- Karen Reyes confirmed her departure from girl group GirlTrends.
- Karen admitted she’s not happy with her former group.
- She also revealed that members of GirlTrends don’t have “sisterly love.”
Karen Reyes shocked “It’s Showtime” fans when she left the group GirlTrends, a female counterpart of Hashtags. In an exclusive interview with entertainment site Push, Reyes revealed some of her reasons on why she left the girl group.
Firstly, Reyes admitted she was having a hard time getting along with the members of the girl group. She said, “Umalis ako kasi kung ganu’ng grupo yung masasalihan ko, might as well ‘wag na lang. Kasi yung GirlTrends kasi, ang hirap lang kasi ng pakikisama. Hindi ako masaya.”
Secondly, she admitted that members of the girl group want to steal spotlight from one another and they always tried to outdo their co-members. Thus, the 20-year-old star didn’t feel the sisterhood within the group.
“Parang wala ‘yung sisterly love (sa group). Uso ang inggitan in a way na gusto nila lahat sila yung bida. Gusto nila, sila lahat ‘yung magaling. Wala ‘yung nagtutulungan. So, nakita ko na kaagad from that na wala ito, na hindi ako magiging masaya dito,” she added.
“So hindi na ako nag-stay kasi ang hirap gumawa ng isang bagay na hindi ka masaya, na gusto mo lang ng exposure, na gusto mo lang ng pera. Ako kasi, passion ko ang pag-aartista, so gagawin ko ‘yung best ko para mapaganda ‘yung career ko. Kung everyday malungkot akong pupunta do’n at mapaaway lang ako, huwag na lang.”
Then, she shared an instance where she almost got into a fight with her fellow GirlTrends members.
“Muntik na talaga, kasi parang nag-aaway sila, eh. Bilang matanda, inawat ko; tapos, ako pa yung napasama. E ako, hangga’t kaya kong hindi magtaray, hindi ako magtataray; pero nangyari ‘yon.”
Lastly, Reyes had withdrawn from the group after the heated argument.
She further explained, “After that, tinatawagan nila ako for rehearsal pero sabi ko, ‘ayoko na po.’ Nagpaalam naman ako sa mga boss na ayoko na kasi hindi na ako masaya. Alam mo, umiiyak ako noon habang nagre-rehearse… ganung level.”
Moreover, the actress said she is friendly and she was hurt when she noticed that there were competition inside the group.
“Kasi friendly ako, eh. Clingy ako sa mga friends. E nu’ng time na ‘yon, hindi ko alam ‘yung steps; hindi man lang tinuturo sa akin. Ganun sila; kaya nasaktan talaga ako na ‘bakit may kompetisyon?’” she also said.
Meanwhile, GirlTrends fans reactions were mixed upon receiving the news. On the other hand, the remaining members of the group are yet to speak on the issue.