Claire Castro is newest Kapuso showbiz royalty

PHOTO shows (from left) AVP for Talent Imaging and Marketing Simoun Ferrer, Claire Castro and her father Diego Castro.

GMA Artist Center welcomes Claire Castro to its roster of talents as she signed a management contract last 30 October.

Present in the contract signing were GMA assistant vice president for Talent Imaging and Marketing Simoun Ferrer, senior talent manager Tracy Garcia and co-manager Diego Castro.

The new Kapuso star claims she has always loved acting and she looks forward to doing roles that tug at the heart of viewers. When asked what career path she would like to pursue, she proudly shares the name of Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera.

“I’ve always looked up to Miss Marian ever since I was a kid. I remember doing her iconic Marimar role in front of the mirror, and now that I’m officially a Kapuso, I can’t wait to meet her,” the young sweetheart shares.

SHOWBIZ is in Claire’s blood as she is the daughter of “TGIS” mainstays Diego Castro and Raven Villanueva.

Her father and co-manager, 1990s matinee idol Diego Castro, says he trusts Claire in showcasing her raw talent: “On her own, she knows what she’s doing. Since she was very young, she’s been exposed to showbiz. I guess the best tip I can give her is humility because no matter how pretty or talented you are, if you don’t have humility you’ll fall fast.”

Claire admits to feeling intimidated by her new venture but she is excited to try new things that showbiz has to offer. “I’m still nervous, but more than that, I feel excited that I’m finally going to do what I love. I am willing to learn everything and I trust my management to guide me through it.”

Meanwhile, Ferrer sees the raw talent in Claire and he is excited to witness the new chapter of Claire’s life in GMA.

“Definitely we will focus on honing her talent in acting. From the auditions pa lang, we have already seen how passionate she is, so we look forward to all the opportunities we can give her in the near future,” he said.