As one of the 40 new artists welcomed into the prestigious Star Magic family this year, Zabel Lamberth considered it the fulfillment of her lifelong dream. The 18-year-old stunner from Baguio city said all the years of being part of numerous audition for commercials and TV shows has finally paid off.
“I actually think I was born to be an actress. Bata pa lang ako, acting na talaga yung hilig ko. Sobrang arte ko all the time, iyakin, may mga kina-copy ako na scenes sa mga movies, and I really love watching Cinema One. Na-influence ako nung nag-aalaga sa akin nung bata ako. So it was a childhood dream and my dream until now. Nung 2016 I tried entering showbiz by doing workshops, auditioning, and finally I am here now,” she said during the Star Magic Black Pen Media Con.
Inspired by Kapamilya celebrities like Anne Curtis and Judy Ann Santos, Zabel said she looks forward with getting the chance to work with them someday even though she knows she still has a lot to learn when it comes to acting and doing drama.
“I think acting is not an easy job kasi marami kang kailangan i-consider, hindi madali mag-handle ng bashers, marami ka din need i-improve sa sarili mo para matuwa yung mga taong manunuod sa iyo,” she said.
Even though she is fairly new to showbiz, Zabel admitted she has already experienced being bashed online. “Actually na-bash na rin ako before and ang pag-handle ko ng bashers is by ignoring them. Kasi wala ka naman magagawa eh. If they continue on affecting you, ikaw rin yung mahihirapan in the end kaya I choose not to pay attention and ignore them.
“Ang laging sinasabi ng mom ko is always be yourself, hindi mo kailangan gumaya sa ibang tao and to always be humble and to always be willing to learn,” she said.
Currently pursuing an AB Communications degree in Saint Louis University in Baguio, Zabel said she looks forward to future projects with Star Magic and sharing her blessings with her family. “When I got my first salary from a project I did two years ago, nag-treat ako sa family ko. Kumain kami and nag-enjoy,” she added.