Filipino-Argentinian actress Chantal Videla has been confirmed to debut as a K-Pop idol this June.
MLD Entertainment revealed that Chantal will be one of the members of their upcoming girl group called LAPILLUS.
"The next girl group, LAPILLUS, is preparing more meticulously to debut around June. It consists of members who speak Spanish, English, Tagalog, Chinese, and Japanese," MLD Entertainment CEO Lee Hyung Jin said in an interview with Star News as translated by allkpop.com.
Chantal will have the stage name of Chanty. Aside from the Filipino-Argentinian talent, one of those confirmed to be joining her in the group is former Girls Planet 999 contestant Nonaka Shana.
Fans of Chanty have expressed their excitement on social media following the announcement of her debut.
"Cute mo Chanty, Can't wait for your debut," one fan commented.
"I’ll be waiting for your debut, Ate Chanty-ah!! Hwaiting," another fan said.
Other members of the K-Pop group have yet to be revealed.
MLD Entertainment is the agency behind K-Pop girl group MOMOLAND and the boy group T1419.
Chantal first appeared on the Instagram page of MLD Entertainment Audition as a trainee in November 2021.
In October 2021, Chantal became part of the music video K-Pop duo JT&MARCUS for their debut digital single "Dear You." The duo is also part of MLD Entertainment.
"Super exciting po. Siyempre I am very grateful kay God na ako 'yung nabigyan ng ganitong pagkakataon. As a big fan of K-Pop, this is really a dream come true and it's an answered prayer," she said in an interview with Star Magic News in October of last year.
Prior to her journey as a K-Pop idol, Chantal was part of Star Magic Circle Batch 2018.
Chantal became part of several ABS-CBN series including Spirits: Reawaken, Hiwaga ng Kambat, and Starla, among others.
The former Kapamilya star was born to a Filipina mother and an Argentinian father. She is now 19 years old.