Carla Humphries, 20
Carla Humphries is an accidental actress. She happened to be homeschooling with the ABS-CBN program when she was almost literally plucked from class and put in front of the camera. But despite this startling beginning, Carla seems suited for the local soap opera scene. She has the mestisa looks that fans really like, she considers acting her passion, and even appreciates the melodramatic turn most Filipino shows have.
"My family always called me a drama queen," she laughs, "when I was a child I would watch myself cry in the mirror."
And now that she's grown up and gets to cry for living, she still enjoys it. "I like to live in other people's shoes and feel their pain," she says.
In Nasugbu they would get to ride horses, go to the beach, and live out what would at times seem like a fairytale childhood.
A conversation with her makes it obvious that Carla certainly has a very good head on her shoulders, having seen a chunk of the world, and understanding more of how it works than the average 20-year-old. One thing Carla knows from having moved around is that we all have to make room for our differences, which are, after all a big part of what makes us unique individuals.
As she says in her perfect French, "Vive le difference!"