Alodia Gosiengfia started cosplay (costume play which involves dressing up as a character) since she was 15. Since then she became popular in cosplay and later joined showbiz industry. Alodia is regularly seen at ABS-CBN's prank show "Laugh Out Loud" with Luis Manzano.
According to Wikipedia, Alodia is a Fine Arts graduate at the Ateneo de Manila University. Here's a few success story from her Wiki entry,
Due to her constant contribution to the cosplay community in the Philippines, Gosiengfiao has been invited into various international cosplay conventions and events as a participant, performer, judge or simply to attend as a guest. In November 2009 at Suntec Convention Hall in Singapore, Gosiengfiao, together with her younger sister Ashley, represented the Philippines as one of the finalist for the Anime Festival Asia Regional Cosplay Championship. Alodia and Ashley cosplayed as Masane Amaha and Shiori Tsuzuki from the Witchblade anime.