Coleen Garcia weighs in on competition between 'AlDub' and 'Pastillas Girl'
MANILA, Philippines – Coleen Garcia responded to questions on what she thought about the ongoing competition between It's Showtime and Eat Bulaga. Both shows have popular segments – on Eat Bulaga, the popular "kalyeserye" starring the popular AlDub tandem, and on Showtime, a popular featuring starring the lovelorn "Pastillas Girl."
In an interview with Pep on Thursday, September 17, Coleen said that both shows are trying to make people happy.
“One thing that I actually pick up on is that I’m happy that there are two noontime shows that are doing their very best to make people happy,
“Because, at the end of the day, it’s really about the audience. It’s really about the fans," Coleen said, who is one of It's Showtime's co-hosts.
Coleen also said that Eat Bulaga is a very good show, which is different from It's Showtime.
“The good thing about all of this is we’re two different shows and we’re trying very, very hard to make our fans happy,” she said.
Coleen was also asked what she thought of Eat Bulaga host Joey de Leon's crypitc tweets, saying that she didn't want to prematurely assume anything.
“I don't want to go ahead and jump to conclusions... because, I mean, here in showbiz, there have been many misunderstandings also.”
“That’s his opinion and everybody’s entitled to their own,” she said.
Joey posted a series of tweets about copying on September 15 and 16. While he didn't explicity direct them at It's Showtime, social media users wondered whether he was referring to Showtime.
What Anne thinks
Meanwhile, in an earlier interview with ABS-CBN's Push website last week, Anne Curtis said she is is aware of the ongoing competition between Eat Bulaga and It's Showtime regarding the two segments.
“I think it's great. It just goes to show that people are still into noontime shows. So I think it's great,” she said.
However, Anne said the exchange of nasty comments between the fans is not necessary.
I mean, of course you know, there's a war now between the fans and everything. But I think everyone just needs to take a chill pill.”
Pastillas Girl and #AlDub
On September 11, It's Showtime introduced Pastillas Girl aka Angelica Jane Yap, who rose to fame because of her famous pastillas video. Her segment, which has been on It's Showtime for the past week has become another Twitter hit which some speculate to be the show's answer to Eat Bulaga's popular AlDub tandem. (#AlDub: The fun tandem of Alden Richards and 'Yaya Dub')
In the Pastillas Girl segment, Angelica is on the quest to look for a potential partner, after she was ditched by her ex-boyfriend for another girl. (READ: Meet 'Pastillas Girl,' on a quest to find love) – Rappler.com