They may have come from two different fields – pageantry and athletics – but destiny had its own way of making the paths of Samantha Bernardo and Alyssa Valdez intertwine – through Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity Season 10 Celebrity Edition.
As we all know, Samantha is a beauty queen who was appointed as Binibining Pilipinas-Grand International 2020 and represented the Philippines at the Miss Grand International 2020 competition held in Bangkok, Thailand, in which she placed the first runner-up. Alyssa, on the other hand, is a renowned volleyball player who has already bagged a lot of victories and trophies throughout her collegiate and professional career.
While fans dutifully watch how their respective bets would fare in the reality show, viewers also couldn’t help but gush over the adorable and unbreakable friendship formed between these two gorgeous and well-loved ladies, who consider and call themselves “sizzies”.
With all the “love teams” established inside the house, their team-up, dubbed SamLy, has also amassed throngs of supporters who admire their wonderful bond. It may be seldom for them to be included in one team during their special tasks, but that didn’t hinder them from being the best of friends. They’d never failed to come to each other’s rescue whenever one of them needs help or some consolation in either small or huge troubles, and at the same time be in the good and happy times.
“Parang nagkaroon ako ng teammate dito sa loob ng bahay mo, Kuya, with Sam po. Gustong-gusto ko ‘yong pagka-ate niya po sa lahat. Super matured and classy woman po talaga si Samantha po,” this was what “The Heartstrong Phenom of Batangas” told Big Brother as she talked about their friendship in one of her trips to the confession room for a secret task to make her sizzy’s 29th birthday special. While she was worried that she wouldn’t make it since she’s not a kitchen whiz, Samantha truly appreciated it in the end.
SamLy shippers also got touched with how “The Bread-Queen-er of Palawan” took good care of Alyssa during those times when she was not feeling well, and every time they look after one another. We were surely delighted as well with their amazing team-up as Kuya’s “Secret Santas”, as they were able to successfully deliver the gifts of their housemates without them knowing last Christmas.
And now that both of them are now in the outside world, they vowed to continue their friendship in a recent video of them posted by Samantha on Instagram.
“Masarap po kaming tinanggap ng outside world. Maraming salamat sa inyong suporta at pagmamahal and we promise the sizzies will continue their real friendship here in the outside world,” the 29-year-old beauty queen greeted.
Alyssa added, “Maraming, maraming salamat po sa lahat ng sumuporta sa amin at talagang nagmahal sa amin sa loob ng bahay ni Kuya. Sana magsama-sama pa tayo rito sa labas po ng Bahay ni Kuya.” Then she added, “Lahat po talaga ng na-inspire ng aming friendship, sana po ay talagang magbigay din ito ng aral na talagang pwede po tayong makahanap ng mga totoong kaibigan.”
They went on to thank their fans and wish them to continue showing their support not just for them, but for their fellow housemates as well.
Go through the adorable photos of sizzies Samantha and Alyssa in this gallery to get a glimpse of their unexpected yet endearing friendship!