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Arabella Davao on being compared to cousin Janine Gutierrez: ‘I don’t feel the need to compete’

New Star Magic artist Arabella Davao reveals which Kapamilya heartthrob she really wants to work with.

BY
Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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06/22/2021 11:00 AM
Arabella Davao on being compared to cousin Janine Gutierrez: ‘I don’t feel the need to compete’
Photo Credit: @aradavao and @janinegutierrez Instagram

As the youngest daughter of celebrities Ricky Davao and Jackie Lou Blanco, Arabella Davao said she could not contain her excitement after being asked to join the Star Magic family this year.

“Since die-hard fan ako growing up ng mga Star Magic artists and ng mga pelikula nila, nakita ko na they always produce quality content so dito ko talaga best mama-maximize yung talents ko. Gusto ko ma-try lahat. Pero siguro for now rom-com and drama,” she said during the Star Magic Black Pen Media Con last June 21. 

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Following in the footsteps of her parents, Arabella said she showed passion for acting at an early age.

“Siguro early grade school kasi nag-su-school play ako, dance club, hosting in school. So kumbaga yung hilig ko lagi na nandun. It’s just that I chose to focus muna sa studies tapos when the time was right, here we are now so thankful na natuloy. Supportive naman sila kasi alam nila na dito ako masaya so full support naman sila,” she recalled.

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Being part of a showbiz clan which aside from her parents includes her grandmother Pililta Corrales, uncle Ramon Christopher, and cousin Janine Gutierrez, Arabella said she has no regrets joining showbiz at 24 years old.

“Kasi it was my goal talaga to finish my studies which thankfully nagawa ko naman before the pandemic happened so that was my focus at that time and now I feel it’s the right time. I don’t feel the need to compete with my relatives kasi iba yung magagawa ni Janine, iba yung magagawa ko and siyempre I’m thankful na meron akong mentors like Janine na any time ko puwede tawagan tungkol sa acting or my dad na nandiyan lang,” she explained.

When asked to share which Kapamilya actor she would love to work with if given the chance, Arabella revealed her top choice.

“First thing that comes to mind is Joshua Garcia kasi sobrang idol ko siya sa acting. Feeling ko sa bawat eksena sobrang ramdam ko siya sa mata pa lang,” she added.