REESE Tuazon is one of the most promising new female stars at the Kapuso network today. She’s currently getting good feedback for playing the role of the best friend of Alden Richard’s sister in “Victor Magtanggol” and she has a big crush on Alden as Victor. The first time they got to work together was in an episode of “Magpakailanman” and Reese got a lot of bashing from AlDub fans.
“Nagulat ako noon kasi ni hindi naman kami nali-link ni Alden, but now, I’m used to it,” she says. “I think the fans should realize na trabaho lang naman ito and we’re just doing our job.”
How does she find Alden? “He’s very warm, winelcome niya ako talaga as a newcomer at mahusay siyang makisama sa lahat. He’s a kind and very decent guy. But no offense meant, ha. Honestly, hindi ko siya type. Masyado siyang tisoy for me. I prefer 'yung Filipino-looking guys na moreno, like Richard Gomez. Also, may boyfriend akong non-showbiz and he comes from a political family. Since high school pa kami.”
Reese started as a commercial model before she forayed into acting. Her real name is Therlyn Anne Mendoza Alcuitas. She has a master’s degree in business administration and has also put up her own business, a gas station. “Gusto ko lang talagang subukan ang acting kasi noon pa, maraming nagsasabi sa’kin, mag-artista ka. Now that I’m here, enjoy naman ako. Masaya and it can be very fulfilling.”
Reese also got positive feedback for her portrayal of the young Snooky Serna in the dramatization of Cookie’s life story in “Magpakailanman”. Some quarters say she looks like Gal Gadot of “Wonder Woman”. “Oo nga. I admire Gal Gadot, but mas gusto ko yatang makilala on my own.”