Their love team started in unconventional ways: both were third wheels of famous love teams and bida-kontrabidas of teleseryes. Last year, young stars Diego Loyzaga and Sofia Andres proved that they were closer than ever, and 2017 will be the year that their love team will see more mature projects as they are launched as one of ABS-CBN’s hottest love teams.
From third wheels to being their own love team
We started by asking Sofia and Diego during last year’s Star Magic Ball where they won the Couple of the Night Award. “We were with big stars, tapos kami newbie, tapos we won! We were very happy at that time,” Sofia recalls. “It was really fun. We were able to dance pa with Kuya DJ, Ate Kath and some Star Magic artists.” For Diego, it was a good experience and it was the first time he walked down the red carpet with a date. “When we got the award, ‘yung mga kapwa naming artista sumisigaw ‘Kiss, kiss!’ I found it really cute,” recalls Diego.
The two met through the hit teleserye Forevermore where they both played third wheels to the love team of Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil. “Nagkita kami sa taping day, pero different scenes,” narrates Sofia. “[Diego] was so quiet at that time! Ma-phone akong tao, so I was just browsing that time. After a few scenes, he gave me a fruit pack. And I was like ‘Thanks!’ I found it cute because he was very friendly.” Sofia reveals they knew after Forevermore that they would be paired.
For Diego, he says that they got really close when they heard that they were officially being paired, and that they had their own teleserye on the way. He says the two of them got to know each other well during their everyday workshops in preparation for the serye. “Whether you like it or not, makikilala mo talaga ‘yung tao sa workshop,“ he narrates to Inside Showbiz Weekly.
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Text Melissa Bagamasbad / Photography Jerick Sanchez / Art Direction Macky Arquilla / Sittings Editor Nic Magquilat / Styling Raizel Dy / Hair of Sofia Antonio Papa / Makeup of Sofia / Effie Iñigo / Hair and Makeup of Diego / Arnold Herrera / Special Thanks to Star Magic