Gumabao wants Gerald Anderson as onscreen partner
MANILA, Philippines – If she were to enter show business and choose her onscreen partner, La Salle’s Michelle Gumabao said she would pick Gerald Anderson.
This was her reply when she was grilled on the “Ihaw Na!” segment of the late night gag show "Banana Lite" on Wednesday.
“Sabihin na nating pinili mong maging artista, sino sa mga male artist ang gusto mong makatrabaho?” asked Jason Gainza, who was impersonating Boy Abunda.
“[Si] Gerald Anderson po,” responded the 20-year-old beauty, who admitted that she had a crush on Anderson, now currently linked with actress Maja Salvador.
“Dati naging crush ko s'ya dahil sa accent n'ya ‘pag nagta-Tagalog s'ya,” she said of the Filipino-American actor.
Gumabao, whose defensive skills helped De La Salle University sweep Ateneo in the recent UAAP women’s volleyball finals, is the daughter of former basketball player and actor Dennis Roldan.
Her brother Marco, meanwhile, stars in ABS-CBN’s teen series "Luv U."
Gumabao admitted she is open to joining show business once she finishes her studies.
“Tingin ko everyone's open to it, I'm personally open to it. I'm not shutting down my door to showbiz,” she said earlier. “If may offer, I'm going to think about it talaga.”