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Who Is She? All About The Sole Filipina Contestant On HYBE’s “Dream Academy” Survival Program

She’s the daughter of…?!

HYBE is launching a new audition program alongside Geffen Records. The company behind the success of BTS is now looking for members to complete their global girl group.

Among 120,000 submissions, only 20 were chosen to take part in the show. One of them is none other than Filipina Sophia Laforteza.

Sophia Laforteza | HYBE

Born on January 1, 2003, the 20-year old is known for being a talented singer.

| @sophia_laforteza/Instagram

On the “Art Film” trailer of the program, she was one of the few contestants placed in the vocal-heavy scene.

The fact that singing is her forte is not a surprise to those who have known her from before the show’s announcement. Sophia, after all, is the daughter of theater actress Carla Guevara-Laforteza.

Like most Filipinos, she is fluent in not just the native language, Tagalog, but in English as well. She used both languages in her introduction at The Debut: Dream Academy press conference.


She also boasts over thirteen thousand followers on Instagram and over 92 thousand on TikTok. She had variety of posts such as an update that she graduated high school from MIT International School

| @sophia_laforteza/Instagram

…a set of selfies showing off her natural beauty…

…and even personal creations such as a dance cover mash-up of TXT‘s “Blue Hour” with Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want For Christmas.”


happy txtmas@txt.bighitent @zarasuntayyy

♬ merry txtmas – ????

Her followers were often treated to snippets showcasing her angelic voice.


#duet with @clintonkane ib: @ysawitha_y u got this stuck in my head too. this was yesterday lol

♬ original sound – clintonkane


#duet with @kaiyonce lol why it take so long

♬ original sound – Fiesta Salsa✨

“Dream Academy” will be aired as an upcoming Netflix documentary series, with the final members of the group as well as their name being revealed on November 17.

Fans can help select the final performers by voting via TikTok and Weverse.

Read more about HYBE’s new survival program below.

HYBE Finally Announces The 20 Global Contestants For The “Dream Academy” Audition Show — Netizens React To The Lineup

Source: ABS-CBN and Instagram



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