Meet Ashley Diaz: Joko Diaz’s artistahin and talented daughter

PHOTOS: @akosijokodiaz on Instagram / Melo Balingit

PHOTOS: @akosijokodiaz on Instagram / Melo Balingit

If you’re an action movie buff, you probably who know Joko Diaz is. The actor, who has been active in showbiz since the 80s, is known for his tough guy and antagonist roles in small and big screen alike. But did you know that being an action star is not all Joko has to be proud of? He’s also a doting and supportive dad to Ashley and Pacquie, his two kids with his wife Abigail.

It seems that showbiz runs in the blood of this family, since Joko—himself the child of legendary actor Paquito Diaz—has also become a celebrity dad. His daughter, Ashley, just signed a contract with Viva Artists Agency—and mind you, she’s only 14!

Meet the talented and artistahin teener here:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Natural singer

Asked what her main talent is, Ashley replied: “Singing po.” The young star looks up to Moira dela Torre, the songstress behind the hits “Malaya” and “Tagpuan.” Here’s Ashley giving us a sample of her singing:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Talent definitely runs in her blood!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Explorer

Her main talent may be singing (which she got from her mom), but that doesn’t mean Ashley isn’t willing to try out her dad’s craft. “I want to explore din po,” she said. The 14-year-old says she’s taking the time to know herself and her skills first. “I’ll get there naman po. I’m taking my time din po, i-eenjoy ko din po muna.”

What made her decide to try out showbiz? 

“Na-inspire po ako kay Papa talaga at first tapos nasuportahan na din po ako ng family kaya [sumabak na ako].”

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Strong and independent

“I want to be the first Ashley Diaz po,” Ashley confidently declared during her contract signing. “Ayoko pong makilala as ‘yong anak lang ni Joko Diaz, parang gusto ko pong magkaroon ng sarili kong title.”

But what does it mean to be Ashley?

“‘Yong kahit bata pa po is matatag ’yong loob niya and malakas ’yong tiwala sa sarili,” the showbiz hopeful said.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Big dreamer

Even if she’s trying her hand at showbiz, Ashley is still attending her classes. The Grade 9 student will attend acting workshops on weekends, and that’s on top of regular school. That’s because she promised her dad that she will finish her studies.  

 

Ashley (second from left) with Viva exec Veronique del Rosario-Corpus, dad Joko, and mom Abigail.

 

Dedicated

What does Ashley have to offer as a showbiz personality?

The pretty teen responded: “Mai-offer ko po ’yong talent ko in singing tapos ’yong dedication, ’yong time, and syempre ‘yong loyalty.” 

Now that’s a great answer. We’re looking forward to seeing more of this girl soon!

 

 

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