Undoubtedly, the screen tandem of Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber is one of the hottest these days. They have gone a long way since their stint in Pinoy Big Brother Lucky 7 where Maymay emerged as the grand winner.
Launched in the romantic comedy Loving in Tandem, they were also part of the highly successful 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival entry, Fantastica top-billed by Vice Ganda.
Asked as to what their success formula is, Maymay says: “Well, I think a lot of people can relate to what I’ve been through in life. In spite of your huge accomplishments in life, there is no reason for you to change. You should always remain humble, be appreciative and grateful of your blessings and learn how to share them,” the young star said in Tagalog.
“I have no pretensions whatsoever. For me, what you see is what you get. It’s so light and easy when you know people like you because of who you really are. When you’ve nothing to hide, you’re free to move around. That’s why when I become the target of bashers, I just keep quiet. I don’t want to react because I know the truth,” she continued.
In turn, Edward agreed that it’s more worth it if you’re true to yourself.
“We’re perfectly aware that some people find us somewhat weird and it’s just okay because that’s what we really are in reality. We’re comfortable being such. I feel like many people these days, particularly the millennials can relate to our weirdness considering that they’re more or less our age.”
The lad is aware of the fact though that not everybody can express their weirdness in the open.
“Unfortunately, there are some who are forced to hide it. Like one of my mom’s friends. Basically, she’s loud and funny just like Maymay. One time, she went to a concert together with her bosses. She had to behave and hide her funny side. She had to be quiet unlike when she’s in the company of her friends who know the real her. As I’ve said, this is perhaps the reason why people watching me and Maymay as they can relate to our craziness.”
Maymay points out that it’s her being “masa” which makes her click with the general public.
“I believe so! They can relate to me. When you think that your idol is a star, it’s hard to reach out to her, you just can’t talk to her. This is the reason why I’m doing my best to get to know my fans better. As much as possible, I allot time for them, I communicate with them. I show them who I really am. I let them feel that I’m not that hard to reach,” she ends.
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Kiray Celis is happy and grateful that she’s starting 2019 in new grounds. Everybody knows that the comedienne recently inked a talent management contract with the GMA Artist Center. For the longest time, she was with ABS-CBN’s Star Magic.
In her Instagram post, the 23-year-old lass said, “New Year. New Chapter. New Workplace. Thank you so much GMA Artist Center for warmly welcoming me to your fold. Now I’m really excited with this new phase in my career.”
In the next days, she will be seen in three of the Kapuso network’s prime weekend series namely, Maynila, Dear Uge, and Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko.
“I will also be a mainstay in the forthcoming prime time soap opera Luv U 2 headlined by Gabby Concepcion and Jennylyn Mercado. It’s simply exciting!”
The young comedienne vows to give her best now that she’s a certified Kapuso.
“I’m really thankful to GMA for taking me in. It’s a huge thing for me to be given the opportunity to show my talent and entertain the viewing public. I still have lots to offer which they haven’t seen yet. My only wish is to work and make people laugh through my antics. As I’ve said, I thank GMA for the chance,” Kiray states.
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