Soprano Rachelle Gerodias’ niece treads different musical path
MAKATI CITY — Talent runs in the family, as proven by the Gerodias household now that acclaimed soprano Rachelle Gerodias’ niece is trying to bask in the limelight, too.
Moshelle Gerodias, daughter of the opera diva’s brother, is taking a bite of show biz to showcase her vocal chops, though not in the same field as her celebrated aunt.
The 22-year-old entrepreneurship junior at Miriam College in Quezon City hopes to break into the entertainment industry through the pop music scene and acting on screen.
“I really didn’t dream of getting into show business, the opportunity just came,” the younger Gerodias told a select group of media scribes during her launching press conference held recently in Quezon City.
“When I was a young girl, my aunt would give us voice lessons. She’d always tells us to be confident, and always practice,” Gerodias shared.
Aside from interpreting pop ditties, the budding entrepreneur would also want to appear in TV dramas and movies, in the mold of her idol Marian Rivera.
“She’s my inspiration. Seeing her in ‘Marimar,’ she was both sexy and innocent,” Gerodias said of the Kapuso Primetime Queen.
Gerodias is part of a small group of talents introduced by budding talent agency Dragon Talent and Management, which also includes another sultry siren, Christa Jocson.
The 5-foot-6 aspiring actress has just graduated from the World Citi Colleges in Quezon City, earning a Tourism Management degree.
But unlike Gerodias, it has been Jocson’s childhood dream to showcase her thespic prowess on the silver screen.
“I enjoy watching Bea Alonzo’s movies, and I would love to work with her someday,” Jocson shared.
Both Gerodias and Jocson took the courageous move to get a crack at the entertainment industry now that media production is struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the ladies are unfazed and saw that no other time would be better to pursue their dreams than the present.
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