Is Starstruck alumna Sarah Lahbati the latest recruit of the Kapamilya network? Lahbati surprised fans when she performed on the ASAP stage on Sunday and instantly became a trending topic. Sarah appeared with recent "transferees" Bela Padilla and Arci Munoz in a special production number in the top-rating ABS-CBN noontime variety show. Michelle Madridal, a "returning" Kapamilya, is also part of the dance number
Since Munoz is one of the female leads in the current Kapamilya teleserye, Pasion de Amor and Padilla is set to star in the upcoming TV adaptation of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano with Coco Martin, speculations were rife that Lahbati has also moved to the Kapamilya network.
Immediately after her performance, Lahbati became a hot trending topic on Twitter and other social media sites with netizens asking if she has made the big move and expressing delight to see her on the Kapamilya show.
The actress took to her Twitter account to thank her fans for making her performance trend on social media. "Thank you for trending and watching ASAP you guys are so sweet," Sarah twitted. However, she kept silent on whether or not she's officially a Kapamilya.
Thank you for trending and watching ASAP ????? you guys are so sweet ?
— Sarah Lahbati (@SarahLahbati) August 9, 2015
The Swiss-Filipino actress started her showbiz career via the GMA-7 reality show Starstruck in 2010. She had a rift with her home network after expressing her dissatisfaction and desire to be released from her contract in 2012. The network sued her for breach of contract which was amicably settled out of court in 2014.
In August 2013, Sarah gave birth to her and boyfriend Richard Gutierrez' son, Zion in Switzerland. She recently signed a management contract with Viva and can be seen in the reality show It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez on cable channel E!