Contrary to popular belief, child stars don’t always have it easy. Being thrust into the limelight and being placed under public scrutiny at such a young age can adversely affect a child’s psyche. Luckily, these former child stars seem to be doing pretty well for themselves.
Check out what these 10 former child stars are up to nowadays.
1. Jillian Ward
This adorable former child actress graced our television screens in the series “Trudis Liit.” As she grew older, many people have begun to notice her outstanding beauty. She’s now grown up to be a beautiful young woman.
2. Ella Cruz
Ella entered show business in 2006, taking on the role of the young Sabina in “Majika.” Nowadays, she remains in the spotlight as a multi-talented celebrity. She also regularly uploads vlogs on YouTube.
3. Renz Valerio
His fans know him as the adorable little boy in “Mga Basang Sisiw.” After starring in several movies and TV shows, he went on a break from his acting career. he made his triumphant return to showbiz in “The Cure.” Recently, Renz caught the attention of social media users for his now hunky physique.
4. Sabrina Mann
Sabrina first starred in “Yaya and Angelina: The Spoiled Brat Movie.” A few years later, she played the kontrabida Wendy in “Once Upon A Kiss.”
5. Robert “Buboy” Villar
Buboy shot to stardom in 2006 and appeared in several movies including “Ang Panday.” He grew up to be a fine young actor and even claimed the lead role in “Kid Kulafu,” the dramatized movie about the childhood of boxing champ, Sen. Manny Pacquiao.
6. BJ “Tolits” Forbes
Fans remember BJ Forbes from the Tide commercials in 2008. Now, he enjoys his life away from show business and is focused on finishing his education
7. Nash Aguas
Nash shot to stardom as the adorable little boy in “Goin’ Bulilit.” Today, he continues his career in showbiz through several movie and TV roles.
8. Mona Louise Rey
Mona became popular for her role in the 2011 TV show “Munting Heredera.” She’s now 13 years old and continues her acting career as a Kapuso star.
9. Miggy Jimenez
Miggy appeared in “Patient X” as the young Richard Gutierrez. He’s now one of the biggest teen actors in show business.
10. Miguel Tanfelix
The former Starstruck contestant is known for his role in “Mulawin.” He reprised his character years later and now is one of the top Kapuso young actors.