GMA-7 actress Barbie Forteza is happy that she has remained a host of Sunday PINASaya, now that the Sunday noontime show is celebrating its second year on the air.
Hosting the show has already been a staple for Barbie since it premiered in August 9, 2015.
She said, "Minsan lang ako nababakante ng Sunday. Kapag Holy Week, kapag laban ni [Manny] Pacquiao. Ang saya kasi nasanay na kami na magkakasama pag linggo."
The 19-year-old actress hosts the segment "Star Buzz," impersonating Kris Aquino using the name Kissy Anino.
According to Barbie, she learned a lot of things while working for the show, especially when it comes to timing.
The 19-year-old actress shared, "Kasi minsan nag oovertime kami ng nasa stage kami lalo na kapag 'Star Buzz.'
"So may mga times na binabasa namin yung prompter tapos nageedit yung prompter. E, kailangan si Kissy madaldal so paano ko gagawin yun, e, ang nilalagay pala nila patapos na!
"At saka yun, sumalo ng ad lib ng iba lalong-lalo na ni Kuya Jose [Manalo]. Kapag yan nag simulang mag ad lib, hindi mo alam saan siya matatapos.
"Kailangan mo siyang masalo agad kasi kung hindi, made-dead air kayo.
"Ang hirap pero masaya. Malaking bagay na close kaming lahat kasi nararamdaman na namin kung papaano masasalo yung isa't isa.
"Alam na namin na ganun yung sasabihin nila."
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) spoke to Barbie during the press visit to the set of Sunday PINASaya last July 23 at GMA Network Center.
BASHERS. Barbie is also happy that bashers have stopped attacking her for her Kris Aquino impersonation.
She quipped, "Wala na. Wala nang basher regarding Kissy. Tumigil na sila!"
The actress-TV host even recalled, "Kasi naman, yung mga dating nambabash, sinasabi nila nakakairita daw ako mag-impersonate!"
Barbie recently received mixed reactions again when she was tapped to sing the anniversary theme song of Sunday PINASaya titled "Puso ng Saya."
She clarified that she is not the lone singer for the theme song.
Laughing, she related, "Nakakatawa yung ako daw. Nakakatawa nga yung post ng [GMA] Artist Center, ang dami tuloy nagreact! Bakit daw ako?
"Chorus lang kinanta ko dun. 19 hosts kumanta dun. Hindi niyo nga maririnig yung boses ko dun, e!"
The month-long celebration of Sunday PINASaya's second anniversary started last July 9 and will have a culmination on August 6.
Aside from Barbie, the other hosts of the show are Comedy Queen Ai-Ai Delas Alas, Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Julie Anne San Jose, Valeen Montenegro, Jerald Napoles, Andre Paras, Gabbi Garcia, Ruru Madrid, Atak Arana, Boobsie Wonderland, Joey Paras, Gladys Guevarra, Pekto, Lovely Abella, Jak Roberto, Kim Michael Last, and Pambansang Bae Alden Richards.