Poised queen Lara quits the show

WHEN PEOPLE found out that Miss International Precious Lara Quigaman was joining the daily noontime game show Wowowee as one of its co-hosts, a lot of them were incredulous. Try as they might, they just couldn't see the tall and poised beauty queen in a show...

By Aprylle Liabres (Contributor)

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Published: Mon 19 Mar 2007, 10:51 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 12:28 AM

larathat built its reputation on its connection with the masa. So when Lara quit the show, they were not surprised. “It just didn't work out,” she says. She had a lot of fun on the show, and enjoyed working with her co-stars, and adds that if it were only up to her, she probably wouldn't have left. She liked the casual atmosphere of the show, and the fact that she only had to work from noon till about 3 PM, and after that, she was free. “It was very easy work, and I was having fun,” she says.

Lara won't say whose decision it was for her to give up the show, but admits that people's reactions to her being on Wowowee was a large part of what influenced her. “A lot of people were saying that my image didn't fit the show,” says the former Miss International, who recently completed her one-year reign. She turned over the crown to the reigning Miss International, Miss Venezuela, late last year in Beijing, China.

Now that she's no longer on the show, Lara is busy guesting on other shows. She just finished an episode of Love Spell with Diether Ocampo and Kristine Hermosa, and an episode of Your Song with the Pinoy Dream Academy scholars. She also starred in a movie opposite Bong Revilla. On top of all that, Lara will be starring in a sitcom with no less than Aga Muhlach. They've already started taping for the sitcom, which still has no title yet, but which will surely put Lara's comedic talents to the test.

Lara intends to make the most of her post-Wowowee career. She's enjoying herself so much that she isn't yet thinking of settling down. “That will be a long way off,” she says. “There are still so many things I want to do for my family and for myself."

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