Karaoke (Bituing Walang Ningning)

Oct 17, 2015

At an early age, Monica joined singing contests in her province, mentored by Helen, who is also a singer. She and her mom perform at wakes, birthday parties, and other events .Helen and her older daughter, Davelyn, see how confident Monica is at such a young age. But fate takes a sad turn, when her mom got ill of cervical cancer and soon lost her battle to it when Monica was just eight years old. Shortly before her mother's death, Monica is taken in by her aunt, Joy, and was brought to Ormoc to continue her studies. There, she grows up under Joy's strict upbringing. She peddles rice cakes (puto cheese) and ice candy to support her schooling. To attract more customers, Monica serenaded them with her sweet voice. Being orphaned at an early age drove Monica to accept singing engagements when she was a teenager. On her Aunt Joy's persuasion, she joins a nationwide singing contest on ABS-CBN last 2010 named Star Power but only ended up as 2nd. runner up. It opens doors for her to begin the career she wanted for a long time and also gave her a taste of the show business. But at 15 years old, Monica gets caught up with the lifestyle and tried to fit in by putting on a new persona, which affected her personal relationships with some people closest to her. As offers and gigs start to dwindle, Monica returnz to Ormoc and resumez her normal life. Joy's overbearing way of being a stepmom then became too much for Monica and she left for Cebu to live again with her older sister, Davelyn. As Bituing Walang Ningning the Musical happened this 2015. Monica felt this was the second chance she was waiting for. She flies to Manila, auditions, and bags the role, besting almost two hundred hopefuls for the role of Dorina in the musical adaptation of the classic movie Bituing Walang Ningning. Monica is now living the dream, the dream she shared with her late mother. Her star is now ready to shine.

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