Jessy Mendiola, who is a Kristine Hermosa look-alike, will be launched into full stardom this afternoon. Jessy Mendiola, always relegated to supporting roles, will now play the title role in “Sabel,” the role that launched Snooky Serna as a star in the 1981 Regal Films classic “Bata Pa Si Sabel.” In Sabel, Jessy Mendiola will bid goodbye to teenybopper roles. Her leading men are cutie AJ Perez, and newcomer Joseph Marco. Jessy Mendiola herself isn’t sure that she’s sexy alright, but doesn’t mind being tagged as one. Jessy Mendiola said she will obey whatever ABS-CBN will ask her to do. It took four months of negotiations to finally convince Jessy Mendiola to agree to wear ‘the magic kamison’ that is an anticipated scene in Sabel.
Jessy Mendiola’s Sabel will premiere today before TV Patrol and will be seen at the same timeslot every weekdays. Jessy Mendiola is a Star Magic talent who turned 18 last Dec. 3. She did not celebrate it with a grand debut party because to her, ABS-CBN already gave her the best debut gift ever, the starring role in Sabel. This early, kibitzers are saying that Jessy Mendiola is the new Erich Gonzales, whom ABS-CBN also launched in another remake, Katorse, which jumpstarted the already sleepy career of Erich Gonzales back to life.