The new Katrina Halili

StarStruck alumna Katrina Halili surprised the media after she appeared on a press conference on October 13 with her short haircut and glasses. According to the actress, her new look indicates that she had leveled-up and become more mature. Katrina is sleeping beauty no more.

After the 2009 sex video scandal involving Hayden Kho, she developed hang-ups. Katrina said it took time before she let go of her lack of self-confidence and even thought of quitting showbiz during the height of the scandal.

At present, the 28 year old actress is happy despite her break up last January with her six year boyfriend Kris Lawrence. The R&B singer is the father of her two year old daughter Katie. Katrina said they are in good terms and the singer is visiting their daughter daily. They also agreed to split expenses for Katie.

Katrina is part of the upcoming film “Child House,” a film of BG Productions about young cancer patients that targets to give awareness about the illness. The film is directed by Louie Ignacio.