Noontime variety show “It’s Showtime” has produced countless artists through their segments. Actress and comedian Donna Cariaga and Dancer Jackque Gonzaga or “ate girl” were just some of the talents who rose to fame after being featured on the show. Before them, however, “Pastillas Girl” remained as the show’s biggest talent outbreak.
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“Pastillas Girl” with her real name Angelica Yap, stole the spotlight in 2015. This happened after she uploaded a video titled “Paano Gumawa ng Pastillas” which showed a step by step tutorial on making the delicious delicacy. Angelica humorously channeled the anger she felt for her ex-boyfriend leaving her behind through a series “hugot” lines.
The clip immediately went viral and this gave her a chance to be part of the said noontime show. It was said that this opportunity made Angelica a better and stronger person after she was taken for granted by her ex.
However, after gaining a spot on the showbiz industry, Pastillas girl quickly faced an unfortunate event in her personal life. Her mother, Maria Teresa Santos Hernandez, was shot last November 2016 by an unidentified suspect. Unfortunately, she didn’t make it to the hospital. Angelica was in the middle of shooting a music video when she heard of the terrible news.
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Fortunately, not everything went downhill for the rising star. Last December 2017, Pastillas girl became the cover of a famous men’s magazine. FHM Philippines chose her together with Debbie Garcia as the cover girls for their December issue.
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Although Pastillas might not be active on TV, she regularly updates her fans via her Instagram account. In the photos she posted, it can be seen that she currently travels to different places, while enjoying her life the man who broke her heart. Reports suggest that she and her ex-boyfriend are now back together and are set to get married.