Her talent manager, Boy Abunda, tried convincing her to try acting but eventually gave up. She just wasn’t interested.
Since entering show biz in 2005, hosting the youth-oriented debate program “Y Speak” on Studio 23, Bianca has known she wouldn’t dare act, sing or dance, despite people saying she wouldn’t have much of a career hosting gigs alone.
“Parang trying hard naman yata kung mag-drama ako. When I started, I thought I’d be doing this for maybe just three years. Then ‘Pinoy Big Brother’ (PBB) came along. I’ve been around for eight years now, and I’m thankful that I still get to find work,” she told a small group of writers at her recent launch as endorser of Betadine Feminine Wash.
“It’s good to have a strong support system—friends, family, who believe in what you do,” Bianca added.
The closest thing to acting that she would do, Bianca said, was voice-overs à la Mary Alice Young in the hit TV series “Desperate Housewives.”
“I’d also like to dub cartoons! I’m a big fan of animated features. I watch a lot of those at home to de-stress,” she said.
Aside from hosting, Bianca dabbles in writing and modeling. “I wanted to become a writer, perhaps a director— anything creative, or behind-the-scenes work,” said Bianca, adding that she used to pitch her own concepts and ideas during brainstorming sessions on PBB.
Meanwhile, Bianca, who turned 30 in March, is not in a hurry to settle down with her boyfriend JC Intal.
In fact, she said, the PBA player hadn’t popped the question. “I don’t know when [I will settle down]; I cannot fix a concrete date, but that’s definitely something I’m preparing for,” she said.