On April 2, Thursday, Juan Karlos Labajo deleted all his previous posts on his Instagram account which currently has 864,000 followers to post about his missing biological father who is a German national named Oliver Stolz.
On IG, the 19-year old singer posted a photo of his father with the caption, “Missing person. Please email me if found.”
In a response to a comment on his post, Labajo shared that the photo was actually taken “around the year 2001 when [Stolz] had a trip to the US” which was a year before he met the teen star’s mother.
Labajo never had the chance to meet his German father since he was still a baby when Stolz left them. At an early age, he lost his mother to cancer, that is why he was raised by his maternal grandmother.
Back in 2014, he admitted that he was seven years old when he realized that something was missing from his life. As a child, Labajo has been longing for his missing dad.
“Naiinggit ako kasi may mga events sa school like graduation and both (my classmates) parents would come, their mom and their dad. I really need my father as my buddy kasi I don’t have a mother. I want the love and the care of a father. I don’t need the money,” he said.
Labajo rose to fame when he auditioned for ABS-CBN’s reality singing competition The Voice Kids (Philippines Season 1) at the age of 13. He got third place while Lyka Gairanod was hailed as the grand winner.
After the contest, he made his acting debut in the weekend anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya where he portrayed his own life story. He also appeared in different teleseryes like Pangako Sa’yo, Hawak Kamay, and A Love to Last.
His first movie appearance was the in 2017 indie-film, Tatlong Bibe along with his former fellow contestants in The Voice Kids Lyka Gairanod, and Marco Masa, Raikko Mateo, Eddie Garcia, and Sharlene San Pedro.
He is currently the frontman of his own band, Juan Karlos, and is a loving boyfriend to Asia’s Next Top Model Season 5 winner Maureen Wroblewitz.