Karla Estrada was thrilled to be back in Cebu after quite some time. The actress flew to the Visayan region as one of the judges of It's Showtime's LipSwak challenge finale last Saturday. "First and foremost siyempre nakaka-excite na makauwi ng Cebu again for the longest time na hindi kami nakakauwi so 'yun exciting because in Manila every time na nagge-guest kami [sa Showtime] it's always a fun competition," she said.
The actress relayed that in judging the Lip Swak finals, she gave the highest score to the team who she thought was well-prepared. "Siyempre kung sino 'yung nakikita mong naghanda at nag-effort and maraming pasabog and most especially siyempre 'yung title ng contest, 'yung pasiklaban, Lip Swak, sino 'yung pinakamagaling mag lip sync, for me, doon ako nag-base." On her advice to the performers as they move forward to their next projects, she relayed, "Well actually performers na eh so I guess practice because practice makes perfect," she stated.
Speaking of great performances, television viewers and netizens have been commending Karla's son Daniel Padilla's acting performance in the primetime soap Pangako Sa ‘yo. Karla took pride in her son's evolution as an actor. "I'm very proud kasi hindi ko naman nakikitang nagpra-practice siya or something but nakaka-proud lang dahil nagi-evolve siya and nag i-improve siya." She added that it only shows how the Teen King loves his work that he is putting in great effort to grow as an actor. "And talagang mahal niya 'yung trabaho niya, that's more important for me that's why I'm so proud of him," she said. Karla hopes that her son will continually hone his craft. "Keep it up and ipagpatuloy mo lang anak 'yung maganda mong sinimulan," she said as her message to her son.
In a previous interview with It's Showtime online, Karla had already expressed her amazement of Daniel's superb performance. She admitted that she was definitely surprised by her son's enormous acting improvement. "Actually ako rin nabibigla din sa anak kong ‘yun and of course I’m so proud na nakikita natin ‘yung improvement niya. Marami pa actually kailangan matutunan pero hindi kasi yan nag pa-practice. So anyway I guess may mga binibigay akong pointers nakikinig naman siya pero hindi na kasi sa akin ‘yun e. Naturally meron siyang taglay na talento sa pag arte so nakakatuwa naman and I’m very proud of you anak," Karla said.