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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.

Jun 24, 2020



JOSE with sexy star GF MARIA OZAWA

JOSE SARASOLA started with ABS-CBN as a contestant in “Pinoy Fear Factor” in 2008, He was quickly eliminated but he branched out into acting. He also became known as a chef and owns his own sportsbar in Paranaque. Now 33 years old, he has left ABS-CBN where the last show he did is “Araw Gabi” with JM de Guzman.

He has now signed up with GMA Artist Center and he wants to cultivate his career as a celebrity chef. “It’s a career move to pursue my culinary career and GMA has shows along this line that will help me achieve my goals in further honing my skills as a celebrity chef,” he says.

His aim is to be like internationally acclaimed chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and the late Anthony Bourdain.  “I hope it will be a combination cooking and travel show kasi my favorite cuisines in the world are Spanish, Thai, Italian and Japanese,” he adds.

He does cooking demos for SM and he was recently seen in “Unang Hirit” where he appeared with host Love Anover in the portion called Sinigang Wars, where he showed how to do his own version of Binagoongan Pork Sinigang.

How about acting? “Given the chance, why not? But I want to take GMA’s acting workshops first to improve my skills as I know marami pa akong dapat matutuhan. I hope to appear in their teleseryes in the future. I’m excited to work with Kapuso artists, like Rayver and Rodjun Cruz and Marco Alcaraz with whom I work out in the same gym.”

It’s common knowledge he is in a relationship with sexy Japanese actress Maria Ozawa who was linked to Cesar Montano before. How is she now?

“She has gone home to Japan and we’ve been in a long distance relationship for two months now. So far okay naman. It’s good we have viber and zoom, so we can communicate constantly and keep track of what’s happening in each other’s lives. She’s excited when she found out I’m moving to GMA-7.”