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How will Gina Tognoni play Phyliss on Y&R?

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Gina Tognoni has won the prize role of Phyliss Summers on The Young and the Restless. Gina a beautiful and talented actress has been seen as Kelly Cramer on One Life to Live and also her Emmy stint as Dinah Marler on Guiding Light.

Now she is joining Y&R and one wonders how this sweet actress will fill Michelle Stafford's shoes? She will be a different Phyliss for sure, but she is talented enough to make the role her own.

There are questions about how she will play against Peter Bergman's, Jack Abbott, ? He is a strong and well loved character and it will be fun to see her with him. One can see her with Joshua Morrow's, Nick Newma, his playful nature will fit her perfectly. She will also play the perfect mother to Summer and a great adversary to Sharon Case's, Sharon.

The big question is will she remember what happened between Sharon and her and the secret they share?

Gina is a big coup for Y&R and for her. She will first appear in late summer.

Y&R can be seen weekdays on CBS at 12:30 p.m.

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