Some celebrities in the showbiz industry come and go. One minute, you’re watching them on television and the next thing you know, they’re suddenly gone due to often unknown reasons.
But whatever excuse they may have for leaving the limelight, we’ll still surely be able to hear from them one way or another.
Take for example former child star Zaijan Jaranilla who was famous for his role as the orphan Santino in the 2009 hit Kapamilya teleserye, “May Bukas Pa.”
Since then, Zaijan has gotten a lot of other television show and movie offers such as “Lorenzo’s Time” and “24/7 In Love,” which was known to be his last film back in 2012. After this movie, the child star suddenly disappeared.
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So where exactly did Zaijan go and why did he leave show business?
What most of his fans don’t know is that the child star chose to focus on his studies instead. As of the moment, Zaijan is a student at Angelicum College in Quezon City.
He currently lives with his father, his grandmother, and his two brothers, Zildjan and his youngest brother Zymic Jaranilla. Occasionally, Zaijan flies back to their province in Marinduque along with his family.
When asked if he misses show business, the former actor said that he doesn’t. He stated in an interview with ABS-CBN:
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“Pero parang pag naaalala ko, ang saya lang, pero hindi ko siya nami-miss. At saka nandito pa rin naman po ako hanggang ngayon.”
After more than 3 years away from the limelight, the little boy we once knew is now a dashing 16-year-old student. Take a look at how much he’s grown up in the photos below:
What can you say about what Zaijan looks like now? Do you think he should go back to being an actor? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!