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Donita Rose admits she wouldve quit showbiz if not for Umagang Kay Ganda

Donita Rose says she was hesitant about returning to the spotlight after she got married.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

FRESH SCOOPS

2/17/2011 7:41 AM
Donita Rose admits she wouldve quit showbiz if not for Umagang Kay Ganda


Donita Rose said she was looking forward to working with Umagang Kay Ganda'rsquo;s newest batch of hosts, which also includes Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up Venus Raj and Iya Villania. "I'rsquo;m excited rin kasi of course panibago na yung mga ka-banter ko. I spent three and half years with the other hosts before and medyo nagkaroon na kami ng comfort zone dahil they know you so well, ganun. So with these guys we'rsquo;re kind of like in the getting-to-know-you stage," she said.

Donita said that with this new batch of hosts also come a lot of fresh changes in the popular morning show. "So it'rsquo;s starting all over again and we don'rsquo;t really know what'rsquo;s in store for us yet. Because I'rsquo;m pretty sure we'rsquo;re going to be doing a lot of experimenting on this show, but I'rsquo;m also looking forward to a more mature me. It'rsquo;s still going to be fun naman pero parang mag-fo-focus on me being a young mom. And I guess that would mean more substance in some of the segments I do so I'rsquo;m really looking forward to that," she shared during the Umagang Kay Ganda presscon held at the 9501 restaurant inside the ABS-CBN compound last February 11.
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The former VJ admitted that after her stint with MTV in Singapore and after she got married, she wasn'rsquo;t really that keen on going back to showbiz. "The thing is, I really didn'rsquo;t want to do the normal showbiz route anymore. Not that there'rsquo;s anything wrong with doing soap operas and doing lagare, but after MTV and after finding so much fulfillment in my last job, parang I was hesitant to continue on in my career knowing that I might not be able to top that. Expectations would be so high, being an international VJ and blah, blah, blah all of a sudden. Baka people might think na na-downgrade ko yung sarili ko in a sense by coming home and doing the typical thing so I was pressured," she admitted.

Donita shared that getting the offer to join Umagang Kay Ganda back in 2007 came at the perfect time. "Before UKG, I actually planned on quitting showbiz already. Me and my husband were planning to move back to the States and we'rsquo;ve been praying about it for a long time. We had this deal na he and I would pray about it separately and when it reaches it'rsquo;s deadline, mag-uusap kami on what we believe is God'rsquo;s destiny and purpose for us. And then before that happened, I did a documentary in Boracay, which was supposed to be really fun and more for tourism and Eric saw me at work. He said na I was glowing, I was so alive and since I had taken a break from the industry after my son was born, parang I thought yes I'rsquo;ve always been happy, nagha-honeymoon pa kami, bahay-bahayan. But he says that there was a different side of me that he recognized that was part of his responsibility to uphold, and that was to see me still in this industry, maximizing the platform that'rsquo;s been given to me. When he saw that, he said 'lsquo;You know what, it'rsquo;s not about confirmation from God. It'rsquo;s really about what specific purpose did God create you for and I know for a fact that he created you for this.'rsquo; And then he said, 'lsquo;Let'rsquo