Maymay Entrata’s career continuously blooms these days. Right after winning “Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7” in 2017, she fulfilled her ambition of becoming an actress starring in major roles for TV shows such as “La Luna Sangre,” “Wansapanataym’s Ikaw Ang Ghosto Ko” and “Hiwaga ng Kambat,” and movies like “Loving in Tandem,” “Da One That Ghost Away,” “Fantastica,” and most recently, in the blockbuster hit “Hello, Love, Goodbye” as Kathryn Bernardo’s cousin, Mary Dale.
On September 3, “Hello, Love, Goodbye” was officially declared as the highest grossing Filipino film of all time. ABS-CBN’s movie arm, Star Cinema, announced during the film’s thanksgiving party that the Kathryn Bernardo-Alden Richards romantic drama has chalked up a worldwide gross of ₱880,603,490.
Directed by Cathy Garcia Molina, the film beat another Bernardo starrer, “The Hows of Us,” in the box office race. “The Hows of Us” also raked in a global gross receipts of over ₱800 million.
On her part, Entrata has dedicated the success of their movie to her mother who is working in Japan as an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) for more than 20 years.
“Gusto ko lang din po i-share na naging fulfilment ko po ay yung nakita ko yung nanay ko dahil 20 years na siyang OFW at sinabi niya sa akin na ‘sobrang na-appreciate ko yung movie ninyo kasi bilang OFW mas marami nang nakakaintindi na tao kung ano yung totoong nangyayari na sakripisyo at paghihirap ng mga OFW.’ Kaya maraming salamat po,” Entrata told members of the press after her event for Modess Move Camp last week.
She also had to thank their director for guiding her despite being a newbie in the cast. The 22-year-old also enthused that she has earned a new family because of the film.
“Grabe. Kagabi po kung nakita at narinig ninyo yung mga speech namin during the thanksgiving party, nag-iyakan kami lahat ng cast ng ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ lalo na sila Kathryn at Kuya Alden kasi na-touch talaga sila sa mainit na pagsuporta ng mga tao. Nagpapasalamat din ako lalo na kay direk Cathy. Isa sa mga iniidolo kong director si direk Cathy, kahit hindi naging matagal ang shooting ko doon pero yung disiplina bilang isang aktor at aktres ay hangga’t maari na may oras pa ako noon ay talagang nakikinig ako. Salamat, direk,” Entrata said.
“Yung movie po kasi hindi lang maganda yung kuwento, kung hindi yung samahan na nabuo namin saka yung journey na meron kami, yung experience. Yun yung isa sa mga pinakamagandang experience ever na hindi ko makakalimutan. Kaya siguro naging matatag yung pagsasamahan namin,” she continued.
On to the next one
Because of her hard work, she along with her onscreen partner, Edward Barbers, treated herself to a much-deserved travel to Japan.
“Nagbakasyon po ako sa Japan, kasama ko po yung nanay ko. Masaya ako kasama ko din si Dodong, nakapag-relax kami. Nagpapa-healthy kami for our upcoming concert,” Entrata enthused.
According to Entrata, their “MayWard” tandmen is currently preparing for their upcoming concert dubbed “M.E. and U” on September 27 at the New Frontier Theater. This was a year after she also held her very first solo concert “The Dream Maymay In Concert” on February 2018 which led to a nationwide tour titled, “The Dream Tour” which started in April last year.
Meanwhile, it was during their stay in Japan when Entrata thought of doing vlogs on YouTube just like some of the actresses before her. She has uploaded their mukbang (binge eating) date with Barbers. As of this writing, she has garnered more than 260,000 subscribers in less than a week and a million views for her first video.
“Yung YouTube channel ko po hindi ko in-expect na ganun ang mangyayari. Pero kasi mahigit isang taon ko siyang iniisip gawin. Kasi ako po, nanonood lang ako ng mga vlogs pero hindi ko inisip na magagawa. Marami kasing nagsasabi. Iniisip ko lang kung paano siya gawin baka kasi mawala ako sa sarili ko. Kausap ko lang sarili ko. So nag-try ako, nagpatulong ako kay Dong. Tapos nag-advice din si Ms. Alex Gonzaga and Ms. Kim Chiu na dapat kung ano yung personality mo, yun ang ipapakita mo. Di mo naman kailangan na maging maarte ka o kailangan mong maging perfect sa kanila,” she said.
“Abangan nila yung baliw-baliwan ko sa vlogs. Tawa lang sila nang tawa. Kasi dun ko na-realize na yung mga tao pala ngayon, mas tutok sila sa social media para hindi puro negative lang ang papasok sa utak nila kapag may nagku-comment nang hindi maganda. Siyempre isa na yung vlog sa way para ipakita sa kanila na go lang dapat nang go. Keep moving lang. Ang vlogs ay pang-iwas stress lang,” Entrata mentioned.
ABS-CBN Ball, New York Fashion Week
On the other hand, the young star has opened up about her plans for the upcoming ABS-CBN Ball which will happen on September 14 at Shangri-La at the Fort. The theme this year is “Modern Filipiniana” and just like the past years, Entrata will arrive with her loveteam Edward Barbers.
“Di ko pa po puwedeng sabihin ano ang preparations. Pero excited ako sa inspiration ng susuotin ko, pero hindi ko pa puwedeng sabihin. Ang designer ko ay si Ms. Furne One pa rin. Siya rin po ang designer ko last year. Gusto ko rin magpasalamat kasi Ms. Furne One kasi imposible na siya yung maging designer ko ulit kasi may sakit siya. Pero pinush niya pa rin. Kaya ayun, sobrang thankful ako sa kanya,” she noted.
It will be remembered that Entrata was the fashion muse of the celebrated designer, whose Amato Couture Fashion Show was presented during the Arab Fashion Week in November 2018.
In relation to that, during the press conference for the 20th anniversary of Knowledge Channel, which launched her as one of the hosts of the show “Puno ng Buhay,” Entrata opened up that she recently auditioned for the New York Fashion Week.
“Nag-audition po ako sa New York Fashion Week,” she said during an interview with ABS-CBN.
According to her, she had a live audition for the prestigious occasion as a muse for Furne One.
“Yung designer pa rin po si Ms. Furne One, parang online po. Bale pinost lang po yung audition ko. Live po yun, hindi lang si Ms. Furne One [ang present] kundi yung mga, sino nga ba yun? Yung mga nasa New York Fashion Week, mga malalaking tao dun,” Entrata revealed.
She shared though that it is still not sure if she will be accepted to walk the New York Fashion Week runways.
“Hindi po biro kasi yun, so hindi ko pa po talaga alam kung sakaling matutuloy po yun. Kung tanggap ako, e, di tanggap. Pero alamin po natin,” she ended.