Star Magic Circle 2013 Talents | Up Close and Personal

by Boy Lopez

Introducing the ‘Star Magic Circle 2013‘ talents. Star Magic presents their new crop of Star Magic artists who are all ready to prove that they have what it takes to succeed in the exciting world of Philippine showbiz. Every Kapamilya fanatic will surely look forward to what these new young stars will offer as they conquer the airwaves, movies and television really soon. Watch for the grand launch of Star Magic Circle 2013 on March 17, Sunday only in ASAP 18. Here are the Star Magic Circle 2013 Talents, Up Close and Personal:

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Alex Diaz

AGE: 17
WEIGHT: 148 Lbs
HAIR: Brown
EYES: Light brown
HOBBIES: going to the gym, novel writing, swimming, taekwondo and wakeboarding
TALENTS: acting, dancing, hosting and singing

When his father didn’t approve of his career in modeling, Scottish-Filipino Alex Diaz pursued it behind his back. After living in Canada for two years, Alex went back to Manila and he was invited to a go-see in Star Magic after his stint in a TV commercial. A dean’s lister at the Enderun Colleges where he is taking up Marketing Management, Alex says he has always had a passion for the arts since he was a little kid. The young man admits though that he got star struck seeing famous celebrities when he was waiting in line at a PBB audition and he is curious of how it is to be a star. He hopes to see himself starring in a movie or teleserye in time.

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Ingrid Dela Paz

AGE: 18
BIRTHDAY: April 10
WEIGHT: 113 Lbs
HAIR: Dark Brown
EYES: Black
HOBBIES: sketching and surfing the net
TALENTS: acting and dancing

Eighteen year old Ingrid dela Paz was very happy to have been discovered by ABS-CBN President and CEO Charo Santos-Concio herself at the Gawad Eugenio Lopez, where she was an usher. Inspired by her family, Ingrid had been long-wanting to pursue a career in acting since she was in high school. Being a member of the drama club boosted her confidence. Now a college student at the Far Eastern University, she hopes to be able to make of her come true and become famous. Ingrid made her first on screen appearance in an episode of “Maalaala Mo Kaya.”

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Jerome Ponce

AGE: 17
HEIGHT: 5’10
WEIGHT: 143 Lbs
HAIR: Black
EYES: Black
HOBBIES: playing computer, basketball, soccer, table tennis and volleyball
TALENTS: acting and dancing

Jerome Ponce attempted to be a PBB teen housemate twice but fate instead led him to a go-see of the now hit afternoon drama “Be Careful with My Heart.” Now popularly known as Sir Chief’s firstborn, Luke, he fondly remembers his audition for the show. He says the show’s staff called him up, not to inform him if he passed, but to inform him of their taping schedule. And he even had to memorize his script in ten minutes. Jerome says he wants to give showbiz a chance and postponed his collegiate studies at the Mapua University. He shares that he likes making people smile and he likes the acknowledgement one gets in the business aside from the fame and the lifestyle. Jerome wants to maintain the ‘good boy’ image he has on “Be Careful with My Heart” but says he eventually wants to take on more versatile roles. He adds that he feels lucky to become a part of Star Magic and hopefully become a serious actor in the years to come.

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Jane Oineza

AGE: 16
WEIGHT: 110 Lbs
HAIR: Brown
EYES: Brown
HOBBIES: listening to music, playing badminton, reading and swimming
TALENTS: acting, dancing, hosting, playing the guitar and singing

A familiar face on television because of her stint as an original “Goin’ Bulilit” Kid, Jane Oineza has been working as a child actress since the age of four. She blossomed as a young woman on the shows “Ligaw na Bulaklak” and “Maria La Del Barrio.” At the young age of sixteen, her work as an actress has already been recognized, not only in the country, but also abroad. Her “Maalaala Mo Kaya” episode opposite Angel Aquino as an abused child earned her a nomination at the prestigious New York Festival. Jane says she wants to be like Bea Alonzo, who is a very versatile actress and she is looking forward to try a lot of different roles in the future. She wants to try action, like that of the Angelina Jolie movie “Salt.” She also wants to do romantic comedies like “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”. She hopes to stay and work in ABS-CBN in more years to come.

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Jon Lucas

AGE: 17
BIRTHDAY: August 18
WEIGHT: 150 Lbs
HAIR: Brown
EYES: Brown
HOBBIES: playing basketball and watching TV
TALENTS: acting, dancing, playing the guitar and singing

Jon Lucas shares that at first he only wanted to be a university basketball player but when he joined a pageant in 2010, his friends encouraged him to pursue a career as an actor. He is very lucky to have made it to the final list of Star Magic Circle Batch 2013 as he lined up along with five hundred other hopefuls in the talent management’s public audition last April 2012. He remembers being the hundred twenty-ninth among thousands of aspiring artists. He is very lucky to be noticed and to be part of the newest batch of artists. The young man adds he can’t wait to work with his idols Coco Martin and John Lloyd Cruz and his ultimate crush Erich Gonzales. He is currently being seen on “Kahit Konting Pagtingin” as Angeline Quinto’s younger brother.

