Darren Espanto is a Filipino-Canadian singer, actor, and model. Jump to movie list.
Real Name –> Darren Lyndon Espanto
Nickname –> Darren
Birthdate –> May 24, 2001 (age 18 years)
Birthplace –> Calgary, Canada
Father –> Lyndon Espanto
Mother –> Marinel Espanto
*Note: Both parents came from the province of Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
Height –> 5′10″
At present, there are rumors that Darren is courting showbiz personality Cassy Legaspi. He however denied it although he acknowledged that the daughter of celebrity couple Zoren Legaspi and Carmina Villaroel is a close friend.
Darren started his career in the entertainment industry by joining various singing competition in Canada. In 2014, he came to the Philippines with his family to audition for the first season of The Voice Kids Philippines. Eventually, he placed runner up to Lyca Gairanod. That same year, he signed up an exclusive contract with Star magic, the talent management unit of ABS-CBN Television Network.
On October 4, 2014, Darren held a sold-out concert at the Music Museum and that same year, he wowed the audience at Carnegie Hall in New York for the 4th annual Outstanding Filipino-Americans (TOFA) Awards. The following year, he was chosen as one of the performers for the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines. Year 2019 marked his debut in the international arena when he sang “A Whole New World” along with Morissette Amon for the movie Aladdin.
2015–present – ASAP
2014 – The Voice Kids Season 1
2018 – The Hows of Us
Go here to see all the songs and albums of Darren Espanto.
2018 – Favorite Male Artist by 31st Awit Award
2017 – Best Selling Album of the Year by 30th Awit Award
2016-2017 – Favorite Male Artist by MYX Music Awards
2015 – Favorite New Artist by MYX Music Awards
Scandals and Controversies
Darren had a “Twitter War” with fellow The Voice kids Alumnus JK Labajo over the latter’s alleged twit insinuating that the former is gay.
On April 15, 2020, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines announced Darren Espanto as their newest Youth Advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals. Darren said he was happy to be part of the organization and excited to be of service through this endeavor.
Know more about Darren Espanto by watching the video below from Star Studio.
See also: List of Famous Filipino Actors