Lharby Policarpio is Next


Lharby Policarpio rests not simply on good DNA, but on his grit and patience to get to the top of his game. Decked in change-of-the-season fashion dictations, we corner the young ingenue to talk about his game plan for the future.

Lharby Policarpio does not have sob stories to tell.

Not one to rest on his good DNA alone, Policarpio likes hustling to get to his dreams. At the inception of his career, opposite the Master Showman, German Moreno himself, Policarpio has honed his knack at hosting and performing before joining in the GMA Network-reality singing competition, To The Top.

While his stint at the boyband search was cut short, Policarpio has since transitioned from an aspirant into a star-in-line for his big break.

It was in 2014 when he struck gold with a role in a Kanakan Balintagos-directed independent film Esprit De Corps, playing a troubled cadet in the last few weeks of ROTC training, opposite another newcomer, Sandino Martin.

Later on, he was thrust in the television arena, landing support roles at the onset of his young career from a cameo in the Janine Gutierrez- and Aljur Abrenica-starrer, Once Again, until copping a full-length role of Boggs Capistrano in the television series, Pinulot ka lang sa Lupa, with Benjamin Alves. Much recently, he donned the iconic wings in the epic fantasy series Mulawin vs. Ravena.

“It is never tiring to continue to see how far you’ve come. In this industry, when you do not have grit and patience, you will find yourself easily giving up,” he waxes philosophical.

In between takes, tours, and tapings, Policarpio turns to traveling and carefully curating his Instagram feed with stylized images and stories of his daily life as an outlet. And for his appearance in Rank, we decked him in change-of-the-season style staples transitioning into the colder weather.

Overcoat, Superdry. Blazer, Burton Menswear. Button-down shirt, Tommy Hilfiger.
Overcoat, Superdry. Blazer, Burton Menswear. Button-down shirt, Tommy Hilfiger. Trousers, Armani Exchange. Shoes, Traffic SM Aura.
Bomber jacket, Armani Exchange. Pullover, Superdry. Button-down shirt, Tommy Hilfiger. Trousers, Reiss.
Denim jacket, Burton Menswear. Button-down shirt, Superdry. Denim pants, Tommy Hilfiger. Boots, Dr. Martens BGC.

Produced and styled by Leo Balante

Photographed by Joshua Ke

Groomed by Elle Lubigan

Special thanks to Molly Lacik of GMA Artists’ Center, Edward Kabiling, and Jasmine Pernito