Angel Aquino admits that by working both on ABS-CBN and GMA-7, she's having the best of both worlds.
As a TV host, Angel has been one of the faces of the lifestyle magazine show, Us Girls, on Studio 23 of ABS-CBN, for three years. Recently, GMA-7 tapped her anew to work as an actress in its newest primetime show, Darna, where she plays the role of the first Darna and is the guardian of the stone that she will pass on to Marian Rivera.
"I get to work both sides. Para sa akin naman, I was never limited by ABS-CBN to work for ABS-CBN. They never expected me to just work for ABS-CBN. They have a full roster of artists din naman. Whoever gives you work, di ba, that's where you go. Where there's work, that's where you'll go," said Angel during a press conference held yesterday, August 13, at Cravings restaurant in Katipunan, Quezon City.
The press conference was for "Us Girls' August Award," a first for the show, where the show picks style-savvy individuals.
She added, "Wherever naman I go, I'm treated well."
The fashion celebrity said that there's no problem working with Us Girls and Darna at the same time.
Angel explained, "If it's taped, we usually tape the scenes. If we could finish it in a day, the better. Besides, if it's work, it's something that will send my kids to school, you know, I'll squeeze it into my schedule. I think, all of us, especially at this time, we need all the 'raket' that we can get. You know, I will really make sure that it all fits in the schedule."
THE USGIRLS' SISTER. Meanwhile, as the eldest among the three hosts of Us Girls, Angel said that she doesn't have a hard time connecting with her younger co-hosts, Iya Villania and Megan Young.
As a mother of two teens, Angel said, "I think because I have two girls who are already teenagers that I am able to keep up with my girls here beside me [Iya and Maegan]. So, parang sila 'yong extension ko ng family, parang mayroon din akong dalawang anak na katabi. Kasi, my two girls, we're like friends, we're more like barkadas than daughters, at parang ganun din ang relationship ko kina Iya."
Angel added that she can bond with younger people. "I know I how to have fun with my girls and I also know how to have fun with them [Iya and Megan], or the other way around, so that I can also be the friend that my daughters need also."
See Angel spend another memorable night with her Us Girls co-hosts, Iya and Megan, as the three girls recognize this year's style royalty on "Us Girls August Award" on August 20, at the New Eastwood Mall in Libis, Quezon City.