Tita Mega C meets long lost best friend Edu Manzano anew
ON AND off actress and active entrepreneur Yvonne Benavidez, also known as Tita Mega C, has a fascinating story of her life to tell.
Ricky Davao’s fellow star in his launching film “Kapitan Kidlat” has vivid memories of her baptism of fire in show biz.
“I played nurse in Ricky’s film and that started it all. But I didn’t go on full time because I went to business but if I have to time, I join show biz. Why not? This is a very fun place,” exclaims Yvonne who frequents TV shows and radio stations to keep her show biz interest going.
“Show biz is one thing I really want to do in my life especially if my time permits it,” says Benavidez.
The last time she donned show biz shirt was when she went to Edu Manzano’s Sunday game show, “Game & Go” in the former Delta Theater where TV5 holds its weekly live telecast.
“Edu was a friend from way back. As a matter of fact, we had a film together,” says Benavidez.
Because of her closeness to Manzano, Yvonne was a hot item when she danced all night with the actor years ago at the defunct Jaloux Bar Disco along Quezon Avenue.
When Doods saw Benavidez inside the studio after a long time, it seemed ages but the friendship is still very much around.
It was veteran entertainment reporter Alice Vergara who introduced her to show biz because they used to be neighbours at Sandejas Street in Pasay City.
Other than that, Yvonne was really meant for show biz when she was classmate to soon-to-be actress Maricel Soriano at St. Mary’s College.
“I’m taking it one at a time. I think I belong to show biz but I also want to flourish in business,” she confides.
Yvonne is still very pretty and appealing despite her being a mom to three cute little boys.
“I want to have a name for myself no matter how small a name,” she admits.
Until recently, she started her own business, a manufacture of Vitamin C which she packaged as Mega C, that she lied low in the entertainment scene.
Hence, the moniker Tita Mega C.
To still live show biz, Yvonne is now doing radio on board at DWBL every Wednesday, 2 to 3 in the afternoon with movie scribe and Pasig barangay official Gary Sta. Ana.
Together, they discuss anything under the sun in the show “Kagandahan, Showbiz, Kalusugan Atbp.”
“I am very proud of my status now as a mom, as a broadcaster, as an entrepreneur and as a model of a health supplement because I always feel light and sunny,” Yvonne quips.
German Moreno knows her so much that the Master Showman offers her a space in his “Walang Tulugan” in GMA Network but Yvonne’s hectic schedule is something to contend with even in guesting stint with the most loved TV host.
To make a difference, though, Benavidez is putting her premium on charity in show biz.
As a matter of fact, Fil-Briton filmmaker Jowee Morel has tapped her as Ambassador of Charity for the 1st Reel International Film Festival in London.
“That is also what I really want. I want to reach out to people in need,” she qualifies.
Morel has invited her to present to a HIV foundation in London a support to the foundation as a first step to international understanding.