Through the years, the Regal Babies have consistently turned out to be box-office superstars and this year is no exception.
Mother Lily and Roselle Monteverde of Regal Films proudly announced their new batch of Regal babies, namely Chanel Morales, Danielle Lee, David Licauco and Jerico Estregan with a contract signing that took place last July 29, 2016 (Friday) in Valencia Events Place.
The charming Chanel Morales is a graduate from the University of Santo Tomás and an alumna of Artista Academy. She also had a romantic lead role in TV5’s Wattpad Presents: Anthology.
David Alexander Sy Licauco was an athlete from the College of St. Benilde’s basketball team and he first started to spread his wings after winning as a runner up in Mr. Chinatown 2014.
Danielle Lee is a lovely model following the footsteps of her fabulous sister Divine Lee.
Right now, Danielle wants to focus on her career in becoming a star and also with hopesin becoming a beauty queen.
Meanwhile, coming from a prominent family of stars and politicians, Jericho Estregan has paved his way to create a name for himself being an actor, a brand ambassador and an athlete at the same time. He is currently taking his masters in De La Salle University having upcoming films like SAF 44 and Alias Ben Tumbling.
The contract signing was also joined by Gov. ER Ejercito as a support to his son, Jericho. When asked about if they were ready to face intrigue, the four new Regal babies bravely answered that it is a part of the industry and that they are willing to their best and work hard.
1. CHANEL MORALES
Chanel Morales brought the house down with her a capella rendition of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” on TV5’s reality talent show Artista Academy, making it to the finals round. She became a frequent romantic lead on TV5’s Wattpad Presents anthology.
The 20-year-old Scorpio admires Rihanna, Adele, Lana Del Ray, Beyonce, Selena Gomez as her favorite singers, and cites Phantom of the Opera, The Great Gatsby, The Revenant, Theory of Everything, Maze Runner, The Devil Wears Prada, Shopaholic, and Step Up as her all-time favorite movies.
The UST graduate who describes herself as strong, creative and irreplaceable lives by her motto: "Don't let anyone's ignorance, hate, drama or negativity stop you from being the best person you can be."
When not busy with her showbiz commitments, Chanel indulges in her favorite pastimes including boxing, reading books, watching TV and movies and traveling.
2. DAVID LICAUCO
In a crowd of good-looking models, David Alexander Sy Licauco easily stands out. Keen and driven with passion to make it big in the industry, this Fil-Chinese model may just achieve his goal in no time. Already a fixture in various men’s fashion glossies, he is either flaunting the latest in men’s fashion, sharing his fitness regimen or simply enjoying his status as the evasive campus cutie that sends college girls forever swooning.
David has spread his wings since his big win as Mr. Chinatown 2014 first runner-up.
It was in Laboracay 2013, the much-awaited summer event, when he was first discovered when he was still playing with the College of St. Benilde basketball team.
An avid fan of Leonardo di Caprio and Daniel Padilla, the 6’1” athlete aspires to fulfill his dream of being recognized as a serious actor. His prayers may be answered in no time, because he will soon be given his big acting break on television.
The social media influencer has been gaining a steady stream of followers, aptly called “Licauconatics,” who have been clamoring for showbiz debut.
3. DANIELLE LEE
Tall, young and lovely Danielle Lee has always wanted to become a star, but these desires were put on hold so she could finish her studies. She gets a steady flow of modeling stints and is always compared to her fabulous older sister Divine. She doesn’t mind really because she looks up to Divine. During her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, sports and helping out in feeding programs and charities that focus on educating the youth.
Being the svelte and leggy teener that she is, Danielle has been touted as a potential beauty queen, following in the footsteps of such class showbiz personalities-turned-world-class-beauties such as Megan Young and Pia Wurtzbach.
4. JERICO EJERCITO
Jerico Ejercito could very well be the next action hero. He is the grandson of George Estregan and the son of actor and former Laguna governor Jeorge E.R. Estregan Ejercito. He has appeared in Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story and El Presidente. His chiseled physique he owes to good genes and his hard work in the gym and track.
A Political Science graduate from De La Salle University, Jerico aspires to be a track and field Olympian.
First exposed to the modeling world during his formative years, he has admittedly been bitten by the showbiz bug at an early age, perhaps in large part due to his showbiz lineage as well.
But despite such an anointment, Jerico acknowledges that he can’t ride on his family’s coattails.
With his natural inclination for sports and his lean but muscular build, sees himself more fit for action movies, just like his favorite flicks Die Hard, Fast 5 and The Avengers.
Is his college course any indication of a political career in the near future?
He says, “I can’t tell yet. As of now, I prefer to do the things that I can do while I’m still young, because most probably someday, that time would come.”