Ingrid dela Paz (MNS Photo)

Ingrid dela Paz (MNS Photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Ingrid dela Paz is getting her big break in showbiz in the upcoming TV series headlined by Cristine Reyes and Zanjoe Marudo.

Dela Paz, who received favorable notices for her short performance in the hit series “Pasion de Amor” as Olivia Samonte, was discovered by no other than ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos Concio.

The Star Magic artist was one of the ushers at the Gawad Eugenio Lopez Awards, when she met the network executive, who urged her to try her luck in showbiz.

Before her breakthrough roles this year, dela Paz appeared in several “Maalaala Mo Kaya” episodes, as well as the series “Got to Believe.”

“Super thakful at sobrang feeling blessed kasi finally napansin na ako at nabigyan na ako ng mas napapansin na role,” dela Paz said during the photo shoot with Marudo and Reyes on Tuesday.

In the upcoming soap, dela Paz plays a young lady who will get involved with the character of Marudo. She described her role as “heavy and sexy.”

The 21-year-old also said she’s ready to compete with sexy star Reyes.

“Of course, oo naman. Gusto ko naman ito, noon ko pa ito gusto,” she said. “Medyo nagkakailangan pa kami ni (Cristine) pero I’m sure after niyan magiging (okay kami).” (MNS)