 19-year-old actor-host can’t easily be ignored literally and figuratively. André’s debut series became one of his biggest breaks when he appeared in the fantasy-drama series Blusang Itim even if it was just a support role. It paved the way to becoming a GMA Network contract artist in 2011 and a regular performer in Sunday All Stars. Aside from his acting career, Andre is also one of the newest MTV Philippines VJ while he pursues his studies and basketball career.