Thanks to virtual hangout spaces like Kapamilya Chat, celebrities get the chance to update their supporters about their lives, activities, and projects. In turn, fans feel close with their idols and take a little time to have fun with them via games and tours. It was indeed a happy 2021 for all of us here in Kapamilya Chat. So as we welcome a new year, here’s a recap of our Top 10 most loved episodes!
10. Zaijian Jaranilla
Zaijian appeared on the show talking about his unfading passion for acting and how he juggles it with his schooling and other hobbies as a teenager. It made us proud watching Zaijian, the guy we all loved as little Santino, bare his thoughts about gratitude, longevity, success, and creating something good out of pressure, plus his mature takes about love in “Susuko o Lalaban” Challenge. He also shared behind-the-scenes stories about MMK “Loving 2 Care” where he played a medical frontliner with a chronic kidney disease.
9. MNL 48
It was an afternoon of charm and fun as MNL 48 members Abby, Sheki, Jamie, Ruth, Ella, Jan, and Andi caught up with their fervid supporters. We hope you didn’t miss out on this episode as the gorgeous young ladies shared their ultimate beauty and confidence hacks, then, spilled the tea in a laugh trip “Bukingan” Challenge.
8. Yves Flores
Yves had awe-inspiring answers when asked about playing gay roles, his limitations as an actor, and equality in love. In light of his first BL series “Stuck On You,” he took on the “Gay Lingo” Challenge wherein he showcased his bekimon knowledge.
7. Barbie Imperial and Yves Flores
Yves also bagged the 7th spot, this time shared with Barbie Imperial, his on-screen partner in the Kapamilya drama Bagong Umaga. Hearts Day was nearing at the time, so the tandem imagined the perfect date. Barbie thought of a picnic date under the stars. Yves, on the other hand, dream of something grand – a hot air balloon ride with lights, wine, stars, and fireworks. Plus, they revealed each other’s ‘crimes’ on the set via Guilty or Not Guilty Challenge.
6. Zaijian Jaranilla
Making it twice on our list, Zaijian once again proved that he’s grown into a fine young man with sharper acting skills sharing the news about joining the cast of American-produced series Almost Paradise. When not busy exploring his craft as an actor, Zaijian hangs out in his gaming room to unwind and connect with fans through live streaming. So it’s just right to give viewers a tour of his gaming den.
5. Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil
Amidst the loud clamor for her to join the Miss Universe pageant, Liza Soberano set the record straight in an episode of Kapamilya Chat. Joined by her beau Enrique Gil, the Kapamilya actress, who once again made it to 2021’s Most Beautiful Faces, clarified that she really has no plans of becoming a beauty queen. It broke the hearts of many. But we’re still happy for Liza’s decision and her unstoppable success in everything she touches. LizQuen also revealed ‘kilig’ trivia bits about Dolce Amore that had a rerun on the Kapamilya afternoon block in May of last year.
4. Regine Velasquez
The number of views and comments soared high when Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez guested on the show. There were a lot to learn from Regine’s episode as she shared nuggets of wisdom about sustaining her career, passion, and golden voice. Now in her 50s, Regine said she doesn’t care much about the sound anymore. For her, the realest kind of fulfilment comes from singing from the heart, touching hearts, and making a difference in the lives of her listeners. After the meaningful conversation, we dared the power belter to play games.
3. Jake Zyrus
Who doesn’t love listening to inspiring stories of self-love? Jake Zyrus related the confidence and fulfilment he got from his transformation. And the fact that this made it to the Top 3 goes to show that people will support Jake no matter who he chooses to become because through the transitions and all, his music will continue to inspire.
2. DonBelle for Love is Color Blind
Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano are indeed their generation’s phenomenal love team. Their legions of supporters gathered one afternoon in our virtual ‘tambayan’ during the promo for their first movie “Love Is Color Blind.” The tandem saturated our worlds by playing “Guess the Color” and “Sana Blank” Challenge where they revealed their wishes for each other.
- DonBelle for He’s Into Her
Proving the DonBelle magic real, their other guesting raked in the most number of views for a Kapamilya Chat episode in 2021. It was dedicated to their record-breaking teen-romance series “He’s Into Her,” which will have its second season soon. Plus, Donny flaunted his shoe collection while Belle showed her One Direction merchandise.
Here’s to more stories, games, challenges, tours, and all kinds of fun, Kapamilya! Watch out for the next episodes of Kapamilya Chat on ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube and via podcast on Spotify, Apple Music, and other major podcast streaming platforms.