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Ylona Garcia Moves To The US For Her Music Career: 'I am staying here for good'

'It's always been a dream of mine.'
Ylona Garcia Moves To The US For Her Music Career
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Ylona Garcia has moved to the U.S. to start a new phase in her life.

The 19-year-old singer-actress and 2015 PBB runner-up left her hometown of Australia to work on her music career in LA.

Fans will remember that in 2020 after Ylona left the Philippines, she would post about working in a fast-food restaurant in Australia. Many assumed she had paused her music career.

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Speaking to The Philippine Star, Ylona shared how happy she is where she is now and what awaits her in her music career. 

"The reason why I moved to the US is because I want to start my career," Ylona said. "Well, it’s always been my goal ever since I was young. Somehow, a part of me knew that I’d always end up here. Only because it was my goal. It’s always been a dream of mine."

She also shared that she hopes to get acting jobs, release an album, and buy her family a house.

"I have promised them one ever since I started my whole career in the Philippines. That was one of my goals."

In February 2021, Ylona joined 88Rising, an American multinational music company that has nurtured Asian and Asian-American acts like singer-songwriter NIKI and rapper Rich Brian, who are both from Indonesia. According to online music publication Bandwagon, Ylona joined 88Rising's sister label, Paradise Rising, which handles Filipino talents.

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In November 2021, BLACKPINK's Jennie was actually caught *jamming* to Ylona's performance at 88Rising's Head In The Clouds Music Festival. Wow.

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Ylona opened 2022 by releasing her single "Entertain Me," which was even chosen to introduce the new playable character, Neon, in the wildly popular online game, Valorant.

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