WHEN I first saw Kylie Verzosa, I was immediately mesmerized by how beautiful she is. She has that glowing golden skin, rather small face and a toned healthy body. She sure is a stunner at first sight!
But when I googled her more, and researched on her advocate as a beauty pageant title holder, I admired her more. She pushes for issues which are considered as taboo in the society – mental health, depression and even suicide awareness.
I was floored when I found out that she was the creator of Mental Health Matters, a support group, accessible online, that educates on the topics she is passionate about. Talk about smart, sensible and passionate individual! Now that she is turning a year older, let us look back and see how this Baguio native turned out to be the inspiring young lady she is now.
Kylie was born Kylie Fausto Verzosa on February 7, 1992 in Baguio City, Philippines. She is an alumna of the Saint Louis University in high school and got her bachelor’s degree in Business management at the Ateneo De Manila University in Quezon City, Philippines.
Prior to becoming a famous pageant winner, Kylie had already been doing various modelling stint and can be seen on the ramp and some print advertisements. In her non- showbusiness life, she used to be, at one point, a pre-school teacher.
In 2015, she gave her first shot at the Binibining Pilipinas crown, but unfortunately only placed in the top 15. She again made a bid the next year, and eventually was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas International. This meant that she is to represent the Philippines in the Miss International Pageant.
In 2016, she represented the country at the Miss International pageant that was held in Tokyo, Japan. She eventually won the title and is the country’s 6th Miss international Winner. She joines the rank of famous beauty queens – Aurora Pijuan (1970), Melanie Marquez (1979), Lara Quigaman (2005), and Bea Santiago (2013).
CAREER IN FILMS
She debuted in the film Ang Panday in 2017 playing the perfect character of Diwata. Her appearances in various films continued until the present day. IN 2018, she appeared in two films – in the romantic drama Kasal starring Bea Alonzo, Derek Ramsay and Paolo Avelino. And in the comedy film Abay Babes Cristine Reyes, Nathalie Heart, Meg Imperial and Roxanne Barcelo. It was her first lead film.
She continued to appear in various films, mainly produced by Viva Films, such as Sons of Nanay Sabel and Ulan in 2019, Love The Way U Lie and Love Lockdown in 2020.
CAREER IN TELEVISION
Although she is more prolific in appearing in various films, Kylie had also worked in various television series before. IN 2018, she appeared as Fairy Diana in the television drama fantasy anthology series – Wansapanataym: Gelli In A Bottle. She again appeared in the afternoon program Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Los Bastardos where she played the role of Dulce Silverio.
This year, she is set to appear in the drama romance fantasy series Huwag Kang Mangamba which airs at the Kapamilya Channel.
Kylie is set to appear in the Viva Film produced movie Parang Kayo Pero Hindi as Daphne. She was also tapped to star in the Philippine adaptation of the Korean sexy drama ‘The Housemaid’. She has another film titled Osyana, where she takes the titular role. The release date is still unknown.
When she is not acting, she puts her degree to use by co-managing the Philippine operations of Property Access, a Japanese funded real estate company.
She is currently in a relationship with fellow actor Jake Cuenca. They confirmed their relationship on the talk show “Tonight With Boy Abunda” in 2019.
There you have it, a brief summary of Kylie’s life. Being a fan of her, inside and outside showbusiness, I can’t wait to see the wonderful things she will do with her life. Hopefully, more youngster would consider her as their role model. To Kylie, many happy returns!