Ynna Asistio. Photo from the actress' Instagram page
MANILA -- After some six years as a GMA-7 talent, Ynna Asistio recently took up her first project as a Kapamilya contract artist.
The 21-year-old actress on Thursday appeared in a taped episode of the ABS-CBN game show "Minute to Win It," along with her mother, actress Nadia Montenegro.
Host Luis Manzano welcomed the celebrity contestants to the program, mentioning Asistio's move to be part of ABS-CBN's talent management firm.
"Nakakapanibago seeing you here. Welcome to ABS-CBN, and you're now part of the Star Magic family," Manzano told Asistio, whose father is former Caloocan City Mayor Macario "Boy" Asistio, Jr.
Prior to signing up with the Kapamilya network, Asistio starred in several GMA-7 series.
The young actress, who is also set to appear in an upcoming episode of the weekend drama anthology "Maalaala Mo Kaya," expressed gratitude for the warm welcome she has gotten since switching networks.
"Sobra 'yung pagtanggap nila sa amin. We didn't expect na magiging gano'n. Thank you kasi simula pa lang, ang saya-saya na at sobrang busy na, so thank you po talaga sa ABS-CBN," she said.
Montenegro, meanwhile, appeared overjoyed in saying her daughter can expect her full support in pursuing her "dream" of becoming an actress.
"I'm not surprised [that they are following in my footsteps], because in the house, it's always a party. There's always a host, there's always a model, there's always an actress, there's always a dancer. So talagang I'm just really so overwhelmed and blessed and so grateful that their dreams are coming true!" she said.
Early this year, Asistio's showbiz dreams took a back seat when she was dragged into a legal tiff with her former talent manager, Annabelle Rama.
Montenegro had accused Rama of "child abuse" for the latter's alleged mishandling of her children's showbiz careers. Both camps have since reconciled, prompting the dropping of legal charges they had filed.