Talking to Chalk’s Toff de Venecia, Maja expressed her gratitude for how well the management has treated her over the years, never ceasing to give her the projects that turned her into one of today’s fine young actresses. She recently won her first acting award, Gawad Urian Best Actress, for her portrayal in the independent film “Thelma” and is currently a part of the top-rating teleserye “Ina Kapatid Anak”.
Though her projects and endorsements say a lot about her success, the 24-year-old still feels a pang of insecurity. “I sometimes question if I’m really good or not, if I’m really doing what I’m supposed to be doing,” she said.
Maja also opens up on her sacrifices as a 14-year-old who, instead of having fun as a high school student, helps pay the bills, her tearful reunion with her father, Ross Rival, who died in 2007, and her dreams to take up Culinary Arts in the future to emulate her idol Judy Ann Santos.
Read more about Maja, dubbed as the “Dance Princess of the Philippines”, on the March issue of Chalk Magazine which celebrates the graduation month. Inside the country’s number one campus magazine, read about the 10 young stylish professionals’ valuable advice on how to make it in the fashion industry, Callalily’s Kean Cipriano’s tips on surviving post-college life, the latest fashion trend, and the season’s hottest makeup look: strong, bright lips. Get all these and more on Chalk Magazine, now available in newsstands and bookstores nationwide. Also, now on iTunes App Store!