Banana Split star Jef Gaitan debuted on Monday, January 20, 2014 as newscaster and showbiz reporter on ABS-CBN Sports+Action‘s primetime newscast in ”News+” segment, reporting latest updates on showbiz and lifestyle trending topics.
The one-time FHM cover girl joined veteran anchor Anthony Taberna in the new program after replacing “Iba Balita” timeslot at 9:00 p.m. with 30-minute duration of the news program.
The 24-year-old model once recognized as Survivor Philippines contestant on GMA-7 in 2009, before joining on ABS-CBN’s late-night gag show, “Banana Split”.
The FHM cover girl-turned-reporter recently graced the cover of Philippines’ most popular men’s magazine with her co-Banana Split stars, Sunshine Garcia and Aiko Climaco as the three of them posed topless on the mag.
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Jef Gaitan and Sunshine Garcia appeared topless on the cover photo, while Aiko Climako, holding a camera for a “selfie” pose, is wearing a midriff-baring tank top.
Jef Gaitan admitted that she was inspired reporting by female reporters such as Phoemela Baranda, Gretchen Fullido, and Ginger Conejero which are covering showbiz news on ABS-CBN news programs.
“Siyempre I’ll try really, really hard para maging credible ako as a showbiz reporter,” Jef Gaitan said during the lunching of ABS-CBN Sports+Action channel which formatted Studio 23 into an all-sports channel.
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