The Gold Squad comprised of Andrea Brillantes, Seth Fedelin, Francine Diaz, and Kyle Echarri will be called “The Squad Plus” from now on as they recruit twelve new members to join them in their ‘barkada.’
In this video, we’ll get to know the girl squad as they share trivia bits about them! The well-loved quartet found their new gal pals in Alyanna Angeles, Sam Cruz, Angelica Lao, Anji Salvacion, Danica Ontengco, and Margaux Montana.
All grown up, the former child star surprised everyone with her stunning transformation. Now, she’s ready to explore teenage land with her new buddies. Alyanna has been acting for eight years now, with her portrayal as the young Kim Chiu in Ikaw Lamang [LINK OUT https://ent.abs-cbn.com/articles-photos/throwback-the-stars-ikaw-lamang-2014-14411] as among her recent projects. She used to struggle in speaking Filipino and reading her scripts, having English as her mother tongue. If you wish to make her happy, bring her Filipino food especially sinigang. But, she can be extra careful with her dietary choices due to intolerance with chicken and seafood. Don’t expect her to be up early because this girl is a certified night owl. She’s also a fur mom! Her idea of fun would have to be swimming at the beach, watching horror movies, and staging her own vocal concert at home (in the bathroom, she said). Boys, play some old songs and you’ll surely win her attention.
This 16-year-old beauty is the perfect blend of sporty and girly. She’s into swimming and playing volleyball and badminton. She can also slay the runway, having won modelling competitions since the age of 13. It’s no surprise she loves fashion and DIY-ing her clothes. Add cooking to her long list of talents! This gastronomic passion doesn’t make her a picky eater, so she’d be up even for a streetfood date. Just don’t let her travel alone because she doesn’t know how to commute.
Music makes her day perfect, so play that Blackpink track on! Apart from the four-piece Korean girl group, she also loves listening to Taylor Swift and Zhavia Ward. Take a peek into her TikTok videos and you’ll fall in love with her even more!
This Siargao native is ready to ride along the waves of stardom. She rose to online popularity when her audition for “Idol Philippines” went viral. She currently performs on ASAP Natin ‘To. The quirky gal loves waking up early but she can’t take cold morning baths. She has a birthmark underneath the spine. Anji is the type of girl who can make fun of herself without looking awkward – just plain hilarious. She would flaunt her toes, proud and amused of their weird shapes, and was close to showing off her bad nose-picking habit. This girl, also with a nail-biting habit, said she’s scared of rats. She is easily startled, so always keep her company during horror movie nights. She can’t sleep without rubbing her feet on a mosquito net. Do you think she really has an annoying laugh?
Danica’s friends say she has this intimidating demeanor but she swears she’s friendly and approachable. Her buddies also call her ‘daga’ because of her tiny, high-pitched squeal. This Virgo babe is ambitious and a real goal-digger. She loves to travel and all sorts of adventures. She’s game for gaming. Having a heart for music, Danica plays the guitar and ukulele. Binge-watching is her thing and Mamma Mia is her ultimate obsession. A social media influencer on the side, she started vlogging at the age of 10.
This 16-year old commercial model also dreams to become a chef someday. Clowns may be laughing matters to some but never to Margaux who is coulrophobic. She’s a devoted cat lover and fan of music. This Lany and BTS fan can also carry a tune. Margaux always looks so fresh with her long hair which she only cuts once a year because she’s scared to chop it off too short. Make her smile with a classic serving of ‘sinigang’ but make sure not to include ‘okra’ in the dish.
The doors of showbiz have always been open to Sam and people knew it’s only a matter of time until she gets in. As one-third of Sunshine Cruz and Cesar Montano’s tres marias, Sam can carry a tune like her parents and sisters. She said her mother inspires her to do entertaining things. The 16-year-old newcomer is a fur mom to six dogs. She loves watching scary movies and listening to RNB and Rock. Eraserheads and The Beatles will always have a space in her playlist. She also loves to chill with baking and cooking, and bond with her sisters over late-night spicy food trip. Sam has a big appetite for street food like fish ball, balut, and kwek-kwek. On top of her travel bucket list is the romantic city that is Rome, which she thinks is the best place for pigging out on pizza and pasta.