'G na G': Barbie Forteza earns praise from Vice Ganda, meets 'Batang Cute-Po' Argus

Kathleen A. Llemit - Philstar.com
'G na G': Barbie Forteza earns praise from Vice Ganda, meets 'Batang Cute-Po' Argus
Barbie Forteza (center) in a production number with Belle Mariano, Alexa Ilacad and Kim Chiu in the July 1, 2023 episode of "It's Showtime."
Screenshot via It's Showtime Kapamilya Channel

MANILA, Philippines — Barbie Forteza's appearance on "It's Showtime" gets a nod from Vice Ganda, leading the latter to comment that the actress fits in with their group of jolly noontime hosts. 

Vice Ganda retweeted a tweet that shows a clip of Barbie screaming the show's popular opening spiel, "What's up, madlang people?" 

"Bagay si Barbie sa Showtime. I love her vibe," wrote the popular comedian-host on Twitter. 

Barbie retweeted it with teary eyes. 

"OMG. Maraming salamat po. G na G po ako!" she wrote, the later phrase confirming her answer in the affirmative. 

Some of the replies in the thread's comments section agreed and said Barbie could be one of the show's hosts as she matches the energy of some of the hosts, notably Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis. 

Barbie was among the GMA-7 stars who joined the opening number of "It's Showtime" yesterday, July, 1. She danced with show host Kim Chiu and fellow guests, ABS-CBN stars Alexa Ilacad and Belle Mariano. 

"It's Showtime" aired for the first time on GMA-7's affiliate channel, GTV, after its contract expired with TV5 last June 30. 

Meanwhile, the cute interaction between Barbie and "Batang Cute-Po" contestant Argus went viral online. 

The clip showed Barbie standing still while smiling for the cameras. In front of her were several of the kid contestants of the show's popular segment "Batang Cute-Po." Among them was Argus. 

The little boy was seen looking up at Barbie, who was staring straight at the camera while beaming with joy. 

When he caught her attention, he immediately went to hug her. Barbie bent and made the "high five" gesture with him. 

Argus is a fan of "Maria Clara at Ibarra," the historical portal fantasy show that stars Barbie as Klay, who gets transported inside Dr. Jose Rizal's novels, "Noli Me Tangere" and "El Filibusterismo." 

RELATED: GMA-7 stars spotted: Barbie Forteza, Sanya Lopez, Pokwang perform on 'It's Showtime'

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