After leaving the country and a showbiz career over a decade ago, Joanna "Dindi" Gallardo had high hopes for her life in New York: she would live a private life, get a job as an ordinary working staff, and settle into married life.
The former actress and beauty queen, who was crowned Bb. Pilipinas Universe in 1993 with Bb. Pilipinas-World title holder Ruffa Gutierrez, settled in New York in 2003 and married a restaurateur-cum-real-estate executive named Eric Mills.
In previous interviews, she noted leaving the Philippines "heartbroken," with reference to her failed relationship with Gabby Concepcion at the time. But she attributes her exit from showbiz with the fortunes of the business, which she said went into a steep dive when she decided to leave for good.
Job of her dreams
When she migrated, Dindi said she was done with acting and showbiz so she tried "other stuff."
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