As one of the popular alumni of Star Magic workshops, Kiara Takahashi shared how her journey into Philippine showbiz first started when she was growing up abroad.
“I grew up in Japan and may mga artists from the Philippines na pupunta sila sa Japan para kumanta tapos they get me as a guest singer. Ne-encourage nila ako. ‘Bakit hindi mo i-try out sa Philippines? Ikaw ba gusto mo umarte?’ Sabi ko, ‘Hindi ko pa na-try pero gusto ko i-try.’ So umuwi talaga ako, nakipagsapalaran ako. I told my mommy I’ll give it a shot. So nung umuwi ako ng Philippines ang I told myself I want to enroll in Star Magic. I grew up watching ABS-CBN, kapamilya shows, Star Magic artists, and sobra yung paghanga ko talaga sa mga artists natin. I remember kasama ko pa lola ko pumila kami. Dumating din sa point na intro pa lang eh wala akong pambayad,” she said during the Star Magic virtual workshops press conference held last October 8.
The 23-year-old Pinoy Big Brother Season 8 runner-up also recalled her days as a new enrollee in the workshops.
“Looking back, sabi ko, ‘Wow naalala ko yung lola ko dati naghihintay lang sa canteen para matapos ako mag-workshop,’ ganyan tapos ngayon kasama ko na si direk Rahyan. I’m so honored and I’m so grateful. Nakakatuwa kasi I learned so much and nung in-enroll ko yung sarili ko sa Star Magic workshops, actually nag-enroll ako sa lahat eh. Singing, acting, dancing tapos dun ko naramdaman na iba pala yung acting. I fell in love with acting after that. It really helped me a lot especially now. Nagagamit ko talaga siya ngayon kahit nga sa PBB eh. Kahit nga nugn sumali ako ng PBB at nag-audition ako sa Japan, inisip ko, ‘Ano yung karga ko? Bakit ako papasok ng PBB?’” she said.
The Japanese-Filipino actress said that she is grateful for the skills she learned during her workshop days up until now. “It’s such an honor to be here now and to share my experience because I really want to encourage for those na gusto sumali sa singing, acting, dancing workshops because it helps a lot. And hindi lang siya nakatulong para mag-grow ako as an artist but it also really helped me as a person kasi through acting mas nakilala ko yung sarili ko dun sa workshops and now na kasama na ako sa artist training with direk Rahyan (Carlos). It’s such a great opportunity,” she added.
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