With her bubbly and admirable personality, it’s definitely not a surprise if Walang Hanggang Paalam actress Angelica Panganiban has able to forge genuine friendships with her colleagues in three decades in the industry – and among them is Ryan Bang.
Avid Kapamilya viewers would know that their paths first crossed on the set of the now-defunct comedy program Banana Sundae, wherein she was one of the pioneers, while he was a newcomer in 2010 right after his victorious stint in Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash Of 2010.
In an Instagram post around three years ago, she revisited their very first meeting through a set of throwback photos and hilarious lengthy caption.
“Minsan bad trip na din mag check ng facebook dahil sa mga lumalabas na itsura mo, noong 23years old ka. Kakauwi ko lang nito galing South Africa. Si @iamjohnprats naman, kakagaling lang sa dengue. Si @ryanbang naman, first day niya sa banana. Na muntik na niyang maging last. Dahil habang nilalabanan ko ang jetlag, ginising niya ko sa dressing room ko, nagpa picture siya sakin. Pumayag naman ako. Pero nung nakita ko siya sa loob ng studio, nanggigil ako eh!! Naalala ko na siya ang lalake na gumising sakin para mag pa picture!! Sa isip isip ko, artista pala siya... at kasama ko pa!! Lagot sakin to... matatagalan ang pang bubully ko dito. Tsk tsk tsk.. well, hanggang ngayon naman, siya pa din ang kawawa sa grupo, (sic)” she wrote.
Ryan may have a bad impression on Angelica, but that didn’t hinder them from becoming close friends off-cam and in real life. Even though both of them have been busy with their respective showbiz careers, they still made sure to spend quality time together and greet each other or be present on their special days and milestones – as seen in their adorable photos in this gallery.
In another Instagram post, the 34-year-old actress expressed her profound love for her “Mahar”, as what they seem to fondly call one another by posting a photo of them and writing on the caption: “Kahit na may malisya ‘yong tingin mo sa’kin, okay lang. Pero alam mo naman na love na love kita and lagi akong magiging ate sa’yo.”
Angelica and Ryan’s special bond only proves that sometimes, the most amazing friendships bloom in totally most unexpected and peculiar ways.
Catch Angelica on Walang Hanggang Paalam, weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z!