Celeste Cortesi and Isko Moreno are both grateful as the newest Kapuso members!
GMA-7 officially welcomed Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi as she inked her first-ever contract with the network’s talent management arm, Sparkle.
Former Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno has also signed a contract under the same management as he returns to the Kapuso network after his political reign.
The talent management shared on Thursday, July 20, a series of Instagram photos from Celeste’s contract-signing event.
It reads: “Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi is the newest addition to the Sparkle family.”
GMA-7’s senior vice president Annette Gozon-Valdes, Sparkle vice president Joy Marcelo, and senior talent manager Tracy Garcia were all present at the event.
Celeste, herself, has made it a point to post her milestone on Instagram, as she finally calls GMA-7 her home. This comes with her elation and hopeful thinking, as she says: “I’m excited for what’s to come.”
The 25-year-old beauty queen has ventured into the showbiz industry after representing the Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant in 2022 where she was hailed as a Top-16 finisher. Prior to that, she also carried the Philippine sash in Miss Earth 2018, finishing with a Top 8 placement.
Isko Moreno returns to GMA-7
Isko also had his contract-signing event on Thursday, July 19— an official Kapuso comeback after signing a separate long-term contract for the revamped noontime show “Eat Bulaga!” on July 8.
Also present during Isko’s contract-signing were Sparkle executives Annette Gozon-Valdes, Joy Marcelo, and Tracy Garcia.
On Facebook, Isko made an effort to write about his newest chapter in what appears to be a reflection of the years he has been in and out of showbiz.
He writes, (published as is): “Sa bawat nagsasarang pinto may bintana na laging nagbubukas. Ngayong araw, isang bagong yugto ng kabanata na naman ang aking binuksan.
“Hindi kaila sa lahat na bago ako makilala, pumasok sa mundo ng serbisyo publiko, at pagkatiwalaan ng taumbayan. Showbiz ang aking naging hagdanan at daan para makaahon sa kasadlakan ng aming buhay noon,” he adds.
“Ito ay sa pamamagitan ni Kuya Germs sa That’s Entertainment at GMA Supershow. Kaya It’s good to be home… where I started and start over again. Masaya akong magbalik sa aking first love bilang ta-artits dahil malaki ang utang na loob ko sa industriyang ito,” Isko continues.
He finishes by saying, “Maraming salamat sa muling pagbubukas ng pintuan, GMA-7 Kapuso!”
Isko currently appears as a regular host in the revamped “Eat Bulaga!” Isko, together with co-host Paolo Contis, has recently inked a long-term contract with the program’s producer TAPE Inc.
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