MANILA, Philippines - It was an ordinary taping day for Jessy Mendiola. She was on her way to the set of the ABS-CBN primetime series Maria Mercedes when suddenly the cast, the staff, and members of her fans club surprised her with loud cheers to celebrate her 21st birthday.
“I wasn’t expecting it at all. I was just so happy that the people I love were there to celebrate my birthday,” she said.
When asked what she could ask for her birthday, Jessy replied that she just hopes that she will always have good health.
“I’ve been through a lot of trials this year,” she said. “They weren’t easy but I learned from the experience. At the end of the day, God is really good and He will find ways to make you smile again by blessing you with more than what you asked for. I am truly thankful. This is one very memorable year for me.”
One of the things she’s thankful for is the support of viewers for Maria Mercedes. The Mexicanovela adaptation’s rating is on an uptrend nationwide, especially in Metro Manila. Jessy’s second movie under Star Cinema, Call Center Girl, also raked millions in the box-office.
Recently, Jessy was also among the hot topics that trended online for one whole day after a video produced by the fast-food chain she is endorsing went viral. In the video, Jessy mesmerized UAAP superstar Jeric Teng with her captivating beauty as she sat down with him for a meal.
Many projects also await Jessy in 2014 that include a movie project opposite John Lloyd Cruz.
Present during the birthday surprise were Business Unit head Ruel Bayani, director Rechie del Carmen, production manager Riza Ebriega, executive producer Des Juan, Vina Morales, Devon Seron, Yogo Singh, Jason Abalos and Tess Antonio.
This week, Mercedes starts her revenge on Malvina (played by Vivian Velez) by stripping her off of her power. Will anger and hate consume all of Mercedes? How will Malvina turn things in her favor after learning that Mercedes weakness is still her son Luis (Jake Cuenca)?
Don’t miss Maria Mercedes weeknights after Got to Believe on Primetime Bida.