They might come from different walks of life but their passion and talent in dancing and ardent desire to fulfill their and their families’ ambitions have made their paths cross and brought them to wherever they are at present.
Just when they thought that they’re going to only provide back-up movements to the segments and production numbers of the guests and hosts of It’s Showtime, dancers Jackque Gonzaga, Stephanie Robles, and Issa Meaker found themselves on the spotlight.
It was Jackque who was first given the opportunity to show off her other side as she became the love interest of Vice Ganda in the skits he did in the Miss Q & A portion. Since then, she became everyone’s “Ate Girl Jackque”.
Next to claim her fame is Stephanie, who the Unkabogable Star introduced as a transgender named Stephen. That assertion actually drove everyone nuts and sparked debates among the viewers as many were boggled regarding her gender.
And the latest talent Vice launched is Issa, who they fondly call Sanrio as they compare her adorable appearance to a stuff toy. From being a mere fetcher of Tawag ng Tanghalan contestants, she got popular as the girl who challenged the host in the battle of oversized ribbons.
Now that all of them are starting to create their mark in the local entertainment scene, there are people who assume that these beautiful and talented ladies are competing against each other. But little did we know that they consider one another as sisters, to whom they could share their problems and get sound advice whether or not they need it. And that’s what they shared in their recent interview together in Magandang Buhay.
However, just like any friendship, they also have their own share of misunderstandings and problems, which they’re able to overcome through conversations and checking on each other.
WATCH: Sanrio, Jackie at Stephen, inaming di kumpetisyon ang tingin sa isa’t isa
Being the “ate” and the most experienced in the group, Jackque always reminds the younger Stephen and Sanrio to get rid of negative vibes by not reading the snide comments of their bashers online and advises them what to do whenever they feel nervous.
On the other hand, being the youngest and the newbie, Sanrio looks up to her Ate Jackie and Ate Stephen as her source of confidence and strength whenever she has jitters.
WATCH: Sanrio, madaling nakakapag-share ng kanyang problema kina Jackie at Stephen
Take a look on how strongly bonded Jackque, Stephen, and Sanrio are on-and-off-cam through the photos in this gallery!