Alex, Toni shrug off sibling rivalry
Posted at 04/18/2013 1:24 PM | Updated as of 04/18/2013 1:24 PM
Alex Gonzaga back as Kapamilya. Photo from Marie Lozano, ABS-CBN News
MANILA – Returning Kapamilya talent Alex Gonzaga does not mind being compared to her older sister Toni Gonzaga now that they are set to work together as hosts of “The Voice of the Philippines.”
In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Wednesday, Alex explained that while she and Toni will both be hosting the show, the way they will execute their jobs will be different.
“What’s good naman po about ‘The Voice’ nung kinausap po nila ako, they told me naman po na I just have to be myself kasi doon naman po kami sa fun side ni Robi (Domingo) so hindi kami talaga 'yung serious like Ate. Masaya masaya lang kami. Kasi nakaka-tense ang show, so kami lang ang masaya ni Robi,” she said.
Shrugging off rumors of a rivalry, Alex said her sister even gives her tips on hosting.
“Minsan tinuturuan niya ako. Actually lagi niya akong pinagsasabihan, hindi niya ako tinuturuan. ‘Ganito ang gawin mo, huwag ka mag-choke, huwag kang ganyan.’ Parang may coach na rin ako sa hosting dahil sa kanya,” she said.
More than being concerned about how people will compare her to Toni, Alex said she is looking forward to be working with her sister for the first time.
“Dahil nga since magkatrabaho kami and isa kami ng dressing room, first time namin magkakatrabaho sa isang show so I’m very excited,” she said.
Aside from “The Voice,” Alex revealed that she will also be joining the gag show "Banana Nite," as well as a television series.
“Siyempre I’m looking forward na makatrabaho lahat ng Kapamilya artists, lahat talaga. Siyempre gusto ko mag-guest sa iba’t ibang shows na pinapanood ko lang noon. I’m really happy na may trabaho ako at winelcome ako ng ABS-CBN ulit,” she said.
Alex launched her showbiz career in 2006 with the sitcom "Let's Go" on ABS-CBN. She also appeared in the primetime series "My Girl" before leaving the Kapamilya network in 2008 for the No. 3 network TV5.Toni: I’m proud of my sister
Meanwhile, Toni took the chance to clarify that she did not influence anyone to get Alex on “The Voice.”
“May proseso siyang pinagdaanan bago siya nakapasok dito. Baka isipin niyo, sinama ko. Hindi po iyon package deal,” she said.
Toni said she is just very proud and excited for her sister, who’s now being co-managed by Star Magic.
“Sobra akong excited kasi kung anuman ang ma-achieve niya, kung ano man ang mayroon siya, mayroon din ako dahil magshe-share kami. Dati ako lang lahat, ngayon share na kami. Hindi na siya hihingi sa akin,” Toni said.
“Masaya ako sa kung anuman ang makukuha niyang programa. I’m excited sa mga naka-line up sa kanya. Naniniwala naman ako na mayroon siyang kayang i-offer na hindi pa nao-offer ng iba,” she added.
Toni said she doesn’t mind if people compare them because “magkadugo naman kami and at the end of the day, iisang bahay lang kami tapos natutulog din kami sa iisang kama.”