Former Girl Trends member Barbie Imperial gave her stand regarding the issue of catfights within the girl group. The issue started when former member Karen Reyes revealed that there was no “sisterly love” among the members, which is why she left.
According to Barbie, there are sub-groups within Girl Trends such as Team Young, Team Sexy, and Team Modest. Her sub-group, Team Young did not experience such issue.
“May iba-iba naman po kasi kaming nakakasama, eh. Kasi ako po, Team Young ako and ‘yung group ni ate Karen, ibang group siya, eh.”
“Sa amin naman pong Team Young, wala naman nangyayari. (Noong) Lumabas po kasi ‘yung issue, wala na po ako sa Girl Trends din kasi natanggal na rin po ako, eh.”
However, she admitted getting affected by the news. “Para sa part namin, medyo masakit pa rin kasi hindi lang ‘yung taong tinutukoy ‘yung naaapektuhan or nadadamay. Pati rin po ‘yung mga ex-Girl Trends. Siyempre dinadala pa rin naman po namin ‘yung pangalan ng Girl Trends.”
Barbie also clarified that the issue has nothing to do with her departure from the group. In fact, she left because of new projects. She is also in the daytime drama, Langit Lupa.
“’Di naman talaga kami inalis totally daw talaga but kami nila ate Miho (Nishida), kinailangan lang kaming alisin para to give chance to others naman daw kasi at least meron naman daw po kaming ginagawa. (May) Langit Lupa kami pareho ni ate Miho… Para maging fair na rin po sa iba.”
Speaking of projects, Barbie was surprised when she learned that she would be the lead in this Saturday’s, March 18, Ipaglaban Mo episode. “Ako po si Liza. Meron po akong ka-relasyon dito at saka meron din pong isang lalaki na parang nagkakagusto po sa akin pero meron na po akong boyfriend kaya hindi na po pwede… Parang pinilit niya ‘yung sarili niya sa akin pero ayoko talaga. So ‘yung ending, since hindi niya naman po ako makukuha, alam niyang hindi ko siya kayang mahalin, sinet-up niya po ako, dinala niya po ako sa lugar kung saan niya po ako sinemento,” she narrated what happened to her character. But of course, what people must watch out for, is how this crime will be solved. Aside from that, Barbie said people can learn a lot from Liza. “Matutunan nila not to trust anybody lalo na kapag hindi mo naman po kilala. ‘Wag na ‘wag kang magtitiwala,” Barbie said.