GMA Network’s Primetime Princess Barbie Forteza is a modern Maria Clara in the Cosmopolitan PH feature cover for December 2022. Frankly, it’s about freaking time.
In a world where anyone can be an overnight sensation, Barbie Forteza earned her star the old-school way. Having been in the business for 13 years now, she’s someone whose fame isn’t merely dictated by the number of followers or double taps on her social media account. With a warm smile, megawatt charm, and an insane ability to breathe life into any character she portrays, she demonstrates her brilliance in a way similar to what her industry forebears would boast about.
Of course, it’s her role in the highly-raved historical fictional series Maria Clara at Ibarra that comes first in our talking points. Ever since she came to our screens as nursing student Klay who gets transported to the pages of Jose Rizal’s provocative novel Noli Me Tangere, Barbie has been getting the recognition she truly deserves. (READ FULL ARTICLE HERE)