Unbeknownst to many, Zephanie Dimaranan isn’t a complete stranger to GMA 7. Years earlier than she received the fact singing contest “Idol Philippines” in 2019, she landed a bit position within the 2012 drama collection “Biritera”—which, they then thought, was a expertise search.
“The network is close to my heart. My first-ever experience here in the industry was actually with GMA. We thought ‘Biritera’ was a singing contest. As it turned out, it was an acting project; a teleserye about young hopefuls joining a contest, and I got a role,” she recalled at a current press convention, introducing her as the latest addition to Sparkle GMA Artist Center’s roster of skills.
She might be comanaged by her unique expertise company, Cornerstone Entertainment.
“That experience made me feel like this is the right path for me. That was the first step to pursuing a career in showbiz,” the 19-year-old recording artist, who beforehand labored at ABS-CBN, added. “So now, I’m happy to be back here, officially.”
At the identical occasion, Zephanie carried out “This Is My Now” by Jordin Sparks and “Home” by Diana Ross—two ballads that aptly describe her feelings as she embarks on this new journey.“
‘This Is My Now’ … as a result of that is one other begin and chapter in my life. I took dangers and held on to my religion,” she defined. “And ‘Home’ because I have a new home, where I feel loved and inspired.”
Zephanie’s switch got here on the proper time, she stated, as a result of she had been off the stage for a yr now.
“I really miss performing onstage. When I learned that there were plans for me to transfer, I got so excited because the feeling that I will be welcomed back onstage was there … I believe my purpose in this industry is to share my God-given talent in whatever way I can,” she stated. “I hope to inspire people through my music. That’s how it has been since I was a kid. I hope I can deliver that.”
Like any large profession transfer, her switch to the Kapuso community will certainly current new challenges. And Zephanie is able to embrace them.
“Every time there are transitions, every time I’m about to do something new, I get challenged. But with the guidance of my management and family, I know things will be easier,” she stated.
“I haven’t stopped preparing since last year. I have been doing workshops in acting, singing and dancing. I’m also looking after my mental and emotional health, so that I will be ready for whatever opportunity that may come my way,” she added. Prior to successful “Idol Philippines,” Zephanie additionally joined the singing tilts “The Voice Kids” and “Tawag ng Tanghalan.” Last yr, she was chosen as one of many 12 winners of the Camp Now United contest and flew to Abu Dhabi to attend a bootcamp with the worldwide pop group Now United. Now with a brand new and edgier look, Zephanie hopes to proceed making new experiences.
“When I turned 19, I became more confident. And with that come changes in the way I present myself to people,” she stated. “It was hard for me because I’m naturally shy. But you really have to develop your personality to help you showcase what you have.”
Zephanie is predicted to affix GMA 7’s noontime selection present “All-Out Sundays.”
“I want to grow and learn new things. I want to build new friendships. I hope I can perform with Julie Anne San Jose, Lani Misalucha and Christian Bautista. I would also like to work with the other teen stars. I want to explore new genres of music,” she stated.
While music will all the time be her precedence, Zephanie isn’t closing her doorways to performing.
“Acting isn’t impossible. I want to explore that industry field as well. This new journey comes with new things I can try. I have also enjoyed the acting workshops I have done. It’s challenging, but it’s something on my bucket list,” she stated.
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