Every generation in the showbiz industry has these fresh faces that brighten up our days with their talents and unique personalities. They usually bear the “it” factor that carries a multitude of potential to make it big in the industry.
GMA-7 is always on the lookout for these talents who can be the lead stars in many shows to come. As such, meet the newest crew of the Sparkle GMA Artist Center, aptly dubbed Sparkada, fresh faces in the industry that will find their way into your hearts with their individual talents and skills.
Handpicked by Starmaker Johnny Manahan, each member comes with a unique story and background, and putting them all together, launching them all as a group, is what makes Sparkada a worthy set of stars to watch out for.
Some members of the press were given a chance to be up close and a little bit personal with some of the cast during a recent media conference. These talents talked about how they all started and what they have learned so far, being part of Sparkada.
“I’m truly honored to be part of Sparkada. To be launched as a group has been a part of my dream as well. It’s nice that we get to witness each other’s dreams come true, and be there for each other for support,” says Roxie Smith, who has a background in ballet.
“One thing I have discovered in myself as a part of this group is that I am willing or open pala to new challenges. Like when we performed a pop dance for the crowd, I wasn’t very much into it kasi I was a ballerina, but I got feedback that I performed well pala, so it really made me happy,” she adds.
Others echoed the same positive feelings she has as a part of Sparkada.
“For me, they are not just my barkada at work, they are also my family. It came to a point when I realized they are not just my friends at work, but also in real life, and that somehow it makes us all a family. Although we all came from different backgrounds, being handpicked by Mr. M, I know that he has seen potential in all of us, and this makes us work well together as a team,” says Kim Perez.
“Being part of this group gives me the determination to be better in my crafts. They all inspire me to learn more, and not give up kapag may mga setbacks. Kahit nasa bahay na ako after rehearsals, I still practice because I’m really determined to learn and become better,” Raheel Bhyria quips.
To Caitlyn Save, it’s her light and energy that saves the day when the tough gets going. “Ako naman, I’d like to think that I bring extra energy to the group! The long hours can make us all very tired pero to me, it’s like I still have the energy to make everyone smile. The bond talaga of the group is something special to me, it’s one of a kind.”
Some of them have no prior acting experience, and others have been commercial models but all of them have the “it” factor and are celebrities in their own rights with significant social media followers.
Tanya Ramos, the most “caring” member of the cast mentioned how it makes her proud to see where each and everyone is at now, from where they all started. “It makes me proud seeing us all grow as a member of this group.”
Kirsten Gonzales seconded this, saying, “Yeah, all are new talaga and we all started from the bottom, and it makes me happy that we all found a support system sa group na ito.”
“I’m actually the quiet type, but I think I get to share my love for makeup and dancing with the team and that has been a real bonding moment for me,” she carries on.
To Vincent Jedrick Maristela, he is happy that everyone helps each other out. “Ako naman po wala akong pinipiling katrabaho, and I treat all people equally.”
“Me, too! As much as possible, I’d like to bring some light and humor to everyone. It’s a fun team, lahat nakikisama plus I get to learn more about myself as I hang out with them,” Sean Lucas jumps in.
They may all seem very different because they really are, but what gels them all together is the same passion and dedication they have for their crafts, as well as the same goal to make Sparkada a truly remarkable team.
Sparkada members also include industry newcomers Anjay Anson, Vanessa Pena, Dilek Montemayor, Cheska Fausto, Saviour Ramos, Larkin Castor, Lauren King, Michael Sager, and Jeff Moses.
Catch Sparkada as they bring fun and excitement through their latest shows and projects at GMA-7.