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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.

Mar 18, 2011

Carla Humphries ready to go daring after leaving ABS-CBN

CARLA HUMPHRIES is glad she got Annabelle Rama as her manager who then transferred her to TV5 where she’s now doing a very demanding role in “Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak”. “As Ivy, parang poison ivy ako in the life of Valerie Concepcion, the reigning dance queen in our network,” she says. “I pretend to be her fan but my real goal is agawin ang trono niya kaya nagprisinta kong back up dancer niya. Pa-sweet ako rito, pero sobrang ambisyosa na I’ll do anything to achieve my dream, including sleeping with our director, Richard Gomez. Abangan nyo ang mga tarayan namin dito ni Valerie on and off the dance floor. We even try to sabotage each other’s numbers, complete with sabunutan and sampalan.”

She’s reunited with Victor Basa in the show. They were linked when they did ‘About Ur Love’ in ABS. “But never naging kami. Ang naging boyfriend ko roon was John James Uy. But I went to Thailand to study jewelry design for one year and when I returned here, we’ve drifted apart na. Right now, I’m loveless.”

TV5 is really very aggressive in pushing their new shows. The presscon for “Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak” was held awards night-style at Teatrino Greenhills and they even held a contest for the best dressed male and female reporter, won by Jun Lalin and Mercy Lejarde. They won P5,000 each but Jun said he spent P25,000 for his outfit designed by Avel Bacudio. Before the usual Q&A, some of the cast members gave a rousing production dance number since the show is about dancing. “Talagang pinagbubuhusan namin ng pawis ang dance numbers namin show,” says Carla. “TV5 provided us with good choreographers to make sure all the production numbers are good.”