As a manager and handler, Ogie Diaz gambled with his talent Liza Soberano when she was just starting in showbiz.
The entertainment insider/columnist/ talent manager recalled the rags to riches story of the beautiful Kapamilya actress.
Unlike most of today’s hottest stars, Liza did not start in showbiz at an early age. However, she successfully made a name in showbiz and was dubbed as one of the Philippine Showbiz’ most beautiful faces.
Hope Elizabeth Soberano popularly known as Liza Soberano is a Kapamilya actress who is the other half of the successful love team “LizQuen” along with Enrique Gil who also happens to be her boyfriend as well in real life. Her handler is Ogie Diaz and surely, everyone knows that.
And in an interview, Ogie revealed something about the actress regarding her past and her beginnings as a star. It all started when he was asked if he did not allow her to get into a relationship which he confirmed but with some conditions. He shared telling her not to have a boyfriend if she’s not 18 years old yet, without a house, and without two cars.
The talent manager also revealed that Liza had nothing but her strong desire to help her family.
“Kasi nagsimula naman walang-wala si Liza. Sa’kin pa talaga humihiram yan umaabot na nga yan ng kalahating milyon yung utang sa akin,” revealed Ogie.
But Ogie was determined to make Liza a star. He trusted her so much that he told the then young actress that she can pay the debts when they are already able.
When Liza finally landed her first TV commercial, Ogie was impressed that Liza immediately paid off all her debts to him. He recalled Liza telling him, “Talagang sabi ni Liza, ‘Tito Ogie, mababayaran na po namin lahat ang utang namin sa inyo. Ayoko po kasi nang may utang pa. Thank you po, ha?’”
Now that Liza is one of the brightest stars in the industry, Ogie often jokingly tell her, “Baligtad na ngayon. Ako na ang mangungutang sa yo, ‘nak.”
Liza eventually became successful and is now one of the biggest and most sought-after stars of the Kapamilya network after her biggest break in the television series “Forevermore”.
The actress is now in a relationship with Enrique, with lots of endorsements, and future projects. According to the Top Planet, she now has an estimated net worth of 5 million dollars as of 2019.