Unang Hirit is the longest running morning show in the Philippines that airs every weekday morning on GMA Network from 5:00 AM to 8:00 AM.
How did I get on the show? I was contacted by one of their segment producers a few months ago to do a quick demo on cute hairstyles. But that didn't push-through because of some circumstances. Luckily, they contacted me again for another segment! Yay!
Which GMA artist did I see there? Watch my short Vlog below!
Unang Hirit airs early in the morning. The staff told me the call time is at 5 AM and that she would send one of their services to pick me up at home around 4:30 AM. Knowing how slow-paced I am when it comes to doing my makeup, I skipped the "sleep" part and went on to taking a bath at 1AM and doing my makeup at 2! True enough, the GMA service was right at my doorstep at 4:30 in the morning.
Unlike the busy dressing rooms that I witnessed when I had other TV guestings, this one was rather calm and quiet. You ask why? Because I was alone in the room, at 5 AM nonetheless. I was given the 2-page script. Afterwards, I proceeded to finishing my makeup. Yes, I started doing it 2 yet unfinished at 5!
By the way, I wore my VP Ombre Hair Extensions that day to give my hair some oomph.
Unang Hirit happens at STUDIO 3 of GMA. It's a small studio that almost has no space for audience. I don't know if they would need it, though, since they air first thing in the morning.
Rule #1 : Take a photo inside a TV Studio when they guest you.
Rule #2 : Never ask a tall cameraman to take the photo for you.
I look so short in the picture!! Hehe Anyway, that's what I wore that day. A simple and comfortable ensemble.
I demonstrated toys that are perfect for Christmas. Unang Hirit labeled me as a Lifestyle Blogger and a Fashion Expert. Since I am a "shopping expert", I was there to show some of my amazing toy finds that are perfect as gifts for kids this Christmas.
One of the things you have to know about show business is that you have to arrive on time and then wait until it's your time to shine. In showbiz, this is called being professional. :)
I had to wait for a few hours until it was my turn. Good thing, a very pleasant surprise arrived! My boyfriend came at around 6AM to support me! :) (I told you, he's good!)
A few more pleasant surprises! I found out that 2 of my college classmates now work at GMA News! Meet my fellow Tamaraws, Unique and Mark. :)
They both toured me around the news area. I got the chance to visit the set and sit on the chair of GMA NEWS TV! I remember when I was in college and we'd have reporting activities. I remember how nervous and unconfident I was. First reason, my English was bad. Second, I knew my classmates would make fun of me while watching in the classroom. Hehe
College to me is 10 years ago! Wow, time flies! Crazy how I think of it as if it was just 2-3 years ago!
I hope you enjoyed the vlog and thig blog post. Unang Hirit guested me again for another segment. I shall be working on that vlog soon!
Thank you for reading today!