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Child Wonder Throwback: What Happened to These Former Child Stars?

Let’s have a throwback on the famous child wonders of the past. Before there were child stars like Ryzza Mae Dizon, Xyriel Manabat, Jana Agoncillo and Zaijan Jaranilla, there were child wonders like Aiza Seguerra, Angelica Panganiban, Camille Prats, Agatha Tapan, RR Hererra and Serena Dalrymple to name a few. It was fortunate for Aiza, Camille and Angelica to still be in the limelight until now, but how about the others?

Let’s find out what happened to these former child wonders…

LA Lopez

Famous for the “Mag-iodized salt tayo” jingle, L.A. is now known as Pastor Lyle of the Abundant Harvest Fellowship International Christian Organization.


RR Hererra

RR who is most famous as “Junjun” as Vilma Santos’ son in a movie has graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University and is now a Training Facilitator and Business Consultant at Trainstation. He also has a son.


Chantal Umali

Chantal, most famous for the “Dear Diary” hotdog commercial and one of the leads in T.G.I.S. is now a yoga advocate and happily married. She also has a cute daughter.


Tom Taus

Best known as “Cedie”, Tom Taus is now based in the United States is a DJ.


Dindin Llarena

Former Little Miss Philippines and power belter in Eat Bulaga!, Dindin Llarena now works as a Corporate Services Responsibility Associate at PTT Philippines.



The “That’s My Boy” winner who swept everyone with his dance moves, Claude Goyong has already graduated from the University of Santo Tomas. His Facebook profile says that he worked for The Krusty Krab.


Atong Redillas

Now known as Prof. Ryan Redillas, this former child actor who was once paired with Aiza Seguerra, is an Associate Professor in UP Manila and UP Gawad Chancellor Awardee for 2014. He also graduated Cum Laude with a degree of B.A. Art Studies.


BJ Forbes

Also known as “Tolits” from the detergent commercial and one of the mainstays in Eat Bulaga!, BJ is still active in showbiz appearing once in a while on TV5 shows and in Maalala Mo Kaya.


Agatha Tapan

Agatha was famous for her roles in the telenovelas “Trudis Liit” and “Mara Clara”.  She was the child-villain during her time. She graduated at the De la Salle University- Dasmarinas, worked for ANC and recently appeared in “Be Careful with My Heart” in 2013. Currently, she is an active Sunday School Teacher at their Church.


Serena Dalrymple

“Isa pa, isa pang Chickenjoy!”, the line that Serena made famous during her time. She became one of the main child stars of ABS-CBN appearing in many TV shows including “Oki Doki Dok”. Serena completed her post graduate studies at Hult International Business School in 2014.


Which child star was your favorite? Which child star would you like to make a comeback? Leave a comment below.

Written by G.A. Viray

G.A. had a lot of professional working experiences in different fields and industries before finally deciding to write articles in 2014. She is a Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian who also has a passion for teaching, training and facilitating. More than all her skills and passions, she is very much grateful that she is blessed with an adorable daughter and a loving husband.




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