Nadine Samonte still undecided whether to renew her GMA contract or not


Nadine Samonte admits she feels sad that some of herfellow StarStruck batchmates are not as visible like her in showbiz today. And for those who remain to have a career,Nadine says, "Natutuwa ako sa iba kasi at least... katulad ni Sheena [Halili] nabigyan siya ng chance; si Jade [Lopez] meron na, si Kat-Kat [Katrina Halili],si Cristine [Reyes], at least meron siyang project."

Earlier, it was reported to PEP (Philippine EntertainmentPortal) that GMA network has decided to drop Cristine Reyes, former StarStruckBatch 1 Avenger, from its roster of talents. (Click here to read relatedarticle).

Now that Cristine is free, she can now accept whateverABS-CBN has offered her. Rumor has itthat she was offered a lead role in the TV adaptation of Alma Moreno's movietitled Eva Fonda, 16.

As a StarStruck batchmate, Nadine Samonte told themedia that she is glad for her batchmate Cristine.

During the press conference of her newest endorsement,Active White, which was held at the Imperial Palace Suites in Timog Avenue,Quezon City yesterday afternoon, April 3, Nadine said, "I'm happy nashe's happy naman sa nangyari sa kanya. And I think naman na meron din siyang show [doon sa kabila], so happy namanako for her."

Like Cristine, Nadine's contract with GMA-7 has expiredalready and until now, she has not yet decided whether to renew her contract ornot. Although the young actress iscurrently working for GMA-7's afternoon drama called Maging Akin Ka Lamang, Nadinesaid she considers herself as a freelancer right now.


Nadine explained to PEP, "Hindi pa ako nagre-renew. Nasa akin naman yun, e. Actually, nagbigaynaman sila sa akin ng contract kung gusto kong mag-renew.

"Pero, as of now, sabi ko, hangga't wala pa akong dumaratingna show or what, sabi ko, huwag na muna. Kasi parang ang hirap naman nun nanakatali ako, then wala namang show after ng Maging Akin Ka Lamang. "

When GMA News asked her if the reports saying that she is alsotransferring to ABS-CBN is true, Nadine immediately replied, "Lilipat? Hindi naman, hindi naman sa ganun."

She then added, "Pero ang sinasabi ko nga, kung saan mayproject, doon ako pupunta. Hindi kokasi alam, after ng Maging Akin Ka Lamang, kung ano'ng next soap ko. Parang wala pang akong role o wala pa akongshow."

Nadine said that the soap's last taping would be on the lastweek of April, while the show might end on the second week of May.


WEDDING PLANS. Nadine was also asked about her non-showbiz boyfriendnamed Emerson Chua. The 20-year-old actressrevealed that as a couple, they sometimes talk about what they want for theirwedding.

"Ang balak ko, 24 [years old]," said Nadine about her idealmarrying age.

However, she said that it might change depending on hercareer. Nadine briefly explained, "Kung may career, siyempre hindi muna; perokung wala na, oo, 24 talaga."

What would be the theme of their wedding?

Nadine answered, "Church talaga, reception siguro mga hotelo ano, traditional Chinese reception, ganun."

The wedding might be simple but Nadine wishes to have aluxurious honeymoon—at a seven-star hotel. Nadine narrated while laughing, "Pero nanloloko ako, sabi ko, gusto kongmag-honeymoon tayo doon sa seven-star hotel na puro gold [Burj Al Arab Hotel inDubai]. Sabi niya, ‘Mahal yun, a.' Sabi ko, ‘Okay lang yun, mag-iipon namantayo, e.'"


Although, she and her boyfriend openly talk about it, the StarStruckalumna clarified that there are no definite plans yet. She said, "Kasi balak din niyamunang magpagawa ng house namin, ng mga bagay. Ako, may mga balak din ako, like, magpapatayo muna pa kami ng apartment,mga ganun.

"So, after pa nun saka pa lang [magpapakasal]. Kasi ayaw din naming iwanan yung familynamin na, alam mo yun, tinutulungan pa kami. Gusto namin, kami yung tutulong sa kanila."





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