After touching our hearts as Julia Montes’s kind-hearted, selfless daughter named Isabella "Bella" D. Acosta and Rebecca "Becca" Suarez in Doble Kara, Krystal Mejes returned as the bully, spoiled brat named Amber on Nang Ngumiti ang Langit. Far from being adored and well loved by audiences on Doble Kara, she is now hated by many viewers for all the wrongful acts her character has done towards Mikmik (Sophia Reola).
Raised by her mom Katrina (Cristine Reyes) to exude fierceness in getting what she wants, Amber developed an aggressive attitude towards other people. Thus, when Mikmik entered the Salvador mansion through the consent of Doña Divina Salvador (Pilar Pilapil), she considered Mikmik as her rival. And because whatever she does against Mikmik is being tolerated by her mom, Amber takes every opportunity to make Mikmik’s life miserable.
Determined to destroy everything that makes Mikmik happy, Amber tears apart whatever it is that Mikmik owns, to the point that she mistook the feather wings as Mikmik’s project and tore it apart, unaware that her sister Britney (Heart Ramos) owns it. At the time when their grandma Divina was confining Mikmik at the mansion to prevent her from discovering that Michael Villaluna (RK Bagatsing) is her father, Amber did her best not to let Mikmik communicate with anyone through phone or ultimately run away. This led to her being a victim herself in Mikmik’s kidnapping, which she never knew was her own mother’s doing.
Apart from being kidnapped, Amber experienced a sequence of traumatic events, which she used as an excuse to behave badly towards everyone including her whole family. When she and Mikmik were kidnapped, Amber blamed Mikmik for it, and became more furious at her when she saw Mikmik and sister Britney were friends.
When she, Britney and Katrina lived at Michael’s house, Amber bullied Mikmik even more by saying insulting words to her and making Mikmik responsible for breaking Michael’s laptop. She even pretended to have a dislocated ankle just to gain a special treatment in Michael’s house. And when the truth came out about her mother’s lies, Amber became even worse. She would unwittingly hurt Britney and have her wrong deeds take their toll on herself rather than Mikmik who is filled with love in her heart. She would not realizing that her mother is to be blamed for all her miseries. Letting her painful experiences make her disrespectful and unruly, Amber created a video defaming the Villalunas as a family of liars and criminals.
Don’t we just hate Amber for her selfish, unforgiving and cruel character? Indeed, Krystal Mejes has proved us just how versatile she could be as an actress with her laudable performance in this teleserye. Watch her most impressively “nakakagigil” scenes as Amber, here in this Kapamilya Toplist.
Also, watch out if Amber will end up like her mother or will she finally learn to change her ways and let love win in her heart in the heartwarming finale of Nang Ngumiti ang Langit.