Move over, millennials—Gen Z has a new queen, and her name is Belle Mariano. This rising star is inspiring young people everywhere to pursue their dreams and make a difference in the world
If you haven’t heard of Belle Mariano just yet, it’s time to take notice. At just 20 years old, she’s already making a name for herself in the entertainment industry as a talented actress, singer, and dancer. And with her infectious personality and undeniable talent, she’s quickly becoming a favorite among the Gen Z crowd everywhere.
But Belle is more than just a triple threat. She’s also a role model for young people everywhere, using her platform to spread positivity and make a difference in the world. In a recent interview with MEGA, Belle opened up about her journey to stardom and what it means to her to be a part of Gen Z.
“I think our generation is really special because we’re so connected,” she said. “We have the power to make change happen, and I think that’s really exciting.” And make changes she has. Belle has been a vocal advocate for mental health awareness and has used her platform to spread positivity and encouragement to her followers. She added, “I want to be someone who inspires others to be their best selves. I think that’s what’s so important about being in the public eye—you have the power to make a difference, and I want to use that power for good.”
While it may seem all glamorous from the outside, Belle’s journey to success hasn’t always been easy. Like many young people, she’s had to overcome obstacles and face challenges on her path to stardom. “I’ve had my fair share of rejections and disappointments, but I think what’s important is to keep going and not give up on your dreams.”
And that’s exactly what Belle has done. She started acting at a young age, appearing in commercials and TV shows before landing her breakout role in He’s Into Her. The hit Filipino series has become a phenomenon among young people in the Philippines and beyond, catapulting Belle to stardom.
But even with her success, Belle remains humble and grateful for the opportunities she’s been given. “I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love everyday,” she said. “I don’t take it for granted, and I want to keep working hard to make the most of every opportunity.”
It’s that exact work ethic and determination that sets Belle apart as a rising star in the entertainment industry. She’s not just talented—she’s also committed to using her platform to make a positive impact in the world.
One of Belle’s biggest passions is mental health awareness. She’s been open about her own struggles with anxiety and depression, and she’s used her platform to encourage others to seek help when they need it. The young star shared, “I think it’s so important to talk about mental health and to break the stigma around it. We all go through tough times, and it’s okay to ask for help.”
Belle’s message of positivity and self-love has resonated with young people everywhere, making her a role model for a generation that’s grappling with a lot of uncertainty and change.
“I just want to encourage everyone to be kind to themselves and to each other,” she said. “We’re all going through a lot right now, and it’s important to remember that we’re not alone.”
And with her star on the rise, it’s clear that Belle Mariano is ready to stake her claim as the Gen Z queen. She’s talented, passionate, and driven to make a difference in the world—and we can’t wait to see what she’ll do next.
Photography DOOKIE DUCAY
Creative Direction NICOLE ALMERO
Art Direction BRIE VENTURA, assisted by MOIRA MANILAO
Fashion Direction RYUJI SHIOMITSU
Styling ADRIANNE CONCEPCION
Beauty Direction MARA GO
Makeup JAKE GALVEZ
Hair JERRY JAVIER
Sittings Editor PEACHES GARCIA
Producers MEGA DIGITAL (CARYLL CABUHAT, JEMIMA CRUZ, CHLARINE GIANAN, MARA GO, and MIKA REYES)
Video Production AUDREY SISON
Videography KIERAN PUNAY
Production Design JOSIAH HIPONIA, assisted by JOB CONSTANTINO
Shoot Coordination KZ FRANCISCO
All pieces by CHRIS NICK