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7 Things You Need To Know About Actress Kira Balinger

She started learning ballet when she was just two years old!
PHOTO: (left to right) instagram/kira_balinger, instagram/galleriadekira
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The local entertainment scene finds itself with promising young stars, one of which is Star Magic talent Kira Balinger. Kira has been steadily buidling her career as an actress, but the young star has shown over the years that acting is just one of the many things she has to offer to the industry. If you are curious about the rising actress, here are a few things to know about her:

1. Kira was born in Hong Kong.

Kira was born on August 3, 2000 in Hong Kong to a Filipina mother and an English father, but she grew up and spent most of her childhood in the UK. In 2010, her family decided to move back to the Philippines.

2. She was discovered at age 14.

In an interview with Star Studio, Kira shared how she got her intro into the local showbiz scene. She was at a mall with her mom when a former Star Magic employee spotted her, approached her, and offered to introduce her to the talent agency.

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At that time, Kira only knew how to speak English. From there, she started taking numerous workshops, including ones for learning Tagalog, dancing, and acting. Now, Kira is perfectly fluent. Aside from the workshop, Kira said that watching teleseryes, listening to OPM songs, and her mother refusing to speak to her in English helped a lot in mastering Tagalog.

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3. She can sing, dance, and play guitar.

Prior to taking dance workshops at Star Magic, Kira started learning ballet when she was just two years old. When she was younger, she also participated in various gymnastics competitions and even won medals for it. Dancing, however, isn't the only talent of the 20-year-old. She can also carry a note and play the guitar. You'll catch her uploading covers of pop songs on her Instagram page every once in a while. 

4.Kira was part of the girl group BFF5!

Together with Ylona Garcia, Andrea Brillantes, Loisa Andalio, and Maris Racal. They were mainstay performers in the Sunday noontime variety show ASAP.

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5. She was also a Candy model.

Before diving into the world of acting, Kira has already been trying her hand at modeling. You might have spotted her gracing the pages of your favorite Candy Magazine issues for various fashion and beauty spreads over the years! These days, you'll find her posing for brands like OXGN and Apartment Eight Clothing.

6. She starred in shows alongside big names in the industry.

Kira's first big role is on the teleserye The Story of Us starring Kim Chiu and Xian Lim. On the show, she played Caitlyn, the sister of Kim's character and daughter of Zsa Zsa Padilla's character. Many have commended Kira for holding her own as a newcomer alongside already established names in the industry.

Aside from The Story of Us, she's also appeared in films like G! with McCoy de Leon, Jameson Blake, Paulo Angeles, and Mark Oblea and James & Pat & Dave with Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte, and Donny Pangilinan. She is currently part of the serye Ang sa Iyo ay Akin alongside Jodi Sta. Maria, Iza Calzado, Sam Milby, and Grae Fernandez.

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7. Kira loves to paint.

It seems like there's nothing Kira can't do. She can act, sing, play the guitar, dance, and she can paint, too. Kira has posted a few of her works on her personal Instagram account, but she also has a separate one called @galleriadekira specifically dedicated to the art she makes. She usually does watercolor and oil paintings, but she's tried her hand at digital art, too.

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