By Maria Katrina Segui
Television star Klea Pineda is on her way to ticking ‘beauty queen’ and ‘pilot’ off of her bucket list.
In a recent virtual junket, the Magkaagaw actress renewed ties with GMA Network and opened up about her plans about entering the world of pageantry and pursuing a career in aviation by taking up aeronautics in college.
“Before entering showbiz, I had three specific goals: to be an actor, a beauty queen, and a pilot,” she started.
“Isang check na sa bucket list ko yung pag-aartista, I’m certain that becoming a beauty and a pilot will be next,” she added.
Klea has mentioned before her desire of joining prestigious beauty pageants, particularly Miss Universe. Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach even tagged her as a “future queen.” However, the young actress put her pageant dreams on hold to focus on her showbiz career.
“I can’t say that i’m 100 percent ready. I still have doubts. I wanted to make sure that when it’s time for me to give pageantry a try, I’m already well prepared and already packaged for that,” the towering actress explained also revealing that this is also an advice that Filipina beauty queens Catriona Gray and Pia Wurtzbach gave to her.
“At the moment, I want to take advantage of the opportunity that GMA gave me. I’m sure naman sa future, GMA will support me in my pageant plans,” the 22-year-old screen star added.
Apart from empowering women through pageantry, Klea is also determined to turn her lifelong dream into a reality by breaking through the male-dominated field. The actress will take an aeronautics program for college once she wraps up her current project.
Meanwhile, on her contract renewal with GMA, Klea felt grateful that her mother network handed her another opportunity to hone and showcase her talent.
“The trust that GMA has for me is a big deal. I’m glad that they gave me this chance to share my talent with the audience,” she expressed.
The young actress won as the Ultimate Female Survivor in the reality show Starstruck in 2015. Klea has also impressed viewers and gained recognition for her remarkable acting chops in the GMA afternoon drama, Magkaagaw.
She will soon share the screen with newly minted Kapuso Luke Conde in the upcoming mini-series Never Say Goodbye.
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