She is a known TV host, singer, and actress. An international endorser, painter, pianist, performer, and designer. She has traveled the world and soared far and high. But back home, she is still Daddy’s baby girl.
Brazilian personality Daiana Menezes is the eldest among three children, so she says she went through all the hardships and learned from and with her father.
“My dad is amazing. He’s my hero and he’s a great leader,” says Daiana of her dad.
A disciplinarian, D’s dad used the dreaded “sinturon” especially when D or her siblings had tantrums or bad behavior.
Through the years, Daiana says she has learned to appreciate her father more as she matured.
“I became more confident about his love. He showed me that it doesn’t matter what I go through, he will always be there for me,” adds Daiana, a graduate of the New York Film Academy.
D and dad love going to the beach together. The “Brazilipina” who has made the Philippines her home for the past 12 years wants to bring her dad here to enjoy the country’s beautiful beaches.
This Father’s Day, Daiana wishes her dad will live to be as old and as healthy as he can. Someday, one Father’s Day, Daiana also prays her dad will be a grandfather.
“If I could give him any gift, I will not give him material things because these aren’t important as values for our family. We value respect, quality time and love. So I would give him grandchildren. I want him to get to meet his grandkids one day,” ends Daiana.
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