Kiara Takahashi is a Japanese-Filipino actress, singer, and model. In 2019, she was accepted as a housemate and became the second big winner in the ABS-CBN’s reality show Pinoy Big Brother – Otso (PBB-8). Previously, she was proclaimed as the winner of Batch 4.
Real Name –> Kiara Mercado Takahashi
Nickname –> Kiara
Birthdate –> October 22, 1997 (age 24)
Birthplace –> La Union, Philippines
Father –> Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Japanese Businessman based in the Philippines
Mother –> OFW in Japan
Height –> 5’4″ (162.56 cm)
Trivia –> Kiara was known as the “Singing Surfer ng La Union” during her stay at the Big Brother House.
Family and Childhood
Kiara was born in the Philippines to a Japanese father and a Filipino mother. When she was four years old, her parents separated. Watch the video below to know more about Kiara.
During her stay at the Big House, Kiara was wooed by her fellow housemate Gino Roque IV. She became emotional when she saw Gino crying after he was nominated for eviction. She later admitted that she likes Gino except that her priority is to win in the competition.
Kiara knew she was going to be an entertainer after she was invited to perform in a concert by a Filipino celebrity in Japan. Later, she joined the audition for Pinoy Big Brother in Japan where she showcased her singing talent. She was awarded a star that allowed her to be a housemate of the ABS-CBN reality show.
On August 4, 2019, Kiara was proclaimed the second big winner while Yamyam Gucong of Batch 2 was declared the ultimate big winner.
In 2020, Kiara was part of “Tabing Ilog The Musical, a stage adaptation of ABS-CBN’s TV series Tabing Ilog, a teen drama series top-billed by John Lloyd Cruz, Kaye Abad, Patrick Garcia, Paula Peralejo, Paolo Contis, Desiree del Valle, Baron Geisler, and Jodi Sta. Maria and shown from 1999 to 2003.
In 2021, Kiara signed up to be a talent of Rise Artists Studio, a unit of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic.
2021 – Iba ‘Yan as Host
2021 – Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tattoo
2020 – Sagutan: Hanggang Dito Na Lang Ba?
2020 – ASAP as performer
2020 – Maalaala Mo Kaya: Medal
2019 – Pinoy Big Brother – Otso