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Janella Salvador

AGE: 14
BIRTHDAY: March 30
WEIGHT: 100 Lbs
HAIR: Brown
EYES: Brown
HOBBIES: playing guitar, piano and volleyball
TALENTS: acting and singing

Popularly known as Sir Chief’s daughter, Nikki, on hit serye “Be Careful with My Heart,” Janella Salvador was first seen on television in a variety show. In real life, Janella is the daughter of actress-singer Jenine Desiderio and singer Juan Miguel Salvador. Inspired her mother, Janella hopes to star in her own teleserye someday, like that of her favorites “Princess and I” and “Ina Kapatid Anak” or a dramatic episode of “Maalaala Mo Kaya.” She also wants to work with her crush, Daniel Padilla.

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Julian Estrada

AGE: 17
BIRTHDAY: January 15
WEIGHT: 140 Lbs
HAIR: Black
EYES: Brown
HOBBIES: playing the basketball and guitar
TALENTS: acting and dancing

Son of Senator Jinggoy Estrada, Julian inherited the acting bug and began his showbiz career when he appeared in his father’s 2008 movie, “Katas ng Saudi.” A second year high school student at the OB Montessori, Julian admits he is a very shy person but after he discovered acting, he has become open to more possibilities in show business. Julian believes he will be good in doing dramas and hopes to make his family proud. Julian feels he will succeed in doing bad boy roles and wants to act opposite John Lloyd Cruz and Anne Curtis someday.

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Julia Barretto

AGE: 15
BIRTHDAY: March 10
WEIGHT: 109 lbs
HAIR: Dark Brown
EYES: Dark Brown
HOBBIES: playing volleyball
TALENTS: acting and dancing

Considered showbiz royalty because of her parents Marjorie Barretto and Dennis Padilla, Julia Barretto has long been waiting for her big break on television. Julia has been encouraged by the people around her to try showbiz and that she’ll definitely become a big star in the future. She dreams of having a teleserye, like that of her aunts Claudine Barretto and Gretchen Barretto, and even a recording album as she believes she has what it takes to be a singer. Eventually, Julia wants to be known in the industry because of her skills and not just because of her parents and aunts. She wants to work with Sam Milby in a movie or teleserye.

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Khalil Ramos

AGE: 16
BIRTHDAY: January 22
WEIGHT: 140 Lbs
HAIR: Black
EYES: Hazel Brown
HOBBIES: playing basketball & boxing, and surfing the net
TALENTS: acting, dancing, and singing

Catapulted into the spotlight after landing second place in “Pilipinas Got Talent’s” third season, Khalil Ramos feels very blessed to have gotten the role of Kiko in primetime teleserye “Princess and I” in the short time he is in showbiz. He was very thrilled to see his face every day on TV and in the primetime slot nonetheless. Although he is thankful to have broken into the world of acting, Khalil emphasizes that his number one priority is still his singing career. Wanting to perform in front of people since the age of five, Khalil says he wouldn’t mind doing a dramatic show again or an action teleserye in the future. Khalil says he felt really challenged with his stint on “Princess and I,” because aside from it being his first ever teleserye, he was able to work alongside known personalities like Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Gretchen Barretto and Albert Martinez.

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Liza Soberano

AGE: 15
BIRTHDAY: January 4
WEIGHT: 114 Lbs
HAIR: Light brown
EYES: Brown
HOBBIES: playing guitar & playing volleyball and reading
TALENTS: acting, dancing, playing the guitar and singing

Proud to have been part of hit afternoon serye “Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo” as Jake Cuenca’s younger sister, Liza Soberano says she can’t wait to tackle her next project. The 15 year old already envisions herself as a prime actress in the years to come and wants to portray a variety of roles from being the good girl to being the “kawawa” one. She admits to not taking her job as a commercial model seriously but has eventually taken acting to heart. Liza will have her first big screen appearance in Star Cinema’s “Must Be Love,” as the “ka-love triangle” of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.

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Kit Thompson

AGE: 16
BIRTHDAY: February 15
WEIGHT: 160 Lbs
HAIR: Dark brown
EYES: Dark brown
HOBBIES: playing basketball, frisbee and soccer
TALENTS: acting and dancing

Attracted to fame since he was a young boy, Kit Thompson is most remembered as a former housemate in Pinoy Big Brother’s last teen edition. He first became a ramp model and at a Bench Fashion show, he was asked by a stylist if he wanted to try show business, leading to his stint on PBB. The Fil-New Zealander got his first acting gig via the Iza Calzado starrer “Kahit Puso’y Masugatan” and hopes he will star in more dramas in years to come. He will soon be seen on the silver screen in the Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla starrer “Must Be Love.” His advice to those who want to pursue showbiz is to be serious in their crafts and not do things half-heartedly or hurriedly. He says everything will come in its right time and place, like it did for him.

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Michelle Vito

AGE: 15
BIRTHDAY: October 4
HEIGHT: 5’4 1/2
WEIGHT: 105 Lbs
HAIR: Brown
EYES: Brown
HOBBIES: skating and swimming
TALENTS: acting, dancing, modelling and singing.

Michelle Vito didn’t mind playing the mean girl in recently concluded teleserye “Aryana” as it honed her skills as an actress. The teen admits she idolizes Bea Alonzo and Julia Montes and that they inspired her to pursue acting as a career. Michelle began modeling when she was just a kid and she says her most memorable experience is about it is falling in line for hours just for a go-see.

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