Have you met Maja Ross Andres? Shrimps are like her energy pills, “‘Pag pagod ako kailangan may hipon.” She can even eat up to two kilos in one sitting. “Pero hindi ako mahilig sa hipon na tao,” she joked. Aside from this seafood, beaches can also place her in a good mood which is why they are her go-to vacation spots. “Nakakalma ko ng dagat,” she explained. Meanwhile, her favorite song is “Dahan-Dahan” because it is her very own!
If you were not aware of these facts, then it is probably because you have only known her as a celebrity. After all these years, there is more to Maja Salvador that even her die-hard fans have yet to discover. Luckily, she is volunteering the information herself!
Majing’s first ever audition was for 2003’s It Might Be You which starred John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo. She was given a script and studied every word, maybe a little too much. “Akala ko doble kara ‘yung gagawin ko. Umarte akong Florante at Laura. ‘Yun pala ako lang dapat si Laura,” she recounted.
Since joining the industry, she has had many fangirl moments. One of the earliest was finally meeting John Prats. Maja was a huge fan of his tandem with Heart Evangelista. “Parang sila ni Heart ‘yung KathNiel before,” she described. She also had the chance to meet Denise Laurel who became one of her first close friend in showbiz.
Now, her goal is to tell as many stories as she can about different people in different situations. “Iba-iba tayo ng kwento, iba-iba ng pinagdadaanan,” she continued. This is why she has no dream role. She is more interested in the overall story. Outside of entertainment, owning a building is another item on her to-do list.
Love, fear and more. Check out this video to find out what else Maja Salvador shared about herself!