In case you didn’t know, Charlie Dizon almost debuted as a K-Pop star before she became one of the most promising local actresses.
During the RISE Artist Studios bloggers conference last February 22, the actress recalled how she trained under a Korean talent agency seven years ago. In fact, she actually worked with K-Pop idol Nancy McDonie, who is currently part of the six-member girl group Momoland.
"Dati po nag-training po ako sa Korea. Nagpa-audition po kasi sila dito, sobrang ni-novena ko po 'yun. Si Nancy ka-agency ko dati," she revealed.
But due to conflict in her contract, Charlie unfortunately wasn’t able to pursue her training.
"Five hundred [auditionees] po kami [noon] tapos ako po yung pinapunta sa Korea. Pero nagkaroon po ng problema sa contract sa POEA. Hindi po nag-match 'yung contract sa conditions ng POEA, so hindi po natuloy," she recalled.
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Although she failed to debut as a K-Pop star, her training paved the way for Charlie to become a Star Magic artist, and eventually, to be part of ABS-CBN Films' talent management arm RISE Artists Studio.
Charlie appeared in the 2017 family drama “Seven Sundays” and the 2018 fantasy series “Bagani.”
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