Former Goin’ Bulilit mainstay Miles Ocampo is ecstatic now that she’s being trained to become the next leading lady in ABS-CBN via the teen-oriented comedy show Luv U. Aside from being the lead star, she’s also paired with new showbiz cutie Marco Gumabao. “Siyempre nakaka-pressure kasi it’s my 10th year in showbiz. Hindi ako makapaniwala kasi hindi naman napagbibigyan lahat agad-agad. Masaya ako na itong time na ito naibigay sa akin yung opportunity,” said Miles in an interview with Push.com.ph last February 10.
The talented 14 year-old shared that she looks up to Bea Alonzo for her dramatic prowess and admirable working attitude. “I was able to work with her sa Sa ’yo Lamang. Minsan lumalabas kami. Sobrang ate siya para sa akin. Nakita ko yung passion niya sa pagarte. Yung bigla siya nagswi-switch in character. Tapos sobrang down-to-earth pa rin niya kahit Ms. Bea Alonzo na siya.” Miles added that Bea inspires her to be good at her craft without letting fame get into her head.
Miles was obviously flattered though when told that she looks like the Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo. “Oo nga, kinikilig talaga ako. Sabi nila kapag kinikilig ako [pareho kami ng reaction]. Idol ko kasi si ate Sarah pagdating sa pag-perform at pagpapakilig [ng viewers]. Naging ate ko din siya sa You Changed My Life at A Very Special Love. Sabi nila yun daw, nakakatuwa naman siyempre ‘di ba?” But she refused to choose between Bea and Sarah as her role models since she also admires other Kapamilya actresses like Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador. All the aforementioned stars treat her like a younger sister.
At this point in her career, Miles is looking forward to what ABS-CBN has in store for her. “Nahihiya ako kapag sinasabi nila sa Luv U na ako ang bida. Hindi ko siya nilalagay sa ulo, sa puso lang talaga. Hindi dapat kapag may narating ka, hindi dapat sa ulo dumiretso. Dapat mahalin mo pa rin kung sino ka. Nakakausap ko naman yung management. May sinasabi silang plano sa akin, pinaghahandaan ko talaga.”
Is Miles Ocampo the next Bea Alonzo or Sarah Geronimo?
As Miles Ocampo takes on a lead role in Luv U, she reveals who among the Kapamilya actresses inspires her career path in showbiz.