It’s no common occurrence that a famous pairing could ever arise from a reality television show, but when it does happen then it becomes a thing of showbiz magic. The inaugural season of ABS-CBN’s “Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition” did give us – for a time – the memorable “Kimerald” tandem of Kim Chiu (the winner) and Filipino-American heartthrob Gerald Anderson. Now we’re seeing the Filipino-foreign pair phenomenon happening again with Maymay Entrata, winner of “Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky Season 7”, and Fil-Brit hottie Edward Barber who got 4th place. The chemistry that formed between them while in Big Brother’s house was so intense that it has since carried on after they got out at the end of the show last March.
Now Maymay and Edward are getting all the mileage they could out of their fans’ “Mayward” fever to launch their careers in showbiz, both as individuals and as one of the hottest new love teams in the Philippines today. And there can be no better way to celebrate their combined star power by having them included on the “100 Most Beautiful Stars 2017” issue of “Yes!” magazine. Not only that, they only just happen to be gracing the cover for that. Big props must be given to their stylists and photographer too.
Maymay Entrata has certainly found herself busy ever since being named Grand Winner of “Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky Season 7”. With that out of the way she threw herself into launching her singing career. Last month her debut album was introduced to the general public at an event at the SM North EDSA Skydome. For a singer-songwriter of her age, it’s a dream that has come true far beyond her greatest expectations. She even got a product endorsement from Bench (and a “MMK” episode) on top of it all.
Edward Barber is sailing the hype and momentum really well himself. He had the honor of serving as a presenter for the first ever Entertainment Editors’ Awards for Movies (Eddys for short) given out last month by the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEEd). Another occasion that he graced with his presence was “Mega” magazine’s Mega Millennial Ball 2017, which was also the launch of that publication’s “New PH” showbiz campaign.
But really, Edward and Maymay get maximum fandom whenever they appear together. Whether it’s their exchange of “I do’s” in a wedding skit done in the June 25 “ASAP” show, or the fact that they are appearing as supporting stars in the bloody awesome horror-fantasy drama series “La Luna Sangre” on ABS-CBN, the power of “Mayward” is just so appealing to people who have seen them in tandem. Speaking of that word, their upcoming film “Loving in Tandem” will be something else to look forward to in the future.
Photo courtesy of Maymay Entrata’s IG