The One To Watch: Kyline Alcantara

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Kyline Alcantara is just getting started. At only 16, she is steadily cementing her status as a household name by playing kontrabidas on television, but beneath the bad girl roles is a probinsyana at heart who was born and raised in Camarines Sur.

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Beyond her years

Even at a young age, Kyline had charisma, and it earned her a spot in a musical theater production at the age of seven. She then took her star power to ABS-CBN to join the reality show Star Circle Quest, and ended up staying with the network for eight years. In 2017, Kyline changed gears and moved to GMA where the young star stole the spotlight with her roles in Kambal Karibal, Inday Will Always Love You, and Inagaw na Bituin.

While other kids were running around the playground and in school races, Kyline was running lines with some of the biggest names in the industry, and that early exposure gave her an advantage most actresses could only dream of. Although her Kambal Karibal role earned her the title of “La Nueva Kontrabida,” Kyline is showing off the full range of her acting chops by playing Elsa in Inagaw na Bituin, a character she relates to, given their shared dreams as aspiring artists.

Her main goal in life? To be successful. However, Kyline’s definition of success involves neither money nor awards, but something far more substantial. “Success is when I’m really happy and I’m satisfied with what I’ve achieved,” she says.

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Her influence on the public isn’t lost on her either, so she makes sure to share good vibes all around. “Gusto ko na nabibigyan ko yung mga kabataan ng confidence,” she says. “Gusto ko na nabibigyan ko sila ng positivity para gawin ang mga bagay na gusto nilang ma-achieve.”

Kyline’s got a good head on her shoulders, and it definitely shows. When asked what she would tell her nine- year-old self, she reflects, “Don’t drown yourself with thoughts about failing. Don’t be scared to take some risks because failing means that you’re trying to achieve your goals.”

But the bigger the dream, the harder the grind, and she knows it. “Yung daan papunta sa success or sa pinapangarap mo, kailangan mong mag-take ng risks.”

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Work hard, play hard

As intensely focused as she seems, this is a girl who knows how to have fun. “I can both work hard and play hard,” she proudly proclaims. “That’s so me.” Even at 16, she knows that enjoying life is an integral part in loving what one does, which is something that not even most adults understand.

A hard-working actress by day, Kyline’s still very much a young spirit. After all, this is a girl who’ll opt for kicks over heels any time of the day.
Her two sides show through her taste in design and fashion, which she admits is influenced by SM. From how she designs her room to how she styles herself, Kyline loves how the mall has her needs covered.

Young, driven, and bold, Kyline’s past as a child star has given her all the right skills to make it in the industry. Now a veteran in her own right, she’s got everything she needs to take her career to new heights.


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