From fan to friend – Maymay talks about sisterhood with Maja Salvador

Viewers have witnessed Maymay Entrata’s intense fangirling moments over Kapamilya stars inside the PBB house. There was an episode where she almost ‘fainted’ at her ultimate crush Enrique Gil’s surprise visit. It was a genuine and totally adorable sight of a fangirl’s dream finally taking shape. 

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Her Cinderella story inside the Bahay ni Kuya came to a happy ending when she was hailed as the season’s Big Winner and took her spot in showbiz. Even if she is now an artista, Maymay’s inner fanatic still never sleeps. She still gets starstruck at times and she’s never too shy to ask for photos with celebrities.  

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Maymay vividly remembers how the sights of Gary Valenciano and Angel Locsin dazzled her for real. She grew up listening to Gary’s love songs. She admires Mr. Pure Energy for the way he keeps his feet on the ground despite the massive success and his deep sense of spirituality, the way he gives back to God.  

Maymay was admittedly stunned when she met Angel in person. It is so easy to be in awe of any Kapamilya leading lady but Angel made a strong impact on the then-protostar. “Tanda ko pa ‘yung sinabi niya sa’kin. ‘Huwag kang magbabago. Alam kong bago sa’yo ‘to, nao-overwhelm ka pero huwag mong kalimutan kung saan ang pinanggalingan mo. Huwang mong kalimutan ‘yung mga naging kaibigan mo dati ‘tsaka ‘yung mga fans mo, lagi mo silang i-appreciate.”

If Maymay simply can’t resist going crazy over her ultimate idols, there are also artists who stan her simplicity and hilarious antics. In a recent interview for Kapamilya Chat, seasoned actress Maja Salvador looked back on unleashing her inner fanatic for Maymay.

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The latter confirmed the incident, trying not to laugh at her reaction on that moment. “Hindi ko alam na siya ‘yun. Concert ‘yun ng Hashtags. Naka-blindfold pa ako tapos may humawak sa kamay ko,” Maymay narrated. From being each other’s admirers, they became friends and showbiz sisters. Maymay revealed that Maja’s typical kontrabida role in the small screen is a sharp contrast to her authenticity in real life, calling her a genuine humanitarian.

Maymay would admit that Maja is one of those few people who she couldn’t say no to. “Si Miss Maja lang ang nakakapag-invite sa akin sa labas,” confessed the pretty homebody. And just recently, she received numerous pairs of shoes from her. “’Yung mga sapatos na ginagamit niya ‘pag nagsasayaw siya. Siguro tanda niya pa dati noong pumunta yata kami ng Star Magic sa Singapore, magkapareho kami ng size tapos wala kasi akong sapatos kaya pinahiram niya ako.” The funny gal further joked on how the shoes might help her groove like Maja on the ASAP stage.

While nothing makes her happier than hardcore fangirling, Maymay clarified that she knows how to set boundaries and respect her fellow artists’ privacy, so she considers it a bonus if a celebrity expresses interest to make friends with her.   

Besides her long stint inside the PBB house, Maymay lists down her trips with fellow artists abroad as amongst her most favorite Kapamilya experiences. More than just exploring the other parts of the world with big stars, each out-of-the-country event becomes memorable because of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) showing them warm appreciation. Maymay thought of the OFWs as the most ‘emotional’ supporters, which she totally understands. As a daughter of an OFW, she is aware of how family-oriented Pinoys battle with homesickness. And as an actress, she knows she holds the power to make these longing overseas workers smile and forget the lonesomeness, so she uses them as motivation to excel.