Gerald's younger brother set to enter showbiz-A A +A
Thursday, June 21, 2012
GERALD Anderson's younger brother, Kenneth Alex, has auditioned in TV5's biggest reality talent search "Artista Academy."
"Ever since na sumali si Gerald sa PBB (Pinoy Big Brother), I've always been in the shadow. I thought this competition will give me an opportunity to get out of that shadow and be the person I want to be," Alex said.
The 20-year-old, five-foot-ten Alex is one of the 11,000 showbiz aspirants who lined up at the Araneta Coliseum during the grand audition last Tuesday.
Alex, who is currently staying in Manila for almost three weeks now, tried acting workshops and classes in the States before auditioning in the talent search.
His brother, actor Gerald, also gave him words of encouragement in this decision.
"We talked about it. He gave me good advice; he told me to just be myself. I will work hard. I really can't say what I have or what I don't have; all I'm going to do is work hard if I get in this competition," he said.
After finishing high school at 17, Kenneth entered flying school in the US and is set to become a licensed pilot.
"I was the one who is supposed to go to school and finish college. At least one Anderson should finish college and that's supposed to be me, but I made this decision to join TV5," he said.
"If I don't make it up, I'm not going to be sad about it. I'll pack my bags and go back to school," he added.
When asked on the expected competition and comparison between him and his older brother, Kenneth said, "It is what it is (comparison). But between me and my brother, no matter what our work is, we'll always be brothers and we'll love each other." (Sunnex)