Gabbi’s take on rivalry with other GMA female stars

Gabbi Garcia has reacted to the observation that she is one of the current favorites of GMA Artist Center, considering how the management strongly drumbeats her showbiz commitments compared to other talents.

“You know, as a talent arm, it is expected that GMA supports its artists at all times. Right now, I have lots of activities, like photo shoots so it’s understandable if the management promotes them to the hilt,” she avers.

Due to her rising popularity, the Encantadia star is being pitted against Barbie Forteza at this point. 

“Oh no! There is no competition between us. For one, I look up to Barbie because she’s already an award-winning actress. This season, she also snatched acting nomination both from the Urian and EDDYs. It’s quite a feat. 

“I believe we have different fortes and GMA knows how to further enhance them. All of us in the talent pool have our own time to shine. We are fielded in the area where we’re strong at. So that competition angle is out of the frame.”

Asked how she handles bashers, Gabbi reveals, “It’s a process actually. It didn’t happen overnight. Through time, I guess. Admittedly, when I was just starting, I also got affected and hurt. It was not really an encouraging stage.

“I’m grateful that through the help of people close to me, I felt more secure with myself as days went by. I became confident with what I can offer as an artist. Fortunately, it came to a point that I could already ignore them. But of course, it would be a different story if their attack is already below-the-belt. I would definitely answer back.”

There is a rumor circulating that with her present success, she has allegedly developed an attitude problem.

“I’m not surprised at all. That’s normal in show business. Whatever you do, people will always have something to say about you. As the old adage goes, you can’t please everybody. As long as I know my true self and my family, friends and manager assure that I haven’t changed, others’ opinion won’t really matter anymore,” ends Gabbi.


Asked about Liza Soberano being the latest Darna, Marian Rivera has only good words to say about the ABS-CBN star.

“I give my thumbs up to her!” she avers. “I think she’s perfect for the iconic super heroine role. For one, she’s pretty.”

Has she met Liza personally?

“No, not yet. But I find her beauty arresting on screen, not to mention her sexy figure. She would be a very charismatic Darna for sure. This early, I want to wish her the best of luck. The majority wants her for the part so that’s a good head start. She’ll be more confident in playing the character.”

Interestingly, in her next grand soap opera, she will breathe life to a character which can also be considered a “superhero.”

“That’sright! The title of my new show is Super Ma’m in which I portray a teacher. Did you know that my childhood dream was to become a teacher so I’m glad that in my new project for GMA, I will have the opportunity to play such just even for the small screen. I will be the saviour of the oppressed. I hope viewers will support my new offering,” Marian states.

Topics: Gabbi Garcia , Barbie Forteza , Liza Soberano , Marian Rivera , Darna
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