|Artist Birtday :||17/09/1983 (Age 40)|
|Born In :||Calauag, Quezon, Philippines|
|Occupation(s) :||Singer, Song-writer|
|Genres :||Pop, OPM|
Cariza “Ice” Yamson Diño Seguerra (born September 17, 1983), formerly known professionally as Aiza Seguerra, is a Filipino actor, singer-songwriter and guitarist. Initially coming out as a lesbian in 2007, Seguerra now identifies himself as a transgender man.
On August 12, 2016, Seguerra was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as Chairperson of the National Youth Commission.
Seguerra first appeared as a three-year-old contestant of Eat Bulaga!’s “Little Miss Philippines”. He subsequently became part of the show from 1987 to 1997.
As a child star, Seguerra appeared in more than 30 movies and TV shows to date. He often portrayed the role of actor and fellow Eat Bulaga! host Vic Sotto’s daughter in numerous films. He portrayed the role of Aiza Kabisote, daughter of Enteng Kabisote in Okey Ka Fairy Ko! from 1987 to 1997. He only appeared in six films for Regal Films. At age 14, he competed in Bong Revilla’s Invitational Shootfest ’98, and has won several awards in the sport.
During his late teens, Seguerra began pursuing a career in music; singing and playing the guitar. His single “Pagdating ng Panahon” became a major hit in 2001 which enabled him to start a music career.
Seguerra won The Singing Bee on July 8, 2008 after Rachel Alejandro gave up her throne as defending champion due to other engagements. He defeated his co-contestant singer Bituin Escalante. Seguerra won P1,040,000 for a second time on July 10, raising his total winnings to P2,080,000.
Seguerra also performed in Singapore for the Singapore Repertory Theatre presentation of the stage play Avenue Q.
On January 7, 2013, Seguerra entered the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs contest as the interpreter for the song entry called “Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa”, written by Jovinor Tan. He performed the song in the grand finals on February 24 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The song eventually finished in first place for Best P-pop Love Song thus rewarding the writer of the song with one million pesos in cash.
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