Ylona Garcia, The Up & Coming It Girl Is Our #WomanCrushWednesday
Beauty, brains and talent in a cute little package
If we had to choose who among today’s current young stars would have a bright future, we’d put our money on Ylona Garcia. The actress, singer and model is bubbly, entertaining and a joy to watch on screen. Did we mention she’s only 15 and has an Instagram following of over 1.5 million? Yup.
Ylona got her break on Pinoy Big Brother back in 2015. She was dubbed the Daldal Darling ng Australia and finished first runner up behind Jimboy Martin.
Within a year, she began starring in On The Wings Of Love with her PBB housemate and on-screen love interest Bailey May. If you don’t remember the show, we credit it to catapulting the reel-to-real love team of James Reid and Nadine Lustre.
These days you can see Ylona on billboards and on the cover of notable magazines.
Or listen to her music on Spotify. Trust us, you will not be disappointed. Join the thousands of people who listen to her monthly and be amazed at how much power she has packed in her petite body.
But she’s more than just what she shows on screen and on camera. She admitted last year that she was bullied for the color of her skin. Hailing from Australia, her school was generally populated by more fair-skinned students. But she said the experience made her stronger and she appreciates that. “I’m thankful for those scars,” she said. “I wouldn’t be who I am right now if it wasn’t for it.”
And she clearly knows how to enjoy herself, too. Because as big a star as she already is, she’s still just a teenager trying to have some fun.
And we, for one, can’t wait to see more.