New Kapuso actress Gabrielle Garcia or Gabriella Louise Lopez in real life (Gabbi) got the biggest break of her life when she was chosen as one of the young lead stars in GMA Network’s primetime series MY DESTINY co-starring with big stars Carla Abellana, Tom Rodriguez, Rhian Ramos, Lorna Tolentino, Sid Lucero, Al Tantay, Kuh Ledesma, and fellow young stars Ruru Madrid and Ashley Ortega.

In a casual interview during the show’s blog conference at Baang Coffee last week, Gabbi said that it was her childhood dream to become an actress or showbiz personality someday – and that day has finally arrived for this 15 year-old 4th Years High School student of St. Paul College Pasig.

“Bata pa ako sumasali na ako sa mga kung ano-anong contest, commercials at print ads.”  Gabbi explained.  “I tried auditioning sa kabila (AbsCbn) years ago pero hindi ako pinalad, two years after, a talent scout asked me to audition for GMA.  I auditioned November last year and got the callback two Months, tapos last March contract signing na.”

She did a three Months workshop after the signing and then auditioned for MY DESTINY last June and luckily got the part of Nicole Perez who is the love interest of Paul Andrada (played by Ruru Madrid) and the best friend of Alex Martinez (played by Ashley Ortega).


Technically, My Destiny is Gabrielle’s first acting project and it’s on a primetime!  What a debut!

Gabbi said that she’s very thankful to GMA for trusting her with this project.  She’s lacking in sleep and balancing taping schedules and school but admits that she is enjoying every moment.

Gabbi, Ruru and Ash during last week's Blogcon
Gabbi, Ruru and Ash during last week’s Blogcon

Here are a five things about Gabrielle Garcia that you should know about:

  1. Aside from show business, Gabbi also wants to join Bb Pilipinas and aims to become a beauty queen someday
  2. She was the grand winner of Ms. Skin White 2011 and last year’s Miss Solane
  3. Gabbi plays the guitar and was the lead vocalist for a band that did some gigs in 19 East and Bagaverde
  4. She is also a licensed Scuba Diver
  5. Gabbi’s goal in showbiz is to be recognized as a total performer

Catch Gabbi in My Destiny weeknights after Nino on GMA!  Directed by Bb Joyce Bernal.

Here is Gabbi inviting everyone to watch MY DESTINY:

5 Things You Should Know About My Destiny’s Gabrielle Garcia
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