MANILA -- Erich Gonzales couldn't help but laugh as she watched the video of her audition for ABS-CBN's reality show Star Circle Quest 13 years ago.
Gonzales, who eventually won the second season of the talent search in 2005, recalled in a video posted by Cosmopolitan Philippines that she was a running a fever when she auditioned.
"Nung time na ito grabe ang lagnat ko. Sabi ng nanay ko, 'Uwi na tayo.' Sabi ko, 'Try lang,'" said Gonzales, who turned 27 last month.
"Pagdating ko sa audition nakita ko ang daming magaganda, guwapo, matatangkad ang puti. Sabi ko, 'Try lang.' Walang masama, nandoon na. So di ko alam kung ano ang pinagsasabi ko dito, kinabahan wala nang masabi."
"Grabe talaga nakakahiya," added the actress while laughing.
Asked what she wants to tell her younger self, Gonzales said: "Bes, you can do better pero I'm glad that you took the risk and it's all worth it naman."
Here's the video of Gonzales reacting to her Star Circle Quest audition.