(From left) Gianna Cutler, Zyrael Jestre, Daniela Amable, and Renz Valerio star in the new GMA-7 kiddie show My Chubby World, which will begin airing on May 14.

Photo: Noel Orsal

Kids who grow up in the spotlight will likely have an atypical childhood—where work eats up the time allotted for play and school.

But such is not the case of the four cute and chatty Kapuso kids, who launched their kiddie show last Tuesday night, May 10, at the Burgoo restaurant on Tomas Morato Ave. Ext. in Quezon City.

Daniela Amable, who played the young Iza Calzado in The Beauty Queen, said fun times are included in her schedule.

"Meron naman po [time na maglaro]... Sa bahay po namin," she began.

"Gusto ko po, ano po, paglalaro po yung drawing po na laro. 'Tapos po, yung mga gadgets po, minsan po naglalaro ako. 'Tapos po yung ibang laro ko, yung mga checkers, yung mga snakes and ladders, mga ganun po."


Renz Valerio, who started acting on television at the age of 6, mentioned basketball as his favorite sport; computers games as part of his must-do list whenever he has the time; and, "sa larong Pinoy po, patintero!"

Gianna Cutler, who played the young Maggie Wilson in The Beauty Queen, exclaimed, "Nagpa-patintero din po ako."

When asked about her favorite game, "Depende po." And her explanation: "Kunwari po, minsan po yung iba pong bata, ini-schedule po nila yun. Minsan po Monday, patintero. Minsan po, Chinese garter. Di ba po, meron pong mga ganun? Yung mga sosyal na bata po."

Seven-year-old Zyrael Jestre—who presently plays the son of Maxene Magalona in My Lover My Wife—said he loves to play, and admits being "makulit."

He added, "Minsan po napagsasabihan ng teacher."

All of them, just like children their age, are studying.

Renz said, "Hindi naman nakakaapekto yung showbiz, balanced naman po siya, e.

"Sabi po ng mama ko at ng papa ko, ang pag-aartista nawawala, pero po ang pag-aaral, kahit tumanda na po ako, hindi siya mawawala."

MY CHUBBY WORLD. The witticisms of these adorable kids will make our Saturdays more entertaining with the launch of GMA-7's My Chubby World, on May 14 at 8:15 a.m.

The kids' faces automatically lit up during the table-per-table interview when their show's title was mentioned.