Through the years, Magandang Buhay has been more than just a talk show – it has become a home where celebrities gather to share their success stories. As we reflect on the year 2023, here are the best, inspiring narratives of guest stars who celebrated their journeys on the show.
Coco Martin is the idol of the masses. People easily connect to him in an intimate level, thanks to his familiar, inspiring tale of rising from poverty to stardom, and his teleseryes and movies that mirror the ordinary man. In an episode, Coco looked back on his humble beginnings.
Celebrating his then-upcoming series “FPJ’s Batang Quiapo,” he reminisced how got into showbiz, his teleserye journey, and his childhood in Novaliches and Tondo, and spread a little ‘kilig’ when he talked about Julia Montes.
Being a ‘batang-kalye’ shaped him into the man he is today – persevering and pleasant to everyone he meets. He believes his biggest charm is his “galing sa pakikisama,” which we witnessed through the revelations of his showbiz friends.
She may be a star of gigantic magnitude - a showbiz icon - but behind the cameras, Sharon Cuneta simply celebrates being a wife, mother, and friend. Joined by her dear friends in a Magandang Buhay episode, the Megastar shared her real stories filled with anecdotes, laughter, and happy tears.
We had a glimpse of Sharon’s relationship with her kids, and colleagues. The conversation turned emotional as she celebrated her newfound friendship with one of her ‘anak-anakan’ in showbiz, Julia Montes, who made surprise appearance.
In celebration of the show’s 7th anniversary, they invited Vice Ganda, one of the celebrities who’ve been part of the show’s journey. The Unkabogable Star was among the guest artists to grace the show’s pilot week in 2016, thus, Magandang Buhay invited him to mark this special milestone in a two-part anniversary episode. In Part 1, he looked back on his memorable moments on the show and celebrated the success of It’s Showtime’s “Isip Bata” segment, which he considers his baby.
Meanwhile, the second part was dedicate to heartwarming narratives of family and strength and a celebration of reconciliation and second chances.
Celebrating the 25th year of the iconic romantic flick “’Til There Was You,” Piolo Pascual reunited with former child actress Eliza Pineda, who played his daughter in the said film. They recalled their experiences on set, with Piolo praising Eliza for being a good actress at a young age despite the pressure and challenges. As for Eliza, “’Til There Was You” was special, as apart from being her first movie and first major role, it jumpstarted her bigger career as a child star.
OPM icon Gary Valenciano is proving that age is nothing but a number. And the secrets to his unceasing ‘pure energy’ aren’t that complicated. On top of the list is love, especially love for his wife and kids.
\Itong heartbeat na ‘to, hindi ko alam kung hanggang kailan ‘to titibok. Pero ikaw ang dahilan kung bakit up to now,” the multi-hyphenate turned emotional as he faced his wife Angeli Pangilinan in an episode where they celebrated 39 years of marriage, “She’s the reason why this heart is still beating.”
In the year to come, we’re sure going to witness countless more milestones, triumphs, and success stories unfold on the set of Magandang Buhay. Here’s to another year of laughter, inspiration, and heartfelt moments!