Ali Forbes entered the limelight after joining her first major beauty pageant where she emerged as 1st runner-up in Binibining Pilipinas in 2012 and became the first local title holder in the Miss Grand International pageant the following year. The former beauty queen never expected her journey would lead her to showbiz nearly a decade later. She then became known as “The Rampa Raketera of Bulacan” when she joined the seventh season of Pinoy Big Brother in 2016. Last year, Ali tried her hand in comedy as one of the female stars of the Vivamax Original film Sanggano, Sanggago’t Sanggwapo 2: Aussie! Aussie! O Sige!
While working on the film, Ali said she enjoyed getting the chance to work with veteran comedians especially Dennis Padilla with who she had the most interaction onscreen. Off camera, she said she admired his sense of humor and cool demeanor.
“Si Dennis habang nasa set kami, siya yung patawa ng patawa talaga. Ultimo pag-iinom siya ng tubig nagpapatawa siya. And then cool siya kasi at the same time nagbibigay siya sa amin ng mga lesson sa acting or background niya sa industry sa amin. Kay sir Andrew at sir Janno (Gibbs) ang dami nila sa aming na-i-si-share during the shoot. Sabi nga namin, kahit legend na sila dito sa industry, yung turing nila sa amin, sobrang bait nilang lahat sa amin. Hindi lang sila basta comedian, may heart talaga sila para sa mga katulad naming bagong artists na i-share kung ano yung kanilang mga experience,” she recalled.
As she enjoys her acting journey, Ali shared why doing comedy was extra challenging for her with Sanggano, Sanggago’t Sanggwapo 2.
“Pinaka-challenging sa akin siguro yung scene namin ni sir Dennis Padilla kasi sa scene namin kailangan maging super close kami and then alam niyo naman si Dennis laging nagpapatawa. Eh yung scene namin medyo seryoso siya. So nakaka-challenge talaga na kailangan maging all the way sexy ako kahit nagpapatawa siya,” she admitted.
Before the start of the year, Ali shared how she had fun creating memories with her loved ones last month.
”I was with family lang dito lang kami sa bahay. Kasi every New Year sama sama lang kami and nagluluto lang ang aking nanay ng spaghetti. Bawal daw chicken eh pero nagluluto pa rin siya ng chicken (laughs). Kasi daw parang isang kahig isang tuka, mga pamahiin. Pero masarap kasi chicken ng nanay ko kaya okay lang (laughs). Tapos mostly bonding, kantahan sa gabi habang hinihintay namin yung New Year,” she added.
Watch the Vivamax Original movie Sanggano, Sanggago’t Sanggwapo 2: Aussie! Aussie! O Sige! on Vivamax. Starring Andrew E., Janno Gibbs, Dennis Padilla, Rose Van Ginkel, Ali Forbes, Stephanie Raz, Angela Morena, and Juliana Parizcova Segovia. Directed by Al Tantay.