When God closes one door, He opens a window elsewhere. Former Pinoy Big Brother: 737 housemate and The Promise of Forever actress Zonia Mejia knows this all too well. Though her journey as a housemate was cut short, the 16-year-old's road to stardom was only beginning.
It's no wonder Zonia was dubbed as the 'Blossoming Beauty of Quezon City'—even two years after she set foot in the Big Brother House, her show-stopping grace, angelic face, and darling personality are enough proof that her moniker fits perfectly.
During our shoot, it was evident that a beauty such as herself belonged in front of the camera. So, you can only imagine our surprise when she revealed that she never actually intended to audition for PBB. "Actually, pinilit lang po ako nina Mama na mag-audition," Zonia admitted.
Prior to realizing her desire for stardom, Zonia originally dreamed of working behind the camera. "Gusto ko po mag-aral ng filmmaking," she shared. "Yung kuya ko po kasi nag-iindie film po siya, and lagi po siyang kinukuha ng mga college students who are taking up film. I realized na parang maganda yung major na 'yun."
It was only after her time in the Big Brother House that she realized that show business was actually worth a shot. And although she was evicted from the house, Star Magic was able to open more doors to greater opportunities for her to build a career on.
When we asked what her greatest feat so far in showbiz is, she answered, "The best po so far yung naging part po ako ng The Promise of Forever kasi 'yun yung first time na all-out acting talaga ako." We can totally understand why. After all, she was blessed with the chance to work alongside the big screen heartthrob Paulo Avelino.
And though Zonia has come so far since her first day in front of the camera, there's still so much that Star Magic's darling face wants to achieve. "Gusto ko po mag-work with KathNiel kasi sobrang fan po ako nilang dalawa as a love team and individually," Zonia gushed. "Gusto ko rin po maka-work sina Sarah Geronimo, Liza Soberano, and Angel Locsin."
Zonia has already established her potential as an actress, and we're sure that the moment she catches her big break, there's no stopping her from standing among the ranks of her idols, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla! We can't wait to see more of this promising beauty!
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Photographed by Edward Joson
Styled by StyList Inc.
Makeup by Guilly Valenzuela
Hair by Lionel Fabros of Signature by Guilliano Using Lynelle