“I still want to get married.”
Ito ang naging pahayag ng TV host-radio DJ na si KC Montero nang tanungin siya ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) kung nasa plano ba niya na magpakasal sa kanyang girlfriend of two years, ang former Miss New Zealand na si Stephanie Dods.
Ayon pa kay KC, hindi naman daw siya nakaranas ng anumang trauma noong mag-divorce sila ng una niyang misis, ang singer na si Geneva Cruz, noong 2012 pagkatapos ng walong taong pagsasama.
Lahad niya, “After our divorce, we’ve both moved on.
“I have my own life and Gen has her own life now.
“We’re actually okay because sometimes Gen comments on my posts on Facebook.
“But we never call each other. I guess there’s no reason to do that.
“But I always communicate with her son, Heaven.
“He’s 21-years old now and living in Los Angeles, California.
“We try to catch up on one another over social media.
“I miss him a lot and I’m happy that he’s doing well in L.A.”
FALSE ALARM. Marami ang nag-akala na kinasal na si KC dahil sa pinost nitong isang Instagram video noong 2015.
Paglinaw niya, “Oh, that was just a joke.
“Akala nila ako yung ikakasal.
“But I was just the host at the reception kasi friends namin ni Stephanie ang kinasal.
“To be honest, I haven’t proposed to Stephanie yet.
“I don’t know why I’m taking my time, but there is always a reason why.
“First of all, we don’t have a ring yet. She said that she wants to choose the ring.
“But who knows, baka next year na? Let’s see if it will happen,” tawa pa niya.
BACK TO ACTING. Nagbabalik sa GMA-7 si KC, hindi bilang isang TV host, kundi bilang isang aktor.
Isa siya sa bagong addition sa cast ng primetime action teleserye na Alyas Robin Hood 2 na nagkaroon ng press launch noong nakaraang August 9 sa Le Reve Events Venue in Quezon City.
Inamin ni KC na siya ang humiling sa GMA-7 na bigyan siya ng acting job dahil ito raw ang gusto niyang matutunan ngayon.
Hindi naman daw ito ang unang pagkakataon na umarte si KC sa TV dahil lumabas na raw siya noon sa mga GMA-7 shows na Hiwalay Kung Hiwalay (1998), Umulan Man O Umaraw (2000), Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian Ng Encantadia (2005) at Confessions of a Torpe sa TV5 naman.
Sa movies, nakagawa ng ilang pelikula si KC tulad ng Ano Bang Meron Ka? (2001), Pakisabi Na Lang…Mahal Ko Siya (2005) at Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2 (2014).
“I’ve been hosting for the longest time ever since I started my career here in the Philippines.
“I co-hosted SOP [Sobrang Okey Pare] tapos naging Party Pilipinas.
“I was given acting jobs on the side, pero hindi ako nag-concentrate doon.
“I was more on being a TV host and I became a VJ [video jock] for MTV Asia for a very long time.
“I just turned 40, so I want to explore acting ngayon.
“Kasi, I just saw my brother Troy [Montero] acting again on TV.
“I said to myself, ‘Hey I can do that! I can speak better Tagalog than him!’ although medyo baluktot pa rin nang konti.
“So I asked the people here at GMA-7 if they would consider giving me an acting job for a change.
“So they gave me a kontrabida role in Alyas Robin Hood, which is really good.
“I just hope I get good feedback and hopefully they won’t kill my character off on the first month!” sabay tawa ni KC.
OTHER PROJECTS. Bukod sa paglabas sa teleserye, host din si KC ng show na The G.O.A.T. on Fox Sports at may pinu-produce siyang TV show for the Discovery Channel titled Worst Vacation Ever kasama si Troy.
May isang project din na gagawin si KC for Netflix.
Nagtatrabaho din si KC as director of influencer marketing at Virus Digital in Makati.
GIVING UP HIS RADIO SHOW. Dahil sa paglabas niya sa Alyas Robin Hood, kinailangan niyang mag-resign sa kanyang radio show na The KC Show on Wave 89.1.
“I had to quit one of my jobs para lang sa Alyas Robin Hood.
“My radio show is every day from 7 to 10 am.
“Ang taping ko dito sa teleserye is Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. And tapings are crazy and they last like 24 hours.
“So I had to quit one of my jobs para hindi ako mahirapan and I will be able to concentrate on acting.
“But I also would love to do other hosting jobs like a gameshow or a talk show; something serious naman.
“Hopefully, this will open new doors for me in the field of performing as an actor.
“I hope to get bigger roles in the future basta okey ang Tagalog ko.
“Kaya please, GMA-7! Don’t kill me off the show agad! I gave up a job for this! Please like my acting!” natatawang pagtatapos ni KC.