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Janine Gutierrez on carving her own path amid family’s legacy


November 12 ------ It’s common knowledge that Janine Gutierrez comes from a prominent showbiz family, but she confessed that following in their footsteps is not her goal as an actress. She wants to carve her own legacy—one day at a time.


During the press conference for her contract signing with ABS-CBN, Gutierrez said she initially didn’t aspire to become an actress. She didn’t want to be as famous as her relatives either because of the pressure. “Hindi ko pinangarap na maging kasing-sikat ng mga kamag-anak ko kasi grabe ‘yung [magiging] pressure at intimidation [para sa’kin]. Noong bata ako, ayokong mag-artista kasi feeling ko, hindi ko kayang ma-achieve ‘yung na-achieve ng nanay ko or ng mga lola ko,” she said.


The actress is the daughter of screen veterans Lotlot de Leon and Ramon Christopher. She’s also related to Pilita Corrales, Eddie Gutierrez, Ruffa Gutierrez and Richard Gutierrez, to name a few. But when she finally decided to enter show biz—which was initially a way of helping her yaya—Gutierrez instead focused on doing a good job and maximizing her potential. “Ang focus ko lang talaga n’un ay mag-workshop, sipagin sa trabaho, at maging professional. ‘Yun lang talaga ang finocus ko. One day at a time,” she said. “Subukan na galingan sa trabaho at patuloy magsipag at mag-aral.” Yet, despite her success, the actress will always find a way to put her family first. “Malaking inspirasyon talaga sa’kin ang pamilya. Ate kasi ako eh, so lahat ng desisyon ko, iniisip ko kung paano makatulong sa mga kapatid ko, family. Diba ganyan naman tayong mga Pinoy.


Source: inquirer.net

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