Isabel makes a comeback

SHE'S NOW a wife and mother, but former That's Entertainment star Isabel Granada doesn't seem to have aged a day. Now 30 years old and a mother of one, Isabel is married to ex-Angeles City councillor Jericho Aguas, grandson of former singer Rudy Genasky.

By Aprylle Liabres (Contributor)

Published: Sat 24 Nov 2007, 10:30 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 12:38 AM

Jericho ran for vice-mayor of Angeles in the last elections, but failed to make it. He is now kept busy running the couple's various businesses, including a Western Union outlet, a Mini-Stop convenience store branch and a pawnshop called Casa de Sanglaan in their hometown. Isabel, meanwhile, has gone back to television work. She is currently a semi-regular on two GMA-7 shows: the action-fantasy series Zaido (Pulis Pangkalawakan) as the wife of Ian de Leon and the drama Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig, inspired by the Sharon Cuneta movie of the same title.

She already tried to make a comeback before. People would see her and ask if she would ever come out on TV again. At the time, Isabel was handled by veteran talent manager Cornelia “Angge” Lee. But after two years, nothing much was happening to her career, so she decided to seek her release and move on. “I don't know why, maybe it was because she was also busy handling other talents,” says Isabel.

Isabel is now handled jointly by Josie Manago, for her television shows, and Raul Laurente, who takes care of her singing and film assignments. It was through them that Isabel landed her roles on Zaido and Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig. “I've been wanting to make a comeback for a long time; right after I gave birth, I wanted to come back. I'm glad that I finally got the chance,” she says.

It helps that Isabel has managed to keep her youthful looks. In fact, the character she plays on Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig is at least eight years younger than her real age. An advocate of a healthy lifestyle, Isabel does not smoke or drink and is into sports. She plays beach volleyball and badminton regularly.

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