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Spotlight On Lapillus: Pinoy Pride Chanty On Adjusting To Life As A K-Pop Idol

Chanty, the group's visual and one of its vocalists, is living out her childhood dream, delighting and inspiring many with her passion to contribute to establishing Lapillus in the music scene

Filipino pride Chanty, who’s half-Argentinian, knew she wanted to be a part of the entertainment industry at such an early age. Though this LAPILLUS member cannot say for sure when this interest began, she couldn’t think of anything else that was close to a childhood dream for her other than being in showbiz.

Prior to her stint as a Star Magic artist in 2018—when she was launched with other artists like Donny Pangilinan and Charlie Dizon—Chanty had always envisioned a future in the limelight. “I feel like ever since I started watching Barbie movies (because Barbie is like a very 'onstage' type of girl; she’s always modeling, acting, singing, and all that stuff), and so, I guess, by watching Barbie, I kind of got inspired to get into the entertainment industry,” the 19-year-old muses.

LAPILLUS' Chanty - digital magazine cover metro
LAPILLUS' Chanty in a top and pants by Chelsy Estrada and jumper dress by ḢA.MÜ | Photography by Ria Regino

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Global Girl Group Lapillus In Their First-Ever Digital Magazine Cover Feature


Global Girl Group Lapillus In Their First-Ever Digital Magazine Cover Feature

LAPILLUS is a six-member multicultural girl group under MLD Entertainment, composed of members Shana (Japanese), Chanty, (Filipino-Argentinian), Bessie (Korean), Yue (Chinese-American), Seowon (Korean), and Haeun (Korean). The group debuted on June 20, 2022 with the digital single album HIT YA! LAPILLUS recently embarked on their first international tour with Manila, Philippines as their first stop. Fresh from that two-week tour, the girls made a comeback last September 22 via the EP Girl's Round Part. 1, featuring the lead single "GRATATA."

Check out LAPILLUS' first-ever digital magazine cover feature here.

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Photography by Ria Regino

Sittings editors: Geolette Esguerra, Kate Paras-Santiago, and Grace Libero-Cruz

Creative direction by Chookie Cruz

Makeup by Yuna Choi

Hairstyling by Kyounghwa Woo

Lapillus' stylist: Yezi Kim

Fashion styling by Myrrh Lao To with associates Mack Bersalona, Josh Galang, and Mai Chua

Writers: Janelle Cabrera-Paraiso and Mariel Abanes 

Videographers: CJ Reyes and Bria Cardenas

Shoot coordination: Red Dimaandal

Special thanks to Star Magic, Thess Gubi, Joanna Almario, and MLD Entertainment

Shot on location at Collab at Sheraton Manila