Bianca Manalo is happy with her newfound showbiz career

BY ABS-CBN CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

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11/19/2010 11:49 PM
Bianca Manalo is happy with her newfound showbiz career


After winning the Bb. Pilipinas Universe crown in 2009, Bianca Manalo slowly entered showbiz only this year when she started doing commercials and made guest appearances in shows like Showtime, Maalaala Mo Kaya, Your Song Presents, and ASAP XV. After being part of the primetime hit series Magkaribal, Bianca finally got her big break when she was offered the title role in the afternoon fantasy comedy series Juanita Banana. “Nagpapasalamat ako kasi naging maganda rin yung resulta nung character na ginampanan ko sa Magkaribal na si Gigi. Akalain ko ba na tatanggapin nila ng napakaluwag itong role ko dito as Juanita,” Bianca shared.

Now that she has more screen time, the statuesque beauty said that she has not had a difficult time adjusting to her most challenging role to date, except when it comes to scenes which require her to be angry. “So far, wala naman akong take na tipong sampu pero siguro pinakamarami is pagkailangan ni direk na gusto nila yung mas galit ako, yung ganun. Siguro kasi napaka-masayahin ko na person na hindi ko kayang napaka-seryoso yung gagawin, na kailangan makikipag away ka, makikipagsuntukan. Nakakatawa kasi pag nakita mo yung mga scenes namin, nakakatawa talaga siya. Yung tipong kahit binabato ko sila ng saging, kelangan galit na galit ako. Pero siyempre pag inisip mo talaga in reality, nakakatawa. Kasi ba’t ako namamato ng saging ‘di ba? So mga ganun lang,” she shared.

Bianca said that part of preparing for her role involved watching the original Pablo Gomez 1968 movie. “Nakapanuod ako ng konting clips pero hindi ko napanuod yung full movie kasi wala akong copy. Nakita ko na kumakanta si Ricky Belmonte sa kamay ni Miss Rosemarie Sonora. Familiar naman ako dun sa movie,” she said. Even though she’s been considered as one of the breakthrough stars of the year, Bianca said she feels very blessed for all the attention she’s been getting. She’s being compared to stars like Kim Chiu and Toni Gonzaga. “Maraming salamat talaga and sana tuloy-tuloy yung pagpapayagpag ng ratings namin, pagiging number one namin sa hapontastic. Masaya lang talaga ako ngayon,” she admitted.

Currently single, Bianca is not shy to admit that she has a celebrity crush on Piolo Pascual whom she first met while shooting a commercial together. “Si Piolo talaga eh kahit sinasabi nila ang baduy ko daw kasi laging Piolo. Eh siya talaga. Kasi nakakakilig talaga yung mukha niya eh. Aminin niyo, ‘pag nakita niyo si Piolo, napaka-perfect ng kanyang face. Basta ang guwapo ni papa P. Nakatrabaho ko na siya pero hindi na nya siguro maalala yun. He sang ‘I’m crazy for you’ to me. Tapos yun. Kinikilig din ako kasi nung nag-ASAP ako, siya yung nag-interview sa akin,” she recalled. The 23-year-old beauty queen hopes to get the chance to work with him again on an acting project. “Legend na yun. ‘Di ba icon siya? Siyempre iba naman yung may mga makakatrabaho ka na icon na sa industriyang ito,” she said.

Bianca said that even though she currently doesn’t have any suitors, she’s not in a rush to meet Mr. Right. “Wala akong love life eh. Walang nanliligaw, siguro dahil na-i-intimidate yung mga lalake dahil beauty queen daw eh. Nakakalungkot. ‘Pag tinatanong nila ako na bakit wala? Wala eh. Kung meron sana eh ‘di nakita niyo na. pero darating rin yun. Hindi ako nagmamadali kasi baka isipin nung mga lalake na naghahanap ako ng love life,” she said.