Bagamat bagong bihis
pa lang ang TV5 kinailangan munang manghiram ng talents—mostly from
ABS-CBN—for its slew of shows all piloting this week. May foresight ang Prime
Events Force Unlimited to come up with a show that will also introduce new
talents exclusively for TV5. This way, kasabay ng audition for available
talents, nagpa-go see rin ang Prime Events to discover new stars at tila
sinuwerte naman sila sa mga nakuha nila—mostly teens from exclusive schools
willing to try showbiz.
Lipgloss is a loose
adaptation of the hit TV series Gossip Girl and follows the lives of the
students of an ultra-exclusive high school through the school's "unofficial"
Halos baguhan ang mga
cast with the rest, the under-exposed talents from ABS-CBN's Star Magic.
Leading the male cast
are Star Magic's Rodjun Cruz, na kapatid ni Rayver Cruz, playing the main
antagonist Jake; Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Season 1 housemates Fred
Payawan as Jake's younger brother Jiggo and Mikee Lee as the resident bad boy
Maui; at ang first Little Big Star winner na si Sam Concepcion as the moderator
of the website Lipgloss as Kyle.
Joining them is fresh
talent Kevin Lapena as the main lead boy Edge. A high school graduate of Don
Bosco Makati, now a college sophomore of De La Salle, he fits in perfectly to
the exclusive-school boys Rodjun of De La Salle high school, Fred from Colegio San
Agustin, now of De La Salle, and Mikee of Ateneo from elementary to college.
Bukod sa exclusive
schools, panlaban naman ng ilang mga bagong girls to be introduced in the show
ang kanilang showbiz lineage.
Playing the two female
leads are Saab Magalona as Meg and Maxine Eigenmann as Abby. Saab is the
younger sister of Maxene Magalona and the second eldest daughter of Francis
Magalona and Pia Arroyo; samantalang nakatatandang kapatid naman ni Andi
Eigenmann si Maxine with famous dad Mark Gil.
Three other three new
girls are Cheska Ortega playing Ziggy, the younger sister of Edge, who is formerly
from Poveda and had to transfer to Reedley International School dahil hindi
siya pinayagang mag-artista; Charina Suzara, playing the wannabe rich girl
Julivee, is a student of OB Montessori; and Mary Grace Perido, the loner skating
champ Louise, is from San Agustin College in Cavite.
Another Star Magic
talent Miki Hahn plays the bad girl Steph. She is the only member of the cast who stopped schooling after finishing high school.
Makakasama nila ang
mga beteranong artista na sina Lorenzo Mara, Rachel Lobangco, Lloyd Samartino,
at Ricardo Cepeda. Lipgloss is directed by Cris Pablo and Aleah Eugenio.
pilots this Saturday, August 16, at 5 p.m.