Vice Ganda says Barbie Forteza’s ‘vibe’ is a good fit for ‘It's Showtime’

Vice Ganda says Barbie Forteza’s ‘vibe’ is a good fit for ‘It’s Showtime’

/ 08:05 PM July 02, 2023

(From left) Vice Ganda, Barbie Forteza. Images: Instagram/@praybeytbenjamin, Instagram/@barbaraforteza

(From left) Vice Ganda, Barbie Forteza. Images: Instagram/@praybeytbenjamin, Instagram/@barbaraforteza

Vice Ganda couldn’t help but express his admiration for Kapuso star Barbie Forteza, as he noted that her “vibe” is a good fit for ABS-CBN noontime show “It’s Showtime.”

Forteza was among the performers of “It’s Showtime’s” premiere episode on GMA Network’s GTV last Saturday, July 1, where she did a dance number with Kapamilya stars Kim Chiu, Belle Mariano, and Alexa Ilacad.


Following the show’s opening, the actress was given a bouquet of flowers and a warm welcome by mainstay hosts, including Vice Ganda himself and Anne Curtis.


“Thank you! Maraming salamat, ‘Showtime’ family,” she said in apparent excitement, before asking if she can greet the show’s audience, also known as “madlang people,” as seen in a Kapamilya Online Live clip via Philippine TV & Film Updates’ Twitter page.

Vice Ganda then said, “We love Barbie, ‘yung nanay daw niya laging nanonood ng ‘Showtime,’ to which Forteza responded: “Opo, si Mommy Amy po!”

Vice Ganda and Curtis then greeted the Kapuso star’s mother before the former said, “Parang matagal nang gustong sabihin ni Barbie ‘yan. Ngayon lang niya ‘yan naisigaw,” referring to her “Madlang People” greeting.

Shortly after the show’s premiere, the “Partners in Crime” star said on Twitter that her “vibe” is a good fit for the noontime show.

“Bagay si Barbie sa Showtime. I love her vibe!” his tweet read.


The actor-comedian’s tweet then caught the attention of netizens, with some hoping that the Kapuso network would allow Forteza to be part of the show.

One @txtlayp said, “Petition to make Barbie Forteza as regular host on It’s Showtime !!”


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Twitter user @bravo6live stressed, “ABS, GMA, listen to the madlang pipooool.”

Another @alejoowx said, “I really love watching artists from two ‘rival’ stations do interact.”

The premiere of “It’s Showtime” on GTV was a star-studded affair as it featured appearances from Kapuso stars including Forteza, Sanya Lopez, Rayver Cruz, Gabbi Garcia, Christian Bautista, Mark Bautista, Richard Yap, Rodjun Cruz, and Pokwang.

The ABS-CBN flagship show was previously under TV5’s noontime slot until the end of their contract last June 30. Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon’s new show “EAT” took over its slot, as of this writing. EDV


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