Thanks to his stint in Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Kumunity Season 10, KD Estrada's star is finally on the rise.
The singer-songwriter has already been active in the local entertainment scene since 2016, but his popularity soared while inside Bahay ni Kuya.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) gives you everything you need to know about this singer.
Image: IG @kdestrada_
Kyle Daniel Estrada was born on May 3, 2003 in Parañaque City.
Contrary to reports, KD is not the son of former actors Gary Estrada and Cheska Diaz.
In an episode of PBB, KD's dad was introduced as Glen Estrada.
Growing up, basketball topped his interests.
In an interview released by Star Magic's YouTube channel last November 16, 2019, KD revealed, "I used to play basketball. I was once a varsity [player] in San Beda before, but that didn't last very long. [I played] power forward and center, sometimes."
KD finished his elementary studies at San Beda College Alabang, and graduated from senior high school at Meridian International Business, Arts, and Technology (MINT).
ENTRY TO THE MUSIC SCENE
KD, who loves songwriting, started out as a Star Magic singer trainee, and has so far released 5 songs to date.
His latest song is "Don't Be Afraid," a duet with fellow PBB housemate Anji Salvacion. Currently, the song has 139,332 streams on Spotify.
He also collaborated with Singaporean artist Haven for a Mandarin version of Moira dela Torre's song "Mabagal" (2021).
His other songs include "One of Many" (2019), "Saves It" (2020), "Sa Puso Mo" (2021), and "Holiday Love" (2021).
Aside from being together in PBB, KD and Anji are also part of ASAP Natin 'To's new breed of singers, along with Sam Cruz (L) and Angela Ken (2nd from L).
The two housemates are also part of the teen group The Squad Plus, which is comprised of the original members of The Gold Squad Kyle Echarri, Francine Diaz, Seth Fedelin, and Andrea Brillantes, as well as new members KD, Anji, Sam Cruz, Jimuel Pacquiao, and more.
KD AS A VLOGGER
A year ago, KD tried his hand in vlogging, and his first video was about his MYX guesting.
His YouTube channel is also filled with videos of him singing and playing the guitar, doing covers of different hit songs "Sunday Morning" by Maroon 5, "Sana Ngayong Pasko" by Ariel Rivera, "Photograph" by Ed Sheeran, and more.
KD as a PBB housemate
In October 2021, KD was introduced as the "Musical Wonder Boy ng Parañaque" in PBB Kumunity Season 10 Celebrity Edition.
He was nominated for eviction six times, but he was finally evicted after 72 days of stay.
As a PBB housemate, KD opened up to his housemates about experiencing anxiety during the pandemic.
He said on the show, “I didn’t like online class talaga. I had an anxiety attack a few months ago na I was going to fail and it’s all my fault.
"Dahil sa anxiety attack ko, inilabas ko ang lahat ng nararamdaman ko sa parents ko so I felt like such a burden, na napakasama kong tao.”
The hashtag #PBB10SupportKita then became a trending topic on Twitter.
KD Estrada and Anji Salvacion
Prior to joining PBB, KD and Anji had a close relationship.
However, this friendship was put to test inside Bahay ni Kuya, and the two friends decided to break up.
Confiding to fellow housemate Alexa Ilacad, KD explained Anji's side.
“She had to go, she felt like na during the relationship, I think I emotionally drained her. She was being bombarded.
“I always thought that I could win her back, but right now, seeing her happy is enough na siguro.”
For Anji, she confessed to Kuya why she broke up with KD.
“I always feel down, Kuya. Palagi na lang ako umiiyak kasi I blame myself po why he’s like that po.
“Doon ko na po naisip na dapat itigil ko na ito kasi baka mas lalala po, mahihirapan na po makawala po.”
But cheer up, KD. There are so many things to look forward to in the future.
And didn't you enjoy your recent "pizza date" with fellow housemate Alexa Ilacad?
He is 18, Alexa is 21, but fans think they are bagay and have started supporting the KDLex tandem.