There was a time when she was known only as Zsa Zsa Padilla’s daughter. But ever since Karylle first took center stage in Little Mermaid the musical, it became apparent that she’s more than a celebrity’s child. Today, she is recognized as a multi-faceted performer: auspicious actress, gifted dancer and singer extraordinaire.
But unlike some of her contemporaries who grew up in front of the camera, Karylle lived a happy and normal-enough childhood before she ventured into show business. As a young girl, Karylle like other kids her age, found happiness from the simplest of things like puppies and dolls and Jack ‘n Jill snacks. In fact, one of her earliest memories includes snacking on Chiz Curls in her tights and leotards.
“I started my ballet lessons when I was three and continued training until I was 15. Even then I was already into music. In grade school, I took part in most of the musical activities and I sang for the choir in high school,” she shared.
Her first big break came from under the sea – Trumpet’s musical staging of the classic fairy tale Little Mermaid where she won the hearts of audiences as Princess Sapphire. Soon after her theater debut, Karylle’s singing career was launched with her first album. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Nowadays, Karylle’s calendar is kept full with her regular singing and hosting stints on SOP, shows and concert performances. Despite her hectic schedule however, K still finds time to unwind through kickboxing and badminton.
“What many people don’t know is that I’m a sporty person. Apart from doing Pilates and playing badminton, I’m also into kickboxing. I discovered it when I was looking for a new workout that would really make me sweat so kickboxing was perfect. And now, it’s also become my stress reliever, dito ko nalalabas lahat ng galit ko since I’m a non-confrontational person by nature,” she said.
Sports activities also help Karylle in maintaining her slim figure. Like most people nowadays, she’s starting to pay more attention to her health by exercising more often and watching what she eats. For instance, on days when she feels like pigging out, she chooses the multi-grain snack Nova instead of fattening alternatives. As she puts it, Nova satisfies her cravings without putting on the bulges.
“Jack ‘n Jill is something I can never resist! It’s one of the things that helps me stay a kid at heart,” she confessed with a laugh.
Just like Karylle, whose innate talent and passion for the craft continues to endear her to young and old alike, Jack ‘n Jill and its ever-growing line-up of snack foods, baked goodies, candies and chocolates, continue to win the patronage of consumers of varying ages.
“I’m both surprised and happy to discover that Jack ‘n Jill now includes my newfound favorites like Pals Filled Chocolate and not just classic snacks like Chippy,” she admitted.
What’s not surprising though is the fact that Karylle is one of today’s most-loved celebrities. With her warm smile and natural charms, it’s easy to see how she effortlessly touches the lives of the people around her.
“Being able to make others happy by doing something I love is a big blessing. I consider my self lucky because I’m given the chance to live out my dreams,” Karylle declared.
There’s no doubt that the coming years will only make this diamond sparkle even brighter. A young woman who has her heart and priorities in the right places, Karylle is all set to realize the biggest of her dreams.