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"Even if you're the only one in the whole world that understands, it's more than enough! I swear I won't let you down...even if I have to do it alone, I'll do my best to get everything done!"

Emilia to Alex in A Class Effort: Leadership

Emilia is one of the main protagonists of the Candy Series and a member of Candy JEM. She is regarded as one of Sacred Hearts Primary School's "princesses". She used to be very vain who looked down on the less wealthy along with Sofia, Zara and Qistina before becoming close friends with Joni and Mia.


Emilia was an obese girl in kindergarten. She had no other friends except for Robert, another obese schoolmate. They were often bullied by their schoolmates because of their obesity.

Emilia liked to eat sugary and unhealthy food while she was little which caused her obesity. Because of the constant bullying, she started eating less and developed a fear of sugary things as she thought that eating sugar would instantly make her fat.

She has now overcame her phobia and is able to eat healthily with the help of her friends after the events of Healthy Pretty Girls.

Physical Appearances

Emilia bears a striking resemblance to her mother. She has grayish mauve hair kept in a Chinese bob hairstyle. In the covers, the color of her eyes are depicted as blue with a slight shade of green, while in the comic, her eyes are turquoise in color.

Just like most other characters, Emilia constantly changes her clothing. On several occasions, she was shown wearing the Candy JEM soft badge customized according to her appearance and personality on the left side of her chest.

Adult Emilia

Emilia as an adult

In Joni's dream as an adult, Emilia has her hair grown longer and she was bespectacled. She wore a business attire which consisted of an open black suit over a white shirt and black pants held up by a brown belt and she was seen carrying a dark purple handbag.


"A Candy JEM member who is regarded as one of the school's "princesses". Rational and intelligent, she is a nature leader who hides a warm personality beneath her cool and aloof appearance."

-Emilia's personality and attitude shown in Characters page.

Emilia's wrath

Emilia's wrath

Emilia is a verbally powerful, street-wise and morale girl for her age. When she was first introduced into the series, Emilia was shown to be quite aloof and down-to-earth to those around her, but would eventually display a warmer and more open-minded nature soon after. She is the most intellectually inclined of the group and often excels in her academic grades in school. Emilia seemed to be rather strict towards people who displayed signs of stupidity, such as Joni and Corey. As both described her as feisty and hot-tempered on several occasions.

Self-righteous and diligent, Emilia knows how to differentiate the right from the wrong, and was known to be unskeptical and forgivable towards those whom once mistreated her -such as Qistina and Zara- when they begged for Candy JEM's forgiveness of their attitude that they and Sofia had once displayed towards them.


Mental Intellect

Described and showed as the most intellectually inclined of Candy JEM, Emilia is the brains of the group and often figure out ways for her and Mia and Joni to deal with situations. Throughout the series, Emilia had displayed her high intelligence for her age in both school and in crisis. Often scoring excellent grades in her school and coming as second place behind Carmen in her class.



Other Media

Candy Careers Card Game 1.0 and 2.0

Emilia, along with many other characters, are depicted and designed in several cards as performing different types of occupations. She is designed as:

  • Coffee Barista
  • Beautician
  • Ballerina
  • Zookeeper
  • Archeologist
  • Director
  • Broadcast Journalist

Candy Cuties

Emilia, along with all the other Candy Series characters are featured in the spin-off Candy Cuties Series. Emilia appears in all the current volumes.


  • In Kitchen Capers, it was revealed that Emilia's favorite fruit is peaches[6], as mentioned by Joni who was making fruit jelly in cooking class.
  • Emilia's idol is Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Inc.
  • Emilia is ranked second in the 2014 Candy Series characters popularity poll.
  • Emilia is the main protagonist for every book except books 15, 23, 25 and 26.
  • Emilia has a fear of cockroaches.
  • "Emilia" means 'to strive or excel' in Latin. Hence her good academic grades in school.
  • In the official Candy Series Character stats, several information of Emilia are revealed:
    • Emilia's astrological sign is Leo, therefore her birthday falls between July 24 to August 23.
    • The things that Emilia like is a computer.
    • Her hobbies are reading and go for online shopping.
Emilia character profile

Emilia's character profile.


  1. Emilia's astrological sign in Character Information, see trivia
  2. Emilia's hobbies in Character Information, see trivia
  3. Emilia's hobbies in Character Information, see trivia
  4. Emilia's likes in Character Information, see trivia
  5. Emilia' blood type in Character Information, see trivia
  6. Kitchen Capers: Cooking, page 71


Protagonists MiaEmiliaJoni
Antagonists SofiaLilyJaneSeraNoraJoshuaMr. ChanDerekDerek's Wingmen
Male Supporting Characters MikaelSteveIrwinCharlesCoreyAntoneAimoneJulianJamesDennisSeanNorman's Triplet BrothersNormanNoelBobbyAnthonyAndrewEdwardRichardHarryJacobPeterAsukaGarryMr. OuyangMr. LiuMarcusDaveC-DaigonAlanMr. Christopher RobinsonMr. MakoMr. ZhangMr. ChengHeadmasterMr. ForestElite Minds Academy HeadmasterMr. SilasHanselMr. ShunMaster FangMr. SongZach
Female Supporting Characters ZaraQistinaCarmenMiyukiMrs. LawsonMrs. OuyangJaneSusiePaulineAlexandraCarlyNinaNancyVaniRobinMrs. Zhang (Mia's mother)IrisMrs. LiuRoseMrs. WangMrs. Zhang (Norman's mother)Mrs. KwekMrs. ShunMrs. ChenMiss LeeAyakoCecilia
Character Groups Mia's SiblingsNorman's GrandparentsRich TwinsTriplet BulliesSofia's BulliesGuys Generation
Non-humans Candy MeowHamletBunbunBonnie