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Bea Alonzo says she doesn't mind being second choice to Toni Gonzaga

The Fil-Brit beauty says she is enjoying working with Bossing Vic.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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3/11/2011 4:49 PM
Bea Alonzo says she doesn't mind being second choice to Toni Gonzaga


031111-bea_main.jpgAlthough work for her upcoming Star Cinema movie with Vic Sotto has already begun shooting, Bea Alonzo still had to answer issues regarding her supposed replacement of originally cast leading lady Toni Gonzaga in the still-untitled comedy flick. The 23-year-old actress says she was never bothered by the fact that she was only the second choice to star in the project. “Wala naman akong issue sa ganyan kahit 10th choice pa ako. Ang sa akin, kapag naibigay sa akin ang proyekto, trabaho yan eh, gagawin ko. Just like any other job. Tsaka isa pa, naniniwala ako kung destined na ikaw yung gumawa, ikaw yung gagawa, so ganun. Wala naman akong issue sa ganyan,” she explains during her launch as Lactacyd’s newest endorser last March 17 at Annabel’s Restaurant in Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

Despite coming from rival networks, Bea dispels any notion that it might have been awkward working with Vic, as well as members of the cast like comedians Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola. “Walang tension. Kaya siguro nagwo-work din kasi hindi namin iniisip yun. Lahat kami professionals na dumarating dun, working hard on our jobs. Almost every other day kami nagshu-shoot ngayon and it’s been really, really fun working with them kasi parang pinanunuod ko lang dati sila Jose. Alam mo kung pano sila sa TV, ganon din sila sa personal. Ganun sila katotoo, ganun sila ka-warm. Sobrang fun talaga sa set namin. Yung parang linu-look forward mo mag-shooting every time kasi makakasama mo sila,” she admits.

After she was launched as the newest face of Lactacyd, Bea Alonzo says she felt honored to succeed Judy Ann Santos in endorsing the brand of popular feminine wash. “Sobrang malaking honor sa akin kasi siya yung superstar ng generation namin and alam natin kung ano yung iniwanan niyang magandang bakas. Alam natin kung ano yung iniwanan niyang reputasyon. So para makasunod dun sa reputasyon na yun through endorsements, I am very, very honored and also pressured because alam natin kung gaano siya ka-effective na endorser,” she admits. Now that Judy Ann has chosen to lie low in showbiz, is Bea ready to also fill in her shoes as the industry’s top drama princess? The Fil-Brit beauty says she would rather focus on her craft more than the accolades that comes with the fame. “Marami namang nag-le-label ng ganyan. May prinsesa, may reyna, ganyan. Para masabihan ng ganun, I’m very happy. Pero I make sure na hindi siya papasok sa ulo ko kasi mahirap na diba? Kasi lagi namang nagche-change yan eh,” she says.