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Bianca Gonzalez – The Life of A Super Talk Show Host

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in BLOG | One Comment

Thecommich doffs her hat to Bianca Gonzalez – a long tall drink of brown beauty and vivaciousness, and a mainstay for ABS CBN talk shows such as SNN, Pinoy Big Brother, Entertainment Live, and Y-Speak

An in-demand host, model, magazine editor, and active participant in Filipino youth affairs, Bianca continues to impress with her seemingly unflappable style. Let’s take a closer look at the woman Twitter peeps call @iamsuperbianca – and to borrow her trademark term, let’s do it now na.

Thecommich: What made you decide to become a TV host? Was this a childhood dream of yours or did you just stumble upon it?

I definitely just stumbled upon it. It was solely because of my brother JC that I got into hosting. I was a junior in college, working part time in production in ABS-CBN as a brainstormer and also modeling on the side, when I was asked if I wanted to try out being “on TV”. I don’t sing nor act nor dance, and my brother was a host, and so I said, “I guess I can try out hosting”. It all started from there. It really came as a surprise not just to me but to my high school friends as well, because I am a painfully shy person.

2) Describe a working day in the life of Super Bianca

A day in my life is sometimes crazy and sometimes super chill. Very much like my personality! 
I still have hosting work in ABS-CBN 3-4 times a week, and corporate hosting jobs every so often. I just recently became Editor-at-Large of Meg magazine, and that entails my attending shoots, planning meetings, copyediting pages, and writing articles! 

No matter how busy my day is, I still make it a point to work out. I either run or do Pilates.  During my free time, my priority is having dinner or watching a movie with my friends, and during my alone time, I love writing for my blog and blog hopping or checking different sites for news. When I have a few days off from work, even my friends know that that automatically means an out of town or out of the country trip! 

I (also) attend field visits  for UNICEF Philippines. Just last year, it was such an honor to be appointed Special Advocate for Children.  A dream of mine! Yaay!

thecommich: Who do you consider your mentors in the business? What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
I have learned from people I work with. Karen Davila and Ryan Agoncillo, from whom I learned to research, research, research, and how to voice my opinion. From Toni Gonzaga, Mariel Rodriguez, and Luis Manzano I learned the importance of listening, working with a team, being yourself and having fun while on the job.

I was so lucky to have been spotted by the King of Talk – Boy Abunda, and he has been handling my career ever since I started in 2004. He is probably the one I can call a mentor. Best advice he gave me, that I feel not only applies to being a host, but to life as well, “to be interesting, you have to be interested.”

thecommich: What is your proudest moment as a TV host? Conversely, are there any embarrassing/crazy moments you’d rather forget?

Many embarrassing moments! But the great thing about TV hosting now is that it is not as stiff as it used to be. Now, laughing on air, fumbling with words, talking off cam, are more acceptable. Its all part of being more friendly, real, and “approachable” for the viewers. 

Proudest moment is probably when I was asked to do SNN. At that time, Kris Aquino was leaving all her talk shows, and out of all the hosts they could get to take her place, I was chosen. By Ate Kris, by the management, by Tito Boy. To this day, even now that the show is over, it is still so surreal to me. It’s like a validation that I must be doing something right. It was never my dream to be on TV, and so I look at every opportunity given to me as a huge blessing!

thecommich: What’s next for you? Any projects you’re excited about or anything you want to do in the near future?

Now that SNN is over, I am going back to the Saturday entertainment news show I host called E Live. Also, in a few months, the new season of Pinoy Big Brother is going to begin, which we are all excited about! I am excited for so many possibilities to come, even though here in the country, talk shows are very limited and its really drama that rules the airwaves. 

I still dream of hosting something regionally, to be able to represent the Philippines!  I hope to be a host for as long as I can and for as long as I am given the chance to do what I love. 

Any questions or comments for Bianca? Weigh in below!

1 Comment

  1. Odilia Kalich
    December 17, 2011

    I like this post, enjoyed this one thanks for posting. “I never let schooling interfere with my education.” by Mark Twain.


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