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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 10, 2022



LEXI GONZALES is the first runner up in Starstruck 7 and she’s now busy with both acting and hosting assignments. 

She is currently a regular in the hit primetime mystery-drama, “Love You Stranger”, where she plays an actress opposite Starstruck 7 male winner Kim de Leon. 

And not only that, she was chosen to be one of the mainstay hosts in GMA’s adaptation of the blockbuster Korean action-variety show, “Running Man”, and they will be taping it on location in Seoul no less. 

Contestants will be given missions that they’re supposed to complete within a given time period to win the race. 

“Nagpapasalamat po talaga ako sa GMA for their trust in me,” she says. 

“Since mapasali ako sa Starstruck, hindi ako nababakante at sunod-sunod ang assignments na ibinibigay nila sa akin. 

"I feel so grateful kasi malaking tulong ito sa family namin, lalo na sa autistic brother ko who I care for so much.” 

Meantime, although she’s paired with Kim de Leon in “Love You Stranger”, she is not being linked to him but to the actor who plays the third wheel in the love story of leads Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos. 

This is Gil Cuerva. It’s said that they really became so close while taping the show on lock in location in Pampanga. 

Is it true na they are now officially on? 

“Ay hindi po,” Lexi is quick to reply. “But we do admit that we are dating. Nag-start po ang friendship namin nang maging guest ako sa show niyang ‘Taste Buddies’. 

"Mabait po si Gil and siya ang nagbibigay ng inspiration sa akin. But as of now, mas priority ko pa rin ang career ko. Nagsisimula pa lang ako sa trabaho ko sa GMA, so dapat lang na ito ang unahin ko.”  

They’re both so happy when they learned that they will be together in the cast of “Love You Stranger”. 

“Yes, we got to know each other better while taping ‘Love You Stranger’ and we’re also happy na since it started airing on June 6, laging maganda ang feedback sa show among netizens.

"We're also happy na maganda rin lagi ang rating nito, so tuloy-tuloy lang po sana kayo sa panonood ng ‘Love You Stranger’,” says Lexi.