Star Magic has been known for discovering talents that will soon be the brightest stars of the industry.
One of their newest discoveries is 17-year old Alex Diaz, who was officially launched as part of Star Magic Circle 2013.
Alex was born in Pampanga but grew up in Canada.
He narrated, “I came to the Philippines in 2006.
“I came from Canada, pero pinanganak po ako sa Pampanga.
“I came here kasi po my parents parang wanted me to be here for schooling because the kids back there are kind of bad influences, so ‘yon po.
“Then I started modeling behind my parents back, tapos nalaman ng dad ko.
“At first hindi siya sumasang-ayon sa ganun, pero nung nakita niya na okay naman yung grades ko parang pinayagan na niya ako.”
Alex is currently a second year Marketing Management student in Enderun College and is a Dean’s Lister.
Alex started modeling when he got back here from Canada. At a young age, talent scouts have been eyeing him to model because of his good looks.
The 17-year old reveals that hs first invitation to join showbiz was from GMA-7. “Nung high school po ako may lumapit sa akin na mga taga GMA pero my mom and dad didn’t agree kasi bata pa ako nun, e.”
He continued, “So when I got to college, yun nga, I was convinced by an agency, so I started doing it na po.”
ABS-CBN OVER GMA-7. Alex said that in Canada, he familiarized himself with ABS-CBN’s shows through The Filipino Channel [TFC].
“Kasi dati nung nasa Canada pa lang po kami lagi ko nakikita yung mga palabas ng ABS [CBN] sa TFC.
“So yung pinaka-first na nakita kong teleserye is yung Bituing Walang Ningning ni Sarah Geronimo.”
Alex admitted that his first crush in showbiz was Sarah Geronimo, “Siya po yung pinaka- first crush ko sa ABS.
“Ang ganda po kasi ng boses niya.
“I think, maliban sa fact na she’s a pretty girl, mahilig po kasi ako talaga sa singers, so pag maganda ang boses parang I get in a trance.”
He continued, “Tapos when I got here puro, Channel 2 po yung palabas na pinapanood ng mom ko.”
Alex is fascinated by singers because he himself loves to sing.
He revealed that his friends find his voice similar to his favorite singers, “My friends say na they like it better if I sing Jason Mraz or John Mayer.
Locally, he likes the voices of Sam Milby and Zia Quizon, “Tapos sa Pilipinas po… Sam has a good voice, also si Zia Quizon, ang ganda ng boses ni Zia Quizon, sobrang unique po,” says Alex.
STAR MAGIC CIRCLE 2013. Alex is one of the 12 newest stars that Star Magic has launched and he feels very happy for the opportunity.
“Sa ngayon po sobrang bago pa lang po ako sa Star Magic, November 2012 pa lang po.
“I am so thankful na may nakita sa akin si Mr. M at pinasok niya ako agad sa batch niya.
“So ayun po, di pa po sinasabi sa akin yung mga plano. But I am sure naman na meron and I will make sure to make a splash.”
DREAM PROJECT. Apart from modeling Alex is also good in singing and wishes to have an album soon. When asked about his dream project, he quickly answered, “I think my own album.”
He added, “Or a show about high school drama. Parang gusto ko ipaalam na hindi lang childish drama yung nangyayari sa high school, na talagang serious na. “
JULIA BARRETTO AS HIS LOVE TEAM. Like any other guy in Star Magic Circle 2013, if given a chance Alex wants to be paired with Julia Barretto as his love team.
He revealed, “I guess kahit sino naman po sa kanilang lahat.
“Makulit po si Michelle [Vito]
“Madami po kaming mutual friends ni Julia [Barretto] maganda naman po silang lahat.
“Pero kaming boys, there’s really something about Julia, I don’t know what it is but there’s something about Julia na… grabe!”
Julia Barretto has also been the love team choice of Julian Estrada, Jerome Ponce and Khalil Ramos. How can Alex prove to management that he is on top of these three guys and what is his edge among them?
“I think definitely po kasi marami po kaming mutual friends,
“We really have a lot in common.
“So, super chill lang and relax lang pag nag-uusap kami.
“I think I won’t have a hard time acting with her, I think it would be really easy.
CANDY CUTIE TO COSMO HUNK. Alex has been modeling for Candy magazine for three years now and he considers them as family. But now that he is turning 18 in July, does he have any plans in taking part as a Cosmo hunk?
He answered, “Ang tatangkad nila, e!
“Pero kung hihingin ng Star Magic okay lang.
“Pero family ko talaga yung Candy, that’s where I started and talaga pong inaalagaan nila ako.
“Tapos ang dami ko naging close sa Candy, pati yung mga Candy girls close ko din.”
But are you willing to do it?
“There’s something I learned from Ryan Carlos, lagi niyang sinasabi sa workshop namin na ‘Always say yes!’
“So if it’s a challenge then papayag po ako.”