Kadenang Ginto is without doubt one of the phenomenal television series to date that has reached staggering heights with its unbeatable national TV ratings and huge fan base. Viewers just can’t seem to get enough of this show’s distinctive twists and bewildering revelations, which is why it has spawned countless memes on social media.
The show also helped launched into stardom teen idols Francine Diaz, Kyle Echarri, Seth Fedelin, and Andrea Brillantes, who are now known as The Gold Squad. Their popularity and success have also reached online as their YouTube channel recently received the Silver Creator Award after reaching 100,000 subscribers. The channel currently has more than 500,000 subscribers.
These four teen idols continue reign across the country, with their unique personas and versatile characters. And for today’s episode, audiences and fans were in for a treat, as the teen squad joined Magandang Buhay hosts Melai Cantiveros, Karla Estrada and Jolina Magdangal for a sit down interview.
The Gold Squad didn’t let audiences down as they wowed everyone with their Halo-Halo dance performance. The crowd went crazy with the two love teams.
After their stint, the momshies spoke to the first pair, Andrea and Seth, and asked how their friendship came about. Andrea revealed that it took a while for Seth to open up to everyone, particularly to her, because he was so shy and quiet back then. But through time, her co-star started to loosen up, and would play pranks on her. Andrea underscored that Seth would teasingly call her ugly at times, but assured that it was just an inside joke.
Now the two have established such a close bond, that Seth considers Andrea’s mother as his own. Andrea emphasized that Seth brightens up her life, and it was also revealed that he likes to spoil her with chocolates. “Nag-grocery po kami. Tapos napadaan ako sa mga chocolate. Tapos pagtingin ko, naalala ko ‘to (Andrea),” he confessed blushing.
Andrea disclosed that the young actor was there by her side when she went through her darkest moments, especially when her grandfather was ill. “Nandyan siya at pinapatawa niya ako parati. Sabi pa nga niya minsan, nagpapatawa siya kahit nagmumukha siyang tanga para lang mapatawa ako,” she revealed.
The Kadenang Ginto star turned emotional when she recalled the passing of her grandfather, who wasn’t able to be there when she finally achieved one of her dreams, which was to build a home for her family. “Sobrang lungkot ko na hindi siya nakaabot,” she said holding back her tears.
As for Seth, he recounted the time when he thought that his career wouldn’t take off because he got injured playing basketball. “Sumagi sa isip ko na baka malabong mangyari ‘yung pangarap ko o malabong matupad,” he explained. But little did he know that things would turn out for the better and opportunities would come his way. The young star recalled that he even cried on the day he inked his contract with ABS-CBN, and from then on blessings started to arrive.
Even Andrea was very surprised how talented and professional he was, considering that he’s a newbie in showbiz. “Nagulat ako. Ang galing niya na agad. Eh baguhan pa lang siya,” she said proudly.
In spite of his skyrocketing career, the rising star has not forgotten his humble beginnings. He still helps his father who cleans swimming pools for a living. Looking back at everything that he has been through, and comparing it with the blessings he has acquired now, Seth turned emotional and said, “Lahat ng pinagdaanan namin, bumalik sa akin lahat.”
When a fan named Aubrey asked them straight out about the real score between them, “Mas chance ba sa totoong buhay na maging kayo talaga?” Andrea replied, “Hindi ko pa masasabi kasi kinikilala ko pa siya nang husto. Siguro. Mas lalong lumalalim ang pagkakaibigan namin.”
Fan Arci Ramirez asked them, “Sa anong stage na ang relationship na meron kayo ngayon? Lumelevel up na ba ‘yung closeness n’yo sa isa’t isa?” Seth made their fans super kilig with his answer, “Mas lalo pang lumalalim ang pagkakaibigan namin.”
Francine and Kyle shared that they have grown fond of each other during their taping days in Kadenang Ginto. “Nag-uusap kami at nag-o-open up siya ng mga problems niya. Tapos dun po kami naging close,” Francine revealed. Kyle told the MB momshies that Francine is someone whom he considers his one true friend.
As the young actor began to divulge more about his life, particularly his relationship with his father who he said has been nothing but supportive in everything that he has done, he started to choke back his tears. Kyle turned emotional and said, “My dad is the strongest man in the world to me.” Being the true friend that she is, Francine tried to comfort him and gave him a hug.
Francine also has her fair share of struggles and hardships before entering the showbiz scene. The young actress remembered the days when her family was in dire straits, and they would only eat one meal in a day. Her family was so hard up, that they even had to ask financial help from momshie Melai in order to pay their bills. “Hindi kami napalayas dahil sa’yo, Ate Melai,” Francine said thankfully. Melai was so touched with what Francine said, but the MB host pointed out that she didn’t have to mention what she did for them.
A fan named Celina Cruz, asked if there is anything transpiring between them, “May mamumuo na bang feelings sa inyong dalawa?” to which Kyle replied “Baka. Siguro. ‘Di po natin masasabi ‘yan. Medyo bata pa kami. Pero talagang nadadala ako sa mga eksena. So baka, in the future.”
Another fan inquired, “May chance bang maging kayo in real life?” Francine’s answer was, “Siguro kasi halos araw araw kaming nagkikita. Baka. Hindi natin masasabi.”
The four teens gave heartfelt messages to their loved ones. But it came as a surprised that the two boys became very emotional.
Kyle apologized to his younger sister Bella, because there are instances when their mother had to prioritize being with Kyle more often due to his work. Although he assured her that no matter what happens he will always love her. “Always know that you will be the first girl in my heart. Mahal na mahal kita, Bella,” he told his sister. He also thanked his parents for their undying support and promised to be the best son he can be.
Seth tried to hold back his tears when he thanked his mother and father for being good parents who never left them. Seth turned teary-eyed when he pointed out to his father that he will always take care of them and he doesn’t have to worry about not being able to give them everything. “Hindi ko pinagsisisihan na naging tatay kita,” he said to his father. To his mother, this what Seth has to say, “Ma, marmaing salamat hindi mo kami iniwan. Inaruga mo kami…”
Francine has these words of gratitude to her family, ”Gusto ko pong mag-thank you sa ‘yo, Mama, Papa at sa dalawa kong Ate kasi lagi kayong nakikinig sa akin. Hindi n’yo ako jinujudge. Iniintindi n’yo ako and mas lalo pang minamahal sa bawat pagkakamali ko”
Andrea also took this time to express her thanks to her family, “Gusto ko mag-thank you sa mama ko, kay Ate Kyla. Kay Ate Kyla gusto ko mag-thank you dahil parang naging second nanay na siya. Naging mabuti siyang panganay. Maraming salamat sa pag-aalaga sa akin at pag-iintindi sa akin. And sa daddy ko, hindi tayo nagkikita pero sana masaya ka at thank you sa pagmamahal mo.”