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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.

Dec 15, 2012

Gianna Revilla Denies Using Her Politician Parents To Get Into Gma-7'S New Teen Show

MOST SHOWBIZ writers believe that Gianna Revilla, second daughter of Sen. Bong Revilla and Rep. Lani Mercado, has a good chance of making it big as an artista. Definitely oozing with star quality at 17 and is quite articulate, she’s being introduced as Madison, the richest member of their barkada in the new youth oriented show “Teen Gen” that starts airing this afternoon after “Party Pilipinas”. Some folks say GMA-7 got her just because she’s the daughter of a senator and a congress woman.

“No, I got here the hard way by auditioning, just like everyone else,” she says. “Napakarami naming nag-audition and what was required of them to do, ginawa ko rin. Akala ko nga, hindi ako nakuha kasi ang tagal na, hindi ako kinokontak, so I really thought I didn’t qualify. Nagulat pa ako when my mom told me, anak, pasok ka.”

She’s graduating from high school this March and she promised her parents she won’t stop going to school. “Magka-college po talaga ako. I plan to take up either political science or management. Gusto kong makatapos, but siempre, lahat ng co-stars ko sa ‘Teen Gen’, we’re all praying na sana maging big hit sa viewers ang aming new show.”