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Overview (3)

Birth NameVell Retiza Baria
Nicknames Velle
Vhelle
The Singing Sensation
The Next Ann George
Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Vell Baria was born on 9 March 1995 in Manila, Philippines is a Filipino performer and stage actress of theatre.

To date, she has garnered more than 50 local guesting as well as national shows. Baria remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically. She has also recently recorded opera and Broadway songs displaying her soprano voice adding to her popularity. She is also a highly active concert singer. She continued singing in church, school choirs, concerts and Television, while also singing in talent shows and other competitions and events throughout her country. She has been invited as a featured singer/guest performer at many international conferences and events for organizations. In 2012, Vell Baria is commonly associated with the Classical Music, acting career and her college life.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: http://vellbaria.webs.com

Trade Mark (9)

Venus-like Figure
Unusual acting technique
Natural beauty
Dramatic Movements
Singing techinique
Often imitates foreign accents
Playful and Charming Personality
Child like attitude
Wide, brown eyes.

Trivia (57)

She was born into a traditional business class family.
Diagnosed autism at age 3.
Started singing at the age of 3.
Student, Singer, Songwriter and Stage Actress.
Whilst an actress, She decided to become a singer by age 7 and performed more than 40 times on stage as a vocalist.
Her native languages are English, Filipino while her minor languages were French, Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian and can speak few words in Italian and German.
Known for singing in different styles of music including folk, ethno-pop, ballad, classical, opera, operatic pop, soul and RnB.
She began participating in a choir at age 11.
She began playing piano at the age of seven.
She also won the Best Actress award at the age of 8 in her school (2004).
Was named "World Class" by Ces Oreta Drilon.
She is of Bicolano and Cebuano descent.
She pronounces her last name as "bah-REE-yah".
She is a UNICEF representative and poster girl [2001].
She learned modeling from watching episodes of America's Next Top Model (2003) without any help from a modeling coach or scout but only watching that show.
She began to perform in public concerts in November 2002.
Is Philippine's first autistic person to win a significant invitations and honors.
She wrote her first song at the age of 14.
Vell auditioned at St. Scholastica's College with two of her solos "Sa Kabukiran" by Sylvia La Torre and "Sempre Libera" by Giuseppe Verdi and passed the talent test and brought her to the attention of the Associate Dean and from the Faculty of Music and is now taking Music Performance in Voice. As a music student there, Baria is fond of watching recitals and performance forums in which she showed great eagerness to perform in public, even her friends forcing her to join competitions and has participated in master classes led by most prominent Filipino performers.
She continues singing, writing lyrics and music and wants to record her own CD and had a childhood dream of becoming a talented person with solo singing, acting and interest in her field of her talent.
Performed on theater at the age of six in her special school.
Is allergic to dogs.
Became a solo singer and publicly performed at the age of 7.
Initially wanted to be an actress after seeing Justine Thornton in a sitcom series Hardwicke House (1987).
Acting career began on the stage.
Is a fan of Male singers and actors Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tomohisa Yamashita and Yûya Tegoshi in all which she admires deeply.
Is a fan of politics since her years as a Second Year High School Student.
At age 14, she was invited to perform live in Araneta Coliseum with Lea Salonga.
Her favorite 80's TV series was Dramarama (1983).
Apart from Acting, has made a living out of being a professional performer and singer of both Pop and Classical.
Her career started at 6 years of age.
She was inspired to sing by her father's sister who is also a mezzo-soprano performer in Japan while her mother is coloratura soprano although her mom is a former singer but possesses the voice range.
If she had not been an actress and singer, she would have liked to become a politician.
Lists Siti Nurhaliza, Priscilla Chan Wai-Han, Dima Bilan and Edison Chen her international idols.
Received rejections from "The Voice Philippines" Seasons 1 and 2 auditions.
Vell learns Cantonese by watching a Cantonese movie and listens to Cantopop music especially from her idol Edison Chen. While learning Japanese by listening to Japanese music and watching movies.
She was dubbed "The Charlotte Church of the Philippines" as her voice has a striking resemblance to that of the late singer.
Considers herself multitasking and independent.
Is also a voice actress.
She was once a gospel singer at age 7.
She majored in music performance in voice.
Auditioned for Kim for the musical Miss Saigon with her audition piece "I'd Give My Life For You" and received no callback for the next round.
Hospitalized for severe rashes. She stayed in hospital overnight for observation. [July 2008].
Throughout her singing career, she sang in Italian, French, German, Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian, Russian, Ukrainian, Malay, Indonesian, Japanese and Czech in addition to English and Filipino.
Her dream concert partners were Logan Henderson, Renato Bruson, Joshua Ledet, José Carreras and Larisa Dolina.
Plays the violin at her Friday Vigil/Novena mass. [May 2013].
First student with disability to perform in her school's long running event "The Night of Music" series since 2012.
Manila, Philippines: Seeking an invitation as a soloist. [November 2011]
Manila, Philippines: Made her public debut as a soloist. [December 2007]
Her thesis in her Physical Education was about autism and swimming.
She collects stuffed toys like panda and her favorite character from Sesame Street is Elmo as a child.
Gillian Chung and 'Kate Middleton' are her role models.
Favorite Movies: The Count of Monte Christo, Last Tango in Paris, The Passenger, Macbeth.
Though described as a very shy and a reserved person, she likes performing in front of audiences.
Taught herself two instruments including the bongos and drums. She hopes to learn to use the turntable.

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