Whose Careers Skyrocketed
When They Switched
to the Rival Network
By Blair Perez
All eyes are on Richard Gutierrez this week, as news spread like wildfire that he is indeed, transferring to ABS-CBN. It was definitely a big move for him, since he has cemented his status in the industry during his stay at GMA 7.
But, of course, to be a more effective artist, you must be ready to take on new challenges. And that was the goal of artists who decided to move to rival networks. It’s actually pretty normal in the industry, only that it’s risky, considering the fact that some have failed to reach their goal after their move.
There are, of course the successful ones—the ones whose careers blossomed after their move:
Paulo Avelino was a StarStruck alumnus who has starred in different variety shows and teleseryes in GMA 7. But it was when he transferred to ABS-CBN that he got more dynamic roles which showed everyone his versatility as an actor. Whether he plays the lead or the antagonist, you know he’d slay it—not to mention the fact that he is totally a charmer.
If you’re a fan of Pinoy Big Brother, then you’d definitely remember that Sam Pinto was a former housemate. She immediately transferred to GMA 7 after a year, and since then, lots of projects kept coming her way. She was even hailed by a men’s magazine as one of the sexiest women in the country a few years ago.
Glaiza de Castro
At first, you wouldn’t believe that this talented young actress came from ABS-CBN, since she earned her spotlight when she was with GMA 7. Glaiza de Castro’s career continue to flourish up to now, and there’s no stopping her.
Every Encantadia fan would remember Jake as Karylle’s son, Kahlil, in the fantasy series. He used to play younger roles, as he also starred in the youth-oriented drama, Click. His transfer to ABS-CBN gave him the chance to take on more mature, and even daring, roles.