Former Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 housemate Luis Hontiveros is now part of GMA-7’s talent arm, GMA Artist Center.
GMA Artist Center (GMAAC) welcomed Luis to its roster of talents via Instagram on July 7, 2020.
Interestingly, Luis celebrated his 24th birthday that same day.
As of 6:10 p.m. of July, he has not posted on his own social media accounts any announcement regarding his transfer.
But among his recent posts on Instagram was about the #LabanKapamilya online protest, which came on the heels of the network's shutdown on May 5, 2020.
National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) issued a cease-and-desist order following the expiration of ABS-CBN’s congressional franchise on May 4, 2020.
Yesterday, July 10, 2020, Congress denied the renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise.
LUIS’ ABS-CBN CAREER
Luis, the nephew of Senator Risa Hontiveros, first tried show business when he joined GMA-7’s reality program StarStruck in 2009.
Like Alden Richards and Marlo Mortel, Luis did not make it to the batch’s final 14.
Later, in 2016, he joined Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 as one of the adult housemates. However, he was evicted on Day 155.
After his eviction, Luis entered ABS-CBN’s talent arm, Star Magic.
Luis appeared in several ABS-CBN programs, including episodes of Wanspanataym, Maalaala Mo Kaya, and Ipaglaban Mo.
He also had a guest appearance in the 2018 series Halik, starring Jericho Rosales, Yam Concepcion, Yen Santos, and Sam Milby.
For on-demand platform iWant, he took part in an episode of the drama anthology The End.