Mapapadalas nang makita ng Pinoy pageant fans ang Miss Universe 2013 na si Gabriela Isler ngayong nakapagdesisyon na itong sumabak sa local showbiz scene.
Nitong nakaraang Biyernes, January 25, pormal nang inanunsiyo ni Gabriela ang balak niyang mag-pursue ng kanyang career sa Pilipinas sa isang press conference na ginanap sa Novotel Hotel sa Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.
Ang talent manager at Miss World Philippines National Director na si Arnold Vegafria ang magiging business manager ni Gabriela para sa mga proyekto nito para sa Pilipinas at iba pang bahagi ng Asia.
Sa isang maiksing mensahe, ibihagi ni Arnold na mayroon nang dalawa o tatlong endorsement deals na nakahain para kay Gabriela.
Aniya, "She has the heart of a Filipina. She likes the Philippines, she likes Asia.
"That's the reason why these companies are eager to support her passion in promoting not only the Miss Universe, but the Philippines as well."
DREAMS OF HAVING HER OWN TALK SHOW
Bukas ang pinto ni Gabriela sa kung ano pang proyekto ang darating sa kanya ngunit isa sa mga nais nito ay ang magkaroon ng kanyang sariling talk show na magsisilbing inspirasyon sa iba pang kababaihan.
Pahayag niya, "I love hosting, actually.
"I love hosting because I think we need to bring real stories in to real life.
"I'm looking forward to… If God would give me the opportunity to have a show or something, just to bring women's stories that empower other women to pursue their dreams.
"I think this is the time for women empowerment, bringing it to solidify the community that actually pursues their dreams…
"I think we have so many women with talent, with extraordinary abilities, that have not showed that to the world."
Kung sakaling mabibigyan ng pagkakataon, ang current Miss Universe titleholder na si Catriona Gray ang nais nitong maging unang guest sa kanyang talk show.
Dagdag ng 30-year-old former beauty queen, "For a former titleholder to a new titleholder, why not?"
Ano naman kaya ang mga itatanong niya kay Catriona?
Lahad niya, "I have to make a list, but like how different it is right now, because this is the era of women and the empowerment they have.
"You have so many movements like #MeToo, and this is the time to take advantage of that movement, so I will see."
Sa ngayon, busy din si Gabriela bilang isa sa mga national director ng Miss Venezuela Organization.
Samantala, nagbigay din ng pahayag si Gabriela sa naging performance ni Catriona sa Miss Universe 2018 pageant na ginanap sa Bangkok, Thailand noong nakaraang December 17.
Nitong mga nakaraang araw, napabilib si Gabriela sa ginawang paghahanda ni Catriona para sa nasabing pageant.
Pag-amin niya, "I saw all the previous training that she had.
"I saw her like practicing the walk, practicing the make-up, practicing everything.
"I think she was so well-prepared for that night.
"And having to actually work before with Arnold and the Miss World Organization, I think it allows her to have more training and more preparation.
"And she said that every step that she made, she did it with a grateful heart because she knows how it feels when she didn’t place."
Nakaka-relate din si Gabriela kay Catriona dahil halos pareho din daw sila ng pinagdaanan sa mga unang buwan nang sila'y itanghal na Miss Universe.
Kuwento niya, "It happened the same to me. We won almost close to December and the Christmas time.
"So usually, they say, 'Go home, stay quiet.' So I saw that for her first week, she was like, very quiet.
"I think she was here in the Philippines with her family and now she's more active.
"Now, she's doing the UC-1000 commercial, I saw her first media week. She was impeccable, very beautiful.
"I think she did a good job with all the media. She has a very authentic personality."
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“ONE WEEK AGO TODAY! Philippines, what an honour it was to carry your name across my heart. 🇵🇭 I am grateful for so, so much. This year all my prayers were answered. More so, I am so thankful I get to be with my loving parents and through Miss Universe, be able to bring joy to 104 million Filipinos this Christmas. Maligayang Pasko Philippines! Mahal ko kayo” - #MissUniverse @Catriona_Gray ❤️
Buo naman ang tiwala ni Gabriela kay Catriona na magiging magaling itong representative ng Miss Universe Organization.
Paliwanag ni Gabriela, "I think she’s a very humble and very smart girl and a very good representative of your culture and I think she’s gonna do a great job.
"I saw and what I can feel from her, she looks very real, very humble, and very sweet…
"And more than that, very focused on her role for that community—to give back, to compromise their voice, strength, and effort for those that need it.
"That’s what we need. We need women to empower all the women and we need women who actually inspire, so I think she’s gonna do a good job."