Good looks and a brainy mind…that’s Benjamin Alves for you! (Photo credit: Gabby Cantero)
(Photo credit: Gabby Cantero)
Seldom do we encounter showbiz personalities who pursue a career in film and television, yet managed to finish their university education (no home schooling or correspondence classes whatsoever) with flying colors. Benjamin Alves is one fine example. This exclusive contract artist of GMA-7 opted to complete all his academic requirements first before plunging into his commitments with the network. It takes a lot of discipline and perseverance to do just that. What makes it even more special is the fact that he is all set to graduate Summa cum Laude
from the University of Guam with a degree in English Literature. I love it when someone has the good combination of killer looks and a beautiful mind. Co-manager Jonas Gaffud of Mercator must be grinning ear-to-ear that his ward has achieved the same.
Benjamin will take part in his graduation march come May 27. After that, it’s all systems go for his grooming as the next big Kapuso leading man. 🙂
The Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. has found a new home after more than a decade of stay at GMA-7. From a Kapuso, it has turned into a Kapamilya, along with Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2010 Venus Raj. Binibining Pilipinas will now be seen on Channel 2, at least from 2011-2015.
And what does this mean? First off, Bb. Pilipinas 2011 will be beamed worldwide via TFC (The Filipino Channel), which should make its subscribers very happy. And this is one of the principal reasons stated by its head – Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta – when she made the move. She also wants to implement changes in the pageant. What these changes are, we can only find out when the coronation night unreels on April 10, 2011 – much later than the finale dates of previous years.
ABS-CBN will handle the production (and I expect brilliantly exciting changes), as well as telecast the Miss Universe 2011 live via satellite from Sao Paolo, Brazil on September 12, 2011.
Let’s see how the new partnership works out! 😉