From being the feisty and cheerful teen housemate that we all either admired during her stint in Pinoy Big Brother Otso, Criza Ta-a can now be seen in the afternoon soap opera Kadenang Ginto as the affectionate and prying Roxanne. Her character is Hector Domingo’s (Joko Diaz) offspring who is forced to pretend as the daughter of her Uncle Alvin (Eric Fructuso) in order to stop Robert Mondragon (Albert Martinez) from scrutinizing him.
Many of her supporters and viewers of the show expressed through various social media platforms how impressed they are with her portrayal, as well as how they like the personality of her first-ever television role, which is relatively close to who she is in real life.
Growing up under the care of her doting grandmother, the 14-year-old budding actress has become a self-confessed certified “lola’s girl”, thus her PBB moniker “Apo of the Eye of Quezon City”. With the absence of her parents by her side, her mother leaving her to have a better life and her father whose identity she doesn’t know, Lola Wilma Obara has filled the void by standing as her mom and dad.
Lola Wilma has been there in every aspect and milestone of her life, and staunchly supports her in every endeavor and in fulfilling her dreams, which keep their bond tight through the years.
Well, we can see that with how she treats her “Mama” on-and-off-cam, just like in one of her Instagram posts to mark Lola Wilma’s birthday.
“Happy happy birthday Mama ko! 62 yrs old ka na at still, anjan ka pa din palagi for me. inaalagaan mo pa din ako, at walang kupas na pag mamahal pa din! MAMA, Alam mo naman po kung gaano kita ka-mahal, walang sino man ang makakapantay nun. Ma, Andito lang ako palagi para sayo, Aalagaan kita doble pa po ng pag aalagang binibigay mo sakin,” she wrote.
Then she added, “Magpapagaling ka mama ha? Mag papalakas ka. kasi, hindi pa po dito natatapos ang lahat. LAHAT po ng pangarap ko ay inaalay ko sainyo bukod po sa sarili ko, Ang success ko ay alam ko pong success niyo din. Yung mga Promises ko sayo Ma, Matutupad din po yan, Pa-unti unti tayong aahon!”