Barbie Forteza gets not 1 but 4 leading men in new series

Four boys, one girl… How can a girl choose only one?

What will happen if four equally handsome guys fall for one girl? How can that girl choose just one?

GMA Network makes the year’s first quarter an exciting time for all with the launch of the light-hearted, romantic drama Meant To Be.

Beginning tonight, this series will make Kapuso viewers’ believe that there is one person out there meant for them.

In the primetime soap, Barbie Forteza is Billie, a typical millennial with issues in life. Her parents Wilton (Keempee de Leon) and Amelia (Manilyn Reynes) are not in good terms. Her brother Bats (Sef Cadayona) is jobless. So, she works hard to make ends meet for her family. She is strong, intelligent, and independent and will stop at nothing to realize her priorities.

After the recently concluded primetime drama “That's My Amboy,” television darling Barbie Forteza is back on the boob tube as she stars in "Meant To Be" with four up-and-coming leading men in GMA Network 
Billie is thankful to Mariko (Mika dela Cruz), her cousin, who has been her confidant and pillar of strength. Mariko is the daughter of Suzy (Tina Paner), her mother’s fraternal twin sister. The sisters’ relationship has been strained since they were young. In spite of this, Amelia tried her best to connect with her sister. She even formed a singing trio together with Suzy and her friend Beatriz (Sheryl Cruz).  However, Amelia had to leave the group because she got pregnant with Bats. Their group eventually disbanded.

However, Billie and Mariko are very close unlike their mothers. Billie is the cheerleader of Mariko who is soft-spoken and shy. But their relationship and friendship will be put to the test when Billie meets four guys of different nationalities who will try and compete against each other to win her heart.

Ivan Dorschner plays Ethan Spencer-Hughes from the UK, the ideal guy/ perfect boyfriend. He is charming, romantic, and ultimately loyal. He comes back to the Philippines hoping to reconnect with his mom after his dad passed away who left him with a huge amount of inheritance.

 Ivan Dorschner
Addy Raj breathes life to the role of Jai Patel from Mumbai whose life resembles a character in a Bollywood film. He’s hyper, friendly and does not take life seriously, not even girls.

 Addy Raj
Jak Roberto is Macoy dela Cruz, the only pure blooded Filipino in the group. Among the boys, he is the only one who comes from a middle-class family. He’s shy and just follows what he is told to do. 

Jak Roberto
Lastly, Ken Chan is the Filipino-Chinese Yuan Lee, a hotheaded guy with lots of angst and frustrations in life. He’s an illegitimate son of a Chinese businessman, and even as a kid, he had always tried to live up to his father’s standards but always fails. He becomes rebellious against his father and turns his attention to sports.

Ken Chan
As destiny would have it, all four will eventually fall in love with Billie and their friendship will be jeopardized. Cultures will clash and various problems will arise in their respective families and love lives. How will the four boys compete for the love of one girl and how can that girl choose just one?

Entertainment royalty Gloria Romero appears as Lola Madj. Also playing important roles are Stephanie Sol as Cacai and Zymic Jaranilla as Toti.

Meant To Be  airs beginning tonight right after Alyas Robin Hood on GMA Telebabad.


The annual Walk of Fame previously spearheaded by the late Master Showman German “Kuya Germs” Moreno has taken on a new road as it is now under a new leadership.

The late icon’s son Federico Moreno is determined to continue what Kuya Germs has started and decided to form a Board of Trustees for its induction last year. The Board, headed by Federico as President, promotes Walk of Fame with the addition of personalities in Theatre and News and Public Affairs. 

According to Federico, the inductees are not limited to being an icon, but rather representing their significance in the industry.  “To be inducted (to) the Walk of Fame, (means) you have really become the epitome of success wherein it’s not about the length of you being in showbiz, but how you made an impact on the industry,” he explained.

Kapuso stars who earned their star on the Walk of Fame are Jennylyn Mercado and John Arcilla for Movies, Barbie Forteza for Television, and Susan Enriquez for News and Public Affairs hosts.

“The Walk of Fame Foundation of our dear Kuya Germs is our own small way of continuing his legacy. This is one of the best contributions my family and the close friends of my father can offer to the Philippine Entertainment Industry. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we are deeply honored to continue his notable cause,” Federico concluded.

Topics: Meant To Be , Barbie Forteza , Jak Roberto , Addy Raj , Ivan Dorschner , Walk of Fame , German “Kuya Germs” Moreno , Federico Moreno , Jennylyn Mercado , John Arcilla , Barbie Forteza , Susan Enriquez
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