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These 7 Pinoy Celebs Were Actually Born *Abroad*

Did you know that Mika Dela Cruz was born in Tokyo, Japan?
PHOTO: (left to right) instagra/mikadlacruz, instagram/imjoaoconz

Many of our favorite Filipino talents have proudly represented the Philippines in the international scene, but some of them actually have ties to other countries as well. Even though many of them have 100 percent Filipino blood, some were born and raised abroad. Still, they carry the PH flag and rep the country whenever they get to showcase their talents elsewhere!

Below, a list of seven Filipino celebrities who were born abroad: 

1. Liza Soberano

Actress Liza Soberano was born in Santa Clara, California in the United States to an American mom and a Pinoy dad. According to, Liza moved to the Philippines with her dad when she was 10 years old after her parents separated. 

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2. Kira Balinger

Kira Balinger is half-Filipino, half-British, and was born in Hong Kong. She did, however, spend her childhood in the UK before moving to the Philippines in 2010. When she was 14 years old, Kira was scouted by a talent manager in a mall.

3. Joao Constancia

You might be familiar with BoybandPH member and actor Joao Constancia from the movie Four Sisters Before The WeddingICYDK, Joao was actually born and raised in Macau and the name Joao is actually Portuguese!

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4. Mika Dela Cruz

Born Mariko Nicolette, former Goin' Bulilit star Mika Dela Cruz was actually born in Tokyo, Japan. She only learned how to speak Filipino when she moved to the Philippines.

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5. Darren Espanto

Filipino singer Darren Espanto first broke into the scene when he joined The Voice Kids under Coach Sarah Geronimo's team. Darren was born in Calgary in Canada.


6. Jameson Blake

PBB star Jameson Blake is half-Filipino, half-British. He was born in Hong Kong where he lived for 10 years before moving to the Philippines.

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7. Jessy Mendiola

Jessy Mendiola has headlined several teleseryes, including Sabel and Maria Mercedes. ICYDK, Jessy was born in Dubai to a Filipino mom and a Lebanese dad.

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