If there’s one content creator that continues to get on everyone’s nerves, it’s actress Alex Gonzaga. This 35-year-old makes Donnalyn Bartolome run for her money. After a series of issues in the past (e.g. inappropriate jokes with Matteo Guidicelli), Alex has once again earned the Internet’s ire after smearing her birthday cake icing on an unsuspecting waiter named Sir Allan. Thanks to Dani Barretto, who captured the moment to post on her Instagram stories, it has been immortalized online. While everyone was expressing their disgust on social media, a slew of testimonies from production staff and ex-workmates clued everyone in on Alex’s alleged attitude problems. Check them out below:
“She thinks she’s always funny”
She thinks she’s always funny,
Nakasama ko siya sa shoot before and na-starstruck ako sakanya, tapos inapproach niya ko tapos super kilig ako pero yung intro niya sakin is, “hoy bat ka naging zero subscribers?” + stuff regarding my past issues. 🤡 https://t.co/nK4oGraGVm
— K Y O (@kyoquijano) January 17, 2023
“Not surprised. She thinks she’s always funny,” said YouTuber Kyo Quijano who recounted what happened the first time he met Alex. Kyo said the 35-year-old immediately asked him about an issue he was facing, something he was sensitive about then. “It was really fresh for me during that time, kaya sobrang turned off talaga ko,” Kyo added.
Ordering people around
PSA ALEX GONZAGA
So I’ve worked with the Gonzaga sisters twice already as a Production Designer.
Rumors about Alex Gonzaga is real. Bastos siya. pic.twitter.com/r79KgOIUWy
— KL (@thewhothewhat) January 17, 2023
A production designer who previously worked with the Gonzaga sisters also came forward with a story that happened years ago. “Prepared na yung set and everything, pumasok yung mag kapatid, sinitsitan ako at pinaabot sakin yung bag na parang alalay ako,” said the production designer. “Hindi ko siya kinibo twice, thrice? Boogsh sinabi niya na ng malakas ‘Hoy kuya iabot mo kamo. Naririnig mo ba ako.’ Almost everybody heard it including the big client.”
When other staff told Gonzaga that the person she was trying to order around was the production designer, she allegedly just rolled her eyes.
Cause of delay
As someone who has worked directly with this woman for her first film as a lead, I can personally say na masama talaga ugali ng babaeng ito!
Always the cause of delay sa shooting. Almost everyone on set hated her.
She was just nice to me kasi mataas posisyon ko sa pelikula. https://t.co/jJbF7dQ9sN
— John Mark Yap (@johninamillion) January 16, 2023
“As someone who has worked directly with this woman for her first film as a lead, I can personally say na masama talaga ugali ng babaeng ito!” wrote John Mark Yap, who has claimed to have worked with Alex in the past. According to Yap, Alex’s co-star Joseph Marco was the total opposite: “Her leading man, Joseph Marco, on the other hand, was literally one of the most humble and nicest people I’ve ever worked with. Never ko nakitaan ng attitude kahit once sa buong time na nagshoshoot kami for weeks.”
Alex Gonzaga offending the theater industry
As I was trying to get settled, tinawag ako bigla for briefing. Nagmadali ako and I accidentally left my bag on top of a cot. Apparently, it was hers. Pagbalik ko:
“Kaninong bag ‘to?”
Me: Mine! I’m so sorry!
She EXHALED at me followed by a weak smile. That was our intro 🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/f2MCkMkxAZ
— Reb Atadero (@rebranger) January 16, 2023
Actor and singer Reb atadero recounted his experience working with Alex years ago. He wrote: “Short version: Kung wala kang pangalan, hindi ka niya para bigyan ng basic respect.”
Short version: Kung wala kang pangalan, hindi ka niya para bigyan ng basic respect. Kahit na may eksena kayo, basta’t wala sa kanya ang camera, pag tapos na ang mga linya niya, bibitaw at iiwan ka sa ere kahit wala pang sumisigaw ng “CUT.” https://t.co/f2MCkMkxAZ
— Reb Atadero (@rebranger) January 16, 2023</blockquot
On Instagram, other prominent personalities namely Lea Salonga and Michael De Mesa couldn’t help but react to Reb’s story. “Goddamn, Reb, you’ve now piqued my curiosity! And I know what the theater people would say to this story!” commented Lea, while Michael couldn’t help but write “Oh my!”
Violating a competitor brand
OOF since a lot of bad experiences from her are coming out. We used to work with her and I remember her violating our contract for posting a competitor brand but refused to accept the consequences. Nilaban pa ng momager nya na kami ang may mali kasi di nalinaw sa kanila. YIKES https://t.co/6cdTZ7qqGp
— ᴄʜᴀɴ (@xtiantuzon_) January 16, 2023
Another story is how Alex allegedly violated her contract with a brand after posting a competitor brand and refusing to accept the consequences. “Nilaban pa ng momager nya na kami ang may mali kasi di nalinaw sa kanila. YIKES,” said Twitter user @xtiantuzon_.
“Since it’s blowing up, all I can say is trashy talaga because during the campaign, she didn’t follow most of our briefs dahil kung anong gusto nya, pinipilit at ‘yun ang mas dapat masunod. LOL,” they added.
“Not a morning person”
Worked with her on a TVC where we needed a full day of shooting. All the other artistas agreed to an early call time except her, who insisted on 12nn.
We adjusted our plans & prepared to rush our shooting, thinking she had another commitment. Pala: “Di lang ako morning person.” https://t.co/CgKDnlFiwW
— Ceej Tantengco (@ceejtheday) January 16, 2023
Alex is facing many allegations of being a cause of delay on set, add journalist Ceej Tantengco’s story to that list. Tantengo said that the other artists agreed to an early call time for the whole-day commercial shoot but Alex “insisted on 12 noon.”
“We adjusted our plans & prepared to rush our shooting, thinking she had another commitment. Pala: ‘Di lang ako morning person’,” wrote Tantengco.
Publicist attempts to clear Alex Gonzaga’s name
So yung mga artista at mga production na binastos at naging unprofessional si Alex Gonzaga dati ay kaibigan din at kabiruan ni Mommy Pinty?
Defend pa mga sez 🍵🍵🍵 pic.twitter.com/LyjPhy8s2o
— ALTStarMagic 💫 (@AltStarMagic) January 17, 2023
On January 17, Peter Ledesma, her publicist friend, reached out to Fashion Pulis to “clear the issue.” Ledesma said that Sir Allan, the waiter, is “a friend of Mommy Pinty Gonzaga and Soriano Family.” According to him, Sir Allan has frequently served the Gonzaga/Soriano family and has always joked with them. Ledesma also clarified the rumor that Alex was drunk in the video: “And one more thing, hindi totoong lasing si Alex na tulad ng pinalalabas ng detractors and bashers.”
Alex Gonzaga eventually apologizes
Alex apologized for her behavior at her birthday party, days after the fact. On January 18, she posted on social media:
“On my birthday, God taught me a hard and important lesson. Humility, kindness and better judgment,” she wrote. “I am truly sorry, Kuya Allan. To my family, I am sorry for causing you pain and embarrassment. I will rise from this a wiser and better person.”
She also met with Sir Allan Crisostomo to clear the issue. News reports released photos of Sir Allan’s handwritten statement as proof of the actress’ personal apology.