In 2009, she auditioned to be one of the three leading ladies of Richard Gutierrez for the television series, Zorro. Instead of giving her a leading lady role in Zorro, the management of GMA Network saw a potential in her and decided to launch her as a new star by giving her a leading role in a television soap. She was chosen to star in the Philippine remake of the Mexican telenovela, Rosalinda which was originally starred by Mexican actress Thalía.
Carla has two (2) upcoming movies showing on December 25, 2011. Her 2011 MMFF entries are: The Asiong Salonga Story and Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
Carla ranks the 50th among the Top 100 sexiest women in FHM Philippines 2011 according to the FHM Philippines July Issue 2011.