The world of showbusiness can be so inviting and alluring that day in and day out a lot of wannabee’s try their hardest to enter.
A very pretty and young individual in the person of Jelai Espino did just that and now awaits what’s in store for her?
At a recent gathering of bloggers, in far away east of Manila, the 15 year old lass was formally introduced to us as someone armed with the willingness to act, sing and dance in front of the camera, especially cry her heart out.
Jelai looked a lot better and youthful in person as what we all noticed after entering the room. She looked quite mature on her background event tarp thanks to make up.
Only at Grade 8 at a college in the U-Belt area of Manila, she says she is willing to set studies aside should she go full time in showbiz once the projects come marching in.
"Willing naman po akong mag stop muna sa studies for the sake of showbiz."
Just a word of advise, nothing beats having formal education. We hope that you could still continue with your studies through Home Study program as a a possible alternative. Education is wealth!
Under the wings now of award-winning comedienne Ms. Ai Ai delas Alas who she met through her parents Sir Butch and Ma'am Bing Espino who owns a coffee and beauty products business, Ms. Ai advised the very promising Jelai to prepare herself for bashing and other negative stuff that fans and netizens through social media may throw at her.
"Nag advise din po sa akin si Ms. Ai na ihanda ko sarili sa mga bashing from fans. And so far, wala pa naman po akong na-e-encounter."
When you're in showbiz dear Jelai, you really have to arm yourself with a lot of confidence, charm and might.
Who does she want to get paired with? With a sweet smile, "Gusto ko po sina Daniel Padilla or James Reid." And we bloggers gushed, "And why not?" As long as the KathNiel and JaDine fans are fine with it so hopefully!
To hone her acting, Jelai underwent acting workshop with Ogie Diaz before. Jelai also experienced some workshop sessions with Star Magic.
But one of Jelai's ultimate showbiz dream is to star opposite her idol, Ms. Vilma Santos! She would be in Cloud 9 once this happens for real.
It is quite surprising that at her young age, she would route for the Star for All Seasons among any other showbiz luminaries. And to this, I admire she looks up to Ate Vi.
How could she go wrong?
This teener can also sing! And the one and only Mr. Vehnee Saturno can attest to this because he composed her single, "Huwag Mong Biruin" which is out now in the market. Plus he facilitated a string of singing sessions to further improve her singing.
"Sana po tangkilin ninyo yung single ko, Huwag Mong Biruin which is available in Astro Plus stores and Spotify."
When asked what could she have been if not in showbiz, Jelai mentioned she's interested in taking up Law or Medicine! Wow as in super wow! Two very challenging courses. Whatever of the two you choose, wishing you good luck with it and make your parents and family proud!
Meeting you in person and coming all the way to Taytay area just to be with you was all worth it dear Jelai. I can see your potential. Entering showbiz is not a piece of cake. You should really work hard on honing your skills.
When you're in showbiz, you really have to arm yourself with a lot of confidence, charm and might. Things will be challenging and bumpy at the start, that is normal and expected. But once you get the hang of it, things will slowly become manageable with the help of your mentor, support of fans and most importantly love and guidance from your family. Spiritual guidance is a must as well.
I will pray for your success Jelai. So chin up, get ready with that smile and show to them all that here you are ready to take on the title of becoming a legitimate actress and showbiz personality! ☺♥☺