NEW YORK CITY – Geo Ed Rebucas wowed the Philippines when he auditioned for “Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3” singing Mariah Carey’s songs.
His audition video became viral and this Zamboangga Del Sur native was nicknamed the “Mariah Carey of the Philippines”.
Then, 20-year-old Geo made it to the semifinals before he got eliminated from the reality TV show.
Rebucas said, “Malaki ang pasasalamat ko sa PGT for having me and of course sa mga people na naniniwala pa rin sa akin hanggang ngayon.”
He moved to California late last year under a family petition.
Today, this greencard holder is trying his luck in the Big Apple where he appreciates the openness in one of the most gay-friendly states.
“I’m not really that masyadong showy talaga na pagiging bakla, kaya nga sabi ko di masyadong showy, “ Rebucas said. “Yun nga I’m gay. It’s still confusing to answer kasi though andun pa rin yung gusto magkapamilya. But then I’m happy with this life.”
Geo, now 25, says if this showbusiness career doesn’t pan out, he always has his nursing degree as a fall back plan.
“You can never tell kung hanggang kailan ito eh, most of the arists naman hindi naglalalast,” he said.
Geo will be performing at the Jo Awayan show at the Payag Restaurant in Queens this Sunday, and he will be hosting a show with “Pilipinas Got Talent Season 1” winner Jovit Baldovino and heart throb JM De Guzman in New York in April.
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