A fresh face in the Kapamilya Primetime block, Gab Lagman says he did not really dream of becoming an actor. He rather saw himself as a basketball player. He loves playing the game and given his height of 6’1’, he surely has a lot of advantage in the court.
Now that he is seen every night through the talk-of-the-town teleserye, Halik, Gab is slowly gaining attention from fans and audiences. A lot of people are talking about how he is becoming one of the hottest newbies in showbiz.
Gab had to work hard first before he was able to achieve the perfectly-sculpted physique that he has today. He used to be very insecure about his body since he was a bit chubby as a child. Gab blames it on his family’s expert cooking skills.
In high school, Gab was the only chubby boy in his group of friends. This added more to his insecurity. But he is thankful that he belonged to a kind circle of friends. Despite his insecurities, Gab never experienced being bullied.
Right now, Gab’s hard work and discipline in the gym is showing good results. Yet, he says that there are still some traces of insecurity left in him. According to him, he is not yet completely confident with his body. He is not yet satisfied and feels like he has more to work on.
This discipline is also honed by working in the sales industry in Las Vegas. Gab says it is a unique experience that he carries with him. After a while, he decided to leave Las Vegas and enter showbiz as influenced by his parents.
His role in Halik is the most exciting project he has had so far. It still feels surreal to be part of a huge teleserye especially that he is working with his idol, Jericho Rosales. At first, Gab admits feeling nervous everytime he would share a scene with Echo. But Echo is a cool and humble guy to work with. Sometimes, Echo himself makes an effort to help Gab release the tension and nervousness. This made him admire Jericho even more.
While there are some who applauds his performance in Halik, there are also others who are not impressed. Others say that his acting lacks emotions. Reading these kinds of constructive criticisms makes Gab want to work harder. He has the humility to admit that he has still so much to improve and work on. He has been in the industry for more than just a year and he is grateful for such comments that make him want to examine the areas he must develop.
Fans also notice that good chemistry between him and fellow Halik star, Jane De Leon. But Gab says that she is just a good friend. Gab says that wants to keep his focus first on the opportunities he is getting in the showbiz industry.