- 13 years in the showbiz industry, Melissa Ricks sure knows the ins and outs of showbiz "friends"
- Melissa shares her experience about failed and successful friendships in the business
- She has some serious friendship advice
Celebrity mom Melissa Ricks' 13 years of extensive experience in the showbiz industry sure taught her a lot about "friendships."
During an interview with PEP, she opens up about her different experiences when it comes to friends in the showbiz industry.
Melissa was part of the now defunct show Star Circle Quest in 2004 and gained some friends back then.
Until now, they occasionally meet and are with constant communication with each other.
Just recently, Melissa bonded with Roxanne Guinoo, a fellow SCQ contender.
She captioned her post with:
"So nice to see you again! Let’s catch up soon! #SCQ with the forever pretty @roxanneguinoo."
Melissa also recalls the time when almost all of them from the SCQ batch were present during the birthday of Neri Naig's son, also a fellow SCQ contender.
“It’s the first time in the longest that I felt so happy kasi it was like being in the contest again. Kasi ako, ang dami ko nang nakasalamuhang mga artista, and these people have not changed one bit since the contest. I haven’t seen them for two years, three years, some of them, but when we meet up, it’s like kahapon lang kami nagkita. Good vibes.”
She also reveals the sad truth about friendship in showbiz.
“Some of my friends, some of my old friends…When I came back, parang hindi na nila ako kilala. Oh my gosh. Ba’t gano’n? Nagha-hi lang sila sa ‘kin, when before, I thought, we were really close.”
Melissa does not want to mention their names anymore.
“Hayaan na natin.
“It was so weird being in show business or maybe that’s the reality: Not everyone is going to be your friend forever.”
Her friendship advice:
"Choose your friends. Choose well."
Melissa Ricks was one of the hopefuls in the reality-based talent search Star Circle Quest batch 1 in 2004.
She finished fifth place while Hero Angeles was announced the winner.
Melissa is a mother to her two-year-old daughter Kiera Kelly.
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