Born in Quito, Ecuador María Gabriela Villalba Jervis got her start by doing TV commercials at a very young age, but had her breakout success when she was chosen to participate in the Ecuadorian version of the reality show Popstars. She won and became a part of the best selling Ecuadorian girl band Kiruba. After the group disbanded Gabriela starred in a Colombian soap opera entitled ‘Al Ritmo De Tu Corazón’, where she also sang and composed the main theme for it. She later joined the Chilean pop group Kudai. Presently she’s preparing to make a solo comeback in with another solo album.