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Bianca Gonzalez

Bianca GonzalezBianca Gonzalez, born March 11th, 1983 in Manilla, Philippines is a Filipina TV host and model. She is married to PBA cager J.C. Intal.

"Hi! My name is Bianca Gonzalez. I am a TV host, writer, advocate, and now, I am a YouTuber! I wrote a book called #PaanoBaTo, which gives advice from different people about life, love, career, even family, friends, and self."

"Then I decided to turn it into a YouTube video series! I hope you find it insightful and I hope you come back to my YouTube Channel often."

"My sister told me about a contest when I was a freshman in college, and I was walking in the mall with her. Some might call it the “usual how a model was discovered story”, but for me, it was anything but usual."

"People don’t believe me when I say that I am a very shy person, but I really am! Plus, I looked very awkward my whole grade school and high school life and never considered myself to be model-worthy."

"After some prodding from my sister, I had my photo and info taken at a contest booth in the mall. To my surprise, a week after, I found myself the winner of a search that would fly me to Kuala Lumpur to meet other winners from the Asean region to shoot a major shampoo tri-media campaign."

Bianca Gonzalez"How lucky can a girl be?! It was way beyond any dream I could ever have for myself, and it 'accidentally' happened. My start in the world of modelling came at a time of my life when I was just trying to be comfortable in my own skin, and when I was still trying to find which of my interests I would pursue as a possible career."

"Modelling definitely helped me boost my confidence and it opened my world in ways I never knew possible. So many of the friends and workmates I hold dearest to me I met in this industry. And I will be thankful forever."

"I graduated college with a major in Communications and a minor in Philosophy. My dream was really to be a writer slash director, and to pursue further film studies after a bit of experience in local production work."

"My first job in ABS-CBN came when I was a junior in college. I worked part-time as a brainstormer for the Creative Development Group. Basically, we would come up with concepts for new TV shows to pitch to management."

"I often sat in meetings that lasted the entire day, squeezed my creative juices out, stayed at the office until midnight, wrote sample scripts, and literally ran after bosses to present concepts."

Bianca Gonzalez"After a year of doing that job, and by the way, I was still modelling on the side, I was asked by my now-friend and then-handler Jet Valle if I wanted to try out to be on TV."

"Again, I am a painfully shy person, but by that time I had around three years of modelling experience, so I already knew how to “turn on” my confidence. My older brother JC was at that time, a host for the now-defunct morning show “Breakfast”, so I said, maybe I can try out hosting."

"A movie review show, morning show, youth debate show, housemate stint later, I now find myself proudly hosting entertainment newscasts like SNN and E Live, and the local franchise of the worldwide hit reality show Big Brother. Who would’ve thought? I just feel so blessed!"

Gonzalez first hosted GameChannel Extreme with Iya Villania, Chase Tinio and Aaron Mempin. Her first ever on-cam career in ABS-CBN network however was for the now defunct show, Review Night which she hosted with Ryan Agoncillo in Cinema One.

For a little less than a year, she got her Studio 23 stint as a tadjock for Wazzup Wazzup. She also co-hosted MTV U-Break.

In 2001, she hosted Studio 23's Gameplan then transferred to Cinema One's Review Night with Ryan Agoncillo. She also became part of a Studio 23 morning show, Breakfast and later moved to the mother network to co-host Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas and StarDance, the director of which was Lino Cayetano.

Bianca GonzalezHer career was boosted after an invitation to join Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition where she landed at 3rd place garnering 245,594 votes or 19% of the total votes and got major breaks afterwards.

Aside from hosting Y Speak, she also landed a hosting job for Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition UpLate and as the resident campus VJ for Pinoy Dream Academy's Update and UpLate shows.

She also hosted The Filipino Channel show TFC Connect, where she discusses Filipino issues abroad.

She is an actress, known for Squalor in 2009, 'Di puwedeng hindi puwede! in 1999) and Oh, My Girl!: A Laugh Story in 2009.

Currently, she continues to host and produce Y Speak. She also hosted the now defunct showbiz-oriented news show Blog: Barkada Log, and the showbiz show Entertainment Live, but ended on January 28th, 2012, and together with her co-hosts in Pinoy Big Brother, Toni Gonzaga and Mariel Rodriguez.

