Actress Gina Alajar says she's having "sleepless nights" since joining Celebrity Duets

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"Every day, I still ask myself if I'm ready, if I will go on, if I will back out, or ayoko na lang. It's every day, it's every day lurking... lurking on my mind. That's why it added stress, kaya na-stress akong talaga," says actress Gina Alajar about joining Celebrity Duets Season 3.


Natatawa ang premyadong aktres na si Gina Alajar at hindi masagot ang tanong kung ano ang ginagawa niya bilang isa sa mga contestant ng Celebrity Duets sa ginanap na grand launch ng show kagabi, August 24, sa Annabel's restaurant, T. Morato Ave., Quezon City.

"Hindi ko nga rin alam kung ano ang ginagawa ko rito!" natatawa niyang sabi.

Bukod kay Gina, ang iba pang kasali sa Season 3 ng Celebrity Duets ay sina Jomari Yllana (actor-concert producer), Akihiro Sato (model), Janina San Miguel (former beauty queen), Maxie Cinco (fashion designer), Niccolo Cosme (photographer), Joel Cruz (entrepreneur), Mikaela (busineswoman), at Nonito Donaire Jr. (boxing champ)

Ano kaya ang edge niya sa iba pang celebrity contenders?

"Unang-una, nagkakaroon na nga ako ng sleepless nights. Noong tinawagan ako ni Ms. Redgie Magno [senor program manager ng GMA-7], akala ko pinaglalaruan lang ako. Every week, kailangan mong magkabisa ng songs. I think, pare-pareho lang naman kami, hindi kami magagaling na singers. May edge sa kanila? I think, I am the best actress!" tawa pa rin niya.

Dagdag ni Gina, "I don't want to say more, I think humility is a virtue."

Pero ngayong isa na nga siya sa mga contestants, naka-set na rin ba ang mood niya for competition?

"Every day, I still ask myself if I'm ready, if I will go on, if I will back out, or ayoko na lang. It's every day, it's every day lurking... lurking on my mind. That's why it added stress kaya na-stress akong talaga.

"Although, as of now, I'm ready on the third week, so okey lang. I have prepared for the third week. I have to learn na lang about the song. So, kaya pa ng third week. I don't know lang about the fourth or the fifth or the sixth... I don't know," saad ng award-winning actress.

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Nakahanda na rin ba siyang makipaglaban sa pamamagitan ng text votes? Although isang singing contest ang Celebrity Duets, ang mananalo ay ibabase sa dami ng text votes na makukuha niya.

"Well, I will do my responsibility to call up, you know, friends and ask for their help. Pero to spend for it, to spend money for it, hindi siguro," sagot niya.

GINA'S SONS. Pagdating daw sa kanyang mga anak na sina Ryan, Geoff, at AJ Eigenmann, hindi sa kanya mismo nabalitaan ng mga ito na isa siya sa contenders ng Celebrity Duets ngayong season.

"Alam mo, si Ryan [panganay na anak ni Gina], hindi pa yata alam. Hindi ko pa siya nakakausap. Pero si Geoff, nalaman niya because of the people in Rosalinda. So, the first day of taping that day, he called me up and said, 'Ma, ano, nanalo ka ba?' Nagtatanong siya. Sabi ko, 'Anak, first two episodes pa lang 'to, wala pang elimination ngayon.' Sabi niya, 'Akala ko nanalo ka na. But I will be there one of the tapings,' sabi niya sa akin."

Bakit hindi niya pa sinasabi kay Ryan ang pagsali niya sa Celebrity Duets?

"Totoo, nagkakausap kami, pero hindi ko pa nasabi na, 'Ryan, meron akong pinasok na baka matawa ka.' Yung ganun. So, hindi ko pa napapaalam. And because nga, paano ko maipapaalam? You know how fast it was? Saturday evening, tinawagan ako ni Ms. Redgie Magno. Sunday, kinu-contemplate ko kung tama ba ang pagsagot ko. Monday, may band rehearsals na. Tapos Tuesday, may taping na. So, wala rin akong preparations. I had to call my stylist, as in ganoon kabilis.

"Tapos, biglang may text sa akin, 'Magdala po kayo ng kaibigan, supporters, and fans ninyo. 'Ha? Bakit ako magdadala?' Yung mga ganoon... Although, nakakapanood ako sa Season 1, but I didn't know na lahat ng responsibilities ay sa contestant!" natatawa pa rin niyang kuwento.

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GEOFF & CARLA. Masaya naman si Gina sa nangyayari ngayon sa career ng anak na si Geoff at sa itinatakbo ng primetime series nito sa GMA-7 na Rosalinda.

"I'm truly happy," sambit ni Gina. "I'm very, very, truly happy that the ratings are really going high. Thanks to Darna also, kasi nahihila niya yung mga shows. But extremely, noong nag-uumpisa, I am a bit worried. I asked nga sila Ms. Lilybeth Rasonable [AVP for Drama], 'Paano ba 'yan, yung rating parang hindi pumapalo?' And they say, 'Don't worry about it, tataas pa 'yan as the story unfolds.' And so, they are right naman. So, natutuwa ako ngayon. I have no hopes for anything except for a high rating for Rosalinda."

Hindi ba siya naging stage mom para kay Geoff?

"I am! I am a stage mom! Disimulado lang, but I am!" natatawa niyang sabi. "I do give him advice, mostly unsolicited. Buti naman he listens, yung ganoon. I criticize him. Actually, not only him, but all of them."

Naipakilala na ba ni Geoff sa kanya ang leading lady nito sa Rosalinda na si Carla Abellana?

"Yeah, she's very, very pretty," sagot ni Gina. "She's prettier in person than in television. The camera doesn't give her justice. Ang ganda-ganda niya! Talagang when I saw her in person, naka-ganun ako sa kanya... 'Ang ganda-ganda mo talaga.'"

Balitang nahuhulog na raw ang loob ng anak niya kay Carla. Ano ang masasabi ni Gina rito?

"Well, Geoff naman admitted to me that he likes Carla so much. But you know, there are situations na hindi mo maiiwasan, di ba? Parang sa akin, hinay-hinay lang," sabi ng aktres.

Is she the type of mom who meddles in her sons' affairs?

"Kapag may nagustuhan naman ang mga 'yan at ipinakilala sa akin, wala naman akong iko-comment. But I observe. I do observe. At kapag nag-o-observe ako, kapag meron akong nakitang mali, or if I like the girl at nakita ko ang goodness or whatever, I tell them. Kapag may nakita akong mali or something odd, I tell them and they listen naman."

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Does she like Carla for Geoff?

"Yeah! Why not, why not? But the circumstances, hindi pa yata panahon. I just tell Geoff just to take it easy," sabi ni Gina.

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