GMA Network’s original artista search is finally back. ‘Starstruck’ is now on its 7th season and on its pilot episode on Saturday, it officially revealed the finalists.
Boholano part-time model-performer of The Art Nouveau (TAN) Models Maynard Bungabong Fullido is part of the Top 22 of StarStruck 7.
“I’m fighting for a spot to continue my Starstruck journey. I am grateful and proud that I came this far and I thank you all who supported me in this journey,” said the 19-year old part-time model from Capitol Valley in Tagbilaran City.
Maynard tried his luck on GMA’s two-day ‘StarStruck’ audition held at Robinsons Galleria Cebu last Feb. 16.
“My Starstruck experience is unforgettable because I wasn’t expecting that I get passed in audition. There were many young hopefuls like me who auditioned,” he said.
He made the cut and he was told to fly to Manila for the nationwide selection.
“My dream is to become a role model. I want to inspire other people that they can be whatever they want to be in the future,” he told VRS when asked what made him to audition for the talent search.
He enjoyed the StarStruck audition.
He was also encouraged by his manager and friend Khim Roger Ryan Laway Magtagad of TAN Models to audition for StarStruck.
Maynard is not a newbie in the entertainment industry.
Aside from being a member of the Bohol Boyband, he was a grand finalist of Mr. BQ Mall 2018 who won the best in talent and production number awards.
Maynard said he is a dreamer, believer and survivor in real life.
Meanwhile, Boholana actress Rich Asuncion posted on Friday her #FlashbackFriday photo when she joined the Starstruck 4: The Next Level.
On her Facebook status, she narrated her father accompanied her to the Cebu auditions back in 2007.
“We braved through the storm (literally) just to make it there. Luckily, I made the cut and was told to fly to Manila for the nationwide selection,” said Rich.
She said it wasn’t an easy decision to make because she was already enroled for the second semester.
“There was no guarantee that I would even make it to the finals. There were still 100 auditionees and they were cutting it down to only 14 hopefuls through series of eliminations. But I said to myself, this opportunity will only come once. I then took the leap and the rest is history,” she said.
Rich said, “I dreamed, believed and survived!”