Mica Javier started her career as a fashion and commercial model as a teenager, appearing in print ads, editorials, and TV commercials in Manila including Colgate with Maxene Magalona, Whisper with Kim Chiu, and Red Mobile with Derek Ramsey. She also appeared in magazines like Chalk, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Mega, and Metro, and has been featured in Preview, Esquire, and Pulp. While residing in New York City, Mica was was signed to BMG and MMG for commercial modeling, where she booked NY Fashion Week shows, a Hugo Boss ad with Jared Leto, and a Verizon Wireless print campaign which landed her on full-size billboards all over Manhattan. She appeared on TV shows like Gossip Girl, How To Make It In America, and Jimmy Fallon. She has also been featured in music videos of artists like Chromeo, Rico Blanco, Spongecola, and Charice.
Mica’s natural urge for creativity led her to pursue her first love of singing, dancing, and performing. In 2010, Mica was signed to Timbaland Productions in New York, where she was mentored by some of the top music producers in the U.S., and with whom she was able to record the song “3000 Light Years” on TV shows Glee and Dance Moms. It was through the Timbaland camp that she was hand-picked to be the opening act for her idol, Jennifer Lopez, during the J.Lo Dance Again World Tour held at SM MOA Arena in November 2012. Upon moving back to the Philippines that same year, Mica collaborated with JayR on a duet they wrote together titled “Tonight,” and was able to release two solo singles that climbed radio and video channel charts, including her album’s title track, “Dreamer,” featuring American rapper Shawn Chrystopher. She has been nominated for various music awards including MYX Music Award for Favorite Urban Video for Tonight, Urban Music Awards for Best New Female Artist and Best Collaboration, ALIW Award for Best New Female Recording Artist, and most recently, an AWIT Award for Best Performance by New Artist for “Heart Song.” Her unwavering drive and persistence has caught the attention of other international music industry veterans such as Chad Hugo of N.E.R.D, who included her song “Joy Joy Joy” on his most recent mixtape with MSSL CMMND, Why Fight the Space Age, in March 2013. Most recently, Mica, along with JayR, were invited to open for Chris Brown during his concert in Manila in July 2015. With a background in contemporary dance, modern jazz, and hip-hop, and a singer-songwriter, acoustic guitarist at heart, Mica’s roster of danceable and melodic stadium pop-R&B records has really begun to make waves.
In 2014, Mica also focused on becoming an entrepreneur, developing her own line of high quality yet affordable fragrances with a brand she created called MNL. MNL consists of a collection of 14 different scents for men and women, and was featured on Kris TV in September of 2014. MNL now has stand-alone kiosks in various malls across the metro such as Fisher Mall Quezon Ave., Star Mall Mandaluyong, and Sta. Lucia East. MNL is also available online at www.iheartMNL.com, and also caters to interested resellers nationwide.