Kyline Alcantara will serve as the host of StarStruck's online show, Inside StarStruck.
Since she also came from an artista search, Kyline can easily relate to the finalists of the Kapuso reality show.
The 16-year-old actress started her career in 2010 via the ABS-CBN reality show Star Circle Quest: The Search for the Next Kiddie Superstar, where Janine Berdin and Clarence Delgado were her batchmates.
Star Circle Quest, which used to have kid and teen editions, was then the direct rival of StarStruck in ABS-CBN.
She recalled, "Actually, ako yung unang-unang natanggal.
"So sa isang eight years old, isang malaking sampal ng rejection yun!"
Even then, Kyline subsequently bagged important roles on television.
She became part of the shows Annaliza (2013) and Born For You (2016).
In late 2017, Kyline transferred to GMA-7, where she got her big break—she was cast as the main kontrabida in the prime-time series Kambal, Karibal.
With her achievements, Kyline hopes that her story can be an inspiration to the other hopefuls.
"Well, sana maging parang inspiration siya sa ating mga hopefuls and aspiring artists natin in the Philippines.
"Kumbaga kasi kung gusto mo talaga yung isang bagay, and naka-focus ka talaga dun, kahit anong rejection, no one can stop you.
"Yun lang yung sa akin, no one can stop you from achieving your dreams."
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had an exclusive interview with Kyline at the media conference of StarStruck yesterday, June 10, at the Studio 7 of GMA Network Center.
Kyline's Inside StarStruck online show premiered yesterday, June 10, while StarStruck will start airing on June 15.
KYLINE ALCANTARA: FROM KAPAMILYA TO KAPUSO
Kyline is grateful to GMA-7 for giving her the chance to host Inside StarStruck.
"Ang saya! I feel so blessed and honored.
"I'm just really thankful for GMA sa lahat ng tiwala nila sa akin."
Likewise, Kyline remains thankful to ABS-CBN, and does not forget that she started her career as a Kapamilya.
There was one time she reposted a netizen's video tweet of her previous ABS-CBN series, Annaliza, where she played kontrabida to Andrea Brillantes.
She said, "Oh yeah, oo naman! Hindi ako ungrateful sa kanila!
"I'm grateful sa roots ko, kumbaga hinasa nila ako, isa rin sila sa mga rason kung bakit nandito ako ngayon. Kumbaga, stepping stone."
How did she feel upon seeing the Annaliza video?
"Ang saya, parang boses ano ako dito, boses ipis!
"Kasi, 'Ay, walang hiya ka!' Okay, ganyan pala ako umarte.
"And ngayon, yung arte ko noon, nakikita ko pa rin sa arte ko ngayon—yung mga nuances, yung mga tingin. So kumbaga, ako pa rin yung old Kyline."