With the intention of finding the country’s next biggest stars, TV5 joins forces with the Asian Academy of Television Arts, to provide the future stars intensive training in the various performing arts.
This Filipino-Croatian Justin Bieber look-alike was born and raised in Germany, came to the Philippines when he was 12 years old, finished high school in Batangas, moved to England where he worked in a shampoo factory, returned to the Philippines and ended up pursuing a showbiz career via Artista Academy. He now lives in Quezon City with his uncle, who was the one who urged him to try getting into show business. In order for Mark to be fluent and comfortable with Tagalog, his uncle prohibits him from talking in English at home – a method that apparently works because Mark can speak Tagalog confidently with just a hint of accent which constant practice can eventually correct.
Mark is one of the 16 students of Asian Academy for Television Arts (AATA) which will have the chance to have the glamorous artista life and an astounding 20 million pesos worth of prizes await the ultimate Best Actor and Best Actress, making Artista Academy the biggest reality artista search in the country.