TV host and now famed vlogger Alex Gonzaga admitted in a recent interview with PUSH that she used to very shy in front of the camera.
“Oo, nung mga una kasi nagpapa-cute pa ako,” she said. “Siyempre ‘yung unang launch namin sa ‘Let’s Go’ (2006), feeling ko naman nun nahihiya pa ako kasi feeling ko ang pangit ko nun. Hiyang-hiya ako sa sarili ko.”
“Pero as you get used to it, makikita mo na ‘yung angle mo, makikita mo na mas comfortable ako sa ganitong ginagawa. Through experiences mari-realize mo what makes you comfortable in front of the camera,” she continued. “So siguro it’s normal to feel uneasy or nervous sa first time mo.”
But it’s obvious now that Alex is very comfortable in front of a camera, going so far as taping her life for the world to see on her YouTube channel.
She revealed that people kept asking her for a follow-up after a video of her and her nephew Seve, son of her sister Toni Gonzaga and husband Paul Soriano, went viral, prompting her to start her vlog.
“Actually ang first plan namin was to make a YouTube channel for me and my ate,” she revealed. “[Pero] sabi ng Ate tinatamad daw siya. After nun, nagkaroon ako ng team kaagad. Kasi kung ako lang, hindi ko magagawa rin talaga ‘yun agad.”
Despite having her vlog to herself instead of sharing it with Toni, the “I Can See Your Voice” sing-vestigator said her older sister is very supportive of her project.
“Ang ate ko is very supportive talaga since day one,” she said. “Actually, minsan sasabihin niya [na] i-vlog ko kasi gusto ng ate ko para sa memories. Masaya siya na nakapag-vlog ako nung nag-Europe kami kasi nababalikan niya so nakikita niya ‘yung mga nangyari sa amin. Ginawa niya akong videographer [pero] okay lang.”
Alex shared that other members of her family haven’t given her any restrictions when it comes to filming them for her videos.
“May mga times lang ‘pag si Mommy Pinty walang makeup, nagagalit na siya ngayon so lalagyan ko ng emoji ‘yung face niya para hindi siya nagagalit kasi naiinis na siya,” she shared with a laugh. “Tapos may lumapit pa daw sa kanya sabi, ‘Mommy Pinty maganda ka - huwag mong isiping pangit ka,’ kasi daw sa vlog lagi niyang sinasabing pangit siya. So ‘yun lang.”