The youngest of three siblings, she was born in Cebu City, Philippines and raised in Davao City, before joining star circle quest she was already adored by some teachers for her acting skills in Holy Cross Academy of Sasa. After winning Star Circle Quest, she changed her last name from Gancayco to Gonzales which is her mother's maiden last name. She is currently attending college at the Trinity University of Asia School in Quezon City taking up Mass Communication
Her career began when she won as Grand Questor in the reality talent search Star Circle National Teen Quest in 2005. Her biggest break was the role of a teenage mother in the TV adaptation of the film Katorse, that starred Mercedes Galvez and was remade in 1981 starring Dina Bonnevie. She has her first Digital Movie Paano Ko Sasabihin? with Enchong Dee.
In 2010, she starred in Tanging Yaman alongside her Katorse co-stars Enchong Dee and Ejay Falcon. She was then cast in Magkaribal. Later that year, she starred in her first movie lead role in I Do. She also became the lead cast of the indie film Noy with Coco Martin. She became one of the main host in the youth variety show, Shoutout!, which features teen stars.
In 2011, she stars in the Philippine remake of Maria La Del Barrio. In 2012, she will star in a horror movie alongside Derek Ramsey, entitled Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang, which is slated to be released on March 14, 2012. She is also set to star on a movie with Thai actor, Mario Maurer working titled, Suddenly It's Magic.