She reprised her role as one of the hosts of Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2 in a brand new "spin-off" show called Über. She hosts Cinema News Alert: Weekend Edition and a Cinema Jock features movie of the day on Cinema One.

Bianca GonzalezOn Tuesday nights, she takes us on a journey of discovering the "Ninoys" of the new generation, I Am Ninoy, founded on the popular campaign that is now developed for TV. The show started airing November 25th, marking the would-have-been 76th birthday of Ninoy Aquino, and formerly aired on TV5.

Last December 14th, 2011 Gonzalez signed a 2-year Contract with ABS-CBN - present during Gonzalez' contract signing were ABS-CBN executives including president Charo Santos Concio.

She is currently hosting a morning show, Umagang Kay Ganda and a reality show Pinoy Big Brother. On the 11th of February 2010, Bianca Gonzalez was appointed a UNICEF Philippines Child Rights Supporter.

She has supported UNICEF in a personal capacity since 2007, including fundraising for education activities. In December 2007, she raised PHP 36,000 through her blog website for UNICEF’s 100-book library program.

On the 10th of December 2013, her continuous support for Typhoon Haiyan survivors landed her the 6th spot in The Huffington Post '6 Celebrities Who Remind Us to Not Forget Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Too Soon' alongside other international celebrities such as Victoria and David Beckham, Pau Gasol, Rihanna, Vanessa Hudgens and Justin Bieber.

Bianca GonzalezBianca Gonzalez is cousin of actors, Dingdong Dantes, Arthur Solinap and Carlo Gonzales. In addition, she is sister of TV host JC Gonzales.

In March 2014, she was engaged to PBA player J.C. Intal, whom she married on December 4th, 2014 in El Nido, Palawan. In April 2015, television host Boy Abunda announced on his program Aquino & Abunda Tonight that Gonzalez and her husband Intal were expecting their first child.

Intal proposed to Gonzalez on March 20th of that year at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2, as the latter was about to depart for London.

The child was a daughter they named Lucia Martine, who was born on October 23rd, 2015. Later they had another girl which they named Carmen Eliana Gonzalez Intal, who was born on October 29th, 2018.

In 2015, Bianca was already pregnant when Pinoy Big Brother: 737 premiered and had to temporarily leave the show in the later part of the series to give birth to her child.

On the 11th of February 2010, Bianca Gonzalez was appointed a UNICEF Philippines Child Rights Supporter. She has supported UNICEF in a personal capacity since 2007, including fundraising for education activities.

In December 2007, she raised PHP 36,000 through her blog website for UNICEF’s 100-book library program.

Bianca GonzalezIt was in high school when I discovered that I enjoyed writing. Whether it be my class play or a video presentation, doodles on my notebook, or just a bit of fiction, I found that I liked expressing myself through words.

Fast forward to when I was a Junior in college, and online social networking sites weren't big at all. A roommate of mine, Ala Paredes, introduced me to blogger. The thought of having an "online journal" appealed to me because I've always wanted to keep a journal, but never had the patience to fill it up.

So something online seemed like a right fit for me, because instead of an actual notebook I had to keep and bring around with me, all I had to do was click, click, click to see my journal.

So it was in September of 2003 that my blogsite was born. I decided to name my blog "superbianca.blogspot.com", with the disclaimer, "the diary of a supergirl wannabe".

Fast forward again to this day day, my blog is actually almost 17 years old! Wow. I never imagined my blog would live this long! Plus, in the industry I am in, not a lot of my colleagues have blogs.

I would like to think my blog, "the diary of a supergirl wannabe", has gone from something that made me different and set me apart, to a chronicle of the years in between.

Bianca GonzalezBianca's parents names are Chito and Ofel and she has an older sister named Aissa who is an Industrial Designer as well as an older brother JC Gonzalez was also a TV Host before he left for the States in 2005. And by the way, she also collects Converse and Chuck Taylors shoes.

At 23, she became the youngest person to be named by People Asia as One of the Most Influential Personalities of the Year back in 2006.

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Awards

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Meg Teen Choice Awards Favorite Female Host Won
UP Gandingan Best Panel Discussion Host Y Speak Won
2010 24th PMPC Star Awards Best Female Showbiz-Oriented Talk Show Host E-Live Won

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