The beautiful transformation of Jane de Leon from 2013 to 2019

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Jane de Leon started as a commercial model before she became a talent of Star Magic in 2015. In 2019, Jane was announced as the new Darna.


Star Magic talent Jane de Leon, who is known for her role in Halik, has been making headlines over the past few days for bagging the highly-coveted role of Darna in Star Cinema's film remake.

Jane is the third actress, after Angel Locsin and Liza Soberano, who has been picked by Star Cinema to play the Pinay superheroine.

And before she takes on the iconic role, here's a look back at her beauty transformation since 2013.

2013

Jane started her career by joining pageants and modeling competitions.

In 2013, she joined Teen Supermodel Philippines, and made it as a semi-finalist.

Before her stint at the Teen Supermodel Philippines, Jane had been joining pageants in her home town in San Pedro, Laguna.

In 2009, she won the Miss Photogenic award at the Little Ms. San Roque pageant.

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Jane also reportedly joined GMA Artist Center in 2013.

2014

Jane was represented by Glamoure Talent Agency Inc. for her modeling gigs in 2014.

She starred in her first TV commercial for the snack brand Quake Overload.

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) found some of her no-makeup selfies posted on her official Twitter account.

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Jane was only 16 when she posted this set of photos.

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This was also the year that Jane started doing workshops with Star Magic.

Some of her batchmates are Axel Torres, Kira Balinger, Angelo Ilagan, Joshua Garcia, Ronnie Alonte, and Maris Racal, among many others.

2015

Jane formally joined Star Magic in 2015.

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One of her notable projects was TV ad with Daniel Padilla for KFC.

2016

Jane was formally launched in 2016 on ABS-CBN's noontime show It's Showtime as a member of a girl group called Girltrends.

She was joined by former Pinoy Big Brother housemates Miho Nishida, Kamille Filoteo, Dawn Chang, Barbie Imperial, Loisa Andalio, Devon Seron, Maris Racal, and Karen Reyes, among many others.

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The lass from Laguna also started acting in 2016, and had several appearances on Maalaala Mo Kaya.

She teamed up with McCoy de Leon for Wansapanataym.

In a make-up tutorial video she did with YouTube vlogger Kyo Quijano in May 2016, Jane revealed that her biggest idols are supermodels Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne, and Gigi Hadid.

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She celebrated her 18th birthday in December 2016.

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Her closest celebrity friends came to her party. 

Celebrities who were spotted: AC Bonifacio, Paul Salas, Ashley Colet, Rain Salamante, Kelley Day, and Ethan Salvador, among many others.

In an Instagram post uploaded after her party, Jane thanked everyone who celebrated her special day with her.

She wrote, "I 'd like to thank everyone who graced my Debut despite the traffic.

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"Your presence meant so much to me. Napasaya nyo ko ng sobra guys lalo na sa mga nagstay pa until 3am hahaha!

"The kulitan and dance moves are real [smiley] 

"To my Starmagic family, all my sponsors, mua and stylist, event coordinator ate dada, my manager kuya tyronne, mom and kuya francis, relatives, tita menchie's catering for the food na sobrang sarap :), back up dancers for the prod, kuya romar, sa lahat na bumubo para maging successful ang celebration ng debut ko...

"At sa fans at admins na nanjan para suportahan ako maraming maraming salamat from the bottom of my heart [heart emoji] And to you Lord God for the inspiration and guidance ... Iloveyou all!!!"

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2017

Jane received more projects in 2017.

Aside from It's Showtime and her several appearances on Maalaala Mo Kaya, Jane played Lauren Catapang, a support character in Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla's hit primetime series La Luna Sangre.

She also starred in her first movie titled The Debutantes under Regal Films.

Her co-stars in the film included Sue Ramirez, Michelle Vito, Miles Ocampo, and Chanel Morales.

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Later this year, Jane flew to the U.S. for Now United's bootcamp.

Now United is a global pop group formed by Simon Fuller, creator of American Idol and former manager of the Spice Girls.

She was joined by Bailey May, Ylona Garcia, and AC Bonifacio in the bootcamp.

Jane shared her experience in an interview with PEP.ph, "Nag-perform po kami sa harap ni Simon Fuller, pati sa mga sikat na artista sa Hollywood.

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"Nakasama rin namin yung ibang malalaking artista, tulad ni Miley Cyrus."

Bailey May was ultimately picked to join the multi-racial pop group.

Beauty vlogger Eunice Ongteco also featured Jane on her channel.

The Kapamilya actress talked about her love for make-up while doing the "no mirror" make-up challenge with Eunice.

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Asked for a beauty tip she wants to share to her fans, Jane said, "Always put moisturizer on your face kasi ano, girls always use make-up so kahit papaano, hindi magda-dry yung skin or hindi magka-crack.

"Sobrang important talaga yung moisturizer. Any brand of moisturizer."

In early 2017, she dyed her hair to a luscious shade of chocolate brown.

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She had it dyed back to black and cut with full bangs a few months later.

Jane usually styled her hair straight...

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...or, sometimes, with soft curls.

2018

Jane received her biggest break on ABS-CBN's primetime series Halik.

She played the young sister of Jericho Rosales.

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Based on her Instagram account, Jane experimented with several make-up looks.

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But the Star Magic talent still preferred the "no make-up" make-up look.

2019

Jane also tried the K-Beauty trend and wore pink and peach-toned make-up.

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But her beauty shone in her latest shoot with Star Magic.

Wearing minimal make-up courtesy of make-up artist Denise Ochoa, and with her straight hair 

styled by Jay Wee, she was introduced as the new Darna.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nikko Tuazon is a lifestyle writer with a strong interest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, and music. Connect with him on Instagram at @mrnikkotuazon.


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