Lovi Poe joins ABS-CBN, thanks GMA Network for ’15 years’

Published September 16, 2021, 10:41 AM

by Robert Requintina

Filipino star Lovi Poe joined ABS-CBN today, Sept. 16, as she thanked GMA Network, her home for 15 years.

“Mananatili sa Puso. Hindi po biro ang 15 years. I would like to thank GMA for taking a chance on this unknown dreamer; for believing in me and supporting me all these years,” said Lovi on Twitter.

Lovi added: “I have utmost respect and gratitude to the network that has given me my roots and a heart full of memories. Thank you for planting my dreams. Thank you for giving it time, love and effort to water it. Punong puno ng pagmamahal At pasasalamat. Lovi Poe.”

Poe is now officially a Kapamilya following her contract signing ceremony with ABS-CBN executives on Thursday.

The actress marked her first day as a Kapamilya by setting foot in the ABS-CBN compound, where she had a red carpet welcome led by ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak, COO of broadcast Cory Vidanes, group CFO Rick Tan, and Dreamscape Entertainment head Deo Endrinal. Lovi’s talent manager Leo Dominguez also joined the contract signing ceremony.

Soon, Lovi is set to do her first Kapamilya drama series with ultimate heartthrob Piolo Pascual. It is Lovi’s second ABS-CBN project overall, after she starred in the 2020 iWantTFC original movie “Malaya,” for which she clinched a Gawad Urian Best Actress nomination.

A rare and precious gem in showbiz, Lovi’s timeless charm and versatility as an artist have enabled her to take on diverse projects, from acting in film and TV to being a successful recording artist and style icon. ABS-CBN provides a perfect fit for Lovi’s talents, with many opportunities for her to shine on its multiple media platforms and ecosystems.

She has won several awards throughout her career, including Best Actress trophies from FAMAS Awards and the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. Lovi is also a beloved fashion muse, having posed for numerous magazine covers all around the world. One of the most dependable brand endorsers in the country, Lovi has over 11 million followers across her personal social media pages.

As she enters the next phase of her career as a Kapamilya, Lovi is tackling more international projects and pursuing her passions in Hollywood. 

This year, Lovi launched her recording career in the US by releasing original songs such as “Candy,” “Lost,” and “Under” under the Los Angeles-based VIM Entertainment. She is also working on an EP with American producers Bob Robinson, KrisKeyz, and Grammy winner Omen that will be released soon.

Lovi is also set to star in her first Hollywood movie alongside British stars Alex Pettyfer and Poppy Delevingne, the biopic “The Chelsea Cowboy,” where she is playing English singer and icon Dana Gillespie.

 
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