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.
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