When Georgina Wilson appeared as a judge for ABS-CBN’s showtime, many hoped that it meant that she was ready to take a plunge into mainstream local showbusiness. After all, by the length of time that she stayed as a judge on the show, it seems that the general public really could warm up to her wit and charm. Many hoped she would take a regular stint as a host on a noontime variety show or as an actress in a daily soap opera. Alas, it was not yet to be as she had gone back to modeling and in her more familiar role as a VJ.
Georgina was born Georgina Ashley Diaz Wilson on February 12, 1986, in Kansas, USA but they moved early on to Yorkshire, Egland. There, Georgina spent her growing up years until she was about ten when her Filipina mother prompted them to move back to the Philippines. She was a top student in Ateneo and a self-confessed lover of her Math subjects in high school. It wasn’t much of a surprise for those who were close to her that in 2006, she ended up taking commerce in college where she majored in both accounting and finance in Sydney, Australia. Referring to herself back then as a dork, she talks about her love for books and how considers the library a second home.
However, the life of a celebrity must be in her blood as well as she’s actually the niece of former Ms. Universe and local actress Gloria Diaz. As early as 2005 prior to her being a nationally-known celeb, she paparazzi-type pictures of her were also published in a local magazine and readers wondered if she was dating local actor Richard Gutierrez.
Georgina’s celebrity rose several more notches when she became Channel V’s VJ back in 2010. She mentioned that her role as a vj allowed her to really get used to being in front of the camera and speaking live to an audience. Her stint as a Showtime judge was also instrumental in placing her in the national consciousness. Regarding her time in the show, Georgina says that she really enjoyed the experience and became quite a close friend to the show mainstays especially with Vice Ganda.
She first announced her relationship with fellow national celebrity and model Borgy Manotoc in a magazine interview in 2010. It’s been remarked how the two are actually in the same boat as they both continually get offers to get into local showbusiness but both are content at the moment with their modeling jobs. One of the most prominent of these modeling gigs is her role as an endorser for the Bench clothing line and indeed she’s a staple in the company’s print and billboard ads as well as in their live fashion shows.
In 2011, a minor controversy erupted in the online world regarding Georgina’s comments about Paris Hilton meeting the President. The statements from her were made in twitter and were quickly retweeted by the online crowd. However, even with the criticism, she stood by her statements and said that Paris wasn’t really important enough for her visit here to necessitate a meeting with the most powerful man in the land. Malacanang, on its part, stated that no meeting between the President and Paris was scheduled anyway.
At the moment, offers still keep rolling in for the gorgeous celeb. There had been offers for her to serve as a host in Willie Revillame’s Willing-Willie show but the job was another one that Georgina felt she had to turn down. Many feel, though, that it might only be a matter of time before Georgina decides to say yes to one of these offers. Though acting as a profession isn’t something that Georgina feels comfortable with, hosting a noontime variety show or appearing in a talk show as a host might one day be up her alley.