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There’s a love triangle brewing in GMA Pinoy TV’s My Destiny involving characters portrayed by GMA Artist Center talents Ruru Madrid, Ashley Ortega, and Gabrielle Garcia, making the drama series all the more exciting.

Ruru Madrid

Ruru Madrid

Paul Andrada (Ruru Madrid) finds himself rebelling due to his parents’ looming separation. More conflicts arise as his girlfriend Nicole Perez (Gabrielle Garcia) and Nicole’s best friend Alex Martinez (Ashley Ortega) are dragged in Paul’s occasional snafus.

The love triangle begins when Nicole falls short as a girlfriend to Paul, failing to comfort him. Paul then confides to Alex, and they inevitably grow closer to each other.

When the cameras are not rolling, it’s a completely different story for the three. But if there’s one thing they share in common, it’s how much they enjoy honing their craft.

Ashley Ortega

Ashley Ortega

Ruru Madrid rose to fame in GMA’s reality TV series Protégé: The Battle For the Big Artista Break, where he finished as a runner-up. Shortly after, he landed roles in a string of television series, appeared in drama anthologies, and performed in variety shows, proving that he can sing, dance, and act.

“I’ve learned a lot but I’m still eager to learn more because this is really my passion,” shares Ruru.

In just two years, Ruru has matured from a shy teenager to a more confident 16-year-old matinee idol gaining followers every day.

Ruru’s also slated to make hearts swoon together with his love team with Ashley Ortega. Their tandem is fondly called AshRu.

Gabrielle Garcia

Gabrielle Garcia

“I’ve worked with Ash before in Dormitoryo and the movie Bamboo Flowers directed by Direk Maryo J. We develop our friendship every time we get the chance to work together which is why I’m more excited for our team-up to grow,” shares Ruru.l

Ashley echoes the same sentiments. “There’s never a dull moment with Ruru. He is fun to be with and he’s nice so I was really comfortable with our team-up from the beginning,” says Ashley.

According to Ashley, her love team with Ruru, or her budding career, in general, is not to be taken for granted. Playing parts in teleseryes entailed her to put some of her passion like figure skating on hold. However, Ashley is keen to finish her studies.

For Gabrielle Garcia, working alongside some of the most loved and respected figures in the industry is an absolute privilege. Being a newcomer, Gabrielle treats every taping day as a chance to learn about the nitty-gritty of acting.

“My experience made me a lot better in many ways, from getting to know myself more, to acting and dealing with my co-actors. It made me more committed to be part of acting workshops, and it made me eager and inspired to perfect my craft,” says Gabrielle.

Catch Ruru Madrid, Ashley Ortega, and Gabrielle Garcia in My Destiny, on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.


Top 20 aspirants and celebrity mentors

From thousands of young dreamers who auditioned nationwide for a stab at stardom, Protégé narrows down the list to the coveted Top 20 aspirants who will compete in GMA Pinoy TV ‘s original artista search.

This supreme slate of artista aspirants, meticulously selected from 15 cities all around the country, is all set to showcase their talent and star power on the protégé arena and will compete for the judges and the Filipino’s votes during the weekly performance nights.


Protege Hosts, Mentors and Judges

Sharing his knowledge and insights with the protégés from Mindanao is drama and action film legend Phillip Salvador. His four protégés are David John Llanas, Ruru Madrid, Apple Vega and Steffi Pacheco.

Acting as mentor for the protégés in the Visayas is multimedia icon Jolina Magdangal. Her protégés include Bryan Benedict, Mikoy Morales, Mitch Capili and Zandra Summer.

Mentoring the protégés from Northern and Central Luzon is acclaimed actor and TV director Ricky Davao. His four protégés are Glenn Roy, Japs de Luna, Reese Tayag and Shelly Hipolito.

Guiding the Southern Luzon protégés is seasoned actress and TV director Gina Alajar. Her protégés are Jeric Gonzales, Mykel Ong, Arny Ross and Thea Tolentino.

Coaching the four protégés in Mega Manila is multi-awarded actor Roderick Paulate. His four protégés are Andres Vasquez, Vien Alen King, Elle Ramirez and Kelly D.

The toughest cuts have been made and all the beautiful faces with outstanding talents have already been picked. Who are the front runners and dark horses of the competition? What kind of challenges awaits the contestants inside the Protégé Quarters? What are the conflicts that may arise among the celebrity mentors?

Meanwhile, viewers can follow the backstage drama and exclusive inside scoops on the lives of the Top 20 aspirants inside the Protégé Quarters thru the 15-minute daily updates on Inside Protégé hosted by Jennylyn Mercado.

Viewers can also visit the GMA websiteégé <égé> and catch Web Jock Maxene Magalona for daily updates in Protégé Webisodes.