Several non-Korean female Kpop idols have been successful in the Korean entertainment industry, including BLACKPINK Lisa (Thailand), TWICE Tzuyu (Taiwan), Kep1er Hikaru (Japan), Secret Number Dita (Indonesia), and many more. Now, there will be another non-Korean female Kpop idol who is likely to be successful. Let us meet Chantal Videla or Chanty, a Filipino-Argentinian actress turned into a Kpop idol.
Chantal Videla’s Profile and Facts
- Birth Name: Chantal Videla
- English Name: Maria
- Stage Name: Chanty (샨티)
- Birth Date: December 15, 2002
- Birth Place: Manila, Philippines
- Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
- MBTI: ENFP
1. Chanty is a 2002-liner
Maria Chantal Videla was born on December 15, 2002. Her mom is a Filipino, while her dad is an Argentinian. Chanty spent her childhood in Mendoza, Argentina, but then moved to the Philippines, where she started her modeling and acting career.
2. Chanty can speak four languages
Being a Filipino-Argentinian, Chanty grew up as a bilingual child. Therefore, she can naturally speak Tagalog and Spanish. But, besides those two languages, Chanty is also fluent in English.
Now that she will debut as a Kpop idol, Chanty shows that she can also understand and speak English. Although her Korean is not as perfect as the other three languages she has mastered, Chanty’s fans can see that her Korean keeps improving.
In fact, Chanty has been learning Korean in the Philippines through Kdramas, including her favorite ones, ‘Goblin,’ ‘Descendant of the Suns,’ and ‘It’s Okay Not To Be Okay.’
3. A well-known actress
Chantal Videla is a well-known actress in the Philippines. Her first major acting role was in ‘Spirits Reawaken’ in 2018. Besides, Chanty also starred in the comedy movie ‘Familia Blondina’ (2019) and the fantasy-drama TV series ‘Hiwaga ng Kambat’ (2019).
Her other acting works are ‘Mystery of the Twin Bat’ (2019), ‘Starla’ (2019), ‘Would You Remember?’ (2020), ‘Once Upon a Time’ (2020), and ‘Fight For It!’ (2020).
4. Revealed in 2021 as MLD Entertainment Trainee
MLD Entertainment revealed Chantal Videla as one of their new Kpop idol trainees on November 26, 2021. Since the announcement, she adapted the stage name Chanty. Not only a charming visual, but Chanty also has proven to have a beautiful voice.
5. Chanty is under one of the big agencies in the Philippines
Chantal Videla is one of the artists under Star Magic, a talent agency in the Philippines under the media company ABS-CBN.
ABS-CBN is the biggest media and entertainment conglomerate in the Philippines. It has over 25 local broadcasts in the country! Moreover, ABS-CBN signed a groundbreaking partnership with MLD Entertainment in 2019.
6. Chanty is a BTS ARMY
Her excitement about being a Kpop idol is not out of the blue. She has been a Kpop fan for a long time. In particular, Chanty is a fan of BTS or known as ARMY.
In a YouTube video shared by Star Magic, Chanty shared that she became an ARMY in January 2018. Her ultimate bias might be V, as she is often seen with his stuffed Tata and a pillow with V’s face. However, she also owns Kooky and Mang merchandise in her home.
Besides being a BTS fan, Chanty is also a fan of TWICE, Red Velvet, and IU.
7. Chanty has appeared in music videos
Last year, Chanty appeared in two music videos by the R&B duo JT&Marcus. The two tracks are ‘Dear You’ and ‘FIRST,’ the duo’s first and second digital singles, respectively.
8. Chanty and her group might debut in 2022
Last year, MLD Entertainment announced that they are debuting a new girl group in the first half of 2022. On May 16, Lee Hyung Jin, MLD Entertainment CEO, confirmed that their new girl group is set to debut at the end of June 2022.
On the same day, they also launched official social media accounts where we know the group’s name is ‘Lapillus.’ Lapillus will be MLD Entertainment’s first girl group since debuting MOMOLAND nearly six years ago.
So far, only Nonaka Shana (Japanese), a contestant of Girl Planet 999, and Chanty (Filipino-Argentinian) are confirmed members for the Kpop girl group. Chantal Videla has worked closely with Nonaka Shana for their YouTube channel ‘CHANSHA WORLD.’ They will add the long list of successful non-Korean female Kpop idols in the future.
So, are you ready rooting for Chanty, our new Filipino-Argentinian Kpop idol? Stay with Kpoppost and follow our SNS (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram channel) for the latest stories and breaking news about Lapillus.
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