Nikki Gil purity ring
NIKKI Gil has really come a long way from being the model of the Coke TVC that opened the doors of showbiz for her. After doing dramas like “Rounin” and “Pangarap na Bituin,” she now plays Guia in “Pieta,” a secretary who witnesses a crime that Miguel (John Regala) did. Miguel orders Rigor (Ryan Agoncillo) to get rid of her but he has a soft spot for Guia so he ends up hiding her from Miguel.
Guia loves her blind young sister (Sharlene San Pedro) and she is crushed when her sister gets kidnapped. Nikki has been in the series for just a few weeks but viewers are now raving about her performance, saying she has better chemistry with Ryan than Krista Ranillo whose character, Martha, is currently in the States after she got pregnant. What can Nikki say about this?
“Well, I’m glad viewers like my performance in ‘Pieta’,” she says. “Some of them are telling me nga that they’re waiting for Krista’s character to come back so we can have a showdown.”
Nikki is also part of the episode in “Your Song” this afternoon where she stars with her rumored beau Billy Crawford, along with her ex-BF Gab Valenciano and Rachelle Ann Go. How is it working with both her current and her ex? “Hindi pa naman kami ni Billy, but writers pressure me na umamin. Kung meron mang dapat aminin, hindi dapat manggaling sa’kin kasi ako’ng babae.
Mahirap ding mag-commit since he’s leaving again for abroad. As for Gab, friends naman kami, so no problem. Friend ko rin ang current niyang si Rachelle so maayos naman kaming lahat sa taping. Maganda ang role ko in ‘Your Song’ as a big star with an attitude problem. Si Billy naman plays a showbiz wannabe. Parang ‘Notting Hill’ ni Julia Roberts ang story namin. I’m also part of the coming Primetime Bida show, ‘Florinda’ with Maricel Soriano. I play a yaya, the daughter of Cherry Pie Picache who blindly obeys what my mom tells me. I’m also a regular in ASAP 09 and as a VJ in MYX.”
Despite her busy sked, she continues her studies at the Ateneo majoring in English literature. Her advocacy is to foster reading awareness as spokesperson for National Book Development and World Vision. “Ang dami na kasing hindi nagbabasa ngayon,” she adds. Recently, she’s also named as one of People Asia’s Women of Style and Substance. This is justified since Nikki is rare find in showbiz. She’s a devout Christian who wears a purity ring as part of True Love Waits, young people who will give up their virginity only after marriage. “When I get married, I will replace the purity ring with my wedding ring and I will give the purity sa magiging anak ko.”