The past years have been quite an emotional roller coaster for Kiana Valenciano. At the advent of her career as an up-and-comer in the local music scene, she, too, was facing her own demons—admitting she faced anxiety and depression and that she just got "saved." "(W)ith the combined help of God, my family, amazing friends, and Sam, I’m able to deal with my anxiety in a healthier way. No more scratches! Just a reminder that I’m saved. If you’re going through something, don’t be afraid to let people in. Let your loved ones love you," she wrote on her Instagram post last July 19, as if to explain the tattoo on her nape.
Kiana, at our shoot with her as our #ABSCBNLifestyleInspo for November, came out honest about all of it. And this kind of relief and sense of inner truth, we now owe to, as the sweet-but-sultry-voiced singer promises to create more music. "I think I'm more confident now, I think I've really found my sound," she told me. "It's an evolution—you can be one thing today and something completely different tomorrow."
Of course, we aren't just talking about the songs and albums she'd churn out to glitter her career further (catch our Facebook Live chat with her where she revealed more of her new single "5:30"!). This also touches on her journey as an individual, which she generously shares on our site as this month's guest editor. Milestones, they say, are commemorated with only the most smashin' of parties and the most special of gimmicks. For our fourth anniversary, we at ABS-CBN Lifestyle follow suit with our guest editor Kiana who, fittingly, leads us to a bigger stage.
This November, Kiana not only writes about what's hot in her music, but also on the rest of what inspires her—her close-knit family, her crazy friends (read: Lauren Reid and Nadine Lustre), and her obsession with makeup and style! Read up on how she makes her own melody on ABS-CBN Lifestyle!
#ABSCBNLifestyleInspo Kiana V: This Is What Music Means To Me
#ABSCBNLifestyleInspo Kiana V: The Key To Acing The 'Classy Hubadera' Look
#ABSCBNLifestyleInspo Kiana V: Why Growing Up With Gary V As Your Dad Isn't 'Easy'
#ABSCBNLifestyleInspo Kiana V: Meet Lauren Reid, Nadine Lustre, And Andrea Luis—My Soul Sisters!
#ABSCBNLifestyleInspo Kiana V: My Life On And Off Stage
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Produced by Barry Viloria | Photography by Vyn Radovan | Cinematography by Lui Jimenez and Christina Zabat | Editing by Christina Zabat | Interview by Mels Timan | Makeup by Carrell Garcia for BYS | Hair by Nichole Esmerio Gaut | Styling by Camille Santiago | Nails by Triple Luck Hair And Brow Salon | Shot on location at Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City | Special thanks to Joy Andrade of Resorts World Manila | Banner image by Lui Jimenez
Clothes by Oxygen and Kaye Morales