Celebrities enter the entertainment industry through various ways. Some made it successfully in their respective careers through connections, while others started from the bottom and climbed the ladder to fame. In the case of Kapamilya star Alexa Ilacad, she acknowledged her perks, but clarified that she made it into the industry on her own.
In her recent YouTube vlog, she revealed that most of the family members from her dad’s side works for the entertainment industry. "My family, yung family side ng dad ko, they’re all into the medias–Vicor, Viva, OctaArt, and music as well. I have uncles who are producers," she said.
However, Alexa clarified to her viewers that she made her way into the industry without help from her relatives. "Pero I am proud to say everything na nakamit ko simula pag pasok ko ng showbiz, ‘di naman sa pagyayabang o ano, pero proud ako sabihin na ginawa ko lahat ‘yon mag-isa," she claims.
Despite her connections, the young actress remained grounded and hardworking to reach all her goals herself. Alexa stated proudly, "Baka sabihin ng iba na I used my family name to enter show biz, to get to where I am, no that’s not true. Independent woman tayo."
This story originally appeared on Candymag.com. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.