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Meet Sophia Laforteza, the Filipina Who Made it to HYBE’s “The Debut: Dream Academy”

She is the country’s only contestant in the girl group search series!


South Korean entertainment giant HYBE and American record label Geffen Records are collaborating to create a global girl group through a competition series called The Debut: Dream Academy


The talent contest has considered aspiring performers from all over the world—Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Japan, Philippines, Slovakia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and USA. Out of over 120,000 dreamers, only 20 auditionees advanced and secured their spots. 






Sophia Laforteza, aged 20, is among the audition program’s participants who will compete in the show for a chance to be an international idol. Based in the Philippines, Sophia shone as the sole contender from her home country. 


Lead photos from @dreamacademyhq

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