Was all set to travel to Japan again when she was spotted by a talent manager who got her an acting job in Kaulayaw (2002).
At early age of 13, Aleck was already working as a guest relation officer in a girlie bar, La Legende, where she passed herself off as an 18-year-old. That was easy because she looked older than her real age. Six months later, she found work in Japan where she stayed for a year. When she came back, she got a job at Kiku Music Lounge at Robinsons Galleria.