Nikki Gil is Monica Pauline Gil in real life who is a Filipino actress, singer, model, host and VJ with a Spanish and German bloodline. Nikki has been a singer since she was as young as four years old. Her singing talent was inspired by her mother who is a church choir member and her father being a piano player. She is the batch valedictorian from her school in 2005 and pursued a major in English literature course at the Ateneo de Manila University.
Nikki had her movie career in the making when she started to do television dramas. Among these include “Pieta” of Carlo J. Caparas and “Nagsimula sa Puso.” After then she received more television commercials and movie offers that launched her career as an actress in full swing. Nikki was discovered by a talent manager after she sang in the church in 2004. She was then recruited to do her first commercial advertisement for Coca-Cola a year after. Nikki launched her first music album in 2005 under EMI Philippines. In 2006, the same album was re-launched with some additional songs including the hit “Glowing Inside.”
Nikki was launched as an international singer upon receiving her break to become a star of the Disney Channel’s “High School Musical” when she sung the movie’s theme song “Breaking Free.” Her additional music video for the movie entitled “Gotta Go My Own Way” reached a double platinum record. Nikki’s sister Dani is a music artist as well and together they wrote the song “Hear My Heart” which is Nikki’s carrier single for her second music album. Dani also wrote Nikki’s carrier single for her third album “Somebody to Love.”
Nikki made some series of projects with Walt Disney in Hong Kong where she recorded the music video “It’s A Small World After All.” She was then made to record its tagalong version to the Hong Kong Disneyland’s grand opening of its “It’s A Small World” theme park. She also portrayed the character of Elle Woods in 2001 for the musical play “Legally Blonde.”
Nikki also became a professional VJ for MYX, a music channel subsidiary of ABS-CBN in 2005. She also had some stints for television hosting for ABS-CBN’s talk show MRS. She also became a host for the ASAP Mania, a weekly variety show. She then became a host for the Pinoy Dream Academy which is Endemol’s reality musical show in 2006. She is also one of the casts of an anime-inspired fantasy “Rounin.” Her hosting career takes a flourishing path when she co-hosted again for the season 2 of Pinoy Dream Academy in 2009.