For Kyle Echarri, There Is No Other Way To Go But Up
Come sunshine or storms, Kyle Echarri was never alone in navigating his craft and is grateful for the guidance that he receives despite the ups, downs, and roundabouts
Seven years in showbiz is what Kyle Echarri has invested in before he finally earned the leading-man label. With ironclad determination and passion for delivering only the best of what he can bring, this one go-getting star chalked up his success from the ground up. For whatever ounce of great things that he is enjoying today, his talent management deserves part of the credit.
From his princeling beginnings on The Voice Kids Season 2 in 2015 to becoming the principal lead in his latest Dreamscape-produced series Beach Bros (2022), Star Magic has prepared Kyle for a life of wins and losses, giving Kyle the license to grow. “They really taught me how to be patient and they really know the perfect timing for everything,” the singer-songwriter-actor acknowledges the talent management. “[They] also keep my feet on the ground at all times.”
“Lahat ng mga problema na hinarap ko, hindi ko hinarap mag-isa,” he carries on. “Lagi silang nandoon and it’s very important for me to have that kind of connection with my management.” Now that Kyle can capitalize on his handsome-and-hot charm, it is easy to forget where he emerged from, but he never fails to give gratitude to those who deserve his thanks.
“They’ve always been very hands-on. All the problems I’ve come up with, they’ve always been very hands-on din. Kaya nagpapasalamat talaga ako sa Star Magic,” he says. Awestruck, Kyle exclaims aside. [I have] been with them since I was 11 years old so… wow!” His eyes widened, realizing what whirlwind of a career that he has had. “[Considering] the fact that they haven’t let go of me—hindi nila ako pinabayaan—talagang nagpapasalamat po ako,” he continues.
Taking on an opportunity in the 2022 youth-oriented show Beach Bros, Kyle is slowly surfing into the spotlight as Dave Alon. Starring in the project is something that he takes as a metamorphic transition, however hard it may seem for the breakout star. “It’s my first time going solo and nakaka-pressure naman po talaga. So as much as it was a very nervous point of my life, I’m very happy rin po talaga,” he tells Metro.Style.
Kyle’s prominence as part of the “Gold Squad” in Kadenang Ginto (2018) afforded him many offers in the long run, and the main roles that he landed made his talent more apparent. The USA-born actor brought major TV and movie characters to life, counting Chuck in Silly Red Shoes (2019), Rafael in Huwag Kang Mangamba (2020), Brennan in Click, Like, Share (2021), and Grey in Lyric and Beat (2022). In 2021, Kyle also entered the celebrity edition of Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season 10.
Aside from his television and film track, the 51st Box Office Entertainment Awards’ Most Promising Male Star for Television has albums that wowed his audience, too, earning him titles such as People’s Choice Award for “Dance Recording of the Year.” With his series of music albums “It’s Me, Kyle,” “Kyle Echarri,” and “New Views,” Kyle has managed to find his footing in the music industry, making waves in the local and world arena. “I was a shy kid,” he admits. “And for me to do something like this is very out-of-my-comfort-zone, but I’m so thankful for the showbiz career.”
“It’s always been a dream of mine to start and still be in ABS-CBN,” Kyle reminisces, honoring his roots. “In my rollercoaster of a career, [I have] been through a lot of ups and a lot of downs. I mean, not everything is for everyone.”
As a learned professional, Kyle lives by a golden principle: “The only person that you should look for acceptance is yourself and that’s what I always try to do. When you’re at your lowest point, the only way to go is up.” Grateful, the all-around artist adds, “I would never trade this job for anything in the real world right now.”
Photography by Dookie Ducay
Creative direction by Eldzs Mejia
Art direction by Raff Colmenar
Sittings editor: Grace Libero-Cruz
Grooming by Aimee Gray
Styling by David Milan
Interviewer: Grace Diez
Shoot coordination: Red Dimaandal and Kate Paras-Santiago