Alexandra Madarang Ilacad ,born 26 February 2000, better known as Alexa Ilacad is a Filipino actress, singer, songwriter, host, dancer, vlogger and model. She appeared in various commercials and shows of ABS-CBN.
In 2021, she was cast as Hannah Salcedo in Init Sa Magdamag, a Philippine television drama romance series broadcast by Kapamilya Channel starring Gerald Anderson, Yam Concepcion, JM de Guzman, Albie Casiño, Tetchi Agbayani, and many more where she was paired with actor Gab Lagman.
Apart from this, she also released a Frank Pole remix and Acoustic version of her 2020 single Love at First Sight and another single entitled Stay Right Here which she promoted on It’s Showtime’s segment Hide and Sing as TagoKanta #1, where AC Bonifacio successfully guessed her as the episode’s celebrity singer.
She has also starred in another Maalaala Mo Kaya episode Libro with Kira Balinger and Yves Flores, where she wowed viewers with her amazing acting performance.
In the same year, she joined Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season 10, the tenth overall season of Pinoy Big Brother, as part of the first batch of housemates in the Celebrity Edition, having been evicted on Day 71 alongside fellow housemate KD Estrada. Her time inside Bahay ni Kuya was notable for opening the discussion on mental health having experienced body dysmorphia, an altercation between her and fellow housemate and Init Sa Magdamag co-star Albie Casiño, a conflict that occurred with fellow housemates livestreamer Eian Rances and comedian Brenda Mage, and her eventual closeness with Estrada that grew as they consoled each other from their individual episodes inside the house.
In 2022, After being evicted, she and Estrada began to appear on a number of shows and interviews together such as IWant ASAP, Kumunity: G sa Gabi with Robi Domingo, KAPAMILYA Journeys of Hope with Father Tito Caluag, PBB Kumu Big Arrival where they performed with musical icon Rico Blanco and ASAP Natin ‘To as singers/performers. Ilacad was also chosen as the host of the online game show Quiz Mo Ko on the KUMU platform for the month of February—and eventually extended until March.
ABS-CBN launched a project for the victims of typhoon Odette—100 days of various fundraising activities starting from the 10-day By Request benefit concert. KDLex, Estrada and Ilacad’s love team partnership are part of the lineup of artists to perform. During their session, they have reached over 100,000 live viewers just from the KUMU stream alone.
As one of the rising loveteams of the year, she and Estrada had an online fan concert event through KTX.ph entitled Closer: The KDLex Fan Con on the 26th of February, in time with the actress’ 22nd birthday. SVIP and VIP tickets for their concert reportedly became sold-out in just an hour. It was also reported that the pair will headline the upcoming Dreamscape and iWantTFC series Run To Me which will premiere this summer.
Ilacad also released her first single of the year, the heartbreak anthem Paano which peaked #1 on iTunes Philippines. Although she has shared and made plenty of original songs during her stay in PBB, Paano is her first self-written song to be officially released to the public. Ahead of the KDLex concert, the pair delivered their first single Misteryo under Star Music, as well as the Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season 10 – Adult Edition eviction song, When I See you Again which the pair wrote and composed together during their time in the Big Brother House. In less than 12 hours, the two singles placed at #1 and #2 respectively on the iTunes Philippines Top 100.
In celebration of Star Magic’s 30th anniversary, the agency is set to launch SLAY—a new digital video magazine celebrating the beauty and power of women. On 4 March, Ilacad took over Star Magic’s KUMU account marking the celebration of Women’s Month. In the same live, she made history as she is revealed to be gracing the magazine’s first ever cover.
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