GABBY Concepcion has been staying a lot in his farm in Batangas during the lockdown but he returned to Manila last weekend to join the “Bawal Judgmental” segment of the longest running noontime show, “Eat Bulaga”. And it’s worth the trip as he won P50,000, making him the first showbiz personality to get a perfect score in that popular contest.
He was made to guess who among the singers in the line up of guests have won in an international television show and he guessed it correctly. Gabby is truly so lucky these days. After Marian Rivera backed out from their long delayed project, “First Yaya”, the heartwarming soap, which is about the romance of the president no less with his kids’ yaya, is finally pushing through.
And his leading ladies are getting younger and younger since he joined the Kapuso Network. He’s turning 56 on November 5, but he gets romantic partners who are even younger than his eldest daughter, KC or Kristina Cassandra, who turned 35 years old last April.
He was first paired with Carla Abellana in 2015 in “Because of You”. Carla was then 28 years old. Then he was paired with Sunshine Dizon and Ryza Cenon in “Ika-6 na Utos” in 2016 and it was such a big hit it ran for almost two years. Sunshine was then 33 and Ryza was 27.
He was last paired with Jennylyn Mercado in “Love You Two” last year when Jen was 32 years old. Now, instead of Marian Rivera, who’s now 36, he will be paired with Sanya Lopez, who is only 24 years old. Sanya then will be his youngest leading lady and his age now is more than twice than hers.
Gabby’s edge is that he has managed to preserve his youthful good looks so well and we’re sure he will similarly have a good on screen chemistry with Sanya, just like he did with his past leading ladies. The lock in taping of “First Yaya” is scheduled to start in mid-November in a yet undisclosed location.
Make way for Cassy the actress
MAKE way for Cassy Legaspi, the 19-year old daughter of Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi who is now going into acting and she’s very thrilled about it. She will play Nina, the teenage daughter of Gabby Concepcion in “First Yaya”, with Sanya Lopez as her yaya and Pilar Pilapil as her lola.
She also has her own love interest as she’s paired with teen actor Joaquin Domagoso, the teenage son of Mayor Isko Moreno who’s now a Kapuso artist. Does she feel any pressure about going into acting?
“In a way, yes, because it’s really my first time to act. Iba ito sa ginagawa ko sa ‘All Out Sundays’ and “Sarap Di Ba?’ Both my parents are actors so I’m sure people can’t help but wonder if I’m as good as them. Pinaghahandaan ko naman. I took some acting workshops and I also have two acting mentors right at home, di ba? So I feel so blessed and fortunate. I’m really working on my acting and I think I’m improving naman. Sa November 19 pa ang start ng taping namin, so I have enough time to prepare. In the meantime, I also work out and eat healthy kasi lock in taping kami kaya I really have to boost my immune system. First time ko rin mahihiwalay nang matagal from our family kaya may feeling of sepanx din, kahit papaano.”
She has gone ahead of her twin brother, Mavy, who has not tried acting in a regular soap yet. “Yes, I’m lucky kasi I’m acting with no less than Tito Gabby Concepcion as my dad and I really look forward to doing scenes with him. “
Cassy now has her own Youtube channel which she started late last month.
“It’s not easy to have your own Youtube channel kasi we cannot go out to explore because of the pandemic. But it’s a nice way to connect with the fans kasi they can ask me their questions directly. I also try to speak a lot in Tagalog kasi we’re used to speaking in English so my Tagalog is not as fluent. It’s a real challenge for me, but I’m getting there. Nawawala na ‘yung accent ko. I just continue to practice and I know I can accomplish it.”