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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Nov 14, 2010

Melissa Ricks is the new VALENTINA!

ABS CBN PRESS RELEASE: Melissa Ricks gives life to a legendary character, Valentina, in ABS-CBN’s Wansapanataym.

Melissa Ricks considers her role as Valentina as a dream come true, “Kilalang karakter na po kasi si Valentina. Marami na rin ang nag-portray sa character na yun. Ngayong binigyan ako ng chance to give life to such a popular character, dream come true po talaga.”

Melissa Ricks will be paired with Alex Castro, a commercial model-politician-turned-actor. This will be their first team up. “Noong umpisa nahihiya pa ko talaga, pero mabilis ko naman nakagaanan ng loob si Melissa kaya naging maayos ang working relationship namin. Mabait siya,” Alex shared.

Valentina is a woman born with snakes as her hair. This was due to the curse given by a woman named Anna, the mother of the man she will fall in love with.

Meanwhile, ‘Wansapanataym’ still reigns on its timeslot. According to Kantar Media’s national ratings result last Saturday, ‘Wansapanataym’ earned a high of 26% as it trounced its rival programs “Kaya ng Powers” and “Jejemom” which only garnered scores of 13.9% and 14.4% respectively.

Don’t miss the high-rating episodes of ‘Wansapanataym’ as it features Valentina this Saturday on ABS-CBN after TV Patrol. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or http://teamkapamilya.multiply.com and follow abscbndotcom on Twitter.