She is the daughter of award-winning veteran actress Sylvia Sanchez and the younger sibling of Arjo Atayde.
Ria Atayde is now making her own path in the biz as a dramatic actress. On "Magandang Buhay" yesterday, January 23, the young actress shared how she started her journey as an actress, and what made her follow her mom and brother's acting career.
"Hindi ko naman binalak mag-showbiz talaga. Nung nag-graduate ako sa college, umalis ako. Then nung tumawag si Mommy, may audition raw. Sabi niya, 'Kung gusto mong mag-audition kailangan mo nang umuwi ng Philippines," she recalled.
"Nanaginip ako na umaarte ako, so sabi ko 'Okay, this has to be a sign.'"
Ria went home and auditioned for several shows including "Pinoy Big Brother".
"Nag-audition ako for 'PBB,' kaso umalis ako bago 'yung final interview," she said.
"The Hows of Us" actress emphasized that she left because she felt she was undeserving to become a housemate.
"May part kasi dun na one-on-one may kausap ka. Mag-uusap kayo kung bakit niyo gustong makapasok. Sabi ko, 'Wala lang gusto ko lang ma-try.' Eh, alam ko naman na 'yung dahilan nung isang taong 'yun is matulungan 'yung family niya. Eh, sino ba naman ako para tanggalin 'yung opportunity na 'yun sa kanya?"
Still, it would've been exciting to see Ria as a housemate!
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