Sharon is RP’s Martha Stewart

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 17 2010 11:34 AM | Updated as of Aug 17 2010 08:48 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Megastar Sharon Cuneta is facing new challenge as she is set to host a lifestyle show on Lifestyle network titled “Sharon at Home,” inspired by the magazine of the same name that ABS-CBN Publishing launched early this year.

“We’d been on the lookout for our very own Martha Stewart, someone whom the local viewers could relate to and whose way of doing things could easily be done here using local materials, “Tippy Benedicto, Lifestyle Network channel head, told Sharon at Home magazine for its July to September 2010 issue.

Benedicto said they found the answer in Cuneta, who is so into food, home, interiors and crafts.

“She fit the bill perfectly. She reads all these books and watches the Lifestyle Network programs of Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray and Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa). She’s passionate about these shows and says she learns so much from them and applies what she learns to her day-to-day life.”

According to Benedicto, a large part of the show was inspired by the direction Sharon’s magazine took.

The viewers will be surprised to see another side of the singer-actress on the new TV program.

“Here they will get to see a domestic-savvy personality who’s talking about the virtues of her own herb garden or telling us to organize our linen closet this way, or that X cheese goes with X wine,” Benedicto said.

Aside from house tips, Sharon at Home show will also share the singer-actress’s life off cam with her friends and family.