Gloria Diaz is happy that her daughter Isabelle Daza has finally decided to enter showbiz. Back when Belle was a teenager, she never wanted to be part of the industry that made her mother a bigger celebrity. But as Gloria tells PEP, it was Belle's friends in the business that became the catalyst to jumpstart her showbiz career.

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"Miss [Annette] Gozon is helping her and everybody's helping her. She has nothing to fear."

Ano naman ang mga hinihinging advice sa kanya ni Isabelle?

"She doesn't really ask for advice. You know how kids are. They don't want [you] to know that they ask for advice.

"More than anything, she sounds it off. She sounds off what she's doing, et cetera; and then slowly she [asks for my opinion.]

"'What do you think about it? What do you feel about it?'

"And I say, 'You can do it. Don't worry, you can do it. Kaya mo iyan.'"

MISS UNIVERSE. Matatandaan na unang nakilala ng publiko si Gloria Diaz nang sumali at nanalo siya sa Miss Universe pageant noong 1969.

May chance din kayang subukan ni Isabelle ang kapalaran sa pagsali sa isang beauty contest?

"I doubt if she'll do that. She likes showbiz," agad na sagot ni Gloria.

Ano naman ang pangarap niya para sa anak?

"I hope she gets into comedy because she's a very good comedian.

"Although, a stranger would not see that because she's still tense and she's still scared and she's still uncomfortable with the camera but [eventually] she will.

"She will, I hope," aniya.

Sa usaping Miss Universe, may maibibigay ba siyang payo sa ating kandidata this year na si Shamcey Supsup para sa nalalapit na patimpalak?

"Do the best you can, don't feel stressed out, it's not a matter of life and death, and enjoy.