Goin’ Bulilit alum Trisha Louise Cañete or popularly known as Cha-cha Cañete was discovered by director and talent manager Erik Matti when she was only four years old when he noticed her in a coffee shop inside the compound of Kapamilya network.
She was first introduced on TV in 2009, as the cute and adorable commercial model for a real-estate company “Camella Homes” with the theme song “Bulilit, Bulilit, Sanay sa Masikip.” After that, she became a mainstay in the kids’ comedy show “Goin Bulilit.”
However, when she graduated in the said kids’ show in 2015, Cha-cha tried her hands on acting and hosting. She became one of the hosts of the travel magazine show Byaheng Bulilit, with two Japanese nationals Ya Chang and Tatay Nishii. The young girl also appeared in several films such as, “A Journey Home”, “Wapakman”, “In My Life”, and “Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina, at mga Anak.”
Cha-cha became more noticeable to the public when she showed off her singing skills and was able to establish a name for herself in the music field.
In 2013, Cha-cha bagged two silver medals from the 17th World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Hollywood, in 2013, Jed Madela and Ralph Salazar also won this competition before.
She also made rounds online after she stunned the netizens when she performed Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” in a radio station’s (Wish FM 107.5) bus in 2017.
The former young celebrity is now 14 years old, and already in her junior high school years. Despite not being active in the show business anymore, it appears that she is still proving herself in terms of academics.
In fact, Cha-cha finished grade school at Diliman Preparatory School with flying colors, which made many people admire her even more.
According to a report by PEP, the smart young girl, together with her team was hailed as the second placer at the Radio Broadcasting & Scriptwriting category of Department of Education NCR level’s 37th Division Young Writers Contest.
She also flew to Korea in 2015, to represent our country in the Model United Nations Camp after becoming the grade-level champion in DepEd’s Spelling competition.