As we all know Independence Day is relevant because it is one of the milestones in Philippine history. But apart from remembering this day, it’s times like these that we stand strong together, hold our heads high, and proudly recognize our nationality and strengths as Filipinos. For today’s episode, Shaina Magdayao, Raymond Bagatsing, Erlinda Lavandia and Pinopela visited the Magandang Buhay hosts Karla Estrada, Melai Cantiveros and Jolina Magdangal and shared how they represented the country and our culture through their profession and artistry.
Being one of the versatile actresses of her generation, Shaina Magdayao continues to flourish and grow in the entertainment industry, since her Ang TV days. Her recent film “Ang Hupa” directed by Lav Diaz, has indisputably been getting a lot of buzz and was recognized at the Cannes Film Festival in France. It can be noted that only three Asian films were selected for the event – “Ang Hupa” being one of them. The Kapamilya actress told the momshies that she is very thankful for the opportunity and admitted that this international recognition was something that she did not expect. “Hindi ko lahat ‘to in-expect. Kaya overwhelming nung experience” she said flabbergasted. She was also thankful that she was surrounded by good people, who helped her while she was doing the project.
Shaina underscored that joining this film has opened a new world for her, because at this point in her life, she thought that she had already done almost everything. Having starred in the movie made her developed a new level of respect for film making, because she stressed that in the Cannes Film festival, ‘artistic quality’ is imperative. She emphasized that she now has now developed a new inspiration as an actress.
While promoting the project abroad, Shaina revealed to the momshies that she preferred donning an outfit that was made by a Filipino designer to help bolster the local fashion industry. “’Yung talaga ‘yung request ko sa stylist ko, ‘Maybe we can wear Filipino designers,’’” she said proudly. Shaina said that there was another offer from a French designer to wear one of the pieces from his collection, but the Star Magic artist respectfully declined. She went on by saying that she was very keen on sporting an outfit that was Filipino-made to show others that Pinoys can keep up with other international designers and are just as talented.