It was revealed that Heaven Peralejo will be replacing Barbie Imperial in the upcoming rom-com series, “Pasabuy”.

As reported on ABS-CBN, the actress is set to play the lead in the new WeTV drama to be helmed by Xian Lim, with “Pinoy Big Brother” alumnus Gino Roque as her leading man.


WeTV shared the news in an announcement, stating that Barbie was “released from the show due to personal issues”.

“Barbie had already taken part in pre-production activities – including announcements on social media, and the initial script-reading with Gino, Xian and the rest of the cast – when the change was made,” the company stated.

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Barbie Imperial was originally cast to play the lead

No specific reason was given as to why Barbie withdrew from the project.

The ten-episode “Pasabuy”, will revolve around two people, who meet through a pasabuy community chatroom during the pandemic. The series is also written by Xian Lim.

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Heaven Peralejo and Gino Roque to work together

(Photo Source: Heaven Peralejo Instagram, Barbie Imperial Instagram, ABS-CBN)