THE “P” TALKS!
BY: Pilar Mateo
MISS UNIVERSE 2018 Catriona Gray is set to pen her pageant journey and beyond in a book to be launched next year as ABS-CBN Books proudly welcomes the beauty queen into its roster of inspiring authors.
Fresh from relinquishing her Miss Universe crown earlier this week, Catriona is primed to wear a new hat as she signs a contract with ABS-CBN’s publishing arm.
Her upcoming book will delve into her advocacies and learnings, especially when she represented Filipinos and raised the Philippine flag in the beloved pageant and promoted various causes all over the world during her reign.
ABS-CBN Books is thrilled to partner with Catriona for this exciting project as it aims to encourage readers to conquer their own universe with the newly signed writer’s wonderful journey.
“Catriona has been an inspiration to millions, being an advocate of children’s right to education, equality, and love for country. We at ABS-CBN Books hopes that readers will continue to be inspired by her story,” ABS-CBN Books head, Mark Yambot, said.
The untitled book is targeted to be released in the first quarter of 2020, one of the many exciting reads to be published by the country’s leading media and entertainment company, ABS-CBN, as it continues to bring the Kapamilua experience in print with its extensive fiction, nonfiction, movie-based, self-help, and motivational reads.
Being an only child, Catriona mentioned in her contract signing with ABS-CBN, that “Book kept me company. I enjoyed readi so much. And I also write. That’s how I cteate something in my writing being an Ate to myself. Like what would I tell to my younger self. I want to be relatable. And that is what they will read in the book “Conquering Your Journey”.
Catriona said she is open to the opportunities that have opened to her-like she will continue what she has started as a singer and probably a serye or a movie.
“The book is part of that. I will just give my best. There have been offers. as fas as my leading man is concerned, it’s always a question of height. I stand 5’6″. There’s no one in particular. Maybe I can learn from our seasoned actors.”
Catriona said she will continue with the advocacies she has started, especially those that concern the kids.
And having a lovelife is not in her immediate grasp.
“If it happens, it happens!”
AWARD-WINNING actress Sylvia Sanchez was welcomed by ALV Talent Circuit, Arnold Vegafria’s talent management, to its roster of stars.
Sylvia disclosed that the new partnership aims to explore potential movie projects and endorsement deals.
“Ang importante talaga sa akin is the trust. and ‘yung eventually, nagiging pamilya kayo. Nang mawala si Tita Angge, kami ni Smokey (Manaloto) took care of our careers with the help of Analisa Goma. So, sa TV work nandyan pa rin siya and will work closely with ALV.”
Said Arnold, “Sylvia’s acting talent is beyond reproach. She is a brand unto herself, and that’s what I’m more excited to explore. There’s so much room for creative and artistic collaboration.
“How we ended up with this collaboration? Her husband si Papa Art (Atayde) is a good friend of mine. So in ine of those talks, napunta ang usapan sa management and everything. About having movie projects nga in the future. So, that is what we are working on right now. Hopefully, as 2020 enters naka-start na siya with the 2 projects we are starting with. Nalaman ko na hindi lang naman pala in drama nagda-dabble si Sylvia, but in comedy as well.
Added Sylvia, “Comedian naman ako in real life. But I was able to work with Rene Requiestas in a sitcom called “Bhoy” in 1989-1991. Sa niluluto ni ALV now, kasama na rin ‘yung pagpasok ko in movie producing.”
Will that be an Arjo Atayde-Maine Mendoza project?
“Ah, hindi pa muna. Kasi marami pa silang ginagawa now. Kaya, huwag muna nating guluhin at panghimasukan ang mga ‘yun.”
Sylvia ang her family have already booked their flight to Dubai where they will spend Christmas and the New Year.
“No, hindi kasama si Maine. Sa family niya siya. Kami naman pag-uwi namin by January 2, derecho na kaming magiina, si Arjo and Ria sa mga trabaho namin.”
It is the endorsements coming to the table, she is really excited about.
“Siguradong ginagamit ko ang produktong ie-endorso ko kaya hindi lang pera-pera ‘yun. Kailangan talagang may maganda itong ginagawa sa akin at sa buhay ko!”