An emerging star, Kate Valdez rose to fame when she played the role of Mira for Encantadia (remake). At her young age, Kate, already experienced tons of discrimination and criticisms for not being fair-skinned. Kate had experienced being rejected in commercial auditions because of her skin color. She had come to a point wherein she urged her mom to buy her a whitening product just so she could be accepted in the industry. She became disappointed with herself for a while, but later on realized that she have to love herself. She used all the rejections as her stepping stone in achieving her dreams.
Now, she is one of the most gorgeous girls we can see on television who inspires us to continuously love our own skin. And we can see that after many years, her hard work is finally paying off.