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Showbiz Royalties Leila Alcasid, Donny Pangilinan, And Tony Labrusca Are Among Star Magic's Newest Talents

Could the next big star in the world of TV, film, and/or music be one of these new talents?

A new generation of young stars will be shaking up the entertainment scene. ABS-CBN's Star Magic recently launched its batch 2018, with 13 individuals set to turn heads and make waves. 

Some of them (Leila Alcasid, Donny Pangilinan, and Tony Labrusca) have celebrity parents. 

Others (Markus Paterson, Zonia Mejia, and Henz Villaraiz) are alums of ABS-CBN reality TV shows Pinoy Boyband Superstar and Pinoy Big Brother.

Then there are those who have been dabbling in various fields of interests: theater and acting, sports, and modelling. 

Here, meet the 13 new beautiful and handsome artists of Star Magic, and read about their dreams, hop.


Henz Villaraiz, 18

Pinoy Boyband Superstar alum, he is now directing himself towards acting, with a stint on daytime TV series Sana Dalawa Ang Puso Ko.


Zonia Mejia, 16

She was one of the housemates on Pinoy Big Brother: 737 back in 2015. Zonia had acting stints on LuvU and The Promise of Forever


Markus Paterson, 19

He may not have placed in Pinoy Boyband Superstar, but that exposure is enough to gain him a pretty impressive following of more than 100K on Instagram.  


Charlie Dizon, 21

Currently, she is part of the ABS-CBN fantasy series Bagani. She also appeared in movies like Finally Found SomeoneLoving in Tandem, and Seven Sundays.


Patty Mendoza, 20

This aspiring star was discovered when she had a modelling gig in her school, University of Santo Tomas.


Karl Gabriel, 20

His Pinoy Boyband Superstar stint paved way for a minor TV project via Wansapanatayam shortly after.


Yasmyne Suarez, 20

In 2013, she attended a Star Magic workship and went on to study theater in New York University for two years. 


Anna Luna, 22

Anna already had movie projects, the most recent was Changing Partners wherein she was noticed by the Star Magic head Johnny "Mr. M" Manahan.


Tony Labrusca, 22

He is the son of actor Boom Labrusca. He first tried out for Pinoy Boyband Superstar but was later given an opportunity to be part of TV series La Luna Sangre's cast. 


Chantal Videla, 15

This fresh-faced Filipino-Argentinian beauty started out as a commercial model.


Donny Pangilinan, 20

Prior to being launched as part of Star Magic's batch 2018, Donny has already been making a name for himself as a MYX VJ and a recording artist. He is the son of Anthony and Maricel Laxa Pangilinan. 


Daniela Stranner, 15

This football varsity player was discovered in a music festival.


Leila Alcasid, 20

Ogie Alcasid and Michelle van Eimeren's daughter inherited her father's love for music, and in fact, has released her own single titled "Completely in Love With You."


Photos courtesy of Star Magic