‘Year 2000 was the lowest point’: Ultimate Multimedia Star Toni Gonzaga recalls being fired from Bubble Gang

  • Before she became the “Ultimate Multimedia Star”, Toni Gonzaga had been tested many times
  • Celebrating her 20th anniversary in the industry, the actress recalled how she was as a newbie
  • 2000, she said, was the year of breakdown; she was even fired from the iconic GMA gag show Bubble Gang, her only regular show back then

Long before she became the country’s “Ultimate Multimedia Star”, Toni Gonzaga had been tested many times, especially at the time when she was fired from her only regular show back in 2000.

Image captured from Bubble Gang’s video

In the recent episode of I Feel U, the actress, who is celebrating her 20th anniversary in the industry this year, looked back on the days when she was always an extra and her only regular show was the iconic GMA gag show Bubble Gang; from which she eventually got fired.

“Year 2000 was the lowest point of our family, because that was the time that I was laid off doon sa kaisa-isa kong regular show noong nasa GMA ako. That was helping our family’s income,” she told the well-respected host Boy Abunda. “[I was] fired from ‘Bubble Gang’. Talent lang ako noon, na-fire pa ‘ko dahil nag-reformat,” she continued.

“That was the year na wala, ang hirap talaga ng buhay. My mom resigned sa trabaho kasi akala niya noong time na iyon parang, ‘Sisikat ang anak ko. Artista na siya.’ Tapos biglang wala naman akong trabaho. My dad also, first time din niya na tumakbo noon sa politics, he lost. That was the year of lost, 2000 iyon, ‘di namin makakalimutan.” she continued.

In the same year, the actress also lost her two grandmothers.

Image captured from I Feel U’s video | ABS-CBN YT

But because she never gave up, she eventually got her big break.

“2000 was the year of breakdown, 2001 was the breakthrough dahil kay ‘I love you, Piolo’,” she said, remembering her iconic Sprite commercial with Piolo Pascual.

Want to take a look at her Bubble Gang days? Mr Poopylicous X shared this compilation via YouTube:


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