To kick off the second season of “I Feel U,” Toni Gonzaga and guests talk about their stand on destiny and hard work.
Growing up with an innate passion for singing and the dream to become a doctor, Kim Molina was torn with which path to take on. She comes from a family of singers and her father is a dentist, so
she dreamt of pursuing both. But thinking she could only choose one, Kim picked medicine, until a series of life-changing events brought her to where she really belongs.
Kim grew up in the Saudi Arabia where her father is still based at the moment. As a little kid, she would sing as a front act to Pinoy celebrities. In 2006, she joined TFC Pop Star where she met the same talent scout who brought her to WYCOPA in 2009.
“Hindi ko na alam gagawin ko. Gusto ko mag-doctor at the same time gusto ko kumanta. Nag-try ako mag-theater, biglaan lang din kasi I tried to audition for Miss Saigon,” shared Kim, whose name was taken from Lea Salonga’s character in the said play.
The rest, as they say, is history. From stage, Kim showcased her acting chops on the small screen. There have been a few adjustments as she transitioned from a theater actress to on-screen star. For one, bigger movements are required on stage than when taping for television. Kim bit by bit moved to the top until she landed her first lead roles via “Jowable” and “MOMOL Nights.”
Before that, she appeared in the film “Camp Sawi,” one of her most memorable projects. “Kilig-kilig kasi first movie ko ‘yun na nasa poster ako tapos may standee sa sinehan,” she enthused.
.According to Kim, “Jowable” was shot in a theater-like treatment wherein the scenes were done in single takes. In “MOMOL Nights,” Kim was witnessed showing her daring and funny sides to create her own brand of material – sexy yet charming.
Kim’s intimate scenes with Kit Thompson in that movie made her cry and felt guilty that she had to call her boyfriend Jerald Napoles. “Umiyak ako kasi feeling ko nag-cheat ako kay Jerald. Hindi ako sanay. Tumawag ako kay Je, nag-sorry ako.” Her beau’s hilarious response was, “Huwag kang mag-alala, si Kit Thompson naman ‘yan.”
Kim and Jerald’s love story started six years ago when they were both cast in the theater play “Rak of Aegis.” They kept their relationship a secret at first but their actions spoke the truth, as what their good friend Yumi Lacsamana shared.
In the eyes of their friends and colleagues, Kim and Jerald are a perfect match. “They complement each other. May mga bagay na hindi sila magkatugma pero pag magkasama sila, it’s the right blend. Si Kim, she’s a baby, then Je is matured enough to understand Kim,” said Yumi, who is also their housemate.
Yumi added that both Kim and Jerald, or KimJe, know how to pour all their love to one another. She revealed that Jerald is more caring while Kim is more clingy and dramatic.
Jerald would agree to Yumi, confirming that Kim is a jealous type. “Nanaginip siya na may ginawa akong masama sa panaginip niya, ‘pag gising ko po parte na po ako nu’ng nangyari sa panaginip,” Jerald recounted.
The lovebirds’ fun-loving personalities help them overcome the negative effects of the current pandemic, besides Kim’s natural caring ways. Asked what made him fall for her, Jerald mentioned Kim’s tight relationship with her family. “Product ako ng broken family, so kapag nakikita ko kung gaano niya kamahal ‘yung pamilya niya, para akong spectator na naghahangad din ng ganoon.”
KimJe shares the same stand about destiny. They both believe that destiny must be nurtured with hard work. “If doon ka masaya, pagtrabahuan mo at kailangan buo ang loob mo,” Kim added.