Singer-songwriter Yeng Constantino is fond of super heroes. In fact, she has penned a song about superheroines which became a chart-topping hit years ago. So, it was no surprising that Yeng played along well with the current Darna trend as the Pinoy cinema lenses search for the next woman worthy of giving life to the said character. She posted an edited photo of herself wearing the iconic Darna costume which garnered hearts and positive comments in social media.
When asked to do her own Darna audition in TWBA, the Pinoy Dream Academy (PDA) alumnae gamely said yes to the challenge. And to even make herself stand out from the sea of other female aspirants, Yeng did the Darna transformation in her own “Dalagang Pilipina” version.
While Yeng was doing the challenge, her good friend, Erik Santos cheered on for her. The friendship between Erik and Yeng has grown deeper in time and the ASAP stage and all their other musical collaborations have become a witness to it. But, there was a time when these two good friends had negative assumptions about one another; proving that sometimes, first impressions don’t always last.
Erik recalled the first time he saw Yeng via PDA. “Arteng-arte po ako sa kanya”, Erik said while looking back on those moments when Yeng had quite an on-screen romance with RJ Jimenez, Yeng’s fellow dreamer inside the academy. “Masyadong pakipot”, Erik added referring to Yeng’s “maarte” moves in the show.
Proving their closeness is the playful remarks between them. Yeng reveals that Erik is fond of calling her sexy. “’Pag siya ‘yung nagsasabi, ramdam ko talagang totoo. Kasi mahilig siya mang-asar ‘pag di ka maganda, so pag positive [yung comment], baka totoo nga,” Yeng’s reaction to Erik’s ‘sexy’ remarks.
On Yeng’s part, she admittedly doubted Erik’s character due to his green jokes. But, later on, she saw how good of a man he is. “’Yun lang ‘yung type of humor pero ‘pag nakilala mo si Erik, malalalim ‘tong tao”, Yeng’s good words for Erik.