Whether as part of the second most famous ship (ship is short for romantic relationship, a term popularized by fan fiction) in the world (based on number of times the ship was tagged in a Wattpad story; the list was published by New York Magazine as part of their fanfiction guide or as one of the most, if not the most, followed and idolized young female actresses today, there’s no denying that Kathryn Bernardo is a force to reckon with in more ways than one. Besides her acting mettle, one thing that makes her stand out is her strong sense of self and impeccable personal style—so just in time for the premiere of “Pangako Sa’Yo” on primetime, let’s take a look at how this stunner’s style has changed from then ‘til now:
Kathryn, the Child Star
Kathryn’s first ever primetime stint was in the John Lloyd Cruz-Bea Alonzo starrer It Might Be You, where she played the young Cielo San Carlos (Bea’s character). This was followed by other flashback and supporting roles: Bulinggit in Krystala, young Carina Mojica dela Cerna in Vietnam Rose, young Mimi Sandoval in Gulong ng Palad, young Mayumi Burgos in Prinsesa ng Banyera, and young Agua and Bendita Cristi in Komiks Presents: Agua Bendita, among others, with her most notable being her portrayal of the young Victoria Valera (played by Gretchen Barretto) in the fashionserye Magkaribal. Kathryn’s looks in these shows were of the typical sweet young child, which were perfect reflections of her real life ethereal demeanor. The character that allowed her to go crazy with fasyon little girl outfits, clips, and accessories was that of Maya Guevarra in Super Inggo. Maya was an outgoing lass who loved dressing up, sometimes a bit too much for her age.
Kathryn, the Breakout Star
She’s been tagged as the perennial good girl, much thanks to her role as Mara in the remake of Mara Clara, and Kathryn fits the image to a T. Fact: She’s actually similar to her good girl characters in real life, in terms of personal style. Her go to look? A simple top and shorts or jeans. But that’s not to say she doesn’t try out new looks from time to time—she also likes glamming it up like Mikay post-coronation (as the princess of the Kingdom of Yangdon) in “Princess and I” and has even tried out boho chic like Chichay in Got to Believe. Though Kathryn enlists the help of personal stylists (before the team of Rain Dagala and Em Millan, and now stylist sisters Kimi and Boop Yap) for shows and events, her unique personal style is also evident based on her Instagram posts during her off-duty days.
Kathryn, the Teen Queen
The former child star is now not only a Teen Queen in entertainment, but a style icon that sets trends and inspires young girls in terms of dressing up and looking good. Her long bob last year was a huge hit, almost every salon in the country had someone coming in asking for a “Kathryn bob.” As Yna Macaspac in the remake of the of the teleserye Pangako Sa’Yo, Kathryn is now on a more mature journey as an actress, but says that she wasn’t required to undergo any hair or beauty transformation for the role (save for getting more fit). Style-wise, Yna’s look is quite similar to the Teen Queen’s—easy breezy and ethereal—albeit a bit more feminine and traditional, truly quite a sight on primetime every night.
Photographs courtesy of Instagram.com/bernardokath, Instagram.com/kimiyap, and Instagram.com/boopyap