Alex Gonzaga recalls early show biz dreams with sis Toni Gonzaga
Alex Gonzaga posted a photo with sister Toni from several years ago, and reflected on their pursuit of a career in show business.
In her Instagram post, the younger actress-vlogger seemed to be in a sentimental mood as she shared about going through old photos, including a “selfie” with her “ate” Toni. The selfie holds a memory of the duo’s dream to make it in the entertainment industry.
“These are your simple Taytay girls using their dad’s film camera for [a] selfie[,] thinking they can have a shot in show business. Hehe[!],” said Alex, who made her acting debut in the Kapamilya comedy program “Let’s Go!” in 2006.
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The 35-year-old TV host also uploaded a TikTok video, in which she discussed the at least 20-year-old throwback photo. Alex shared that she was around 14 or 15, and Toni, 18 or 19, when they took a snap in their apartment in Taytay, Rizal.
“‘Yan kami no’n. Tignan niyo; walang kilay [ako]. ‘Yung braces ko, halos tatlong buwan na ata ‘kong ‘di bumabalik sa dentista ko niyan. Ang ate ko naman, [may] mga tigidig sa mukha. Pero talagang naipush namin [ang pangarap namin]. Ibig sabihin niyan, kayang-kaya niyo rin i-push, basta may tiwala kayo sa sarili n’yo,” said the “Single Bells” actress, who stressed the importance of believing in oneself and praying regularly in the attainment of one’s goals.
(That’s us before. Look; I had no eyebrows. My braces, at the time, haven’t been checked by the dentist for almost three months. My older sister, on the other hand, had pimples on her face. But we really made our dream happen. This means, you also can really achieve your dreams if you believe in yourself.)
@mscathygonzaga Praise God talaga kahit paano nakapasok sa pagaartista!!! 🙏🏼😀 #alexgonzag #fyp #tonigonzaga #foryou ♬ original sound – Alex Gonzaga
She reiterated her sentiment in the caption of her Instagram post, and expressed love for Toni and pride in their journey of fulfilling their dream.
“You can always glow up and live your dream ano man ang pinagsimulan mo (regardless of how you started). Love you ate and I am proud how we started as a family [emojis],” wrote Alex, who also mentioned in her TikTok video how their parents recognized their daughters’ potential.
Toni, who had just given birth to her second child almost a month ago, commented, “Nag post partum ka din…[emojis],” to which Alex — staying true to her playful character — replied, “@celestinegonzaga ang lesson dito, tama [ang naging] desisyon ng mga daddy [na] ikaw muna [ang] pinag-audition hangga’t ‘di pa tumutubo [ang] kilay ko.” (The lesson here is that our father made the right decision to have you audition first until my eyebrows have grown.)
Toni, whose most recent film is the 2022 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry “My Teacher,” has acted alongside Alex in projects such as MMFF entries “Mary, Marry Me” and “The ExorSis.” They played the role of sisters in both films. EDV