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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.

Jul 21, 2017

Starstruck 6 2nd Runner Up Jay Arcilla Is Diana Zubiri's Leading Man In New Episode Of 'Dear Uge'

JAY ARCILLA is the second runner up in the last Starstruck 6. He’s now a member of the boy band One Up that sings regularly in “Celebrity Bluff”. We got to interview him on the set of “Dear Uge” where he plays Diana Zubiri’s patient suitor. Does he know he’s just a second choice for the role as the actor they originally wanted for it was not available?

“Okay lang po sa’kin,” he says. “Ang dinig ko nga, third choice pa ko. And I don’t mind. Basta ang importante, sa’kin napunta ang role and it’s an honor makatrabaho si Ms. Diana Zubiri.”

How come Dave Bornea, who didn’t even make it as one of the 14 finalists in Starstruck 6, now gets bigger roles than him, like in “Alyas Robin Hood” and “Meant to Be”?

“Walang kaso po yun. Magkapatid kami kasi we both belong to One Up. Hindi naman po ako naze-zero. I’ve appeared in ‘Little Nanay’ and ‘Usapang Real Love’. As endorser of Boardwalk, nakalibot na ako sa buong Pilipinas. Basta tiyaga lang at laging pagbutihin ang trabaho.”

We ask Diana Zubiri how Jay is as her leading man? “Magaling siyang umarte. May future siya sa showbiz.”

Of course, this positive and very encouraging comment from Diana flattered Jay to no end.