Young actress Yanyan Lovendino thinks that the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos is a hero, amidst public clamor to exhume his recently buried remains from Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Yanyan is firm in her opinion and asks for respect, saying that millennials like her, are also entitled to speak their mind, though they did not experience Martial Law.
“For me, he is a hero because of the good things he had done for our country when he was the President,” says the 15-year-old young star, a product of ABS-CBN’ Star Magic.
The 5’3”- Pampangueña beauty is starring a movie with Hollywood director Gorio Vicuna.
If show business did not open doors for Lovendino, she would be into sports.
“If I’m not in showbiz, I would be in school studying and I would be part of the volleyball or basketball varsity team. I would study and train hard for me to be really good in sports,” says Yanyan who idolizes Filipino-American Meralco Bolts player Cliff Hodge, Gin kings point guard Scottie Thomposin and volleyball star Rachel Anne Daquis.
Yanyan sees showbiz as a game where you have to train, do your best, and face the challenges that come your way on your climb to victory.
“Just like in sports, I focus on learning how to improve my skills and talents such as dancing, singing, modeling, and, of course, acting. I am also working on being more confident about myself. Remember that someone will always be better and prettier. But if you have a good heart and if you’re gracious, then you have already won the game,”
And just like in playing games, the goal is not just to win, but to learn and have fun. Yanyan is known for being a jolly person. She also knows when to relax. When she does not have classes, meetings, tapings, or auditions, she visits her relatives in Pampanga. She rests and spends time bonding with her siblings and cousins at her grandparents’ farm.
For Yanyan, what matters most is using her talents by sharing positive vibes to the people around her. A simple girl, Yanyan finds fulfillment in making people happy especially her loved ones and fans. She also offers pieces of advice to people that matter to her most.
And just like an athlete who takes good care of him/herself, Yanyan guards her health and wellness by sleeping for at least eight hours, drinking plenty of water and eating healthy food. To maintain her beauty, Yanyan trusts only YSA Skin and Body Experts where she gets her regular IPL.