Zephanie sparkles into her new home

Having already performed in stages and arenas locally and abroad; released a commercially successful full-length album; endorsing big brands, and graced the covers of magazines, “Idol Philippines” Grand Champion Zephanie Dimaranan has already been said to have been achieved what many can only dream of in their lifetime. What makes this talented spitfire more impressive is that she hasn't even reached 20 yet.

‘This Generation’s Pop Princess’ is officially a Kapuso. INSTAGRAM PHOTO/ZEPHANIE

‘This Generation’s Pop Princess’ is officially a Kapuso. INSTAGRAM PHOTO/ZEPHANIE

It's safe to say that things are just getting started for this sparkling young star right as she takes on a new path with Sparkle GMA Artist Center, the Kapuso Network's talent management arm, as the latest member of its roster of talents.

“Sobrang mixed emotions and very overwhelmed. Of course, I'm very grateful for the opportunity na naibigay sa akin. This is really a blessing and I'm really excited sa mga tatahakin kong adventures with them,” said Zephanie during her grand launch on March 31 at a Quezon City hotel.

“I really want to grow, to learn new things, to experience new things with our fellow Kapuso at syempre po yung makabuild ng bagong mga relationships and new adventures,” she added.

Dubbed “This Generation's Pop Princess,” Zephanie rose to fame because of her beautiful and powerful singing voice.m By then, she had already joined “The Voice Kids Season 2” in 2015 and “Tawag ng Tanghalan Season 2” in 2017. Moreover, most probably don't know that her showbiz career began at GMA.

The 19-year-old revealed, “Actually para sa akin, itong pagiging isang Kapuso ay malapit sa puso ko talaga dahil sa mga hindi nakakaalam, my first ever experience sa showbiz industry was actually with GMA. It was acting. We thought it was a singing contest at first so I auditioned. It turned out na teleserye pala siya na tungkol sa mga contest. Isa po ako sa mga napili na bata na makakasama ng mga lead roles.

She was warmly welcomed during last Sunday’s episode of variety show ‘All Out Sundays.’ INSTAGRAM PHOTO/ALLOUTSUNDAYS7

She was warmly welcomed during last Sunday’s episode of variety show ‘All Out Sundays.’ INSTAGRAM PHOTO/ALLOUTSUNDAYS7

“I can say na yun po yung nakapagpafeel sa akin na ito yung path ko na tatahakin. Ito yung industry na gusto ko. Hindi man ako nagsimula na singing talaga, naniniwala ako ako na yun po ang naging unang step para i-pursue ko ang career na ito. Kaya ngayon na nandito po ako muli sa GMA as an official Kapuso, sobra po akong masaya na makabalik,” she continued.

Stars indeed aligned for Zephanie, for while it was not an easy decision to make, she certainly thought the timing was perfect for her career move.

She explained, “Every time na nagkakaroon ng new transition sa buhay ko, not just sa paglipat ko sa GMA, but every time na merong papasuking bagay talagang nacha-challenge ako at pinagiisipan kong mabuti. But with all the guidance from my family, with all the support also of my management — Cornerstone Entertainment — naging madali din naman po at talagang exciting ito.”

“I've been off the stage almost a year na, ever since I got back from Abu Dhabi. Talagang namiss ko mag-perform on stage at nung nalaman namin na may discussion sa bagong transition sa GMA, talagang sobra akong na-excite dahil yung feeling na ma-welcome ka ulit at makabalik on stage, which is really I think what my purpose is sa industry na ito. Ang maishare ang talent na ibinigay ni Lord sa akin at makainspire ng tao sa kahit na anong paraan,” added Zephanie, who trained as a boot camper for Now United in September last year.

Welcomed on April 3 via Sunday variety show “All Out Sundays,” the young star hopes to work with some of the network's most prominent singers, such as Julie Anne San Jose, Lani Misalucha, Mark Bautista and Christian Bautista.

As a Kapuso, Zephanie also plans to expand her growth as an artist through acting.

“Singing is still my focus. But of course, I think sa pagtapak ko sa bagong adventure na ito, kasabay nun ang mga bagong bagay na maitatry ko po katulad ng acting at iba pa,” Zephanie shared.

“Ever since last year, hindi na po kami tumitigil na magprepare like workshops, acting, singing, dancing, even emotionally and mentally. Talagang matindihang preparations para kahit ano man pong dumating na opportunities, handa tayo,” she added.

Indeed, the Kapuso viewers and fans of Zephanie can expect more incredible things to come, very soon, for the Pop Princess.

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