From: Quezon City, Manila, Philippines
Current City: Brooklyn, New York
Born in the Philippines, Kathrina and her family moved to Los Angeles when she was nine years old. It was a huge culture shock for Kathrina, and she had a hard time understanding English. Music not only helped her cope, but also helped her learn a new language. In high school, she joined the drama club and from that moment on was hooked on performing. She continued performing in plays all throughout high school, and when it was time for college, decided to pursue a degree in musical theater instead of becoming a pharmacist like her parents envisioned. Today her parents are two of her biggest supporters out there and with a chair turn, Kathrina is hoping to show them that their American dream is coming true.