Like most young Filipina women, I was inspired when Filipina actress Lea Salonga was discovered to play Kim in the West End Production of Miss Saigon. I listened to that soundtrack over and over. Growing up in the small town of Cuernavaca, Mexico, my resources were limited. I tried to teach myself how to sing but lucky for me, a retired opera singer moved to my town and I finally started taking voice lessons at the late age of 14. After high school, I studied for a few years at the prestigious Boston Conservatory of Music. Later, to get my Equity card, I decided to move to Orlando FL and work for Disney Entertainment.
I’ve worked extensively through Disney – doing live shows, podcasts, conventions, and much more. I got my first taste of the camera while hosting Who Wants to be a Millionaire Play It! at Disney MGM Studios. From there I started doing commercials, industrials, and eventually landed a great job with one of the most reputable entertainment media colleges in the country, Full Sail University. I just finished a three year stint hosting Powerball, a nationally televised lottery, broadcast in over 40 states. I’ve worked with amazing performers, have met incredible friends, and hope to keep working in this ever-evolving entertainment industry. Who knows? Maybe I’ll get my dream job someday… hosting E! News. I mean, Ryan Seacrest needs to start sharing the wealth.