Talented actress, loving daughter, and fur parent, Kaila Estrada is slowly becoming the newest It-girl that you shouldn’t sleep on.
In today’s fast-paced world with all sorts of content begging for your attention, scoring a hit teleserye that has netizens talking is an achievement. But when you have two airing at the same time, you hit the jackpot. That’s the career boost and breakthrough moment Kaila Estrada is currently experiencing.
Whether you heard of her with her viral and acclaimed performance as Slyvia on Prime Video’s Linlang or as Betina, the eldest Tiu sister on Can’t Buy Me Love, the 27-year-old actress has been winning in life as more people see her as a star to watch out for. In just the few years she’s been in the industry, Kaila has proven that she is so much more than her last name. Here are a few reasons why Kaila’s star has been and continues to be on the rise.
SHE MADE A NAME FOR HERSELF DURING THE PANDEMIC
Maintaining a career during the throngs of the pandemic was hard enough, so starting a new one during a time of deep uncertainty may as well have been impossible. But that didn’t stop Kaila. The Pisces actress, who graduated with an Arts Management degree from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde in 2017, got her start in the industry as a model. It was during the pandemic that she decided to pursue acting and bagged her first role in 2021’s Viral Scandal. Since then, Kaila has been climbing the ranks as one of the most exciting new actresses of the 2020s.
SHE EATS EVERY ROLE SHE TAKES ON
Considering her parents are Janice De Belen and John Estrada and her older sister Inah is also an actress, Kaila has acting running in her veins. Yet it’s not just her last name that has gotten doors open for her. She’s also a proven actress. Even if she’s only been acting for just a few years, Kaila has shown that she can body a variety of roles. From Linlang, Can’t Buy Me Love, her MMK episode where she played Karen Borador, and more, Kaila has exhibited an acting prowess you wouldn’t expect from a rookie. She knows how to deliver with her skills set to grow even further as she improves her craft.
SHE DEFENDS HER CO-STARS FROM BASHERS
Kaila Estrada isn’t the only actress on Linlang who’s got netizens talking about their acting, though it was for more unsavory reasons as some viewers mentioned how Anji Salvacion was lacking as compared to her co-stars. Yet Kaila wasn’t here for the bashing as she defended Anji in an interview. While recognizing that netizens have the right to express their opinion, she implored them to watch their tone and not to drag people down. “Some people may have taken it too far. And I really hope that you know, we can just be kinder and nicer, and more responsible in what we say online.” Period.
SHE ISN’T AFRAID TO POKE FUN AT HER SHOWBIZ ROOTS
Kaila doesn’t shy away from talking about who her parents are or the fact that she comes from showbiz royalty. She’s even down to poke fun at and reference her family, as she did during Halloween 2023 when she posted a picture on Instagram of herself holding a Tiyanak, a not-so-subtle reference to her mom’s famous role in the horror film Tiyanak. She really is ang totoong anak ni Janice. We love a self-referencing queen.
HER STYLE IS TOP-TIER
Not only is Kaila Estrada a talented actress who has a bright future ahead of her, but she also knows how to serve a look. Her style is a mix of laid-back chic with modern sophistication, as she can effortlessly go from kicking butt in her Muay Thai lessons to gracing red carpets with stunning creations. And don’t get us started on her face card. She’s a breath of fresh air.
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