Melissa Ricks goes sexy in 'Nasaan ka Elisa?'

Posted at 09/09/2011 10:11 PM | Updated as of 09/10/2011 6:02 PM
"Nasaan ka Elisa?" star Melissa Ricks.

MANILA, Philippines – Young actress Melissa Ricks has expressed her excitement over the upcoming airing of her television series "Nasaan ka Elisa?"

Amid all the intrigues tagging her as a late-bloomer compared to her showbiz friends Erich Gonzales and Empress Schuck, Ricks told ABS-CBN News that she is truly thankful to have gotten a big break.

“Matagal ang hinintay ko. It was worth it naman. Ngayon, lahat ng pinaghirapan ko, it was for the soap talaga,” she told ABS-CBN News.

In the series, Ricks will play the role of Elisa Altamira, which is the lead character of the show.

Unlike her previous projects which portrays her "sweet" image, Ricks will be taking on a mature role in this latest primetime television offering.

“I’m ready na gulatin ang tao. I’m ready na ipakita ang acting skills na talagang pinaghirapin ko all these years. Lahat ibubuhos ko dito.”

“Nasaan ka Elisa?” is the Philippine remake of the controversial Chilean series "¿Dónde Está Elisa?", a drama series that garnered praises in Puerto Rico, US and other parts of the world.

It is a story about how the Altamira family’s life has changed after Elisa, the eldest daughter of Mariano and Dana Altamira, mysteriously disappeared.

As the search for Elisa goes on, numerous suspects will be pointed out and several secrets will be revealed.

“Nasaan ka Elisa?” will be aired on ABS-CBN starting Monday, September 12, right after “My Binondo Girl.” – Report from Marie Lozano, ABS-CBN News