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Joross Gamboa, Roxanne Guinoo-Yap, Brenna Garcia: SCQ before vs. artists now 

During the exclusive interview with the Hoy Love You Cast on RAWR Nation, Joross, Roxanne, and Brenna shared details about their most recognized skills and features as part of the Kapamilya talent search.

On September 27, Star Circle Quest alumni Joross Gamboa, Roxanne Guinoo-Yap, and Brenna Garcia shared their thoughts on the SCQ batches of the past versus the way of discovering artists now.

During the exclusive interview with the Hoy Love You Cast on RAWR Nation, Joross, Roxanne, and Brenna shared details about their most recognized skills and features as part of the Kapamilya talent search.



Brenna noted that most people recall her talent in dancing even though she’s pursuing a career in music now. 

“Siguro po hanggang ngayon po kasi, ‘yung talent ko po sa Star Circle Quest is ano, dancing. Tapos ngayon medyo pumapasok po ako sa music industry. 

“So siguro po, para sa akin, kung ano po ‘yung naaalala nila sa akin from SCQ is yung dancing ko po dahil kahit pumasok na po ako sa music industry never ko rin po nakalimutan ‘yung love ko for dancing. And, nakikita pa rin po ‘yun ng mga tao kapag may guesting tayo sa ASAP or kahit na simpleng Tiktok.”

Joross pointed out that his fun personality and his chemistry with Roxanne have endured over the years.

“Siguro ‘yung pagiging makulit bilang Joross noong SCQ eh naa-apply namin dito. ‘Yung chemistry ng JoRox talagang ano pa rin kumbaga, nostalgic pa para doon sa mga ano. Lalo na ‘yung mga kabatch namin, kapag naaalala nila na ito pa ‘yung highschool pa sila. So sa akin iba talaga ‘yung feeling noong SCQ days.” 

Roxanne then remembered SCQ Batch 1’s intense training to hone their craft as artists.

“Sa SCQ kasi, ‘yung batch namin, naging memorable siya sa akin because iba kasi ‘yung dinaanan naming training, sa acting, sa lahat-lahat sinalang kami eh. 

“Sa news, singing, dancing, lahat-lahat, ginapang kami ng production para mahasa. Para ma-market kami ng tama at hindi rin mapahiya ‘yung station sa pagbenta ng SCQ and mga reality shows na hanggang ngayon sinusundan na ng maraming shows. 

“And of course, because of that training, ‘yun ‘yung nagmarka sa mga tao because pinagsikapan namin. Isa sa mga pinagdaanan naming training is ‘yung mata. Dapat lagi magwo-work sayo, mata because doon kasi makikita ‘yung acting mo. Kasi TV is limited so doon makikita ‘yung chemistry ng JoRox, ‘yung love team and kahit anong pang love team.”

Brenna was the Grand Kiddie Superstar of Star Circle Quest in 2011. Joross and Roxanne, on the other hand, joined the first season of Star Circle Quest in 2004.

Joross and Roxanne then assessed the younger generation of artists in comparison to their SCQ batch.

Roxanne highlighted the accessibility of resources for the new stars of today compared to their batch.

“‘Yung generation ngayon, ‘yung batch nila Brenna ang dali. Lahat madali. Google mo lang, acting–kahit nga ‘yung coaching ng acting pwede mo ng i-research ngayon. So ‘yung mga Tiktok, doon mix ‘yung music, dancing, acting, so parang mas madali, easier for them. 

“Para ang laki noong edge ng batch nila ngayon. Kasi kami gumapang pa kami karayom, ng butas. Pero alam mo ‘yun which is na-enjoy namin. For me, mas gusto ko madaanan ko ‘yun, little by little. So parang mas iba ‘yung foundation for me kasi ikaw mismo dinaanan mo ‘yung proseso.”

Joross remarked that it’s much easier to become famous these days compared to before.

“Sa akin kasi, alam naman natin ngayon mas madaling sumikat sa ano kesa before. Dahil mag-trending ka lang mayroong mag-hit, mag-viral ano eh sikat ka na agad. 

“Ngayon ang ano kasi, lagi ko kasi sinasabi sa kabataan na mga bago, mas importanteng magtagal. Kasi madaling sumikat, mangholdap ka ng bangko tapos ipa-livestream mo, sisikat eh. Pero it doesn’t mean na magtatagal ka.”

He then shared his advice to younger artists about aiming for longevity in the entertainment industry.

“Kailangan continuous growth, at kumbaga learning, continuous learning sa bawat trabaho na ibinibigay sa inyo. At saka ‘yung pagiging professional. ‘Yung mga ethics, ‘yung paano ka makitungo sa mga katrabaho, ‘yan ‘yung hindi mo basta-basta nare-research ‘yan eh. ‘Yung pakikisama nasa ugali ng isang tao.”



As for their current project, Hoy, Love You Two, premiered on the iWant TFC app on September 11. The iWant TFC original series follows the story of Jules and Marge (Joross and Roxanne) as they deal with step kids, in-laws, and their issues as a couple.

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