Andrea Brillantes is Child Star of the Year #Yahoo Awards

Andrea Brillantes claims her trophy as Child Star of the Year at the Yahoo Celebrity Awards 2014, Friday, July 18 at the Mal of Asia Arena. (Voltaire Domingo/NPPA IMAGES) (NPPA Images)

Thanks to the 263,053 votes she got,  Kapamilya actress Andrea Brillantes beat last year’s Child Star of the Year awardee Ryzza Mae Dizon by bagging the said award this year.

"Thank you na naniwala kayo sa akin," Brillantes said, as she accepted the award.

Andrea touched the hearts of many with her effective acting in ABS-CBN’s teleserye “Annaliza.” Many were surprised when Annaliza revealed during her acceptance speech for another award-giving body that she was a victim of bullying.

From negative to positive

Instead of letting her bitter past bring her down,  Andrea turned it into something positive by becoming a better actress.

After “Annaliza,” Andrea will be working with fellow child stars Zaijian Jaranilla and Xyriel Manabat in upcoming teleserye “Hawak-kamay.”

The other nominees in the Child Star of the Year  category are James ‘Bimby’ Yap, David Remo and Raikko Mateo of "Honesto" fame..