Being one of late legendary rapper Francis Magalona's children, it was inevitable that singer-actor Elmo Magalona would eventually want to follow in his father's footsteps and earn a place in showbiz as one of the biggest stars of his generation.
Growing up surrounded by a family who is all too familiar with the spotlight, Elmo experienced his first taste of fame as early as when he was six months old when he was featured on the cover of his father's album Freeman. Despite the fact that his father was celebrated for most his musical genius, there was no pressure on Elmo to pursue a similar career in music.
"My dad would always say, 'Whatever career you choose in life, it will have to be something that you enjoy or something that fulfills you,'" shared Elmo when asked about the greatest lesson he had ever learned from his father that helped him with his showbiz career. It obviously didn't take long for our favorite cutie to decide which path he was going to take.
At 23 years old, Elmo's unquestionable charm and natural knack in music has earned him a place in the entertainment scene. So, it came as quite a shocker when Elmo mentioned that he used to veer away from a career in music. "Honestly, I didn’t really think it would be a career that I would choose," confessed the young Magalona. It was only when he had been asked to perform at a variety show that he realized singing is something he wanted to pursue after all. "I saw how music and performing affected people, and that’s when I started to love it."
We're so glad that Elmo changed his mind about sharing his voice with the rest of the world, or else we wouldn't be able to know him as the young artist he is today. With so much to offer, we have no doubt he and his reel-to-real sweetheart Janella Salvador will deliver the magic they have always made us feel and more.
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