Bodie's a shining star

IT’S BEEN a little over a month since the end of the nationwide text vote in which viewers all over the Philippines were asked to choose whether they wanted him or Mickey Perz to end up with Gee-Ann Abrahan

By Aprylle Liabres (Contributor)

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Published: Mon 1 Oct 2007, 11:45 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 12:41 AM

bodiin their episode of Love Spell — and while he may have lost the vote by the slimmest of margins, Bodie Cruz isn’t sulking about it.

He doesn’t see a reason to, since “it wasn’t a landslide victory. It was a close fight, so it was okay. Besides, I wasn’t really that focused on the ending,” says the perpetually cheerful Bodie, who garnered 46 per cent of the total votes cast as opposed to Mickey’s 54 per cent.

More than anything else, Bodie was glad for the experience, because Love Spell gave him a chance to “show what I have and what I can do”. The good reviews he got have encouraged him to push on with his showbiz career.

In fact, it’s one reason why Bodie has yet to return to his day job as a computer programmer, from which he took a leave when he joined Pinoy Big Brother Season Two. According to Bodie, he was actually thinking of filing his resignation to focus on showbiz full-time, but his boss told him to keep his options open and suggested that he take an indefinite leave instead. That way, he could come back to his job whenever he felt like it.

But with all the breaks coming his way, it’s doubtful that Bodie will be punching computer keys anytime soon. For one thing, he will soon be starting a movie, Pasukob, for Octo-Arts Films, to be directed by Wenn Deramas. The movie, which is a comic spoof of the Chito Roño horror-thriller Sukob (which starred Kris Aquino and Claudine Barretto) will also feature two other ex-Pinoy Big Brother Season Two housemates, Nel Rapiz and Robert Woods. Bodie has also been accepting a lot of out-of-town and out of the country shows; second week of October, he will be in Batangas, performing with the pop-rock band Cueshe; a month after that, or sometime in November, he will be leaving for London to do a show with his cousin Geneva Cruz and his father Tirso Cruz III, at the Camden Hall in London.

“I’ve been getting a lot of offers to sing,” admits Bodie. That he can sing should come as no surprise, since the Cruz Family counts several singers among its members.

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