During the height of her career, she was the most-sought after child star.
She rose to the showbiz limelight after she appeared in Haba-baba-doo, puti-puti-poo! and then she went on to star in several other movies like Tong Tatlong Tatay Kong Pakitong-Kitong,” “Hiling,” “Mila,” “Ang Tanging Ina,” and “Wansapanataym: The Movie.”
Her biggest moment came when she starred in hit movie “Bata, Bata, Pa’no Ka Ginawa?” in 1998 where she bagged the prestigious award “Best Child Actress.”
Since then, Serena appeared in some more movies before calling it quits.
In an interview, Serena gave the reason behind her decision to leave her successful acting stint here in the country.
She said, “Marami akong reasons for leaving showbiz and Philippines. One of the biggest reasons was during the time na wala ako masyadong projects, and I realized na I can’t rely on just my acting career I need a back-up plan, eventually my back-up plan became my priority. I chose studies over acting.”
And study she did when she enrolled and completed a Business Administration degree from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde in Manila.
The child wonder then moved to San Fransisco, U.S.A. to reside with her sister who lives there.
She then went on to master her degree and enrolled in Hult International Business School and eventually finished with a degree on International Business.
As she made a new career for herself, her success flourished like the way it used to be when she is still in the Philippine showbiz landscape.
Just after she graduated, she worked a stint as a Sourcing Analyst in the world-famous American film studio, Paramount Pictures from 2014-2016.
After that working experience, she is currently making a name for herself as a corporate professional after she was employed as a manager at Viacom, a leading worldwide entertainment content company based in New York City.
In an interview, Serena expressed that she misses acting.
She said, “I miss acting, but not enough to quit my job and move back to the Philippines. I don’t think so.”
Indeed, the successful child wonder is now making wonders in the international business landscape just what she did on showbiz.
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