It feels like we grew up right alongside Alexa Ilacad, because she's been on TV since she was eight! The 21-year-old actress is now graduating from college, and she's been *thriving* not just in school but also when it comes to her career. We loved seeing her as Bobbie in the film Four Sisters Before The Wedding, and TBH we can't wait to see what's in store for her next!
Here are some fun facts and trivia about Alexa Ilacad:
1. Alexa's birthday is on February 26, 2000!
Do enjoy these adorable photos from Alexa's childhood:
2. She has been acting since she was eight years old. WOW.
And here's one of her earlier projects, a shampoo advertisement:
Alexa's mom initially didn't want her to transition to acting when she wanted to join Goin' Bulilit, especially because it was so much different from the modeling scene. There were over 3,000 kids during the audition, and luckily, she got picked!
In an interview with Candy, Alexa shared: "I remember it so vividly...my mom and I in a bathrobe, kaka-shower lang. And then she got a text...She was like, 'Pinapabalik ka sa ABS. They want you to go back, they want to see you again for Goin' Bulilit...' My eight-year-old self was so happy."
3. One of her breakout roles was Luna Dela Cuesta in The Killer Bride.
After Goin' Bulilit, she transitioned to teen and adult roles in TV shows like Luv U (2013), Bagito (2014), The Good Son (2017), and Maalaala Mo Kaya. She then played Luna, a spoiled only daughter, in the 2019 teleserye The Killer Bride. In the show, Luna was in love with Elias (Joshua Garcia) and did everything she could to make life miserable for Emma (Janella Salvador).
At present, Alexa plays Hannah Salcedo in Init Sa Magdamag.
4. Alexa graduated from college with a flat uno.
She recently finished her studies at Treston International College, where she took up a three-year business course and majored in Marketing. "I was pushing myself, doing everything. I was very ambitious. I wanted to prove myself, that I wasn't just an artista. People were belittling me. I wanted to prove them wrong," Alexa said in an interview with ABS-CBN, referring to her very "ambitious" first-year college self. Alexa shared that getting high grades also came with a lot of stress, especially because she was juggling school and her career.
5. In 2017, Alexa said her role model in life is Marian Rivera!
"Kasi for me talaga, she's the ultimate life goal," Alexa said in a Star Studio Sessions interview. "Yung na-establish siya sa career niya, she really made a mark. And she's so beautiful, sobrang bait, sobrang talino. And talagang life goals, yung path niya na career muna bago asawa, tapos kasal, tapos anak. Parang sobrang perfect lang nila. Sobrang favorite ko siya."
Alexa first met Marian in 2015. Look how kilig she is:
Here's a cute pic of them together from 2018:
6. Alexa is also a recording artist!
Alexa also posts song covers on her YouTube channel, which now has more then 450,000 subscribers! Here's her version of "All Too Well:"
7. Her official fans club is called "Alexanators."
For her 20th birthday, Alexa thanked her Alexanators, writing on IG: "The years have gone by so fast and as I count my blessings, you are always on top of my list. You never fail to make me feel valued and special with your dedication and loyalty...I love you all love you to the moon and back!"
8. The highlight of her 2020 was shooting Four Sisters Before The Wedding.
In an interview with Candy, Alexa talked about how much she treasured her lock-in taping days with the cast: "That month shooting with them was my favorite part about 2020. You know being locked in, you have no choice but to be friends with the people you're with...but shooting that movie, it was just so fun. Sometimes we'd forget that we're working; they just made the whole experience something I will never forget...The hardest part was going our separate ways, 'yon yung iniyakan namin nang sobra."
We know you LOVE her, so go ahead and follow Alexa on Instagram @alexailacad!
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