How time flies!
It seemed only yesterday when we were charmed by the cuteness of an adorable boy named Kurt Isaiah Perez, who joined and won the first and only StarStruck Kids in 2004.
With Ultimate Female Survivor Sam Bumatay
He was then seven.
And prior to joining the reality search competition, he already got to work with Sharon Cuneta in a toothpaste commercial and Ai-Ai delas Alas in a hotdog ad.
Before his family migrated to Brisbane, Australia, he played the young Aguiluz, the character of Richard Gutierrez, in Mulawin.
Twelve years later, Kurt is now 19 years old, "studying Engineering."
On Instagram, he also mentioned about wanting to become an "entrepreneur."
Thrice, he had a question and answer session with his Instagram followers, and revealed a few interesting things about his life away from the limelight.
Type of music: "Hip hop, RnB, sometimes classical...not really a fan of alternative though."
Shoe size: "U.S. men's 8"
Favorite Filipino food: "Probably halo-halo."
When he was 17, he had a crush on "Kathryn Bernardo."
When asked if he's gonna "do some acting in the Philippines" again, he answered, "Nah."
But he told a fan, "Hosting sounds fun."
Another follower asked, "Hypothetically, what project will make you come back in showbiz?"
His reply, "Any project that would give me stability and free time."
Is he still in touch with his StarStruck Kids batchmates, particularly, Miguel Tanfelix and Bea Binene, who are still active in showbiz?
"I'm friends with them on Facebook, and I follow them on Instagram, but we don't talk."
The most asked question: "Any plans of going back to showbiz?"
Kurt quipped, "If I get an offer or 50,000 followers, I'll consider it."
His Instagram has 6,300 at press time.
Is he willing to go back to the Philippines?
The hottie said, "If given the chance, I'll do it."
Lastly, is he single? He did not answer, but some of his posts showed that he has been seeing a pretty Australian gal.